Maryland

PJM capacity auction results show solar boom

The results of a 2021/2022 auction saw an additional 964 MW of utility-scale solar projects bidding in to supply capacity, suggesting a boom in solar.

Maryland report shows distributed solar’s real power is people

An analysis submitted to Maryland regulators found that distributed solar’s economic benefits – mostly labor associated revenue – was worth six times the value of the electricity to the grid.

Renewable energy bills fail in Maryland House committee

Two renewable energy bills that would have increased the state’s RPS to either 50% by 2030 or 100% by 2035 have been voted down in a committee.

The U.S. residential solar market fell 16% in 2017

GTM Research and SEIA’s final report on the solar market in 2017 shows both the struggle of the residential solar market, as well as a larger than anticipated fall in utility-scale volumes, leading to a 30% contraction overall.

Maryland opens energy-storage tax credit program

The program is now taking applications for $750,000 in tax credits to support energy storage systems added to existing renewable energy systems, with $225,000 reserved for residential solar customers and $525,000 reserved for commercial taxpayers.

Maryland bill calls for 14.5% solar by 2028

The new bill would increase the state’s renewable energy mandate to 50% by 2030, as well as setting the ambitious solar carve-out.

Utah, Illinois rank among state-level solar stars, says IREC report

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council named its 2017 Clean Energy States Honor Roll yesterday, highlighting some its favorite solar success stories at the state level.

Cypress Creek constructs 1 GW of solar in 18 months

The developer continues its nationwide expansion, building 800 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Vermont alone.

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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