2016 Maryland Solar Congress

Solar supporters from around the state joined the 2016 Maryland Solar Congress.

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, solar supporters from around the state joined together for the first annual Maryland Solar Congress! The event attracted a diverse cross-section of Maryland’s solar community and facilitated exciting dialogue on a range of solar topics. Read more about the 2016 Maryland Solar Congress on our blog.

Below are photos from the day and links to download presentations from the event.

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Maryland’s Grid of the Future – Tim Judson, Marylanders for Energy Democracy and Affordability.

This presentation explains how the state is planning to shift from centralized energy generation, distribution, pricing, and control to the decentralized integration of local, consumer-owned, flexible, and efficient energy. NOTE: Our thanks to Dr. Arjun Makhijani who stepped in and presented on this topic during the Congress at the last minute.

Maryland Community Solar Information Session – Corey Ramsden, MD SUN

This presentation provides an update on where we are in the process of implementing community solar in Maryland. It also shows how community solar can expand solar’s benefits to all Marylanders.

Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard – Jame McGarry, Chesapeake Climate Action Network

The state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) has been a key driver in the growth of solar. This presentation explains how, and what the recent veto of an expansion to the RPS might mean.