Take the Wind Survey!

Through a public survey and information on wind power we hope to help individuals, farms, businesses and municipalities make good decisions about investing in the appropriate small and medium-sized wind energy systems for their sites. We can also share this information with legislators so that your desires may be better understood. Take the Survey!

05-19-2010 5-7 pm GREEN DRINKS in FREDERICK CITY: talk about wind power

VENUE CHANGE for THIS Month! Carlos Fernandez, owner of Potomac Wind Energy located in Dickerson, MD will be here to discuss the potential for wind energy in Frederick County. Dr. Fernandez has sold and installed over 30 SKYSTREAM small wind energy systems. Also, after Green Drinks there will be a free film about how we grow […]

05-19-2010 5-7pm Green Drinks and Potential Wind Energy in Frederick County

Frederick Green Drinks is a great success! At our April gathering, Michelle L. Liefke a local EcoBroker/Ecosociate launchedwww.leafkey.com. Fred Ugast president of U.S. Photovoltaics, Inc., discussed incentives available in Maryland with an emphasis on the changes enacted by the legilsature last week. Our NEXT event is on: May 19, 2010 (Wednesday) from 5 to 7pm Dr. Carlos […]

Use wind generated electricity in your home. Save on power bills and support local conservation work!

Friends of Frederick County is partnering with Clean Currents to join their GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECT CHALLENGE!  Download our flier and distribute to friends and neighbors – or email to them! Save money on your electric bill, help the environment by supporting clean, renewable wind power and support local land and water conservation in Frederick County. What’s the […]

November 19th 7pm (Thursday) “Keeping the Lights On…”

Using wind turbines and other emergency energy systems when the power goes down ANNOUNCING the third program in a series of Community Education Programs about Small Wind Energy Systems  and is relevant for any person, small farm, non-profit organization (i.e. churches, clubs), school, municipality or rural small business enterprises interested in how to keep power […]

Join Us to learn how to reduce on-farm/rural electricity costs

OURcommonWEallth programs joins with the Washington County Agriculture Marketing Department and Renewable Energy Stewardship, Inc. in hosting THREE free evening programs to help residents – especially farmers and rural small businesses and rural homeowners — reduce their increasing electricity costs. And this in turn can make farming operations more viable. Rebecca Rush, Outreach Coordinator for […]

Small wind and solar array ordinance passed

Thanks are extended to a number of local leaders for their help, guidance and encouragement as we’ve worked together to get Frederick County’s first Small-Wind and Solar Array Permit system in place here. On April 28, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners voted 5 to 0 in favor of the text amendment as presented. OURCommonWEalth has had […]

Cost Savings of Small Wind and Solar Power on Farms

APRIL 21st 7-8:30pm C Burr Artz Public Library Community Room Frederick County lays the groundwork for achieving energy independence and a “green economy” with the kick off of a presentation and discussion on the cost-savings and value of small scale wind and solar power. On Tuesday, April 21st, a coalition of representatives from nonprofits, green […]

News Story about the Potomac Wind’s Skystream Wind Turbine installation

Wind on the Potomac — News Story about the Potomac Wind’s Skystream Wind Turbine  installation going in tomorrow in Southern Maryland.    http://news.prnewswire.com/ViewContent.aspx?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/03-09-2009/0004984952&EDATE=   Note that Dr. Fernandez was one of the featured speakers for the Solar and Wind 101 program co-hosted last December by OURCommonWEalth-Friends of Frederick County and Renewable Energy Stewardship at the […]

MEA Farm Energy Audit available to Maryland Farmers

A new program made available by the Maryland Energy Administration is now available for all agricultural producers in Maryland! The Maryland Statewide Farm Energy Audit Program is a new program based on a successful program run originally for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and western counties. This program will help farmers reduce their energy costs through farm […]