Maryland offers $400,000 to help state and local agencies deploy solar power


The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has announced the opening of the Solar Technical Assistance Program. This program provides technical assistance to national and local government agencies to assess the potential and placement of solar panels on or around government buildings. Funded through the Strategic Energy Investment Fund, the program also provides access to technical resources and licensed contractors.

“The MEA is pleased to offer this program to help identify sites for solar power, taking advantage of already developed spaces such as rooftops and parking lots,” said Maryland Director Dr. Mary Beth Tung Energy Administration. “Adding solar power to these locations helps state and local government meet clean energy and greenhouse gas goals while improving energy independence and resilience.”

The program provides technical assistance to entities that want to include on-site solar generation, but lack the expertise to assess potential issues with their siting. This information is needed to allow government entities to make decisions about the location, use (including resiliency options), and budgeting for solar energy projects.

MEA is providing $400,000 in technical assistance in partnership with the Maryland Environmental Service. To learn more about the application requirements, visit the program webpage. For those interested in applying to the program or for more information on solar implantation, contact program manager David Comis.

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