Are you are homeowner in Pennsylvania? Have you heard of the Sunshine Solar program? Before we go into details about the program, did you know that in June, Pennsylvania receives just as much solar radiation as South Florida.
So if you think Pennsylvania is not suited to solar then think again. In fact, state law makers want to make Pennsylvania a solar state and have put a lot of money on the table to drive the adoption of solar power. To be specific, the money, $100 million, comes from the Clean Energy Funding Bill and is distributed (in the the form of rebates) to home and business owners who choose to go solar. The rebates can be as much as 35% of the installed cost of a home solar power system and that is on top of the 30% federal tax credit. In addition to these rebates, residents can take advantage of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, Solar Alternative Energy Credits (SAECs) Program. This program is very similar to the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) offered in New Jersey and are another way to reduce the cost of a home solar power system. For an easy to understand explanation of how these programs work read this article.
In fact, combining the rebates and SAEC payments can result in a net positive cash flow (your electricity bills are lower after installing solar) even to the point that you could eliminate your electricity bill and make money on top of that. You can find out how this is possible on the Pennsylvania Solar Rebates, Incentives, and Tax Credits page. If this sounds appealing, you can find out how much you could save or make on a home solar power system by filling out our free estimate form. Once you hit submit we will put you in touch with up to three qualified Pennsylvania solar installers who will answer any questions you have and provide you will tailored quotes.