MD DC DE VA Solar Energy Industries Association

Advocacy

For over 30 years, MDV-SEIA has led the policy changes that have created and expanded the solar markets in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. MDV-SEIA is looking to continue the fight for solar as we enter 2020 and the Solar Decade. Recent Policy Successes include:

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Maryland
  • 2019 Clean Energy Jobs Act passes with a solar carve out of 14.5%
  • 2017  Veto Override of the Clean Energy Jobs Act
  • 2015  Community Solar Pilot

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DC
  • 2019 Mandate set for 100% renewable electricity by 2032
  • 2018 Solar carve out increase to 10%
  • 2016  RPS increase to 50%

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Virginia
  • 2019  Net metering cap lifted for cooperatives and their customers can now install solar projects which meet 125% of their needs
  • 2018  5.5 GW of solar and wind energy designated in the public interest
  • 2017  3 bills including a Community Solar Pilot, Small Agricultural Generation, and Permit by Rule modifications

MDV-SEIA participates in multiple collaborative processes and campaigns to further grow solar energy and provide security for thousands of solar jobs. Learn more about how you can get involved in propelling the solar industry forward with MDV-SEIA.