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Solar Energy to Power Your Business

Many Pennsylvania businesses are turning to solar energy to reduce operating costs, lower their carbon footprint and promote resiliency and sustainability. On-site solar photovoltaics (PV) is a way to produce clean, renewable electricity generation for your business. Here are some resources to review when making the decision to power your business with solar:

Incentives  

State Programs and Available Financing

  • The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), managed by DEP, finances clean, advanced energy projects, including solar. For more information and to sign up for announcements regarding future financial assistance opportunities, please complete the PEDA Grant Announcement Mailing List form.
  • The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has funded solar projects in the past, and may again in the future. Check their website for more information and to sign up for monthly industry-specific newsletters.
  • Green Energy Loan Fund (GELF) has financing available for energy efficiency and energy conservation projects throughout the Commonwealth.
  • The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) through DEP offers funding for Solar Thermal Water Heaters.
  • Some electric utilities in PA offer solar energy incentives under their Energy Efficiency & Conservation programs authorized by Act 129.
  • Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a financial tool for property owners that offers low-cost, long-term financing for renewable energy projects in select counties.
  • The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission oversees a monetary credit program called the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS). More information can be found at this website to register solar systems. See the latest AEPS report here.

Federal Programs

Solar Technology Development