Events and Member News
One of the barriers we face as an LLC is the limit on the
number of Members we can have, set by Maryland law following the SEC. However, a
new idea is gaining traction, "crowd funding," and both houses of Congress just
passed a bill permitting it. The President will sign the act into law
soon. To join a discussion and
get further information, click here:
communtiy power network forum
We are also supporting a Maryland Bill, introduced by Senator
Pinsky, that would relax Maryland laws that constrain solar LLC's such as ours.
To read the current House and Senate versions click here:
Senate Bills, Also, opportunities to testify are available. To
obtain contact and other info, click here:
Community renewable energy bill.
The Town of
University Park Plans Next Steps for Energy Efficiency Another
Christmas, another Town tree virtual metering:
Town Tree Lighting and "Virtual Metering"
University Park Elementary Solar Receives Biophysical
The Biophysical Society Carbon Mitigation
Committee voted unanimously to recommend two equal 2011 Carbon Mitigation
Awards: one to a global environmental organization, The Climate Trust, and
one to a local Maryland
recommendation continues its current policy of making one global and one
During the week of March 7, 2011 the Society met in
Baltimore. The committee presented its recommendation to the Biophysical
Society Executive Board, and the board unanimously voted to approve the
Park Solar has recently
received this monitary award and will invest it in our next solar project.
The Washington Business Journal's 2010 "Green Business" awards breakfast was
attended by over 100 representatives of DC area businesses of all sizes. We
were among 150 nominees and were one of three finalists in the Visionary
category. Nominees were juried by expert panels and finalists selected by
Washington Business Journal staff. The Washington Business Journal has a
section devoted to all the finalists, as does its web version at http://bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2010/09/27/focus4.html.
The Power Purchase Agreement was signed April 25, 2010 by Church
Board representatives and UPCS at the Church of the Brethren.
Other News ......
UP Community Solar LLC Sponsors Local Nobel Laureate's Talk (click on the image,
Dave Brosch (l.) and Tom Eichbaum (r.) display our original
logo. We're now an LLC, not Co-op.
A UP Solar member discusses our project with a prospective
member at the UP
Membership is open to any Maryland resident.