Solar in Maryland

Maryland Policies

  • Community Solar Pilot: 7-year pilot capped at 3.25% of 2015 peak demand in MW for Maryland.
    • May not end prior to December 31, 2024.
    • Relevant Statutes and Regulations: PUA §7-306.2; COMAR 20.62
    • Commission is required to submit a report to the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2022.
  • Net Energy Metering: utility bill mechanism for compensating customers for electricity delivered to the grid by the customer.
    • Solar is one of the eligible resources for net energy metering in Maryland.
    • Capped at 1,500 MW statewide.
    • Relevant Statutes and Regulations: PUA §;7-306; COMAR 20.50.10
    • Annual Net Metering Report Available at Commission Reports

Types of Solar

  • Rooftop solar: A solar energy generating system directly installed on a customer’s property.
    • Owned by the customer or a third-party.
    • Can be a residential or commercial system.
    • May be eligible for net-metering and solar renewable energy credits.
  • Community solar: A solar energy generating system designed to make solar energy accessible to residents and businesses that may be unable or unwilling to install solar on their properties, residences, or buildings.
    • Owned by a subscriber organization.
    • Pilot Program Categories: Small, Brownfield, and Other; Low and Moderate Income; and Open
    • May be eligible for net-metering and solar renewable energy credits.