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Maryland Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
14th (13th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
243 (16 Manufacturers, 126 Installers/Developers, 101 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$2,802.63 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
974 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th)
Number Of Installations

Maryland has aggressively pursued alternative energy projects with a goal of generating 1,250 megawatts of electricity through renewable fuels. 


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Notable Solar Installations in Maryland

  • Maryland Solar Farm was completed in 2012. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 20 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 2,130 Maryland homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Maryland have gone solar including Albertsons, All Seasons Farm and Delmarva Feed. IKEA has installed one of the largest such installations with 4 MW of solar capacity at their location in Perryville.6  
  • At 1 MW, Elkton Solar in Elkton is among the largest solar installations in Maryland. This project has enough electric capacity to power more than 170 homes. 7

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

SEIA Solar Policy Priorities

  • Support policies that promote long‐term SREC contracts

Solar Companies in Maryland

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Maryland, based on real price data from solar quotes.

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Maryland State Solar Policy Resources

Official SEIA State Affiliate: Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV SEIA)

DSIRE Incentives Database - Maryland - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Maryland and across the United States

Maryland Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Maryland public utilities

Maryland General Assembly - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Maryland

Maryland Energy Administration - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

U.S. Energy Information Administration Maryland State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:


7SEIA, Solar Means Business: