Make a difference in Maryland's solar rights.
Make a difference in Maryland's solar rights.

Solar Advocacy: Tell Maryland to cut the solar red tape

Crossover is 3/18

What is happening

Red tape is making it harder for Maryland families to go solar. Local governments are taking days or weeks to approve installations. Many of these approvals could be made in a matter of minutes.

This is why lawmakers are considering legislation that would require local governments to use a permitting program called “SolarAPP+.”

SolarAPP+ cuts through red tape

SolarApp+ is a free tool developed by the national Department of Energy (DOE). SolarAPP+ helps local governments quickly and accurately approve certain types of solar installation designs. This:

  • Lowers the cost of going solar
  • Speeds installation times 
  • Maximizes homeowners’ solar investment

More than 160 jurisdictions across the country, including Montgomery County, use SolarAPP+. It’s time for the rest of Maryland to join them.

Take action

Share your solar story. Use the form on this page to personalize a message to your elected officials. Tell them why solar energy is important to you and why you want to streamline solar permitting. 

If you have solar, share how it has benefited you and your family. If you don’t yet have solar, share how a streamlined permitting process can make solar attainable.

Take action!

Tell legislators to streamline solar permitting in Maryland


What you can do