Location: Baltimore, MD
Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and 30th largest city in the US by population. With a population of 621,849 in 2015, Baltimore is the largest independent city in the US. Baltimore had its energy market deregulated with the passing of a bill by the Maryland General Assembly in 1999. Since then, Baltimore residents have been able to shop and compare their electricity supply rates with their utility BG&E. Even though thousands of Baltimore residents have switched, the majority are still getting their electricity supplied by their utility. Learn more about Baltimore’s energy usage, sources, solar potential and electricity rates in this section.
Solar Score for Baltimore, MD
The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Coal and nuclear power account for most of the electricity production in Baltimore
- Baltimore is home to one of the largest biomass plants in Maryland
- Natural gas and been increasing steadily in the past 10 years as an electricity source for Baltimore residents
- Maryland is home to one of the biggest hydroelectric power plants in the nation
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