Rockville Solar and Electric Vehicles
Solar Co-op - Now "Solar Switch"
Join the Capital Area Solar Switch program to make installing a solar system on your home or small business easy. Solar Switch offers the option to participate in a cooperative purchase of rooftop solar, battery storage, and/or electric vehicle chargers. Sign-up opens May 15 for the 2023 Co-op and runs through Aug. 30. Sign up here to learn about your solar options!
By working with a local nonprofit and community partners, the solar co-op helps residents better understand the process of going solar and leverages group buying power to get a discount off the installations. Joining a co-op does not commit you to purchase the panels.
Rockville is hosting an information session with Solar United Neighbors on everything solar on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Register here.
Learn about the process, check to see if your home is suitable for solar, and then have the option to purchase panels, battery storage, or an EV charger based on the group pricing. Each member signs an individual contract with the chosen installer, but all participants get the group discount. Take advantage of rebates and credits available for solar, battery storage, electric vehicles and chargers. The contractors will offer leasing or other financing options for all incomes including Access Solar, a low and moderate income program through the Montgomery County Green Bank.
Will your next vehicle be an EV? Looking for more information? Discounts are available through the Electric Vehicle Purchasing Co-op Pilot, a separate program hosted by Montgomery County. For more information on EV models and incentives, check out Maryland’s EV page.
New! Rockville is developing an Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan. Find out how you can participate at engagerockville.com/evplan
Community, or shared, solar makes it possible for anyone with an electric bill to access solar energy, even if they can’t install panels at their home or apartment. Shared solar means photovoltaic (PV) systems can be somewhere else in the community (in a field, on a building, over a parking lot, and elsewhere) but provide the benefits of solar electricity to participating subscribers. Maryland Solar United Neighbors provides information on community solar opportunities in the Pepco service territory.