Month: June 2014

Flip the Switch!

It’s official the more then a Megawatt Solar Array is on line. Monday June 2nd, the Official Ribbon Cutting for the Town of Poolesville Solar Array was held.

Several high level town, county and state executives spoke and our very own Poolesville Green Executive Director Joyce Breiner spoke. Representatives of UGI Performance Solution and Standard Solar also spoke at the event. Speakers included Jim Brown (Town of Poolesville President), Tony Clifford (from Standard Solar, Inc ), Charles Miller (General Manager UGI) Ike Leggett (Montgomery County Executive), Brian Feldman (Maryland State Senator), Roger Berliner (Montgomery County Council Member).

Poolesville leads the way with the first such city/town facility in county. Tony Clifford says that in 12 months of operations the Array will save Poolesville about $30k in electric cost and reduce the carbon footprint by about 2.4 million pounds of CO2 per year or about 1.2 million pounds of coal.