If you live in the state of Maryland and are curious about using solar power, you're in luck. As reported by The Washington Post, the state is currently piloting a program that helps anyone to power their home with solar panels. This includes people who are renting (as opposed to home owners), people who live in condos, and even people who live in the shade.
The customer base must include low- and moderate-income residents, as well. As of right now, developers need a significant amount of customers to buy into the projects' electricity. Once that happens, they can install solar panels on roughly 80 acres of land.
In practice, this looks like hundreds of people subscribing to six power projects that span across the state. As an incentive, their offers are discounted from standard electric rates.