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Maryland Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2019
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
15th (13th in 2018)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
134,581 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
292 (24 Manufacturers, 140 Installers/Developers, 128 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$3,203.46 million
Prices have fallen
36% over the last 5 years.
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,417 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

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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