Rockville Solar Homes
Join the Capital Area Solar Co-op to make installing a solar system on your home or small business easy. Similar to last year, the 2021 Solar Co-op includes two options: rooftop solar and electric vehicle chargers. Due to COVID-19, Solar Co-op registration, meetings and info sessions will all be conducted electronically. Registration opens Thursday, April 1.
By working with a local non-profit 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. You can attend a free information session to learn about the process, check to see if your home is suitable for solar, and then have the option to purchase panels based on the group pricing. Each member signs an individual contract with the chosen installer, but all participants get the group discount. Act soon to take advantage of federal tax credits before they phase out. The co-op can include leasing or other financing options.
Additional rebates and credits are available for electric vehicles and chargers. For more information on EV models and incentives, check out Maryland’s EV page.
Community, or shared, solar makes it possible for anyone with an electric bill to access solar energy, even if they can’t install panels on 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. The Maryland Solar United Neighbors provides information on community solar opportunities in the Pepco service territory.