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Maryland’s Community Solar Program

Date: 22 May 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Governor Hogan signed HB 1086 / SB 481 into law in May of 2015. Initiating a seven-year pilot program, the legislation will set aside 125 megawatts for low- to moderate-income customers and cap statewide generation at 418 megawatts. Individual community solar projects are operated by subscriber organizations approved by the Public Utilities Commission.

Watch the top state community solar programs progress in our National Community Solar Programs Tracker.

Check back soon for more detail about the Maryland community solar program.

For more on solar in Maryland, check out these ILSR resources:

Learn more about community solar in one of these ILSR reports:

Designing Community Solar Programs that Promote Racial and Economic Equity
Minnesota’s Solar Gardens: the Status and Benefits of Community Solar
Beyond Sharing — How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power


For podcasts, videos, and more, see ILSR’s community renewable energy archive.

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