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Maryland Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
779.90
National Ranking:
14th (13th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
83,062
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
2.86%
Solar Jobs:
5,429
Solar Companies in State:
218 (14 Manufacturers, 119 Installers/Developers, 83 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$2,394.09 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,575 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th)

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

2017-Q4-MD

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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

See our solar installations maps.

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.

Official State Affiliate: MDV SEIA

Footnotes

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

6Ibid

7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016

 
Number Of Installations
52,404