Residential Wind Grant Program

Residential Wind Grant Program

The Residential Wind Grant Program (RWGP) provides grants to residential homeowners on a first come, first served basis to encourage the development of residential wind energy systems in Maryland.
Residential Wind grants are calculated based on expected turbine performance measured as normalized power capacity (rated power at wind speeds of 11 meters per second). Eligible systems can receive $4,000 per kilowatt (kW) of normalized power capacity, not to exceed the lessor of 50 percent of the net cost of installation or $100,000. Net cost is calculated as the installation cost reduced by other federal, State, county, or local grants or tax credits. All Residential Wind grants are subject to funding availability. In fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017), the Maryland Energy Administration has a budget of up to $1 million available for Residential and Community Wind combined.
 
Applicants must follow all instructions and satisfy all requirements throughout the application process as specified in the dropdown menu(s) below and on application form(s).
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Requirements

 

Wind Turbine Requirements

Program Requirements

  • You must own the property within Maryland where the wind system is going to be installed. The property must be your primary residence.
  • Multiple projects on contiguous parcels of property will be considered one project.
  • An eligible property may receive one grant per technology.
  • MEA cannot offer grants to a property held in an irrevocable trust.
  • Applications must be submitted to MEA within twelve (12) months of completed installation​

A full set of program requirements can be found on the Residential Wind Grant Program application form.​

Application Process

 

Please be sure to review and follow all program documents, instructions, and requirements before submitting a Residential Wind Grant Application to MEA. Please note the Residential Wind Grant Program only provides awards for projects after the wind project installation has been completed. If you wish to check on the availability of grant funds prior to installing a residential wind energy system, please contact Sam Beirne at 410-537-4090.

 

Application

 

Submission

Please download the Application Form, complete it according to the provided instructions, and mail it to:

Maryland Energy Administration
Attn: Residential Wind Grant Program
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755
Baltimore, MD 21230​

Resources

 

MEA has compiled a number of useful resources that will help you understand the basics of wind energy, deployment of small and community scale wind projects, and how you can plan a career in the wind energy industry.

 

Click Here to Learn More​

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Contact

For questions, suggestions or more information, please contact Samuel Beirne via e-mail at wind.mea@maryland.gov or phone at 410-537-4090.​​