Residential Clean Energy Grant Program (Maryland)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Residential Clean Energy Grant Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 1,000 (flat per installation/household incentive)

SWH: 500 (flat per installation/household incentive)
GHC: 3,000 per project





Eligible System Size PV: up to 20 kW

SWH: 10-100 square feet
GHC: 1-10 tons


Equipment Requirements All equipments must be new;

PV: Systems must meet applicable UL, IEEE, and NEC standards;
SWH: Must be SRCC OG-100 certified;
GHC: Must meet ENERGY STAR standard

Start Date 2005-01-01
Expiration Date When funds are exhausted; annual budget subject to appropriation

Funding Source Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF)

Installation Requirements Installer NABCEP certification will be required for PV projects

Property must be primary Maryland residence
Property must be primary Maryland residence



Maximum Incentive PV: 1,000 (flat per installation/household incentive)

SWH: 500 (flat per installation/household incentive)
GHC: 3,000 per project


Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Remains with project owner

Must apply for certification as a qualifying generation from Maryland PSC to produce Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC)









Program Administrator Maryland Energy Administration
Website http://www.energy.state.md.us/Residential/cleanenergygrants/index.html
Date added to DSIRE 2004-05-20
Last DSIRE Review 2014-10-23



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


Summary

Note: Starting from October 14, 2014, installation that are replacing existing geothermal unit will not be eligible for $3,000 grant. Replacement for geothermal pumps will only qualify for $500 grant.


Effective from November 14, 2013, grants for leased residential solar PV systems has been discontinued.


Maryland's Residential Clean Energy Grant Program, administered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), provides financial incentives to homeowners that install solar water-heating, solar-electric (PV), and Geothermal heating and cooling systems. In order to be eligible, the property must be the applicant's primary residence.

The current Clean Energy Grant Program provides incentives as follows:


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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

Email dlinfo_mea@maryland.gov
Website http://www.energy.state.md.us
     
     

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]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"