Mid-Size Wind Energy Grant Program (Maryland)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Mid-Size Wind Energy Grant Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 1,500 per kW (rating based on expected performance at 11 m/s)




Eligible System Size 20 kW - 200 kW

Equipment Requirements Systems and components must be in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards (e.g., local codes, the National Electric Code, Maryland net metering and interconnection standards)
Start Date October 2010




Installation Requirements Systems generally grid-connected and net metered but off-grid systems are potentially eligible on a case-by-case basis; self-installs are permitted


Maximum Incentive 75,000

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not specified, but customers own RECs produced by net metered systems








Program Administrator Maryland Energy Administration
Website http://energy.maryland.gov/Business/cleanenergygrants/index.html
Date added to DSIRE 2010-10-27
Last DSIRE Review 2011-02-24



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides rebates for the installation of non-residential wind energy systems from 20 - 200 kilowatts (kW) through the Mid-Size Wind Energy Grant program. Rebates are based on the energy production capacity of the wind system at a reference speed of 11 meters per second (roughly 25 mph), which may differ from the rated capacity of the turbine as listed by the manufacturer. Participants are eligible for an incentive of $1,500 per kW of capacity up to $75,000 per site.

In order to qualify for the program, systems must comply with all applicable performance and safety standards, including local codes, the National Electric Code, Maryland’s net metering rules and interconnection standards. Off-grid systems are not specifically addressed by the program rules, but may be permitted on a case-by-case basis. Project applications must contain a site assessment, wind energy system specifications, signed cost estimates, a preliminary wind analysis, and pre-qualification forms detailing certain other aspects of the project. It is possible that some applications will be deemed ineligible based on site conditions (e.g., poor wind resource, obstructions, etc.).

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while available funding lasts. The overall mid-size renewables program (PV, SWH, and wind combined) has a budget of $1.0 million through Fiscal Year 2011 ($500,000 for FY 2010 and $500,000 for FY 2011). For further information and application forms, please consult the program website listed at the top of this page.


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 meainfo@energy.state.md.us
Website http://www.energy.state.md.us
     
     

  • 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 (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Wind Incentives

Wind Commercial $/KW 1,500

Wind Rating DC




Wind Commercial Min KW 20

Wind Commercial Max KW 200

Wind Commercial Max $ 75,000






























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

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"