The State of Maryland provides Clean Energy Rebates through the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program (“C-CERP”) to businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and State of Maryland government agencies and departments that install clean energy systems on facilities located within the State.
Program Purpose: The C-CERP provides Clean Energy Rebates for the following qualified clean energy systems:
- Solar Photovoltaic (“PV”) Systems
- Solar Thermal (Water Heating) Systems
- Geothermal Heat Pump Systems (heat pump + well field/loops)
The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) encourages Maryland businesses, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and State of Maryland government agencies and departments that have installed qualified clean energy systems on their facilities, as well as Lessors/Providers that have installed solar PV systems or solar thermal systems on Maryland businesses, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and State of Maryland government agency and department facilities under leases or Power Purchase Agreements, to apply for Commercial Clean Energy Rebates.
Type of Program: The Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program is a statewide, non-competitive (first-come, first-served) rebate program.
Program Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted from August 4, 2023 – June 30, 2024, however, issuance of a rebate by MEA cannot be assured if the Program Budget has been exhausted.
Rebate Amounts: Eligible Solar PV, Solar Thermal, and Geothermal systems must be within the Eligible System Size ranges listed in the table below. Systems which fall below the minimum or exceed the maximum sizes do not qualify for Clean Energy Rebates.
Anticipated Program Budget: An anticipated total of $1,000,000 is available from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund to fund this program.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
|1 - 8 kW-DC||$1,000
|8.1 - 108 kW-DC|
$1,000 + $150/kW*(capacity - 8 kW)
|108.1 - 250 kW-DC||$16,000 + $100/kW*(capacity - 108 kW), $20,000 maximum|
|250.1 - 375 kW-DC**||$20,000 + $80/kW*(capacity - 250 kW), $30,000 maximum|
Solar Thermal (Water Heating)||10 - 20,000 sq. ft.||$20/sq. ft., $12,000 maximum|
Geothermal Heating and Cooling
|1 - 10 tons||$3,000 |
|10.1 - 50 tons||$3,000 + $400*(capacity - 10 tons), $12,000 maximum|
**The incentive for 250.1 kW-DC – 375kW-DC is for solar installations that are roof mounted only, ground mounted arrays are still capped at 250kW with a maximum award of $20,000.
FY24 C-CERP Funding Opportunity Announcement (Updated 7 Aug 2023)
If a Rebate Commitment Letter is being sought for a purchased system prior to starting a project, download, complete and submit the FY24 C-CERP
Application – Purchased Systems form (below).
If a Rebate Commitment Letter is not being sought prior to the start of a project involving a purchased system, do not submit the application form. Instead, download, complete and submit the FY24 CERP Completion Certificate form-Owned Systems (below):
If a Rebate Commitment Letter is being sought prior to starting a project that will have third-party ownership (TPO), download, complete and submit the FY24 C-CERP Application – TPO Systems form (below):
If a Rebate Commitment Letter is not being sought for a third-party owned system (TPO), do not submit the Application form. Instead, download, complete and submit the FY24 CERP
Completion Certificate – TPO Systems form (below):
Check Your Rebate Status: If you have submitted an application for a Clean Energy Rebate to MEA and would like to check the status of your application, please download and view the Open Award Status Report below. To locate your application, use the find feature in your spreadsheet viewer (usually “Ctrl+F” on Windows devices and “Command+F” on Apple devices) and search the name of the application.
For more information, contact MEA
regarding the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program by email at
CommCERP.MEA@Maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-4084 to speak with Meg Cefail, Energy Program Manager.
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