Renewable Energy

City Solar Projects

The City of Bowie has solar systems installed on many City buildings. Listed below are the buildings with solar panels and the size of each system:

  • Genealogy Library (3.6 kW)
  • Radio and T.V. Museum (8.82 kW)
  • Parks and Grounds (30.88 kW)
  • Senior Center (15.25 kW)
  • Streets and Utilities Buildings (12.48 kW)
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant (19.24 kW)
  • Kenhill Center (24 kW)
Additionally, the City of Bowie is a participating member of Solar Roadmap and has completed 8 of our 9 goals making us the leading participating municipality in the state of Maryland. As a member, the City works to make installing solar easier and more cost-effective for interested residents.

Residential Solar

Having solar panels on your home is a feasible and growing renewable energy source option in our area. As of January 2019, over 1200 Bowie households have chosen to install solar on their homes. If you are interested in installing solar panels, click the links below for more information. Make sure you sign up for our Green Bowie e-newsletter for information on upcoming solar workshops or information sessions. 

Community Solar

Having solar panels on your home is not the only option for obtaining residential solar! By subscribing to a Maryland based community solar farm, a customer is allotted a specified percentage of the entire farm’s electricity output each month, which the customer agrees to purchase from the supplier at a price that is typically 5%-25% below the rate the utility charges. 

That percentage of the overall output is then converted into a dollar amount which is calculated at the current rate that the utility charges their residential customers. That dollar amount is then reflected on the customer’s utility bill in the form of a credit. 

The first and largest of these solar farms was recently completed by Neighborhood Sun in the Pepco service area and is scheduled to start generating electricity in June 2019.  They also have 3 additional farms being developed in the BGE service area with 350 subscriptions reserved for households of low to moderate income with savings at the 25% rate ~ or hundreds of dollars each year.

Links to companies with community solar projects under development in Maryland are below:

Solar Panel Map

An up-to-date map of solar panels installations in the City of Bowie can be found here.

PW Solar