Program Description: The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) provides rebates through the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program (“C-CERP”) to eligible businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and State of Maryland government agencies and departments that install eligible clean energy systems on facilities located within the State. For C-CERP, eligible clean energy systems can be purchased by the applicant, or installed through third-party ownership.
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 Pumps
Type of Program: Non-competitive (first-come, first-served)
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted throughout the fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022), however payment cannot be assured after funds run out.
The status of applications currently under review is provided here: Weekly Status Report 2022.05.11
Clean Energy Technology
Eligible System Capacity Range
Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
1 - 8 kW-DC
8 - 108 kW-DC
108 - 250.0 kW-DC
Roof-mounted systems only:
250.1 - 375 kW-DC**
$1,000 + $150/kW x (capacity - 8 kW)
$16,000 + $100/kW x (capacity - 108 kW), $20,000 maximum*
$20,000 + $80/kW x capacity, $30,000 maximum (roof-mounted systems only)
Solar Thermal (Water Heating)
10 - 2,000 sq. ft.
$20/sq. ft., $12,000 maximum
1 - 10 tons
10 - 50.0 tons
$3,000 + $400 x (capacity - 10 tons), $12,000 maximum
*Incentives for ground-mounted arrays are capped at systems 250kW or lower in size, with a maximum award of $20,000.
**The incentive for 250.1kW-DC – 375kW-DC is only available for roof-mounted systems solar installations.
Regulations: Regulations governing the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program can be viewed
FY22 Funding Opportunity Announcement Commercial CERP
If a Rebate Commitment Letter is being sought for a purchased system prior to starting a project, download, complete and submit the FY22 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 FY22 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 FY22 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 FY22 CERP
Completion Certificate – TPO Systems form (below):
For more information, contact MEA regarding the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program by email at
email@example.com or by phone at 410-371-6381 to speak with Abigail Antonini, the MEA program manager.
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