The Maryland Energy Administration has announced the opening of fiscal 2023 with its Public Facility Solar Grant Program. This program provides funding to state, county, and local government entities (including public universities, community colleges or public schools) to install rooftop solar arrays on existing government buildings or to install solar canopies over existing parking lots/parking garages owned or controlled by a government entity.

Funded through the Strategic Energy Investment Fund, the program encourages solar development on public buildings to reduce the production of greenhouse gasses and to lower long term government energy costs.

The program provides funding assistance for small solar projects (under 50 kW) directly owned by the government entity, as well as assistance for larger projects funded through a power purchase agreement with a third party. This is the third year of the program initiated by Gov. Larry Hogan to invest at least $4,000,000 in solar arrays on existing public buildings.

To learn more about the programs and grants MEA offers, visit To apply for the program or for more information, contact Program Manager David Comis at 410-537-4064 and [email protected]