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Maryland Energy Administration Announces Bold New Effort to Help More Marylanders Cut Energy Bills and Carbon Pollution through Solar Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Zink | 443-758-7344 New program elevates equity by providing significant incentives to income-eligible Marylanders to install solar panels BALTIMORE – The Maryland Energy Administration today announced the launch of an important new program to provide major incentives for income-eligible Maryland households to install solar panels. Contained in  …Learn more

In Push to Make Maryland More Affordable for All, Maryland Energy Administration Offers New Community Solar Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Zink | 443-758-7344 Grants aim to make clean, renewable energy up to 20 percent more affordable for Marylanders experiencing low to moderate income BALTIMORE – The Maryland Energy Administration today announced a fresh round of grant funding to expand Marylanders’ access to community solar, which will reduce  …Learn more

Clean and Resilient Buses in Brookville: MEA Helps County Meet Energy Goals

Agency Issues $300,000 Grant for Microgrid at Brookville Bus Depot Brookville, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is leading the way once again in clean energy innovation. The groundbreaking for a microgrid to power the Brookville Bus Depot fleet took place on Thursday, September 2, 2021 as part of  …Learn more

Anne Arundel County Bureau of Utility Operations Complex Goes Solar

On August 11, 2021, the Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) approved a $3 million grant to fund a solar energy project that will provide nearly all of the electricity needed to power the Anne Arundel County government operations center. The solar power system grant is funded by the Energy-Water  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration Announces the FY22 Community Solar LMI-PPA Program

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the opening of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Community Solar LMI PPA Grant Program on July 19, 2021. This program provides funding to Community Solar Subscriber Organizations for added costs associated with making the Community Solar Pilot Program accessible to the  …Learn more

Resiliency Hub Provides Safe Haven in Blackouts for Montgomery County Low and Moderate Income Residents

St. Jude Regional Catholic School, located in Rockville, has expanded their services to the community through vital energy upgrades to become a resiliency hub.  A resiliency hub provides community support in the event of a blackout due to a weather emergency or natural disaster by powering key equipment with clean,  …Learn more

Maryland Dog Daycare is a Resilient Clean Energy Model

Dog’s Day Farm, owned by Kelly and Matt Brown, is the first Maryland business to take advantage of both the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program to install a solar system and the Maryland Energy Storage Tax Credit Program to install a battery system which will store energy generated by the  …Learn more

A Maryland Homeowner’s Guide for Going Solar

Maryland residents have a wide variety of solar energy options available including purchase, and lease agreements as well as community solar offerings. The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides expert information and grants to help expand clean, and renewable solar energy. Information about “Free” solar for Maryland homeowners is everywhere. Here  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration Program Brings Solar Energy to Low and Moderate Income Renters in Marylanders

Yielding a 25% Reduction in Energy Costs for 20 Years  By David Comis, Energy Program Manager There is now a new option for the low and moderate income (LMI) renters to receive the benefits from solar energy through an initiative called “community solar”. Under the Community Solar Pilot Program (a  …Learn more

IKEA Baltimore Revs Up Onsite Clean Energy Generation with Maryland Solar Canopy Grant

By Abigail Antonini, Energy Program Manager New solar parking canopies supported by a Maryland Energy Administration grant sit next to the rooftop solar array at the IKEA Baltimore location photo credit: IKEA Baltimore When most people think of IKEA they think ready-to-assemble furniture, but many people may not know about  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration Awards $1.6 Million for Parking Lot Solar Upgrades

Eight New Solar Parking Canopies; 35 Electric Vehicles Chargers Baltimore, MD —Today the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced $1.6 million to build eight new solar parking canopies, with 35 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, that are expected to generate 4,520,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy annually; or enough energy to  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Data Point – Solar Parking Canopies

Did you know that installation of a solar parking canopy enables renewable energy production, and provides a secondary use of a parking lot encouraging solar deployment in developed areas? As an added bonus, cars parked underneath are protected from the weather. Dual use structures like solar parking canopies are just  …Learn more

Community Solar Series Review

Community Solar allows residents to receive the benefits of solar from a photovoltaic system installed in the  local community. Community solar programs are designed very differently in each state. This series of blogs delves into community solar in Maryland. Community Solar – An Introduction to Community Solar in Maryland Community  …Learn more

Community Solar – How much solar energy do you need?

By David Comis, Senior Energy Program Manager This is part 7 of a 7 part series on community solar. Please note, the comments in this blog are the personal opinions of the author and do not represent the views of the Maryland Energy Administration or the State of Maryland.  Determining how  …Learn more

Community Solar – Highlighting state incentives to expand community solar opportunities

By David Comis, Senior Energy Program Manager This is part 6 of a 7 part series on community solar. Please note, the comments in this blog are the personal opinions of the author and do not represent the views of the Maryland Energy Administration or the State of Maryland. The Maryland  …Learn more

Exploring Maryland Solar Energy Programs

By David Comis, Solar Energy Program Manager The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has multiple funding and technical assistance opportunities for immediate deployment of commercial-scale solar projects. This article briefly discusses solar programs that should be of interest to cities, counties, and solar developers alike. Public Facility Solar Grant Program New  …Learn more

Community Solar – Tracking the Maryland Legislation and Regulation

By David Comis, Senior Energy Program Manager This is part five of a 7 part series on community solar. Please note, the comments in this blog are the personal opinions of the author and do not represent the views of the Maryland Energy Administration or the State of Maryland.  The Maryland  …Learn more

Community Solar – An Introduction to Community Solar in Maryland

By David Comis, Senior Energy Program Manager This is part one of a 7 part series on community solar. Please note, the comments in this blog are the personal opinions of the author and do not represent the views of the Maryland Energy Administration or the State of Maryland.  Community  …Learn more

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) Explained

By Abigail Peryea, Energy Grant Administrator SREC may look like a typo to many people but for those in the energy industry, this acronym is a signal of cleaner and greener energy. Solar Renewable Energy Certificate or SREC are special incentives designed to encourage the adoption of solar energy. To  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration Road Trip: Summer 2016

by Kaymie Owen, CMP, Communications Manager The MEA did not take a vacation this past summer but we did complete an incredible road trip out on the Eastern Shore on the way to the Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference (#MACoCon).  We visited two amazing state grant recipients helping to  …Learn more