Hello and Welcome to Urban Solar Solutions. Urban Solar Solutions, LLC, or Urban Solar, is a minority woman-owned, local, green and alternative energy firm in the Washington, DC area. We serve a range of clients, from local governments to large corporations to individual homeowners. We sell cutting edge green technology, offer trainings in its use and advise on its implementation. Our most popular product is our expertise in the green field.

Our founder has over 20 years of experience, first as a public advocate for environmental issues and later as a green retailer. Ms. McBarnette has led this small enterprise to have a disproportionate impact on the green economy of this region. She teaches about green and energy efficiency for the Prince Georges Community College. Ms. McBarnette serves on several boards including the Prince George’s County Workforce Investment Board, where she advises on Green Jobs. She is also the Environmental Committee Chair for the Episcopal Church’s Washington Diocese.

Urban Solar Solutions has • advised the town of Edmonston, MD on how to incorporate alternative energy inputs and other energy related issues for their successful Green Streets program;
• supplied the District Department of the Environment with energy educational products for their Public Education and Communications office for education of office workers and school children in alternative energy and energy efficiency; • helped two 100+ unit condominium buildings to cut their energy bill and labor costs by judicious use of LED technology in their lighting systems; • received a grant from the Diosgrict of Columbia to develop and conduct a green jobs program for professional advisors, career counselors and others supporting job seekers; and, • developed one of the few NABCEP ready solar thermal installation training programs on the East Coast that is now set to complete training 15-20 District of Columbian, Maryland and Virginian building professionals by October 2009.

References are available upon request.

Formed in September of 2006, we are celebrating our fourth year of service.

Our Products include: • Green tech lighting (LED and fiber optic technologies), and • Solar powered (photovoltaic) exterior lighting and shelters • Custom sized solar electric systems • Portable Energy Systems, including thin film solar systems. • Green lighting controls, motion sensors and timers • Green emergency kits • Solar and ecological educational toys • Solar ovens and cooking systems • Solar powered water purification and independent drinking water systems • Green wall systems and select sustainable landscaping systems

Our Services: • Educational Workshops on energy savings and alternative energy systems • Consulting on green jobs and energy efficiency; • Sustainable landscaping systems (Washington Metropolitan area only); • Needs assessments and project development for state, local and governmental entities; and, • Green team support for state and local governments, houses of worship, school districts, multi-family residences and more

We give our clients the tools to achieve the best result for themselves and the environment.

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