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EmPOWER Maryland utility-sponsored programs
Passed in 2008 by the Maryland General Assembly, EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, established a goal to reduce per capita electricity usage and peak demand 15% by 2015. Energy efficiency is one of the least expensive ways to meet the growing electricity demands of the state, EmPOWER helps to promote energy efficiency saving Marylanders money.
Grants & Loans
Bio-heating oil purchases
Receive tax credits for purchasing biofuels.
BeSMART Energy Efficiency Loan for Homeowners
Implemented by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the BeSMART Home Loan Program provides financing to improve energy efficiency. By replacing and upgrading appliances, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, and whole house envelope improvements – homeowners can save on the utility bill.
Clean Burning Wood Stove Rebate Program
ive rebates for clean wood burning stoves.
Allows Maryland residents to purchase subscriptions for energy from community solar arrays.
Community Solar LMI-PPA Program
Maryland PSC-approved Subscriber Organizations can apply to receive incentives for supplying PPAs that maximize value to low-to-moderate income (LMI) subscribers.
Clean Energy Communities Low-to-Moderate income Grant Program
Local governments and non-profits can apply for competitive grants to enable energy efficiency projects that benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders.
Maryland Home Energy Loan Program
Apply for energy-efficiency improvement loans of up to $20,000.
Residential Clean Energy Rebate Program
Receive financial assistance to install solar photovoltaic, solar water heating, geothermal heat pump, and wind turbine systems.
Residential Wind Energy Grant Program
Offers Maryland residents the opportunity to install and manage their own wind energy systems.
Bio-heating oil purchases
Take advantage of Maryland's domestically produced, renewable bio-heating Oil tax credit
Energy Storage Tax Credit Program
Take advantage of this Maryland State income tax credit for your qualified energy storage system.
Excise Tax Credits for Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Marylanders may be eligible for a one-time excise tax credit
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