Solar Technologies & Removing Roadblocks to Implementation

In 2022 ,the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for Maryland calls for 30.1% of the power served to consumers in the state to come from Tier 1 sources, including at least 5.5% from solar generation. This panel will examine whether or not the target is being met and address how to remove some of the real or perceived roadblocks to achieving the RPS goal. Views will be considered from the perspective of the regional transmission organization, local land use and permitting, and entrepreneurs seeking to deploy cutting edge technologies. The session will also address models to finance solar installations, as well as nationally coordinated recycling efforts for the life cycle management of obsolete equipment.

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Stephanie Johnson

Executive Director, CHESSA
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Adam Dubitsky

Maryland Land & Liberty Coalition
Photo of Cindy McCabe

Cindy McCabe

Associate Director,
Renewable Energy Programs,
Montgomery County Green Bank
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Robert Nicholson

Recycling Project Lead,
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Bob Reid

American Vertical Solar, Inc
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Mark Sims

Sr. Manager-Interconnection Analysis,
PJM Interconnection
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