Maryland has been very progressive concerning solar power installations of late. The state’s installers will be busy meeting renewable energy goals in the coming years. As of 2015, 349 MW of solar has been installed. This gives the state a ranking of 13th in the nation and also provides 38,000 homes with power.*
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The following facts will help shine some light on burgeoning solar industry in The Old Line State;*
- The state poured $410 million to support the implementation of solar at all scales – residential, commercial, and utility in 2015 alone.
- Prices for installed solar have fallen by a significant 6% from 2014 to 2015.
- There are at least 182 solar companies that exist in the state. They actively employ about 4,300 people.
- 144 MW of solar capacity was installed in 2015. This gave it a ranking of 11th in the nation for that year.
As previously alluded to, Maryland has fairly aggressive renewable energy goals. According to its Renewables Portfolio Standard, it must provide 20% of its power from clean sources by 2022. 2% of that must be from solar.**
The residential solar market in Maryland is poised for explosive growth. Along with favorable net metering policies, the state offers PACE financing, Solar Renewable Energy Certificates, and personal tax credits.
There are currently about 91 contractors at work throughout the state.* Due to Maryland’s rather small size, you’ll find installers throughout the state. In addition to Baltimore, you can find installers in Columbia, Silver Spring, Germantown, Glen Burnie, Frederick, Ellicott City, Waldorf, Dundalk, Rockville, Annapolis, Londontowne, Elkridge, Gaithersburg, Laurel, Salisbury, Crofton, Ocean City, Bethesda, and Hagerstown, to name a few.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.