Maryland Solar Incentives

Maryland Solar Incentives;
Solar Energy Grant Program;
State: Maryland

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat Soar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government
  • Amount: Solar PV: $0.50w DC, Solar Water Heating: 20% of the installed cost
  • Maximum Incenative: Solar PV maximum $10,000, Solar water heating: $1,500
  • Eligible System Size: Solar PV maximum: 20 kw; Minimum sizes for both solar water heating and solar PV vary by sector(see below)
  • Installation Requirements: Solar PV systems must meet applicable UL, IEEE, and NEC standards; solar thermal collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified
  • Ownership of renewable Energy Credits: Remains with project owner
  • Funding Source: Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF); may be supplemented Federal Stimulus money or General Fund revenues
  • Program Budget: FY 2011: $3.2 M (combined solar, geothermal, and wind rebates, includes ARRA funding of $2.5 M)
  • Program Start Date: 01/01/2005
  • Program Expiration Date: When funds are exhausted; annual budget subject to apporpriation
  • Web Site: http://energy.maryland.gov/incentives/residential/solargrants/index.asp

Contact:
Public Information Officer – MEA
Maryland Energy Administration
60 West Street, 3rd Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-7655
Phone 2: (800) 723-6374
E-Mail: meainfo@energy.state.md.us
Web Site: http://www.energy.state.md.us/