FY24 Community Solar LMI-PPA Grant Program

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Program Description: ​This program provides funding to Community Solar Subscriber Organizations to offset costs associated with Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) enabling clean energy to be offered to Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI), overburdened, and underserved communities at lower cost.

Program Purpose: Providing greater cost savings and expanding access to the Community Solar Pilot Program for Maryland's LMI, overburdened, and underserved communities.

Type of Program: Competitive – Statewide

Program Application Deadline: 3:00 P.M. EST, Thursday, February 29, 2024

Anticipated Program Budget: Approximately $3,000,000​ from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). However, this amount may be increased based on the quality and quantity of applications received. Some of the potential additional funding is geographically restricted. Individual grants cannot exceed $500,000 for any given project. For more information, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

​Program Documents:

The Maryland Public Service Commission serves as the Program Manager for Maryland's Community Solar Pilot Program. This webpage​ provides information for each project that has been provided solar capacity in the Pilot Program.  This information has been provided by the Subscriber Organizations and is updated at least quarterly. Items in red are updates from the last quarterly report.

Publicly available data is provided by Excel spreadsheet.​

 List of Community Solar Projects in MD with Project Details: Public Information 2024.02.04

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Community Solar LMI-PPA 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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