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Workshop on Community and Rooftop Solar Power

When: Weds., Sept. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: College Park City Hall (4500 Knox Rd., College Park), Council Chambers, 2nd floor.

Two presentations: One from Neighborhood Sun–how to join hundreds of others to get solar power without a sunny roof–and the second by MaryIand Solar United Neighbors (MD SUN) about low-cost solar for homeowners with sunny roofs.

Between 6:30 and 7, we’ll learn about Neighborhood Sun’s community solar project, which goes live in November!

At 7, MD SUN, a nonprofit organization, will provide an overview of how solar power works through the use of solar panel installation and how it can help a group of neighbors get it on their rooftops and how much saving energy will benefit them. Take a look at their website for more information or you can contact them for a personalized response to any of your questions.

Registration requested for planning purposes but not required. Email janiso@erols.com or call Janis at 240-888-6972. Parking permits will be available on the first floor of City Hall at the first window.

This workshop is sponsored by the City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment (CBE). Before attending the said workshop, Have a look at this blog post to see the differences between shingle and tile roofing. This way you can keep yourself well informed about the unique ways each one has to maintain them, and with something as simple as shingle repair with can be done rather promptly, you can keep your house looking as if it was built yesterday. However, keep roofs looking good can be quite a difficult task, that’s why it is recommended to consult with a roof contractor before working on anything yourself.

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