Cedar Ridge Community Church, Summit Ridge Energy and TurningPoint Energy energize community solar project serving low-income households – PR Newswire

by | Apr 30, 2022 | Energy

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) and Cedar Ridge Community Church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of a 2.5 MWdc community solar project in Montgomery County, Maryland. TurningPoint Energy developed the project under the State of Maryland’s Community Solar Pilot Program. The array was built on Cedar Ridge Community Church’s (CRCC) property and will provide hundreds of subscribed households with lower monthly energy costs. 
“As a community of hope we are delighted to devote 8 acres of our property to solar power,” said Matthew Dyer, Lead Pastor at CRCC. “It’s a practical and essential expression of our desire to play our part in creating a sustainable future for this beautiful planet we all love and depend upon.
“We’re proud to have partnered with CRCC and  TurningPoint Energy and are excited to expand renewable energy access to low-income Marylanders” said Brian Dunn, Chief Operating Officer of SRE. “We also thank Councilman Hucker for his commitment to the legislation enabling this project’s completion.”
 “This community solar project is the culmination of an excellent partnership between the community and County” Councilmember Hucker said. “In 2018, I spearheaded ZTA 18-01 that allowed for larger solar projects like this one so we can better position ourselves to fight climate change and collectively reduce our carbon footprint.”
“CRCC’s leadership in pursuing a low-income solar project on their property is a true testament to a faith organization’s walking …

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