Montgomery Celebrates Installation of Solar Energy System at School.

The system will provide 40 percent of school’s energy needs.


Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will help celebrate this Wednesday the installation of a solar energy system at Sandy Spring Friends School that will provide 40 percent of the school’s energy needs – or enough energy to power 39 homes.

Joining Leggett will be Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Director Bob Hoyt; Sandy Spring Friends School students, faculty and trustees; Friends of Sandy Spring Friends School; and executives from Standard Solar, Inc. and UGI Performance Solutions.

Not only is solar energy good for the environment, it is an important component of the County’s goal to promote a green economy.  Solar projects throughout the County have fostered over $42 million in investment. The Sandy Spring Friends energy system was developed by Standard Solar, Inc., a Montgomery County-based business.

The new system will produce 665,000 kilowatt hours annually and will offset carbon emissions equivalent to removing about 99 passenger vehicles a year from the road or reducing 1,173 barrels of oil consumed.


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