Welcome to the Maryland directory of residential solar installers and commercial solar installers. Here you'll find information on solar installers, solar consultants and other professionals that specialize in solar panel installation, solar heat installation, solar pool heating, solar water heating and other solar products for home and business. Learn about solar PV technology. Find a vendor. Get a quote. And review information on Maryland rebates, tax breaks and other incentives for solar power. Whatever your needs, Getsolar strives to provide access to good information and good solar professionals.
Looking for mid-Atlantic solar power pros? The directory above provides easy access to renewable energy experts across Maryland. In addition to solar panel installers and solar thermal (hot water) installers, you'll also find professionals offering home energy audits, energy efficiency consultation and green contracting services. Here are a few things you should know about getting solar in Maryland.
A number of state-sponsored incentives help reduce the costs associated with installing a solar energy system. A production-based tax credit is available to individuals and companies. In simple terms, for each kilowatt-hour produced by your solar photovoltaic (PV) panel system, the state will grant you a tax credit of $0.0085 (0.85 cents) each year, for five years. Thus, unlike most states that offer tax credits -- which are usually a one-time affair -- Maryland spreads out the credit and ties it to system production. Hence the name, "production-based" tax credit. Details aside, the credit provides some help to those interested in installing a solar energy system. There is also a more straight-forward -- and more helpful -- option available through the Maryland solar energy grant program. As of mid-2009, funding had been exhausted. Check in with the Maryland Energy Administration for the latest details and updates. Finally, don't forget about the 30-percent federal renewable energy tax credit**, available to both individuals and companies.
**Note: for commercial solar power systems installed in 2009 and 2010, companies can opt instead to receive a solar energy grant equal to the 30-percent tax credit.
If you'd like to move forward with your solar project in Maryland, fill out our solar energy information form. It's free and takes only a few minutes to complete. After learning about your monthly energy needs, we'll work with our MD solar installation to get you quality service and a great price. It's free and easy, so what are you waiting for? Be the next person to get solar in Maryland!