Solar Industry Magazine
Maryland's solar sector recorded a hard-fought win this week, as legislation providing for a temporary acceleration of solar requirements in the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) cleared the State Senate by a vote of 37-9.
S.B.791, introduced by State Sen. Rob Garagiola (District 15), accelerates the implementation of Maryland's 2% solar carve-out by two years. Each incremental solar requirement from 2013 to 2021 was increased slightly, so that the state now reaches the 2% mark in 2020 rather than in 2022. The final carve-out amount remains unchanged.