Maryland launches community solar program, creating new green energy opportunities — but also potential conflicts
Solar developers need a critical mass of customers who are willing to buy the projects’ electricity before they can move forward with plans to install solar panels on about 80 acres, altogether. Under state rules, the customer base must include low- and moderate-income residents.
Maryland leaders bill the state as a pacesetter in green energy, offering renewable power projects millions of dollars in subsidies since 2004 that come from residents’ electricity bills. …[READ MORE]