To encourage and help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for solar photovoltaic systems, solar water heating, geothermal heating & cooling, and wind turbine systems.
To be eligible for a Residential Clean Energy Grant:
- the installation property must be a primary Maryland residence
- projects must be within the eligible installation size:
- Solar Photovoltaic: 1-20kW
- Geothermal: 1-10 tons
- Solar Water Heating: 1-100 sq. ft.
- the property must not be held in a trust
- grant applications must be submitted to the MEA within 12 months of installation.
Multiple projects on contiguous parcels of property will be considered one project. A property may not receive more than one grant per project per fiscal year (‘project’ is defined by the program manager).
The Application Process
On the following screens, you will provide information about yourself (the applicant), the installation (property, system, contractor), and the required permits. You will also need to provide (in electronic format) the following documentation:
- proof that the project is paid for in full
- copies of all issued permit documents as provided by the local authority having jurisdiction
- photographs of the installed clean energy system.
After submission, your application will be reviewed, and you will be contacted by the MEA.