Q: Can I work with any contractor? Where do I select a contractor from?

A: Homeowners definitely have the power to choose their energy efficiency contractor! In the best interest of County residents, in order to analyze your home and provide recommended energy efficiency improvements, there is a vetted and pre-approved list or network of certified contractors who have agreed to the program terms and conditions. The first step in participating in both EmPOWER Maryland and the Clean Energy Grant is to select a contractor from the list to perform your energy audit. Currently there are 30+ included on the list. Local economic development is encouraged by selecting contractors from your local community.


This list can be found here: https://homeenergysavings.pepco.com/home-performance-with-energy-star-program/overview/participating-contractors.

“OCS Sustainable Energy does not endorse, sponsor, or otherwise make any representation or warranty with respect to any contractor or the work, materials, or services provided by any contractor.”

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1. Q: What are the requirements to receive a clean energy grant?
2. Q: How do I know if I live within am ERZ area?
3. Q: Is this program income dependent?
4. Q: What are the steps to applying for the Clean Energy Grant?
5. Q: Can I work with any contractor? Where do I select a contractor from?
6. Q: What are some typical [energy] improvements can the selected contractor perform as a part of the energy efficiency grant?
7. Q: Can the grant cover the cost of health and safety measures that are caught in the energy audit
8. Q: What’s the difference between a Quick Home Energy Check-Up (QHEC) and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) Program?
9. Q: Does it cost to be a recipient of the grant? Do I ever have to pay it back?
10. Q: What if I don’t live within a ERZ community? What if I don’t have Pepco, can I still take advantage of energy incentives?
11. Q: Who can receive the maximum amount of $10,000 for the rooftop solar system?
12. Q: Does the solar system have to go specifically on top of the roof?
13. Q: Can I select any contractor to install my rooftop solar system?
14. Q: Is there a solar system size minimum or maximum to be considered to receive solar grant funds?
15. Q: What other incentives are available for installing solar systems in Prince George’s County?
16. Q: Is the solar grant reimbursement of upfront cost(s) or is the grant paid before the panels are installed?
17. Q: Is a condominium eligible to participate in EmPOWER Maryland Programs? What about the Clean Energy Grant?