Stories from the NFCCA Newsletter, the “Northwood News”

Northwood News ♦ June 2008

Consider Joining Your Neighbors in the ‘Northwood Solar Collective’ for Group Purchases of Solar Energy

By Jim Zepp

The Northwood Solar Collective (NSC) is a group of residents living in the Northwood-Four Corners area who are interested in making a group purchase of solar-powered energy systems for their homes.  By drawing on the expertise and resources of its members, this group of homeowners can make more informed decisions regarding appropriate solar technologies, vendors, and financing options.

With the rising costs of electricity and natural gas and increased grant amounts and tax incentives having been recently passed by the State of Maryland, now would be a good opportunity for increasing your energy self-sufficiency and home’s value.  Furthermore, similar organizations around the country have been able to negotiate savings of 20 to 30 percent in the purchase and installation costs for their solar systems.

To make an initial assessment of your home, go outside around noon on a sunny day and look at your roof.  If your roof is completely shaded, solar won’t work for you.  If, however, the sun is shining directly on a good portion of your roof, your home could be a good candidate for solar power.

An NSC organizational meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the North Four Corners Park Rec Center, 211 Southwood Avenue (at the end of Southwood where it intersects with Edgewood Avenues).  To defray meeting room rental, printing, and other costs, an initial contribution of $20 per household is requested.

Further details are printed on the flyer on the back page (page 20) of this newsletter.

If you are interested in participating, contact Jim Zepp at [contact information redacted].   ■

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