Energy Conservation Rebates for Farms

July 25, 2011


Maryland offers rebates for the purchase and installation of certain types of energy efficient equipment to in-state agricultural producers. Eligible equipment ranges from common measures like lighting, HVAC and motors, to agricultural equipment and custom energy savings improvements. Rebates are calculated according to the amount of energy an improvement is expected to save, set at $0.06 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for lighting upgrades, $0.08 per kWh for other electricity saving measures, and $1.50 per gallon of propane. Rebates are limited to 50% of the total installed cost of any new equipment.

In addition to rebates for equipment, the program also offers farm energy audits to Maryland agricultural producers. Energy audits are priced at $300, but the money will be refunded if the applicant implements one or more of the recommendations contained in the audit report. An energy audit is not required in order to qualify for the rebates, although an audit may help the farmer identify cost-effective opportunities for energy savings.

The program will last until the final application deadline of April 1, 2012, or until funding is exhausted. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis subject to funding limitations. The program website contains further information about eligible technologies, applications, and other program rules.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: EnSave, Inc.
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Building Insulation
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Lighting: $0.06 per kWh
Other Electric Savings: $0.08 per kWh
Propane: $1.50 per gallon saved
Maximum Incentive: 50% of project cost
Equipment Requirements: Vary by technology


Name: Corey Conant
Address: 65 Millet Street, Suite 105
Richmond VT 05477
Phone: (800) 732-1399

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.