Solar and storage industry statement on Maryland’s landmark Brighter Tomorrow Act

May 9, 2024


Today Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed the Brighter Tomorrow Act (SB 783) into law. This landmark legislation will expand solar access to low- and moderate-income Marylanders, facilitate the adoption of automated, digital solar permitting for counties and municipalities, and bring the state closer to its solar energy targets by investing in local clean energy deployment.

Following is a statement from Leah Meredith, mid-Atlantic senior manager for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

“The Brighter Tomorrow Act is one of the most consequential pieces of clean energy legislation ever passed in Maryland. The new law will significantly boost solar deployment by lowering installation costs and making rooftop solar accessible for Marylanders of all incomes. Empowering localities to adopt automated solar permitting will also go a long way to save local governments money and resources that can be spent on other important public services.”

“This achievement is a direct result of Maryland’s statewide taskforce to study solar incentives, and it will play a critical role in facilitating the state’s transition to clean energy and strengthening the electric grid for our communities. The solar and storage industry greatly appreciates the partnership from Governor Moore, state lawmakers, environmental advocates, and community organizations for delivering this win for Maryland’s economy and environment.”


About SEIA®:

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Media Contact:

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Director of Communications, (202) 556-2872