Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Rebate Program

Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Rebate Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program
Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural
Incentive Amount  Residential PV: $0.75/W DC
Commercial PV: $0.50 – $0.75/W DC (varies by system size)
Residential Battery Backup (1-10 kW only): $0.35/amp-hour
Solar Thermal: 35% of installed cost
Low-income (PV and solar thermal): 35% of installed cost
Maximum Incentive Residential PV: lesser of $7,500 or 35% of installed costs
Commercial PV: lesser of $52,500 or 35% of installed costs
Residential Battery Backup (1-10 kW only): $140/kW (maximum of 400 amp-hours/kW)
Solar Thermal: $5,000 for residential, $50,000 for commercial
Eligible System Size(s) Residential PV: 1 kW minimum (10 kW maximum for battery back-up)
Commercial PV: 3 kW minimum
Equipment Standards Equipment must be new; PV equipment must be listed as eligible under the California Solar Initiative (CSI); Utility grade meter (new or refurbished) required for PV systems; SRCC OG-100 certification required for solar thermal collectors
Installation Standards Work must be performed by a program-approved installer; PV systems must generally be grid-connected (exceptions on a case-by-case basis); Shade and system performance analysis must indicate system output at least 80% of optimum; Newly constructed homes must be Energy Star certified
Start Date  05/18/2009 (date of program opening);
09/01/2010 (battery back addition)

More Information Contact:

Public Information – PA Sunshine
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Energy and Technology Deployment
PO Box 8772
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772
Phone: (717) 783-8411
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/energy

 

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