Sunny days can mean many things to different people: vacations, open pools, outdoor festivals and fairs.
For the many new users of solar panels in Harford County, though, the summer sun means their investment in "greener" energy is paying off.
The flat, gleaming energy-collecting devices have been popping up on rooftops across Harford County and its municipalities in recent years, and local officials have especially seen a jump in the past few months.
The Town of Bel Air approved at least 131 solar panels, spread out among five applicants, for the month of June alone.
Harford County, meanwhile, received 190 applications for property tax credits for the...