FY22 Solar Canopy Grant Program

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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 

Special Program Update: The FY22 Program has been extended to accept a second round of applications. See details below.

​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 here:FY21 Awards - Solar Canopy Grant Program.pdf.

Type of Program:  Competitive – statewide grant program

Program Application Deadline:  Round 1:  Wednesday, November 23, 2021 at Noon.

                                                           Round 2:  Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST


Anticipated Program Budget:  Round 1:  $1,000,000 The funding is from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). 

   ​​​​​​Round 2:  $650,000  The funding is from the SEIF. 


For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

Program Documents:

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Solar Canopy Grant Program by email at david.comis@maryland.gov   or by phone at 443-908-1743 (m) to speak with David Comis, the MEA program manager.

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