Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program

Program Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Maryland
Administrator Maryland Energy Administration
Start Date
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers rebates for mid-sized photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar water heating systems (SWH) and Geothermal Heating & Cooling (GHC) installed by businesses, non-profits, and local governments.  Funding is available on first-come, first-serve basis and is subject to change based on funding availability.

Program Description

The incentive amounts for each technology depends on the capacity of system. 

Commercial Clean Energy Rebates

Resource Conversion Technology

Installed Capacity Range

Award/Capacity Unit

Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

1-8 kW-dc

8-108 kW-dc

108-250.0 kW-dc


250.1 - 375 kW-DC


$1,000 + 150/kW * (capacity - 8kW

$16,000 + $100/kW * (capacity - 108 kW)

$20,000 + $80/kW * capacity

$30,000 maximum

Solar Water Heating (SWH)

10-2,000 sq. ft.

$20/sq. ft., 

$12,000 maximum

Geothermal Heating & Cooling (GHC)

1-10 tons

10-50.0 tons


$3,000+$400 * (capacity - 10 tons)

$12,000 maximum

All systems and components must be new and comply with standard equipment, installation, and warranty requirements intended to make sure that installations operate safely and effectively.  The MEA notes that the Maryland Office of the Comptroller has determined that the solar incentives offered under this program are taxable for federal income tax purposes and state income tax purposes (a 2012 change). Please visit the program web site for further information on applications, qualification requirements, and more detailed information on the terms and conditions. Incentives for small wind projects are available under Windswept Grant Program.

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