14.26.04.10

.10 Grant Application Process.

A. For Residential Clean Energy Grant application:

(1) The Administration shall publish an application that sets forth an application process determined appropriate by the Administration;

(2) Each application package shall contain supporting documentation including, but not limited to:

(a) For Maryland residents applying for grants, proof of Maryland residency in the form of a State-issued driver’s license or other form of proof deemed appropriate by the Administration;

(b) A description of the type of clean energy conversion system installed or being installed;

(c) A copy of the final sales invoice from the installing contractor, developer, or lessor indicating that the clean energy conversion system has been paid in full, otherwise known as a “zero balance invoice”;

(d) Copies of all issued inspection documents, permit documents, or both, as provided by State, federal, and local authorities having jurisdiction; and

(e) A photograph of the installed clean energy conversion system;

(3) If a solar electric or solar thermal system is roof-mounted, the photograph must clearly demonstrate where on the roof the system has been installed; and

(4) A geothermal heating and cooling system photograph must include the ground-source heat pump and area where the wells are located.

B. For a Commercial Clean Energy Grant application:

(1) The Administration shall publish an application that sets forth an application process determined appropriate by the Administration;

(2) The Administration may include in the application a requirement that an applicant provide information specified in §A of this regulation; and

(3) The Administration may include in the application a requirement for an applicant to provide a copy of a product specification sheet, a copy of the final sales invoice, including the actual installed price paid and an itemized list of:

(a) Components;

(b) Labor;

(c) Permit fees;

(d) Method of payment;

(e) The system warranty agreement;

(f) A copy of verification of completion of installation signed by the applicant and installation contractor; and

(g) A statement that the applicant and the installation contractor have complied with all State laws and local ordinances, and other legally binding requirements.

C. The Administration may bifurcate an application process as necessary into more than one step.