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Solar Panels in Maryland

There are currently at least 11,416 solar panel installations throughout the state of Maryland right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Maryland

The average monthly solar radiation level in Maryland's capital city, Annapolis, of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Maryland values listed here are based on the capital, Annapolis.

Solar Radiation in Maryland

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Maryland solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Maryland values listed here are based on the capital, Annapolis.

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Solar Installs in Maryland

Solar Panel Installations in Maryland

A look at solar installs in Maryland. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in MD vs. the cumulative install total of rest of MD counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Maryland

There are currently at least 11,416 solar panel installations throughout the state of Maryland right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Maryland
    • Montgomery County: 2,596 solar installs
    • Howard County: 1,331 solar installs
    • Baltimore County: 1,301 solar installs
    • Anne Arundel County: 1,289 solar installs
    • Prince George's County: 1,005 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 3,894 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Maryland

Maryland Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Maryland averaged 14.33 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was approximately 13% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [2]

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Maryland Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Maryland averaged $11.15 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2017, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in March. [3]

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More about Maryland

About Maryland

Maryland ranks 20th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 5,773,552. [4]

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Solar Energy in MD

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Maryland, or for additional solar-related resources in MD, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

Cities in Maryland

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