FY22 Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program

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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: 20211117.xlsmWeekly Status Report 2021.11.17​

Rebate Amounts:

Clean Energy Technology
Eligible System Capacity Range
Rebate Amount
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 here.

Program Documents:

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program by email at cerp.mea@maryland.gov ​or by phone at 410-371-6381 to speak with Abigail Antonini, the MEA program manager.

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