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Can community solar help preserve Anne Arundel County’s rural character?

(First published in The Capital, April 27, 2018) Anne Arundel County, Maryland—my home county—is wrestling with how to accommodate demand for new solar farms while preserving its rural and agricultural character. It's a familiar challenge faced by communities across America: As solar panel costs have dropped (92% over the past decade) and customer demand for … Continue reading Can community solar help preserve Anne Arundel County’s rural character?

Solar forecast: bright and sunny, but still some cloudy patches

Record growth The American solar industry is enjoying an era of record-breaking growth. Last year saw more growth in new solar generation—12.5 GW—and jobs—51,000—than any year on record. Thanks to cost declines, more and more homeowners are now opting to purchase the panels outright instead of taking the more common approach and leasing them. The … Continue reading Solar forecast: bright and sunny, but still some cloudy patches