To help Maryland homeowners invest in clean energy, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides rebates for clean burning wood and pellet stoves that displace electric, non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or old woodstoves at incentive levels outlined in the chart below. Regulations for the Clean Energy Rebate Program can be viewed at:
Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 14, Subtitle 26, Chapter 04 (COMAR 14.26.04)
THE CLEAN BURNING WOOD AND PELLET STOVE REBATE PROGRAM IS A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE PROGRAM. THE AMOUNT OF REMAINING FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM IN FISCAL YEAR 2020 (JULY 1, 2019 - JUNE 30, 2020) CAN BE FOUND ON THE TAB BELOW UNDER "CHECK YOUR REBATE STATUS".
NOTICE: ALL new and replacement wood and pellet stoves MUST obtain a permit before installation. For a list of county permitting offices, click on PDF to the rightWood and Pellet Stove County Permit Office List.pdf. Rebates will not be issued to applicants who do not receive the proper permits for stoves. To be eligible, wood (stick/log) stoves may not emit more than 3.0 grams of particulate matter (PM) per hour and pellet stoves may not emit more than 2.0 grams of PM per hour. In addition, please note that eligible stoves with an EPA efficiency rating receive a higher financial incentive than stoves without an EPA efficiency rating. You can find an EPA certified stove potentially eligible for the higher incentive via the EPA Certified Wood Stove Database at the following link:
EPA Certified Wood Stove Database
The Maryland Energy Administration has a two-tier incentive award for each stove category. This is based on the required particulate emissions limit and the encouragement of consumers to choose a stove with an EPA published efficiency rating.
*NOTE: For Applications received on or after February 1, 2020, all wood and pellet stoves have an efficiency rating of to be eligible for a Clean Energy Rebate. Rebate levels will go up to $500 for eligible wood-burning stoves and up to $700 for eligible pellet-burning stoves. on or after February 1, 2020, all wood and pellet stoves MUST have an EPA-Published efficiency rating of 70% or higher to be eligible for a Clean Energy Rebate. Rebate levels will go up to $500 for eligible wood-burning stoves and up to $700 for eligible pellet-burning stoves.
Rebates are allocated on a first come/first served basis across technologies, and are subject to change in amount and existence based on funding availability.
CBWS Application Form
CBWS Terms and Conditions
The one-step application process can start after your project is installed and will require only five (5) sets of documents:
Tax Status of Clean Energy Rebates
MEA does not provide tax information or tax advice. Questions should be directed to a qualified tax professional.
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