If Maryland is going to go big for solar energy — which it should — it’s going to have to figure out where to put the many thousands of acres of solar panel arrays needed to meet the state’s solar goals. The open spaces of the Eastern Shore or Southern or Western Maryland shouldn’t be the automatic fallback and the state shouldn’t have to give up vast acres of productive farming lands in the process, especially when so many other options like commercial rooftops, highway medians, parking lots and brownfields should be considered first (”U.S. renewable electricity surpassed coal in 2022,” March 28).
Maryland needs a better strategy on solar power
April 4, 2023