14.26.04.07

.07 Eligible Clean Energy Conversion Systems.

A. To be eligible for a Clean Energy Grant, a clean energy conversion system must:

(1) Be installed in a standalone project that has not previously received a Clean Energy Grant;

(2) Meet a minimum size of 1 kW(e);

(3) Meet all applicable safety and technical standards; and

(4) Where required, be approved or certified by a recognized national testing laboratory.

B. The following clean energy conversion systems are ineligible for a Clean Energy Grant:

(1) A clean energy conversion system not in compliance with State and Federal laws and local laws and ordinances;

(2) A clean energy conversion system installed by an installation contractor that is not:

(a) In good standing with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation; and

(b) Incorporated or registered to do business in the State;

(3) A solar photovoltaic system:

(a) Installed on a residential property but leased or otherwise not owned by the owner or occupant of the residential property;

(b) Installed on or after July 1, 2014, by an installation contractor that does not maintain at least one staff member with a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners installation certification; or

(c) Installed by an installation contractor with at least 50 employees that does not maintain at least one staff member with a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners installation certification for every 25 non-administrative employees, except if the installation contractor has been incorporated or registered to do business in Maryland for less than 12 months prior to the submission of an application for a grant; and

(4) A solar photovoltaic or thermal system that does not meet applicable national safety or performance standards for the type of equipment described in the standards of a nationally recognized testing laboratory.