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Baltimore ranks 34th in nation for installation of solar panels

Baltimore ranks 34th in the nation for the installation of solar panels, according to a report released Thursday by a locally based research and policy group.

Solar energy use has been rising in Maryland and across the country, according to the report by the Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center which ranked cities for solar power, which looked at the number of solar panel installations in 70 American cities.

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The cities with the highest number of solar panel were Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Indianapolis and San Jose. The cities with the most solar capacity per person were Honolulu, Indianapolis, San Jose, San Diego and Wilmington. Baltimore ranked 35 in the per capita listing.

The report promotes solar power to reduce air pollution and global warming, to help create jobs, and to improve city electric grids. It recommends that local governments should enact local legislation to help make solar power available to residents by setting goals for solar energy adoption, "implementing programs that promote the rapid expansion of solar energy, and urging state and federal officials and investor-owned utilities to facilitate that expansion."

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