Maryland

More states use solar plants to protect bumble bee populations

Following dire reports of bee-colony collapses in recent years, at least three new solar sites in Florida and Maryland are trying to provide safe havens for these critical links in the food chain.

Group recruits standing solar army

In move designed to articulate more effectively its role in uniting solar consumers for the fights around the country for solar-friendly policies, Community Power Network relaunches as Solar United Neighbors.

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Home Depot expands its rooftop solar energy program by 50 stores

The home improvement giant will add nearly 50,000 solar panels to new sites in five states in a push to meet its alternative-energy use goals of 135 MW by 2020.

Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.

Maryland legislation backs growing role for energy storage

If signed by the governor, two bills will provide tax credits for energy storage systems and study methods to increase storage deployment.

Maryland pilot program would add 200 MW of community solar

The application process for new community solar projects begins on Monday and will run through May 5.

Gaz Métro acquires Standard Solar to enter U.S. commercial market

The acquisition allows the Maryland commercial firm to expand its service offerings and explore the possibilities of becoming an independent power producer.

Maryland greenlights 192.1 MW in community solar projects

The three-year pilot program is expected to jumpstart community solar in the state, proving the viability of this fast-growing industry segment.

Schneider, Duke supply microgrids to Maryland government

Schneider Electric and Duke Energy Renewables announced an agreement to develop two microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Safety Headquarters and Correctional Facility under the microgrid as service financing model.

SEIA seeks Midwest expansion

The national solar association is setting up a committee to focus on solar expansion in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin in a move designed to refocus the association on state-level policy battles, which are where most observers believe the future of solar will now be decided.

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