MEA recognizes that State and local governments should set the standard for energy efficiency and renewable energy production in Maryland. To make that happen, MEA coordinates with Maryland agencies and departments to help them identify grants such as Project Sunburst, which helps put solar energy systems on state buildings, and loans such as the State Agency Loan Program, which helps state agencies upgrade buildings with more energy efficient lighting and appliances. To get started:

State & Local successes

Project Sunburst nearly tripled the amount of solar energy on Maryland’s grid. MEA provided government entities with grants that funded the installation of solar arrays on state buildings. The nearly 10 megawatts produced by these arrays help the State reduce government expenses by lowering long-term electricity bills. The program also generates “green” jobs and helps the State realize its Renewable Portfolio Standard goal of 20 percent renewable energy generation by 2022. See the full list of recipients, and learn more about Project Sunburst.