Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
05/01/19 11:59 PM EST
Grants to Maryland nonprofits, for-profits, and government agencies to develop community-scale wind energy resources. Funding will defray the cost of qualifying wind turbine installations on properties throughout the state. Grant amounts will be calculated according to the system size and kW capacity.
Wind Turbine Requirements:
- Applicants must ensure proposed projects comply with Wind Turbine Restrictions as specified in the Agriculture Article, §2-513, Annotated Code of Maryland and the Maryland Code of Regulations 15.15.14.06.
- Applicants must ensure proposed projects comply with their local county’s ordinances for wind energy systems. MEA has compiled a list of county ordinances for wind energy systems.
Tier 1 Requirements and Special Conditions:
As shown in the Community Wind Grant (FY 2019) incentive chart (see Estimated Funding Size below), the incentive levels are broken into tiers based on capacity. The Community Wind Tier 1 incentive is designed to match the Residential Wind Grant Program incentive and requirement structure. The following conditions are exclusive to eligible systems in Tier 1.
Tier 1 Grants will only be provided for eligible turbines with a nameplate capacity between 1 and 25 kilowatts (kW) that are listed on at least one of the following certified turbine lists:
-Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC) Unified List of Wind Turbines
-Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) List of Certified Turbines
Tier 1 Grants are calculated based on expected turbine performance measured as normalized capacity (rated power at wind speeds of 11 meters per second), not nameplate capacity.
GrantWatch ID#: 142566
The Program utilizes a tiered approach, with smaller systems receiving a higher kW capacity incentive than larger systems. Grant awards range in size from $5000/kW to $4,000/kW per project based on system size (review incentive table below).
- Capacity (kW): 1 - 25
- Grant per kW: $4,000
- Grant Cap: $100,000
- Capacity (kW): : 26 - 50
- Grant per kW: $3,500
- Grant Cap: $175,000
- Capacity (kW): 51 - 100
- Grant per kW: $3,000
- Grant Cap: $300,000
- Capacity (kW): 101 - 250
- Grant per kW: $2,500
- Grant Cap: $400,000
- Capacity (kW): 251 - 500
- Grant per kW: $1,500
- Grant Cap: $500,000
- Capacity (kW): 501 - 750
- Grant per kW: $1,000
- Grant Cap: $600,000
- Capacity (kW): 751+
- Grant per kW: $500
- Grant Cap: $1,000,000
Community wind grants cannot exceed the lessor of 50 percent of net cost of installation or the dollar amount cap as specified in the incentive table above. Net cost is calculated as the installation cost reduced by other incentives such as grants or tax credits provided by Federal, State, County, or Local governments.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please mail complete applications to:
Maryland Energy Administration
Attn: Wind Programs
1800 Washington Blvd, Suite 755
Baltimore, MD 21230