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FY24 Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program

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***THE FY24 COMMERCIAL CLEAN ENERGY REBATE PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN AND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS***

Please Note that MEA is processing rebates as quickly as possible. Due to high volume, please allow additional time to receive rebate payments.​

Note: There is a new email address for the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program. Please send questions to CommCERP.MEA@Maryland.gov.​

Program Description: The State of Maryland provides Clean Energy Rebates through the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program (“C-CERP”) to businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and State of Maryland government agencies and departments that install clean energy systems on facilities located within the State.​

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 Pump Systems (heat pump + well field/loops)
The Maryland Energy Administration (“MEA”) encourages Maryland businesses, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and State of Maryland government agencies and departments that have installed qualified clean energy systems on their facilities, as well as Lessors/Providers that have installed solar PV systems or solar thermal systems on Maryland businesses, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and State of Maryland government agency and department facilities under leases or Power Purchase Agreements, to apply for Commercial Clean Energy Rebates.

Type of Program: The Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program is a statewide, non-competitive (first-come, first-served) rebate program.

Program Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted from August 4, 2023 – June 30, 2024, however, issuance of a rebate by MEA cannot be assured if the Program Budget has been exhausted.

Rebate Amounts: Eligible Solar PV, Solar Thermal, and Geothermal systems must be within the Eligible System Size ranges listed in the table below. Systems which fall below the minimum or exceed the maximum sizes do not qualify for Clean Energy Rebates.

Anticipated Program Budget: An anticipated total of $1,000,000 is available from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund to fund this program.

Clean Energy Te​chnology​​
Eligible System Capacity Range Rebate ​​Amount



​Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
1 - 8 kW-DC$1,000
8.1 - 108 kW-DC
$1,000 + $150/kW*(capacity - 8 kW)​

108.1 - 250 kW-DC
$16,000 + $100/kW*(capacity - 108 kW), $20,000 maximum
​250.1 - 375 kW-DC**$20,000 + ​$80/kW*(capacity - 250 kW), $30,000 maximum
Solar Thermal (Water Heating)10 - 20,000 sq. ft.$20/sq. ft., $12,000 maximum

Geothermal Heating and Cooling
1 - 10 tons$3,000
10.1 - 50 tons$3,000 + $400*(capacity - 10 tons), ​$12,000 maximum​

**The incentive for 250.1 kW-DC – 375kW-DC is for solar installations that are roof mounted only, ground mounted arrays are still capped at 250kW with a maximum award of $20,000. ​

Program Documents:

Check Your Rebate Status: If you have submitted an application for a Clean Energy Rebate to MEA and would like to check the status of your application, please download and view the Open Award Status Report below. To locate your application, use the find feature in your spreadsheet viewer (usually “Ctrl+F” on Windows devices and “Command+F” on Apple devices) and search the name of the application. 

Open Award Status Report:Weekly Status Report 2024.04.10​​​​​​​​

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program by email at CommCERP.MEA@Maryland.gov ​or by phone at 410-537-4084 to speak with Meg Cefail, Energy Program Manager.

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