Solar Grants for Farms in Maryland

solar grants for farms in maryland

In a landscape where sustainable practices are increasingly imperative, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) emerges as a beacon of opportunity. This initiative offers a comprehensive support system, combining guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to facilitate the adoption of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency enhancements among agricultural producers and rural small businesses.

A Spectrum of Financial Assistance


At the heart of this program lies a diverse array of financial resources aimed at catalyzing solar integration:

  • Loan Guarantees: With loan guarantees covering up to 75% of total eligible project costs, participants gain access to favorable financing terms, facilitating the implementation of solar installations and energy efficiency upgrades.

 

  • Grants: The program extends grants encompassing up to 50% of total eligible project costs, significantly alleviating the financial burden associated with transitioning towards solar energy or implementing energy-efficient practices.

 

  • Combined Funding: For ambitious projects integrating both renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements, combined grant and loan guarantee funding is available, covering up to 75% of total eligible project costs.

Eligibility and Inclusivity


Open to agricultural producers and rural small businesses in Maryland, this program embraces inclusivity while fostering sustainable energy practices. Entities deriving at least 50% of their gross income from agricultural operations are eligible to apply, ensuring broad participation within the agricultural community.

Partnering for Progress: The Role of Energy Select

At Energy Select, we have a strong history of working with farms across Maryland. We've completed several solar farm projects, including Serenity Farms and over fifteen Southern and Western Maryland residential farms. These projects showcase our expertise and commitment to bringing solar energy to agricultural settings. With our experience and dedication, we're here to help farms and rural businesses transition to solar power smoothly and effectively.

We recognize the transformative potential of solar energy in enhancing sustainability and driving economic prosperity for Maryland farms and rural businesses. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive support, from initial consultation to system installation, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance of solar solutions.

If you want assistance applying for REAP funding for your solar project, fill out this form here!