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Solar Energy

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  • Weathering climate change [Commentary]

    Weathering climate change [Commentary]
    So, how about this weather? This question is often just small talk, but conversation about the recent weather has not been simple idle chatter. While Baltimore was bundled up against the frigid "polar vortex," Alaska saw record high temperatures. While...
  • Don't allow wind turbines on preserved ag land [Letter]

    Don't allow wind turbines on preserved ag land [Letter]
    The General Assembly should not approve any bills that allow wind turbines or solar panels on agricultural lands that are under restrictive easements purchased from farmers by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, MALPF ("Bills would...
  • House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland

    House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland
    A bill that could allow hundreds of acres of preserved farmland to be converted to wind farms or other renewable energy projects was approved Monday by the House of Delegates, 97 to 33. Supporters say farmers need the ability to diversify their income...
  • Pay now, save later [Editorial]

    Pay now, save later  [Editorial]
    BGE customers may not be thrilled with the news of the last two weeks. On Dec. 13, the Public Service Commission approved not only gas and electric distribution rate increases for the utility but it also took the unprecedented step of allowing the company...
  • Cruise mapping wind prospects off Maryland

    Cruise mapping wind prospects off Maryland
    OCEAN CITY — The high-rise towers of Maryland's Atlantic beach resort were blips on the horizon from 13 miles offshore. Except for a distant container ship coming out of Delaware Bay, the Scarlett Isabella was practically alone as it cruised...
  • Western Md. wind project gets extension

    Western Md. wind project gets extension
    A wind-energy project in Western Maryland has been given more time by state regulators to start construction — the second deadline extension for the proposed 25-turbine development on Dan's Mountain in Allegany County. The state Public Service...
  • Cove Point plan deserves greater scrutiny [Letter]

    Cove Point plan deserves greater scrutiny [Letter]
    Thank you for advocating for the application of an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point ("Cove Point deserves closer examination," Dec. 2). Yes, that is the least we should do. However, I want...
  • Trend toward solar-powered homes catching on in Laurel

    Trend toward solar-powered homes catching on in Laurel
    Chip Gribben has been a green kind of guy for a long time. He composts his scraps in his back yard, uses energy-efficient light bulbs and has been driving an electric car for 20 years. But only last year did he and his wife take one of the biggest steps...
  • Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy

    Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy
    When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action. Starting in...
  • House tour shines a light on solar power

    House tour shines a light on solar power
    Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957. That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax...
  • Howard installing solar cells at sewage treatment plant

    Howard installing solar cells at sewage treatment plant
    Solar power is going everywhere these days — homes, businesses, schools, even sewage plants. Howard County is beginning work this week installing about 740 photovoltaic panels at its Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Savage. The $1.5...
  • Solar projects 'more mainstream' as costs fall

    Solar projects 'more mainstream' as costs fall
    New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country. That drew a crowd. But...