- House Bill 584 – Net Energy Metering
Increases the maximum generation capacity of an electric generating system used by an eligible customer-generator for net metering to 5 megawatts, prohibits the Public Service Commission from prohibiting the construction or operation of multiple net-metered solar generating facilities located on contiguous lots that are owned by a local government solely because the capacity of the combined net metering systems exceeds the 5-megawatt limit.
According to The Solar Foundation, The Burtonsville, Maryland company ‘SolarWindow Technologies’ is working on turning windows into transparent solar panels. The company hopes to eventually deploy the technology onto office buildings and skyscrapers, generating energy from the acres of glass soaking up the sun.
More people work in the solar industry than the crab industry in Maryland today.
Nearly 103,000 homes are powered by solar in the state of Maryland.