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
Program Update: On October 26, 2021, the program application deadline was extended until November 24, 2021. In addition, the requirement for State and Local Government projects to “have a minimum load of 150,000 kWh/year attributed to an on-site State or local government agency electric meter” was eliminated.
Program Description: This program provides grant funding to support the installation of parking lot and parking garage solar photovoltaic canopy systems, which include at least four (4) Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle chargers under the solar canopy. This program was previously known as the Parking Lot Solar Photovoltaic Canopy with EV Chargers Grant Program. In previous years, this program was split into two Areas of Interest. Both Areas of Interest are combined during this program year.
Program Purpose: To provide a dual use for sites already designated for parking, specifically clean, renewable electricity generation, electric vehicle charging capacity, and parking services.
See previous awards for solar on parking lots and garages from FY21 FY21 Awards - Solar Canopy Grant Program
Type of Program: Competitive – statewide grant program
Program Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Anticipated Program Budget: $1,000,000 The funding is from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FY22)
Application Form (Purchased System)
Application Form (Third Party Owned System)
FY22 Purchased - Application Review Checklist (may be modified before final use)
FY22 Third Party - Application Review Checklist (may be modified before final use)
For more information, contact MEA regarding the Solar Canopy Grant Program by email at email@example.com or by phone at 443-908-1743 (m) to speak with David Comis, the MEA program manager.
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