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For Immediate Release
May 16, 2023

Contact: Kristen Harbeson, kharbeson@mdlcv.org, 410.952.8100

Maryland LCV Statement on Community Solar Bill Signing

Annapolis MD – This afternoon, Gov. Wes Moore signed a bill making community solar a permanent part of Maryland’s solar energy portfolio. In response, Maryland LCV issued the following statement from executive director Kim Coble:

“We are grateful to Governor Moore for signing the Community Solar bill and Chairman Clippinger and Senator Brooks for sponsoring the bill. As Maryland marches towards its goal of achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2035, the community solar program will increase the availability of solar energy, reduce costs for those who most need the cost savings, and create jobs and apprenticeships.

“This bill has the potential to reduce the energy burden on thousands of low- to moderate-income (LMI) Maryland households while generating clean and renewable solar power on developed land, such as rooftops and parking canopies in our cities and towns. It’s an important step for both clean energy and environmental equity in Maryland.”