The 2015 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program
This page references a program that was completed in early 2016. Click for information about the FY2017 Mathias Ag Program
Maryland Agricultural Businesses Harness Solar,
Pocket $74,000 in Annual Savings
For the first time in the program’s history, ten Maryland farms and agricultural businesses leveraged MEA’s Mathias Ag Program to not only significantly reduce energy use, but also to install solar power to reduce their carbon footprint. Grants up to $60,000 supported the installation of eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy measures that enabled a minimum 20% energy savings in the buildings or areas where they were installed. Learn more about how leaders in Maryland’s agriculture sector are harnessing energy efficiency and energy generation to stay competitive by reducing costs in commodity markets.
That’s like avoiding the emissions from 100 Maryland homes for a year!
An energy-efficient end door cover
on a poultry house at Easton Farm
gives Nadeem Asraf a reason to smile.
Poultry Case Study
Artie and Chad Johnston show off a new rooftop solar PV installation at Swiss Dale Farm.
Solar Case Study