Community Solar Energy Generation System Pilot Program

December 07, 2022


In 2015, the the governor signed Chapter 347 (HB 1087) of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2015. This established a pilot program for community solar facilities that would persist for three years after implementation by the Public Service Commission.

In May 2019, the governor signed Chapter 461 (HB 683) of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2019, which extended the end date for the community solar pilot program to last 7 years, but not end before December 31, 2024.

H.B. 440 became law in May 2022 and increased the capacity limit of installations from 2 MW to 5 MW.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Community Solar Rules
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Delmarva Power & Light, Potomac Edison Company, Potomac Electric Power Company
System Capacity Limit: 5 MW
Program Capacity Limit: Approximately 418 MW
Participant Credit Rate: Retail rate
Low-Moderate Income Provisions: 125 MW set aside for low- and moderate-income focused projects


Name: COMAR 20.62
Name: Public Utilities, § 7-306.2, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.