Parking Lot Solar PV with EV Charger Grant Program (Maryland)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Parking Lot Solar PV with EV Charger Grant Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Up to 500 per kW of PV installed per project






Equipment Requirements Must install at least 75kW of solar PV panels on a canopy structure over parking lot

Must include at least 4 qualified Level II or Level III EV chargers
PV system must be in compliance with UL 1741 and UL 1703

Start Date 2014-12-01
Expiration Date 2015-03-02



Installation Requirements Must include minimum of 4 electric vehicle chargers


Maximum Incentive 250,000 per project




Program Budget $2 million (FY 2015)





Program Administrator Maryland Energy Administration
Website http://energy.maryland.gov/Commercial/PVEVProgram.htm?utm_source=12%2F2+Weekly+Email&utm_campaign=12%2F2+weekly+email&utm_medium=email
Date added to DSIRE 2014-12-04
Last DSIRE Review 2014-12-04



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


Summary

Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers grants for installing solar photovoltaic (PV) over parking lots with electric vehicle (EV) chargers that are powered by the solar PV. The system must install minimum of 75 kW of solar mounted on a canopy structure over the parking lot with a minimum of four qualified Level II or Level III EV chargers. The program offers grant up to $500 per kW of PV installed with a maximum cap of $250,000 per project. Total fund of $2 million is available for FY 2015 for the program. Applications for the grant must be submitted to MEA by March 02, 2015.


The program is open to two categories of applicants- Area of Interest I (AOI I) and Area of Interest II (AOI II). AOI I include Business, Non-Profits, and Local Governments while AOI II include State agencies. Applications by AOI I and II are evaluated separately with different qualifying criteria.


The project must be located in a parking lot in Maryland which is accessible for use at least five days a week. Systems must be net-metered. Please visit the program website for more information.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Chloe Bean
Department Maryland Energy Administration

Address 60 West Street, Suite 300

Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 260-7183


Email chloe.bean@maryland.gov

Contact Name Emilee Van Norden
Department Maryland Energy Administration

Address 60 West Street, Suite 300

Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 260-2613


Email Emilee.vanNorden@maryland.gov

     


  • 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"