Commercial Clean Energy Grant Program (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Commercial Clean Energy Grant Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 30-60/kW (varies by capacity)

SWH: 10-20/square foot (varies by total panel area)
Geothermal Heating and Cooling: 90-180/ ton

Eligible System Size PV: 1 - 200 kW

SWH: 50 - 1,200 square feet

Equipment Requirements All equipment must be new

PV: systems must be grid-tied and meet all applicable UL, IEEE, and NEC standards, and be in compliance with the state net metering law;
SHW: collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified
GHC: Must meet ENERGY STAR standards and must displace electric or non-natural gas heating

Start Date 2009-11-06
Expiration Date When funding is exhausted
The date "When funding is exhausted" was not understood.
Funding Source Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF)
Installation Requirements Installer NABCEP certification will be required for PV systems

Maximum Incentive PV: 6,000

SWH: 5,000

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Remains with project owner

Program Administrator Maryland Energy Administration

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offeres grants for mid-sized photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar water heating systems (SWH) and Geothermal Heating & Cooling (GHC) installed by businesses, non-profits, and local governments. Funding is available on first-come, first-serve basis and is subject to change based on funding availability.

Program Description

The incentive amounts for each technology depends on the capacity of system. The program are classified into either Small or Large Commercial grants, with incentives amounts below


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer - MEA
Department Maryland Energy Administration
Address 60 West Street, 3rd Floor
Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 260-7655
Phone 2 (800) 723-6374

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: MD STATE-GOVT §9–20B-01 et seq.

Authority 2: COMAR 14.26.04

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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