Learn About Solar
Calling all who are interested in solar energy from across Maryland! SolarUnitedNeighborsofMaryland, is hosting their 3rd annual Maryland Solar Congress, a FREE public conference on all things solar, on Sunday September 23rd at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Learn more and RSVP for the Solar Congress at http://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/MarylandSolarCongress. Whether you are a solar owner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – this event is for you!
City Solar Projects
The City of Bowie has solar systems installed on many City buildings. Listed below are the buildings with solar panels and the size of each system:
- Genealogy Library (3.6 kW)
- Radio and T.V. Museum (8.82 kW)
- Parks and Grounds (30.88 kW)
- Senior Center (15.25 kW)
- Streets and Utilities Buildings (12.48 kW)
- Wastewater Treatment Plant (19.24 kW)
- Kenhill Center (24 kW)
Solar is a feasible and growing renewable energy source in our area. As of January 2018, over 1200 Bowie households have chosen to install solar on their homes. If you are interested in installing solar panels, click the links below for more information. Make sure you sign up for our Green Bowie e-newsletter for information on upcoming solar workshops or information sessions.
- Estimate energy production and savings for your home
- Learn more about rebates/incentives available
- Learn about solar financing options
Additionally, the City of Bowie is a participating member of Solar Roadmap and has completed 8 of our 9 goals making us the leading participating municipality in the state of Maryland. As a member, the City will work to make installing solar easier and more cost-effective for interested residents. The Solar Roadmap website allows residents and businesses to access free resources and tools to understand their solar potential, choose a qualified solar contractor, and evaluate solar proposals. Community profile pages provide access to up-to-date information on incentives and financing programs available locally so consumers can make informed decisions.
Solar Installer Certifications/Organizations (from U.S. DOE Homebuilders Guide to Going Solar)
- American Solar Energy Society
- Interstate Renewable Energy Council
- Solar Energy Industries Association
Solar Panel Map
An up-to-date map of solar panels installations in the City of Bowie can be found here.
Spring 2018, panels atop Kenhill Center.