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Maryland Solar Incentives

With state and federal incentives, it’s easy to save big with solar.

An Independent Energy Source

With some of the highest electricity rates in the country, more and more Maryland residents are turning to solar power for their energy needs.

Solar offers the opportunity to have your own independent energy source – free from market market fluctuations and overzealous utility companies.

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Great Incentives for Maryland Homeowners

Maryland enjoys an abundance of sunshine throughout the year, making it an ideal place for generating clean, renewable solar energy.

Furthermore, the state offers home and business owners various incentives for adopting solar power, making this an opportune time.

Lower your Maryland electricity bills and declare your energy independence today!

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Maryland Solar Incentives

Solar Incentives Lower Your Costs

We help you secure every available incentive to minimize installation costs.

Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a federal incentive that allows you to claim up to 30% of your solar installation’s cost.

Federal tax credit of 30% 2022-2032. It will decrease to 26% for systems installed in 2033 and to 22% for systems installed in 2034. 

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Maryland Grant Program

All residents are eligible for the Maryland Residential Clean Energy Grant Program, provided by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).

Currently, one can save $1,000.

For a more detailed breakdown, visit the MEA’s website. If you have any questions, get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist.

Maryland Energy Storage Income Tax Credit

Energy storage tax credits for residential and commercial systems, calculated as the lower amount of:

  • 30% of the total installed costs of the energy storage system
  • $5,000 for an energy storage system installed on a residential property
  • $75,000 for an energy storage system installed on a commercial property

*Solar energy storage systems can qualify for the federal ITC (consult with tax professional).

Click here to learn more about the Maryland Energy Storage Income Tax Credit.

Local Incentives

In addition to federal and state solar incentives, many localities at the city and town level offer further incentives.

As solar energy increases in popularity, more of these incentives are becoming available.

For example, Anne Arundel County offers a one-year property tax credit covering 50% of your installation costs up to $2,500.

Meanwhile, Baltimore offers a 50% credit up to $5,000 of installation costs. The same goes for Prince George.

Curious about tax credits in your locality? Get in touch for more information.

Net Metering

Maryland requires utility companies to participate in the state’s net metering program.

In sum, when your solar system sends excess energy to the electricity grid, you receive a credit for the retail value of the electricity.

Maryland Solar Tax Exemptions

Maryland solar systems that heat or cool a structure, or provide water heating, are exempt from state and local property taxes.

Save on energy costs without adding to your tax burden. It’s a win win situation.

Maryland Solar Incentives

Maryland Solar Renewable Energy Certificates

The electricity produced by your solar panels can be sold to utility companies in the form of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates, also known as SRECs.

Every megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity your generator produces equals one SREC. As part of our installation services, we provides you with everything you need to make the most of your SRECs.

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Property has a 5kW system.

System produces 20 SREC per year.

Utility buys each SREC for $50-$60.

Property owner nets $1,000+ per year.

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Solar Resources For Maryland Home & Business Owners

We’ve compiled a list of top solar resources for Maryland residents. They cover everything from incentives information, to solar state policies, to electricity rates, and more.

Maryland Energy Administration

Maryland Solar Incentives

Maryland Clean Energy Grant Program

Solar Energy Resource Center

The Basics of Solar Energy

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