Maryland invests in "game changer" clean technologies

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The Maryland Energy Administration's has announced the winners of its Game Changer Competitive Grant Program, which provides cost-sharing grants for innovative clean energy generation technologies in Maryland.

The winning recipients created either a new technology or a new methodology that extends beyond existing renewable energy generation and were evaluated on the merits of their energy production, cost-effectiveness, market potential, project viability, cost share, project performance measurement and verification methodology and project visibility.

The winning projects include a solar energy microgrid, a community-scale wind project, a biomass boiler project, solar water heaters, and solar powered energy storage/EV charging stations.

"MEA strongly believes that investing in Game Changer technologies and analyzing their performance in our state is a smart investment that will yield very positive returns to Maryland families and businesses," said Abigail Ross Hopper, Acting Director of the Maryland Energy Administration. "These highly leveraged projects will help jump start innovative and commercially available technologies for the future and economic benefits for communities."

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