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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 Solar Canopy Grant Program

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the opening of the FY22 Solar Canopy Grant Program (previously called the Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with EV Charger Grant Program) on July 21, 2021. The Solar Canopy Grant Program combines Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard goal for solar installations with  …Learn more

Howard County Groundbreaking for Multiple Solar Energy Arrays

     On Thursday, July 15, 2021, Howard County government officials broke ground for a large Public Sector Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Maryland. Under a typical PPA, a solar developer builds a solar array at it’s own cost under an agreement to sell all of the array’s solar energy  …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 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

A Dog’s Tale of Resilient Energy in Maryland

Learn how one Maryland business partnered with the Maryland Energy Administration to incorporate clean, renewable energy, plus energy storage to eliminate power outages. See the full webinar here. See how your organization can utilize our suite of resilient energy grants: Resilient Maryland, Resiliency Hub, Combined Heat and Power, Parking Lot  …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 – 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

Dog’s Day Farm is a Resilient Clean Energy Model

By, Abigail Peryea, Energy Specialist 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 wall which will  …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