Per the State of Maryland: Today, Governor Wes Moore kicked off the ‘More Opportunity Tour,’ announcing the largest rooftop solar project on an affordable multifamily property ever undertaken in Montgomery County. The $11.4 million effort will bring energy savings of 2.5 million kilowatts and offset of 2,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas annually.
“When we invest in climate solutions, we invest in the prosperity of Marylanders up and down the economic spectrum,” said Gov. Moore. “Projects like this will solidify our clean energy future in Maryland and together we will take the necessary steps to protect our environment for generations to come.”
The Montgomery County Green Bank is financing the 2.18-megawatt solar project at the Seneca Village Apartments in Gaithersburg. The project will bring affordable renewable energy to affordable multifamily properties, using sizable rooftop solar panels to help aid the county in its goal to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses produced.
The Maryland Energy Administration works closely with the Montgomery County Green Bank to combine resources to bring the necessary capital to mobilize projects across the state that advance reductions in energy use, improve resiliency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. MEA has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars directed toward projects, incorporated with Green Bank Financing. Examples include a resiliency planning effort involving sites across Montgomery County, a partnership between the Green Bank and Groundswell, Inc. and an energy efficiency project at Takoma Outlook, a multi-family community in Takoma Park, Maryland.
The first ‘More Opportunity Tour’ stop at Seneca Village aligns with the governor’s continued major investments in Maryland’s environment, including $422 million for programs supporting land preservation, operations and capital projects in state parks and $129 million in General Funds to fully fund the transfer tax repayment provision as revised by the Great Maryland Outdoors Act.
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Metro is reminding customers to plan ahead if traveling on the Red, Blue, Silver, and Green lines this weekend due to planned track and construction work.
Metro leaders celebrated the completion of the Tenleytown-AU Station Escalator Replacement Project and reopening of the east entrance with a ribbon cutting ceremony.