Tag: solar panels

Solar outshines wind power for residential use

Maryland homeowners are increasingly getting their electricity from the sun, with thousands of people opting to go solar each year.

“Solar energy is going gang-busters in Maryland,” said Ian Hines, communications and marketing manager of the Maryland Energy Administration.

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New laws make it easier for small power producers

New laws on the books will make it easier for Marylander homeowners and businesses to sell power back to the grid if they own small generators like solar panels or wind turbines.

Until now, customers were limited in the amount of money they could save by generating more energy than they use, because the credit they could get from utilities would expire after one year.

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