Public Facility Solar Grants Available to State, County and Local Government Agencies: Maryland Energy Administration Offering $700,000 to Install Solar in Existing Infrastructure
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Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced today the opening of the Fiscal Year 23 (FY23) Public Facility Solar Grant Program. This program provides funding to state, county, and local government entities (including public universities, community colleges or public schools) to install rooftop solar arrays on existing government buildings, or to install solar canopies over existing parking lots/parking garages owned or controlled by a government entity. Funded through the Strategic Energy Investment Fund, the program encourages solar development on public buildings to reduce the production of greenhouse gasses and to lower long term government energy costs.
“MEA is pleased to encourage the generation of solar energy at public facilities through this program,” said Dr. Mary Beth Tung, director of the Maryland Energy Administration. “These solar projects will demonstrate government support of a clean and renewable energy generation technology.”
The program provides funding assistance for small solar projects (<50 kW) directly owned by the government entity, as well as assistance for larger projects funded through a power purchase agreement with a third party. This is the third year of the program initiated by Governor Hogan to invest at least $4,000,000 in solar arrays on existing public buildings.
To learn more about application requirements, please visit the program webpage. If you are interested in applying for the program or finding out more information, please contact Program Manager, David Comis, at email@example.com or by 410-537-4064. To learn more about the programs and grants MEA offers, please visit our website at energy.maryland.gov.