Solar Energy
The College currently has 83 kW of solar photovoltaic electricity generation capacity and a 900 tube(evacuated) solar array.  These generate approximately 160,000 kWh of electricity and 183,960 kWh of thermal energy, saving the College approximately $25,000.00 annually.

Germantown Solar


The Rockville Science Center

Wind Energy
The College participates with other County Government Agencies and purchases Wind Energy in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). In FY2010 the College will purchase 75% of its electricity from Wind Energy. While Wind Energy cost an additional premium, it displaces fossil fuel generated electricity, thus reducing pollution and promotes a clean and renewable energy resource.

For more information on the college’s use of energy see the Energy Management website.

Michael Whitcomb
Energy Manager
Central Facilities
West Gude, 40WG/200