MOM’s Organic Market has invested in Neighborhood Sun (NS), a Silver Spring, Md.-based community solar company. A certified B Corp, NS connects customers with local solar projects, facilitates the solar net-metering process, and donates to help low-income community members access solar power.
According to Rockville, Md.-based MOM’s, the partnership reflects its commitment to clean energy projects and sustainability. As well as the investment in NS, MOM’s has a 1.5-megawatt solar farm in Kingsville, Md., and rooftop solar farms at its Waldorf and White Marsh, Md., locations, all of which help to offset more than 100 percent of the organic food retailer’s electricity usage.
“My friend Gary [Skulnik, NS’ CEO] and I go way back – to when we first connected when I joined the Clean Energy Partnership,” noted MOM’s founder/CEO Scott Nash, who also serves on the solar company’s board of directors.
“The partnership with MOM’s on community solar is centered on our shared values,” added Skulnik.
Founded in 1987, family-owned and -operated MOM’s operates 19 locations in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.