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 Maryland Residential Tax Incentives

 

 

Federal Tax Incentives

 


 

 

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Other Solar Electric Technologies

 

Applicable Sectors:  Residential

 

Amount: 30% of the installed cost.

 

 Maximum Incentive: Solar-electric systems placed in service before 1/1/2009: $2,000
Solar-electric systems placed in service after 12/31/2008: no maximum
Solar water heaters placed in service before 1/1/2009: $2,000
Solar water heaters placed in service after 12/31/2008: no maximum
Wind turbines placed in service in 2008: $4,000
Wind turbines placed in service after 12/31/2008: no maximum
Geothermal heat pumps placed in service in 2008: $2,000
Geothermal heat pumps placed in service after 12/31/2008: no maximum
Fuel cells: $500 per 0.5 kW
 


 

 

 State Wide Incentives - Maryland

 


 

Maryland Solar Energy Grant Program

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics (Solar)

 

Applicable Sectors:  Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government 

 

Amount: Solar PV: $0.35 - $1.25/W,  Solar Water Heating: 30% of the installed cost

 

 Maximum Incentive:  Solar PV: $10,000,  Solar Water Heating: $2,000

 

Additional Details:  The Maryland Energy Administration has issued a notice stating that effective June 2, 2010, rebates have been revised to the following levels: $1.25/watt for the first 2 kilowatts (kW), $0.50 per watt for the next 8 kW (2 - 10 kW), and $0.35/watt for the next 10 kW (10 - 20 kW).

 


 

Wind Swept Grant Program

 

Eligible Renewable:  Wind

 

Applicable Sectors:  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional

 

Amount: First 5 kW: $2,800 per kW, Capacity above 5 kW: $2,100 per kW 

 

 Maximum Incentive:  Lesser of $20,000 or 50% of net installation cost after other incentives


 

Property Tax Exemption for Solar and Wind Energy Systems

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind

 

Applicable Sectors:  Commercial, Industrial, Residential

 

Amount: 100% property tax exemption for solar and wind energy property

 


 

 County Specific Incentives - Maryland

 


Anne Arundel County - Solar Energy Equipment Property Tax Credit

 

Incentive Type:  Property Tax Incentive

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics (Solar)

 

Applicable Sectors:  Residential

 

Amount:  50% of the cost of materials and installation less any federal and state grants and state solar energy tax credits

 

Maximum Incentive:  $2,500

 

 


 Harford County - Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices

 

Incentive Type:  Property Tax Incentive

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use

 

Applicable Sectors:  Commercial, Industrial, Residential

 

Amount:  100% of total real property taxes for one year

 

Maximum Incentive:  $2,500

 

 


 Howard County - High Performance Building Property Tax Credit

 

Incentive Type:  Property Tax Incentive

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps

 

Applicable Sectors:  Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential

 

Amount:  50% of eligible costs ($5,000)

 

Maximum Incentive:  $5,000 for an solar electric or heating system; $1,500 for a hot water supply system. Credit may not exceed resident's property tax liability; excess credit may be carried forward for 2 years.

 

 


 Montgomery County - Residential Energy Conservation Property Tax Credits

 

Incentive Type:  Property Tax Incentive

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps

 

Applicable Sectors:  Residential

 

Amount:  Solar and Geothermal Devices: 50% of eligible costs

 

Maximum Incentive:  Space Heating and Electricity Generation: (Solar and Geothermal): $5,000,  Water Heating (Solar and Geothermal): $1,500

  


 

Prince George's County - Solar and Geothermal Residential Property Tax Credit

 

Incentive Type:  Property Tax Incentive

 

Eligible Renewable:  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps 

Applicable Sectors:  Residential

 

Amount:  50% of eligible costs 

 

Maximum Incentive:  Space Heating: $5,000, Water Heating: $1,500,  Solar Electric (PV): Not specified


Additional information can be located at http://www.dsireusa.org

 

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