Did you know that Maryland is the birthplace of the National Anthem? This distinction alone is enough to give you bragging rights, but there’s even more! Maryland, with its stunning vistas and steadily increasing demand for solar energy, was a natural fit for ADT Solar. In fact, Maryland:
- Jumped from 27 in 2021 to 18 in 2022 in the national ranking for solar power
- Has enough solar installed as of May 2022 to power around 175,708 homes
- Is projected to add 1,161 megawatts (MW) of solar to its renewable portfolio over the next five years, enough energy to power around 143,055 more homes
- Has invested $3.8 billion in solar energy
We’re excited about helping Maryland residents save on their increasingly expensive electricity bills. Plus, by replacing traditional electricity with solar power, homeowners in Maryland can play an important role in helping the environment.
ADT Solar now has a presence in Bethesda and Baltimore, along with surrounding cities.
Maryland marks the 23rd state that ADT Solar has expanded to and we have no plans to stop anytime soon. It’s our mission to offer a sustainable source of energy to homeowners across the United States.
Top reasons why you’ll be glad you went solar in Maryland
Less money spent on electric bills, more money for crab cakes
As of May 2022, Maryland electricity rates have spiked 12.8% since February 2022. The state has a steep cost of living overall, as evidenced by these facts about Maryland:
- Maryland is the ninth most expensive state in the nation when it comes to cost of living.
- Renters in Baltimore pay an average of $1,296 per month for housing, which is $87 above the national average of $1,209.
- In May 2022, fuel cost $4.414 per gallon in Maryland, forty cents more than the national average of $4.374.
- Car insurance is also more expensive in Maryland than in many other states, with an average annual cost of $767 for the state’s minimum liability coverage and $1,877 for full coverage. The national annual average is $480 for minimum coverage and $1,655 for full coverage.
The bottom line? You need to seize opportunities to save money.
Maryland’s beauty is undeniable. Solar helps keep it that way
The sky above the Chesapeake Bay flames out in vivid colors at sunset. The salt marshes teem with rich ecosystems of plants and wildlife. Maryland is truly stunning.
Like the rest of the nation, Maryland’s natural beauty is threatened by climate change. 79% of Maryland’s energy is produced using fossil fuels and other non-renewable energy sources. Burning fossil fuels release greenhouse gases that exacerbate global warming.
Generating electricity from solar energy doesn’t require burning any fossil fuels and doesn’t produce greenhouse gases. Solar panels don’t release pollutants into the air outside or inside your home.
In 2020, Maryland was named one of the most improved states by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, for prioritizing energy efficiency as a resource, but there’s still a lot of work to do. A little bit goes a long way in helping preserve Maryland’s beauty, and by going solar you can play your part.
The sun will never run out of energy
By using solar to power your home, you will help ease the intense demand placed on nonrenewable sources of energy like coal and natural gas. When those energy sources run out, there’s no going back. When they’re gone, they’re gone. Period.
But the sun releases more energy every 1.5 millionths of a second than the entire world consumes in a year. It’s an ample source of energy that won’t run out, as long as the sun is shining!
You’ll get rewarded for going solar
The State of Maryland is serious about helping homeowners go solar, and offers a number of great incentives to make it easy, including:
- Residential Clean Energy Grant Program ― The state of Maryland will pay you $1,000 for installing a solar energy system (on a first-come, first-served basis, read the link for details on this program).
- Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC) ― This program grants you one certificate for each megawatt-hour (MWh) of clean electricity your panels produce. You can sell those credits on the state’s SREC market for cold, hard cash. See the Maryland Service Public Commission website for details.
- Maryland Net Metering ― You could get credit on your utility bills for the excess electricity generated by your solar panel system.
- Property Tax Exemption for Solar and Wind Energy Systems ― Through this incentive, you won’t have to pay extra property taxes on the increased value of your home that solar adds to your home.
- Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment ― This exemption eliminates taxes from the purchase price of your solar power system.
Your home and solar: a perfect match?
There are a lot of decisions to be made before a crew of ADT Solar experts install panels on your roof. A few to consider are:
- Whether your home is a suitable candidate for solar.
- How many panels your house will need.
- Whether or not you want to add a battery to your solar system. (A battery can help power your home even at night or if there’s a blackout in your area).
But don’t worry, our solar specialists will walk you through all of it! Our specialists are happy to answer any questions ― and address any concerns ― you might have.
Yes, solar panels are an effective way to power your home while reducing your electric bills and your carbon footprint. That said, to utilize the potential of your system, it’s best to get it installed by a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals, as well as a solar company with warranties in place.
ADT Solar is among the leading residential solar companies in the country. In fact, Solar Power World ranked us the second largest U.S. residential solar installer on its 2021 Top Solar Contractors list.
A consultation with a solar specialist at ADT Solar won’t cost you a penny, so why wait?