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
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SEIA Solar Policy Priorities
- Support policies that promote long‐term SREC contracts
Solar Companies in Maryland
Maryland State Solar Policy Resources
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
EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Maryland – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Maryland, based on real price data from solar quotes.
1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight
2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation
3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/
4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database
5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list
7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016