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Regulators approve energy storage plans, but question their cost and overall benefits

Potomac Edison proposed the two projects in response to Maryland’s Energy Storage Pilot Program, which was established in 2019.


SunPower brings two brownfield projects to Baltimore

The solar energy projects are expected to offset around one-third of the electric demand of the county’s public buildings.

A geospatial approach to evaluating potential solar sites

High-resolution data let the study group drill down to individual parcels in order to figure out how much land is available for solar in both optimal and preferred sites.

Developer plans 175 MW solar project on former coal mine

Competitive Power Ventures wants to build the Backbone Solar Farm on about 1,100 acres in far western Maryland.

Maryland advances supercharged climate action bill

To help promote local clean energy, the bill would require new large buildings in the state to be solar-ready.

Maryland county approves measure allowing community solar

Community solar installations up to 2 MW may be developed on business- and residential-zoned land, with work yet to be done to open farmland to development.

Solar developer Keystone Power Holdings expands U.S. footprint

The company plans to enter three new markets and focus on nonprofits and municipalities with wastewater treatment plants.

Watch: IKEA completes 1.35 MW solar carport, with seven more underway

Distributed Solar Development­­ built the Baltimore carport and will deliver the home furnishings giant’s other projects in Maryland and California.


Maryland issues an ambitious climate plan–a year late

“This was time well spent,” said a spokesperson for the state Department of the Environment. But environmental groups have raised concerns about the delayed report.

Morning Brief: Ambri deploying its calcium-antimony battery? China could install 75 GW of solar next year

Also: Despite a rosy forecast, creating energy storage projects with competitive economics has been an elusive endeavor. Plus, rate design innovations are boosting the energy transition and Plug Power raises $1 billion for U.S. green hydrogen infrastructure build-out.


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