Maryland: Residential Clean Energy Grant Program
Incentives for solar water heaters at lesser of $1,500 and 20% of cost and solar panels at $0.50/watt DC for up to $10,000. 2010 funding only.
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Maryland's Residential Clean Energy Grant Program, administered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), provides financial incentives to homeowners that install solar water-heating systems or solar-electric (PV) systems. In order to be eligible, the property must be the applicant's primary residence.
The current Solar Energy Grant Program provides incentives as follows (effective for applications received on or after July 1, 2012):
- Solar water heating: $500 flat incentive for systems from with a panel area of 10 - 100 square feet;
- Solar PV: $1,000 flat incentive for systems with a capacity of up to 20 kilowatts (kW)
Note that these grants may be subtracted from adjusted gross income for state income tax purposes. In other words, program recipients do not have to pay state taxes on the amount of the grant received. See H.B. 590, enacted in May 2007. For applications and more information on the program, including a Q&A section, please see the program web site.