Maryland

Super-solar RPS goes to Gov. Hogan’s desk

The most aggressively solar-sided RPS initiative known to pv magazine has now passed both houses of the Maryland legislature and is awaiting a signature – or veto – by Governor Larry Hogan.

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Tesla brings brownfield solar to Maryland, solar stop signs and more: pvMB 4/2/2019

In today’s pvMB, we also bring you an Iowa legislator seeking more information before signing off on a bill to cut solar compensation, solar and wind entering their 3rd phase, and a bill to move prisons and university classrooms to solar.

Maryland Senate passes solar-powered renewable energy mandate

The 50% by 2030 mandate would include a provision that utilities source at least 14.5% of their power from solar, the highest portion of any policy to date. But to do that it has to get through both the Maryland House and Governor Hogan.

Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures

This blog post by EQ Research takes a look at the spur of state-level green energy initiatives that have followed in the wake of the Green New Deal.

143 MW of distributed solar goes online in VA, DC, MD, DE

While large utility-scale projects grab the headlines, installation firms in the region racked up 7400 small-scale (under 1 MW) solar installations in 2018. Snapshot stories included.

Nautilus acquires 6.6 MW community solar project in Prince George’s County

The project on several sites on a landfill will become the second made available to community solar customers of PEPCO’s Maryland service area.

Unprecedented landfill solar project completed in Maryland

An 18 MW project developed by Building Energy has turned otherwise unusable land into enough generation to power 12% of the city of Annapolis.

21 MW community solar program launched in Maryland

CleanChoice Energy’s new program will provide access to community solar for PEPCO and Baltimore Gas and Electric customers, as a part of the new Maryland Community Solar Pilot Program.

Goldman Sachs buys 204 MW of East Coast solar from SJI

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is paying $350 million in cash for a portfolio of C&I solar at 143 sites in New England, New Jersey and Maryland.

Tesla to close at least 13 solar installation offices in nine states

Reuters reports that nearly 20% of its installation facilities will close, as part of the company’s 9% workforce reduction announced last week.

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