FY23 Solar Canopy and Dual Use Technology 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 

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Program Description:  This program provides grant funding to support the installation of solar systems that provide multiple uses for land and water. The grant may be used for Solar Canopies on parking lots and parking garages, which include the installation of at least four (4) Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle chargers under or around the solar canopy. This program was previously known as the “Parking Lot Solar Photovoltaic Canopy with EV Chargers Grant Program” and as the “Solar Canopy Grant Program”.  While solar canopies over parking lots and waterborne solar installations are specifically included, other dual use opportunities may be proposed for consideration.

Program Purpose:  To support the installation of solar as a dual use for land and water sites.  ​

See previous awards for solar on parking lots and garages from FY22 here.

Type of Program:  Competitive – statewide grant program

Program Application Deadline:  Friday, December 2, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

 Anticipated Program Budget: $700,000. The funding is from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (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 410-537-4064 to speak with David Comis, the MEA program manager.

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