July 1, 2014

County’s DOT Issues Request for Energy Proposals to Install Solar Panels on Parking Garage Roofs

The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has issued a Request for Energy Proposals (RFEP) to solicit responses from qualified solar electric power project developers interested in installing solar electric power generation systems on 12 County parking garages.

This project places Montgomery County among the first major east coast urban jurisdictions to have solar generation on top of its parking facilities. The project will not reduce the number of parking spaces.

MCDOT intends to purchase all electricity generated by the systems on a per kilowatt basis. Excess power can be used to reduce electric bills for County-owned underground garages.

See more information in the news release and on the Division of Parking’s website.