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Solar in Baltimore continues to grow

Solar in Baltimore grew 57% from 2015 to 2016, according to new research released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center.

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Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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As Baltimore develops a low-income solar program, residents could see more benefits from the sun

Baltimore, MD – Solar panels provide pollution free energy that delivers far reaching benefits to the environment, the electric grid and all ratepayers, said a new report released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center.

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Shining Rewards

Solar energy is on the rise in the United States. Through September 2016, more than 31 gigawatts of solar electric capacity had been installed around the country, enough to power more than 6 million homes. The rapid growth of solar energy in the United States is the result of forward-looking policies that are helping the nation reduce its contribution to global warming and expand its use of local renewable energy sources. 

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Baltimore ranks 5th for solar power in the region

Baltimore, Maryland– Baltimore has more solar panels than most major Southern cities, ranking 5th among metropolitan areas in the region analyzed in a new report. Baltimore could improve its ranking by adopting a bold goal for solar power installations, advocates said today.

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Blocking the Sun

American solar power has increased four-fold since 2010, but state by state, utilities and powerful fossil fuel industry front groups have begun chipping away at key policies that helped spur this solar boom.

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Lighting the Way

Solar energy is booming. In just the last three years, America’s solar photovoltaic capacity tripled. In 2014, a third of the United States’ new installed electric capacity came from solar power.

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The Real Sunshine State? Report Shows Maryland Ranks Ahead of Florida in Solar per Capita

Rockville – Per capita solar power capacity grew 50 percent in Maryland last year, according to a new report by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center. The growth brings Maryland to 12th in the country for total solar power capacity per person.

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Shining Cities

The use of solar power is expanding rapidly across the United States. By the end of 2014, the United States had 20,500 megawatts (MW) of cumulative solar electric capacity, enough to power four million average U.S. homes. This success is the outcome of federal, state and local programs that are working in concert to make solar power accessible to more Americans, thereby cleaning our air, protecting our health, and hedging against volatile electricity prices.

America’s major cities have played key roles in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap significant benefits from solar energy adoption. As population centers, they are home to the largest electricity mar- kets and can have an important influence on the way we power our grid. Many cities are already benefit- ting from smart policies that encourage investment in solar energy.

 

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Baltimore among region’s solar leaders