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Written by Alyssa Kagel on 1/17/2018   

What's Next for Community Solar and Neighborhood Sun Before we get into a community solar update, we’ll start with a thank you... Read More

Written by Gary Skulnik on 12/19/2017   

The Year in Review

2017 has been a whirlwind of a year – for the country, for our region, and for Neighborhood Sun. While this piece is focused only on energy... Read More

Solar power is community power!

Written by Gary Skulnik on 11/9/2017   

Neighborhood Sun Invites Customers to Commit to Community Solar

Neighborhood Sun took a big step forward in its community solar outreach to the public today. The centerpiece of the effort is of the effort is a... Read More

Scary fossil fuels

Written by Theresa McShea on 10/31/2017   

Five Scary Facts about Fossil Fuels

Burning fossil fuels produces heat energy that is used to generate electricity, power vehicles, and warm our homes. But burning these fuels causes... Read More

Maryland Clean Energy Jobs initiative

Written by Gary Skulnik on 9/20/2017   

Why We Were First in Line to Endorse the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative

The time for a clean energy future is now, and the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative can help get us there... Read More

Written by Gary Skulnik on 6/20/2017   

NAACP and Our Power partner on event to raise awareness of community solar benefits

On Tuesday, June 20, starting at 7pm at The Summit at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY, Our Power and the Peekskill NAACP are... Read More

Written by Gary Skulnik on 6/8/2017   

Neighborhood Sun Completes Equity Seed Round and Expands Board of Directors

If you don't have solar yet, it's time to get off the sidelines of the solar wave and join the clean energy revolution. Anybody who pays an... Read More

Written by Armando Gaetaniello on 11/17/2016   

Renewables demand a democratic energy system - part 1

A couple of months ago we wrote about how local clean energy projects help the environmental justice cause. . Ultimately, as we shift away from... Read More

Written by Derek Burtraw on 9/26/2016   

Community Solar as the first step to subscription electricity - part 2

In the last blog, I explained how the subscription model is dominating the business world and gave several examples explaining... Read More

Written by Derek Burtraw on 9/14/2016   

Community solar as the first step to subscription electricity – part 1

Subscription services is the new business model that's dominating in many different industries. Savvy brands are finding that consumers love... Read More

Written by Armando Gaetaniello on 8/25/2016   

Community Solar Almost a Reality in the District of Columbia!

The District of Columbia could soon be taking the lead as the region's community solar hotbed. Our first blogpost described the Community... Read More

Written by Armando Gaetaniello on 6/16/2016   

Local clean energy brings social justice forward - part 2

Last week, I left off arguing that clean energy has been a market for those that can afford the upfront expense or have good credit. Here's... Read More

Written by Armando Gaetaniello on 6/6/2016   

Local clean energy brings social justice forward - part 1

I was astonished to learn, more than a year ago, how disproportionately more impacted from environmental damages are... Read More

Written by Gary Skulnik on 4/20/2016   

Pepco Files for 10% Rate Increase in Maryland

It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop. Mere weeks after getting final approval for its merger, the energy behemoth Exelon-Pepco... Read More

Written by Gary Skulnik on 4/14/2016   

Turn an Underutilized Roof into a Revenue Stream

Community solar is being touted as a “game changer” for consumers who want to get solar energy but have been shut out of the current... Read More

Solar power is community power!

Written by Gary Skulnik on 4/5/2016   

1,000 Voices for Solar

If you don't have solar yet, it's time to get off the sidelines of the solar wave and join the clean energy revolution. Anybody who pays an... Read More

Written by Gary Skulnik on 3/10/2016   

A Few Highlights from the New Maryland Community Solar Program

It’s not exactly a blank check, but the Maryland PSC’s recently unveiled regulations for community solar set the stage for an exciting... Read More

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