Net Metering

NOTE: On February 2016, the PA Public Service Commission (PUC) issued a final rulemaking order amending net metering regulations to provide clarity and to comply with the statutes. Changes include…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Public Benefits Programs

Although Pennsylvania’s December 1996 electricity restructuring law did not establish a clean-energy fund, four renewable and sustainable-energy funding programs were subsequently created through…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Interconnection Standards

NOTE: On February 2016, the PA Public Service Commission (PUC) issued a final rulemaking order amending interconnection regulation to reflect the increase in limits on customer generation capacity,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory)

The SDF provides financial assistance to eligible projects in the form of commercial loans, subordinated debt, royalty financing, and equity financing. The Sustainable Development Fund provides…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Loan Program (FirstEnergy Territory)

The fund is designed to promote:

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Grants (FirstEnergy Territory)

Examples of projects funded in the past are available on the program web site, along with details of the grant guidelines.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) Loan Program (PPL Territory)

The Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) promotes and invests in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and energy education initiatives in the state of Pennsylvania.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

West Penn Power SEF Commercial Loan Program

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) promotes the use of renewable energy and clean energy among commercial, industrial, institutional and residential customers in the West Penn m…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Loans (FirstEnergy Territory)

The fund is designed to promote:

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Grant Program (FirstEnergy Territory)

Examples of projects funded in the past are available on the program web site, along with details of the grant guidelines.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

High Performance Building Incentives Program

The program will offer support for green buildings in the form of loans, grants and loan guarantees (i.e., grants to be used in the event of a financing default). In order to be eligible for…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

High Performance Buildings Incentive Program

The program will offer support for green buildings in the form of loans, grants and loan guarantees (i.e., grants to be used in the event of a financing default). In order to be eligible for…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

City of Philadelphia- Streamlined Solar Permitting and Fee Reduction

Photovoltaic systems of 10 kW or less installed on 1- or 2-family residential units are eligible for streamlined permitting and a fee reduction. PV projects can use a combined electrical and building permit instead of filling out two separate permits if the project meets certain installation and electrical requirements (as outlined on the combined permit form). In addition, electrical and building permit fees for all PV projects are reduced to $25 per $1,000 labor – lowered from the standard $25 per $1,000 of labor and equipment costs. This treatment was established by separate bills…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Solar Alternative Energy Credits

Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS), created by S.B. 1030 on November 30, 2004, requires each electric distribution company (EDC) and electric generation supplier (EGS) to…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy