Community solar is emerging as a promising new source of demand in the US, opening up access to solar among previously excluded groups. John Parnell reports on the prospects for a new market segment whose time seems to have come.
Balfour Beatty Communities — a managing member of military housing projects located at Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Fort Carson, Colorado — and SolarCity have finished the installation of over 18,000 PV panels at Army family housing.
This week, Maryland governor Hogan vetoed the Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Revisions bill (SB0921/HB1106) that would have increased the renewable energy mandate to 25% by 2020, up from the existing 20% target by 2022.
Closely following a senate bill to cut greenhouse gas emissions passed last week, Maryland’s legislature continues its green streak by voting in a measure that would increase the state’s renewable energy mandate to 25% by 2020.