PENNSYLVANIA IS SWITCHING TO SOLAR!
If you're a home owner in Pennsylvania, there is no better time to switch to solar energy! You have one of the best incentive programs in the US that allows home owners to receive 'Renewable Energy Credits' when they generate power for their own home. Speak with one of our solar consultants today to learn exactly how we can benefit your home!
Pennsylvania offers home and business owners as well as non-profits and government properties incentives and rebates for installing alternative energy, including photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind turbines and geothermal systems. In 2008, the state fueled its renewable energy program when Gov. Ed Rendell signed a law creating the commonwealth’s $650 million Alternative Energy Investment Fund.
A fair amount of that money directly benefits homeowners and small businesses through the Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Program, which provides rebates to help subsidize the cost of installing PV arrays and solar thermal systems. What’s great about the programs is that they’re not mutually exclusive, so if you get a state grant or low-interest-rate loan to help you renovate your building for energy efficiency, you can still qualify for the solar rebate program. All state incentives are offered on a first-come-first serve basis, and the programs are incredibly popular. Some funding is drying up years in advance of expectations.
Incentives are offered at the state and local level and by individual utility companies. Under different legislation, utilities in Pennsylvania are required to purchase power produced by independent solar and other renewable energy providers. The state also renewed its residential and business solar tax credit programs through Dec. 31, 2016. The program allows a 30 percent investment tax credit for each installed system.
Pennsylvania benefits from being centrally located in what is a hotbed of solar activity. Neighboring New Jersey, Maryland, and New York are currently three states in the top 10 for solar activity in the US.