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Maryland Solar Incentive Programs

Residents and businesses in Maryland have many programs available to encourage them to use solar energy.   Rebates help defray costs to the greatest degree, and Maryland offers a state program.

Summary of Maryland Incentive Programs
Federal Tax Credit 30%
State Rebate 30%
Production Tax Credits

Maryland Rebates

Maryland’s rebate program offers a maximum rebate of $2,500 for solar water heating systems and $10,000 for photovoltaic systems.  Additionally, Montgomery County offers a nickel rebate for each kWh of solar energy used.

Maryland Tax Credits

Maryland offers a Clean Energy Production Tax Credit of $.0085/kWh. Green building tax credits in the amount of 25%, with a maximum of $120 per square foot are also available.

Tax exemptions are obtainable for both sales taxes and properties, with some additional exemptions allowed by the different counties.

Financing Options

Maryland offers two separate loan programs, one of them interest-free for financing solar systems. Additional lending programs are available through the federal government.

For additional information visit the DSIRE:Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency