FY22 Residential Clean Energy Rebate Program

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Program Purpose: The Residential Clean Energy Rebate Program provides an incentive for Maryland homeowners to purchase and install eligible renewable energy generating systems at their primary place of residence.

Program Description: MEA offers rebates to eligible Maryland homeowners who have installed a qualified clean energy system at their homes. Eligible system types include solar PV panels, solar shingles, solar hot water, geothermal tied to a ground source heat pump, and ground source heat pump replacements for systems that have not already received a geothermal system rebate or grant from MEA.

Official rebate levels from the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are copied below.

Clean Energy Technology Eligible System Capacity Range Rebate Amount
Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Minimum 1 kW-DC
$1,000
Solar Shingles
Minimum 1 kW-DC
$1,000
Solar Water Heating (SWH)
Minimum 10 sq. ft.
$500
Geothermal (New Installation)
Minimum 1 ton
$3,000
Geothermal (Replacement)*
Minimum 1 ton
$500

*Available only if the system did not receive a Geothermal (New Installation) Rebate.

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

Program Application Deadline: Applications are accepted July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, or until funds are exhausted.

Current Award Status: The status of applications that are currently under review by MEA is provided here: 20211027.xlsmWeekly Status Report 2021.10.27

Anticipated Program Budget: Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement below.

Regulations: Regulations governing the Residential Clean Energy Rebate Program can be viewed here.

Program Documents:

Application Submission Guidance: Submission of applications through MEA's online application portal is the preferred application process. If you submit an application using the web portal, look for the “signature sheet” that will IMMEDIATELY be sent to your email address in response from no-reply@egov.com. In order for your application to be considered complete, you must fill in your name, date, social security number on this sheet, sign it, and mail it to MEA. Without this signature sheet, MEA will not consider your application to be complete.

To minimize rebate processing times,MEA developed a process that enables the electronic submission of Clean Energy Rebate Program “paper applications” and electronic application “signature sheets” via Virtru, the State of Maryland’s secure email encryption tool. If you are interested in this option, please send an email indicating your interest in doing so to cerp.mea@maryland.gov. Do not attach your application to this initial email. Please indicate your first and last name, your zip code, and your email address in the body of the email. Someone from MEA will then contact you with more information about how to submit your application via Virtru. More information about Virtru can be found on the Maryland Department of Information Technology's webpage at: https://doit.maryland.gov/support/Pages/email-encryption.aspx.

For more information, contact MEA regarding the Residential Clean Energy Rebate Program by email at cerp.mea@maryland.gov or by phone at 410-537-4000 to speak with an MEA energy specialist.

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