Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announces the opening of the FY20 Parking
Lot Solar PV Canopy with EV Charger Grant Program (Solar Canopy Grant Program).
The Solar Canopy Grant Program combines Maryland's Renewable Portfolio
Standard goal for solar with the State’s ongoing support of electric vehicle
infrastructure. There is a significant amount of parking lot space in Maryland,
in urban lots and garages, as well as in the large parking areas associated with
shopping centers and businesses of less densely populated suburban areas. The
Program will capture some of the unrealized potential of these facilities by
installing solar photovoltaics while still allowing parking services to be
offered. These projects will result in increased clean electricity generation
sited close to local electrical loads, and increased opportunity for plug-in
electric vehicles (PEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to charge.
order to drive down the initial costs associated with installing solar PV
canopy systems, MEA will award grants to qualified applicants on a competitive
basis, within two specified Areas of Interest (AOI). Area of Interest I (AOI I)
applications will be accepted from business and non-profits while Area of
Interest II (AOI II) applications will focus on local governments and State
agencies. Selected grantees meeting grant program requirements and restrictions
may receive an award of up to $400/kW of installed solar PV capacity, with a
cap of $200,000 per project. For details regarding the grant program
requirements and restrictions, please see the Parking Lot PV/EV Notice of Grant
For more questions, additional information or assistance, please contact David Comis.
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