Going solar in Maryland is a no-brainer. The state is widely considered as one of the best for solar incentives in the country, with several diverse offerings that help you better afford solar and reap different benefits depending on your system and how effective it is. In this blog, we’ll explore the different solar incentives on offer, and how you can take advantage of them properly to help make the most of your green energy system. From rebates to battery storage, here are the Maryland solar incentives at your disposal that help make the smart decision to go solar even wiser.
One of the most often asked questions by customers when they think about making a purchase is the same: How much is this going to cost?
Now that summer is over and cooler months lay ahead, you may think that electricity bills will drop. You’re right. That’s why it’s not so obvious to want to go green with solar in your residence or commercial space. However, there are good reasons why we see a surge in solar uptake during the fall. Experts, such as Lumina Solar, who have been in the industry for years, advise that the fall is the perfect time to install solar PV systems. This article will expound on three top reasons why you should adopt solar during this season.
Virginia State Legislature is making huge strides to shift towards clean energy thanks to the Clean Economy Act. The Act fundamentally requires that, by 2050, all energy powering the state be from clean sources. In regard to solar power specifically, the Act has set a target to generate more than 2,000 megawatts of new power by 2030. While solar energy remains a fairly new concept, significant measures, in the form of rebates and incentives, have been taken to encourage its adoption at residential, commercial, and industrial levels in the State of Virginia. Organizations such as Lumina Solar are at the forefront of advocating solar energy. Let’s find out more about these rebates and incentives.
Landmark Solar Legislations in Virginia
The Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA)
The Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) was created to create a statewide clean energy policy designed to establish a voluntary program for the Commonwealth of Virginia to transition to clean energy sources. The VCEA is an Act of the Commonwealth of Virginia that establishes a framework for a self - sustaining, market - driven approach to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy conservation in Virginia. This Act would support a program that would allow Virgin ia residents and businesses to purchase electricity from renewable sources, such as wind and solar. The VCEA was passed as House Bill 1526 and Senate Bill 851 by the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam on April 12, 2020.
The Solar Freedom Act
As you make the decision to switch to solar energy, you are bound to come across misconceptions and misleading information. Here, we debunk four common myths about solar energy systems.
In the United States and many other developed countries, solar power is considered one of the more affordable forms of energy and sources of electricity. According to a 2020 report published by Ember – a climate-focused organization, renewable sources of energy such as Solar are increasing their footprint across the globe. Carbon-free sources of power are nearly surpassing coal power generation. As a matter of fact, coal power generation dropped by almost nine percent in the first half of 2020, and a third of that drop is directly attributed to carbon-free power sources.
If you're thinking about taking a plunge into solar energy, it's never been a better time. Prices of solar panels have dropped by more than half in the past decade and installation times are down nearly 90 percent.
And with the latest advances in solar technology, homeowners now have access to an income-generating asset that will pay for itself in short order.
Shortly, you’ll discover how all these adds up to the benefit of the average homeowner.
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While Election news and the COVID-19 Pandemic have wreaked havoc on the US economy, 2021 is beginning with a surge on renewable energy. The promise of a Green New Deal, the hope of rejoining the Paris Agreement, and an overall worldwide commitment to carbon neutrality are giving all renewable energies a jumps-start to a new year.