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Frederick Friends discuss solar energy, power without panels at meeting

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More than a dozen members of a local Quaker group met in a large meeting room at its Meeting House just north of downtown Frederick, to discuss switching to solar energy without installing panels.

That group, Frederick Friends, mostly spoke about Common Energy, a New York-based renewable energy company that will be the company charging residential customers for their 2,000 kilowatt solar array in Williamsport.

The array is estimated to power up to 350 homes, and Common Energy will offer yearly contracts estimated to save consumers $10-20 monthly......