Maryland Decides They Want More Solar, Now


After toeing the line for the past few weeks, just this morning the Maryland state legislature passed a bill (SB 791) that will provide robust and sustainable solar growth for years to come. Passing the State Senate 37-9, it is clear that Maryland’s policy-makers understand the significant benefits that solar is bringing to the Old-Line State.

By accelerating the solar goals for the state, there is no question that solar development will continue to hum along while creating local jobs, solar energy opportunities, and clean air – benefits that will accrue to all Marylanders. With a goal of deploying approximately 1,250 MW (established in 2007), this legislation will enable the state to move faster. Marylanders want more solar and they want it now, no need to wait.

We tip our hat to our hardworking partners on the ground and are indebted to our solar energy champions working tirelessly in Annapolis to usher in Maryland’s clean energy economy. A sincere thanks.

Time to celebrate with a bushel or two of Maryland’s finest blue crabs!!

Vote Solar is a non-profit grassroots organization working to fight climate change and foster economic opportunity by bringing solar energy into the mainstream.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.