The Maryland Energy Administration has a Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with Electric Vehicle Charger Grant Program that awarded grants to eleven recipients in 2014. One of those projects is at the parking garage at the McHenry Row shopping complex in Baltimore.
The MEA program will fund of up to $400,000 per project. To be eligible for the grant, plans must include at least 125 kW of solar PV panels mounted to a canopy structure over a parking lot and each location must have at least one Level 2 electric vehicle charging station powered by the solar PV system.
This parking garage is adjacent to a Harris Teeter store and already had two GE charging stations on the ground floor near the entrance to the grocery store as well as some SemaConnect stations on the second level.
The solar panels have been installed on the top floor of the garage and a single ChargePoint EV charging station is installed on the ground floor at the NE corner.
A ChargePoint card is needed to release the holster but there is no fee to use the ChargePoint station.
View map of the 2014 Maryland Parking Lot PV EV Grant Program Locations
The following eleven projects were awarded grants in 2014:
- FSK Land Corp., a parking garage on Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.
- Mt. Washington Campus South Business Trust, a parking garage on Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington campus.
- CPC Residential LLC, a parking garage at the McHenry Row shopping complex.
- Verizon Maryland LLC of Silver Spring, data center and administrative building.
- Federal Realty Investment Trust, a parking garage at the Pike & Rose development.
- Melwood Horticultural Training Center of Upper Marlboro.
- Lifetime Fitness of Columbia.
- Howard County Office of Sustainability in Ellicott City, Public Information Office.
- Maryland Environmental Service of Millersville, an employee and guest parking lot.
- County Commissioners of Queen Anne’s County in Centerville, employee parking lot.
- Volvo Powertrain North America of Hagerstown, manufacturing facility.