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Solar 101

Solar energy is one of our greatest renewable energy sources. Launch our solar calculator to help you learn more about solar options that may best match your property.

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The Power of the Sun

Did you know that just in one hour, the sun radiates more energy onto earth than the entire human population uses in one year? It’s true!

A solar energy system, or solar PV system (photovoltaic system), uses individual solar cells on a solar panel to capture sunlight and convert it into energy. Modern technology can harness solar energy for a variety of uses, including lights and appliances, electronics and business equipment—even electric cars.

Solar Facts

  • Solar works in Maryland and the District of Columbia! Although these may not be the sunniest states, there's plenty of sunlight to power solar energy.

  • Being connected to the smart grid is important. Connecting to the smart grid will keep power flowing to you when your private solar energy system doesn't produce all the energy you need.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint! Solar energy produces zero emissions, reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and can help decrease your carbon footprint. 

Will I still receive an energy bill?

Pepco will still deliver energy to you when needed. Your energy bill reflects the energy delivered, and the credits you receive when your private solar energy systems produces more energy than you use. The customer charge and standard meter charges apply to all bills and are not affected by net metering credits.

Do you have more questions? Check out our FAQ section.

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