Tag Archives: solar energy

Md. high court: State law trumps county control of solar panels


State law trumps local control over the placement of solar electricity panels, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday. In its 7-0 decision, the Court of Appeals said the Maryland General Assembly’s comprehensive delegation of regulatory authority to the state Public ...

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Md. court agrees to report decision that state law preempts local solar farm regulation

Standard Solar developed, built and financed this 1.4 megawatt solar project, which is on six acres of school system-owned land at the Fort Smallwood Facilities complex in Pasadena. (Standard Solar photo)

The state has implicitly preempted local regulation of potential solar farms, according to a ruling from Maryland’s second-highest court re-issued Thursday as a reported opinion. The three-judge panel’s determination that the Maryland Public Services Commission has exclusive jurisdiction for considering applications for ...

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Solar tariffs could slow growing Maryland industry, officials say

Solar panels installed by Standard Solar Inc. at the Anne Arundel County Public Schools maintenance facility in Pasadena, MD. Photo by Maximilian Franz

President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs on imported solar cells could dampen Maryland’s burgeoning solar industry, officials say. The United States will levy 30 percent tariffs on solar modules and cells greater than 2.5 gigawatts produced imported. The tariff will ...

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These 11 Md. companies made top 500 solar contractors list

Standard Solar of Rockville installed this photovoltaic system in 2016 at an auto dealer in New York. (Standard Solar photo)

Eleven solar power companies in Maryland made Solar Power World’s 2017 Top 500 Solar Contractors list, which ranks the companies by the power capacity of projects they reported installing, developing or helping to build in 2016 in the United States and its territories. Of the 11 ...

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Rockville-based Standard Solar acquired by Canadian energy company

Rockville’s Standard Solar has been acquired by Gaz Métro, a Canadian energy company. Standard Solar specializes in the development and financing of commercial solar projects, focusing on distributed generation solar. Typical clients include businesses, universities and governments. The company will ...

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Astrum Solar takes a new name

Annapolis-Junction-based Astrum Solar announced today it has a new name. The Howard County-based solar installer is now Direct Energy Solar.

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