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We are cited in this Energy News Network article on how carbon utilities are attempting to coopt "community solar" as a marketing ploy.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance calls us "solar pioneers" in  this article.

Read about our participation in a discussion with U. of Maryland students here.

Read the Wilson Center's Urban Sustainability Laboratory's Blog feature on us here.

To read a thorough discussion of the various legal models available to community solar groups, including ours, read this one by Kristin Bailey.

This article cites us as "the nation's first community intiated solar electric system..."

For-Profit Solar Group Sets Sights on Churches, Schools
In University of Maryland, the roof of the Church of the Brethren is adorned not with religious symbols, but with solar panels. The group responsible for the solar panel installation, the for-profit University Park Solar, includes members of the ...

Greenbelt installation shines light on alternative energy source
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
John Mason, who sits on GCS's management committee of nine Greenbelt residents, said GCS was formed roughly a year ago when it adopted the business model of University Park's solar organization University Park Community Solar, which was founded roughly ...

Montgomery County Consumer Affairs Office features UP Community Solar LLC (p.3 in Fall newsletter in Publications) click here

Getting off the grid:  Consumers turn to solar power as energy prices rise
Community solar is another option. When Dave Brosch of University Park, Maryland discovered his roof wasn't suitable for solar, he got together with his neighbours and formed University ParkCommunity Solar (UPCS), the first community-funded solar ... 

Testimony cited before the Maryland Finance Committee by a UPCS Member
Sarah Moseley: "Citizens should have the same right to harvest the sun and be paid a fair price," 

Excellent overview of the state on community solar propects and policies
Americans for Energy Leadership 
University Park LLC is  mentioned along with numerous others

Maryland environmental leader cites UP solar as solution to local dispute
Washington Post
[Mike Tidwell] cited a cooperative in University Park that put its system on a local church

Residents of University Park, Maryland Band Together in First Community
PR Newswire (press release)
They're called University Park Community Solar LLC and the system they are purchasing is believed to be the first community-initiated solar electric system ...

Marylanders Take Leap of Faith into Nation's First Community-Initiated Solar
In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind arrangement, a group of individuals in University Park, Maryland have established a limited liability corporation ...

Maryland church group signs up for solar power
The University Park Community Solar LLC, as the group is called, will secure more predictable energy prices for their church, as well as cutting reliance on ...

Md. neighborhood funds solar plant at church
Washington Examiner
The University Park Community has created a limited liability company -- University Park Community Solar LLC -- for investment purposes and hired Standard ...

University Park Community Solar Purchases Photovoltaic Electric System
University Park Community Solar LLC, a community of people, has purchased a photovoltaic electric system with 23 kW capacity to be installed on the rooftop ...

Maryland Group Initiates Community Solar Model
EarthTechling (blog)
by Susan DeFreitas, April 29th, 2010 Want clean, green solar energy in your neighborhood? A group of residents of University Park, Maryland, did, ...

New laws make it easier for small power producers
David Brosch is the co-founder of University Park Community Solar, LLC, a cooperative dedicated to installing solar panels in its College Park neighborhood. ...

22 Kilowatts and Counting for a Church and Community Solar Energy System in ...
Earthtimes (press release)
The project is funded by 36 community members who have formed the University Park Community Solar LLC (UPCS). The system will supply electricity to the ...

Solar Energy the Community Solution Using a Power Purchase Agreement
Here's how it is working for a group of individuals in University Park, Maryland with a system they own atop a local church. Primarily by word-of-mouth ...

University Park Plans Next Steps for Energy Efficiency
... especially after new solar panels were placed on the roof of the Church of the Brethren. University Park was awarded the Department of Energy grant in ...

Documentary on University Park Solar Energy Project Debuts
By Robert Janis | Email the author | 6:00am David Brosch, president of University Park Community Solar LLC, addresses the audience before the debut of the ...

 Community Solar: A New Model for Local Ownership?

University Park To Participate in Worldwide Initiative
As a part of 10/10/10, University Park Community Solar will host an event at the Church of the Brethren to promote energy efficiency. ...

Renewable Energy Democracy: Obama's Solar Panels and Deployment of Clean ...
It's Getting Hot In Here
A FIT could help projects like solar panels on the White House or the University Park Community Solar Business sprout up faster than possibly any other ...

Proposed Solar Power Regulations Cloud Savings for Consumers - By Megan Poinski
Citybizlist (press release)
Earlier this year, Pinsky heard about University Park Community Solar LLC, which is in his district. UPCS is a community-based company that seeks to profit ...