Marylanders Will Soon Be Able To Buy Solar Power From Rooftop Panels On Self-storage Facilities

A new way to purchase green power is coming to Maryland, thanks to a partnership that will result in the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of self-storage facilities in Maryland and two other states.

The arrangement between Public Storage and Solar Landscape, announced this month, is designed to produce 87.53 megawatts of clean energy for up to 10,000 low- and moderate-income households in Maryland, Illinois and New Jersey.

“The ability to go in on a solar array at a separate location, the benefits from the electricity that’s generated there and have it charged against your electric bill, is a way for many, many more people…to purchase and participate in generating more solar energy, “ said State Del. Luke Clippinger, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who represents Baltimore. “The more we do, it helps the state and helps us meet our goals for renewable energy targets here in Maryland.”