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  • In the case of a low-income family, we will offer a maximum grant of 35% of the entire project.
  • In the case of a low-income family, we will offer a maximum grant of 35% of the entire project.
  • In the case of a low-income family, we will offer a maximum grant of 35% of the entire project.

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  • Pennsylvania’s Solar Incentive Programs Thomas Bell Executive Director Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority Office of Energy and Technology Deployment
    • Pennsylvania’s Solar Incentive Programs:
      • Green Energy Works!
      • PEDA
      • PA Sunshine Program
    • Questions
  • Green Energy Works!
    • $7 Million Grant Program
    • Program Opens on October 5, 2009
    • All Applications Must be Submitted Before November 6, 2009
    • Uses American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funding
    • Funding for Purchase and Installation of PV Systems
  • Green Energy Works!
    • Projects Must be Shovel-Ready
    • Projects Must be Completed within 24 Months or Before April 30, 2012
    • Projects will Receive no Greater than $2.25/Watt
    • Minimum System Size is 500 kW
  • PEDA
    • Competitive Grant Program
    • Eligible Projects Include:
      • Solar, Wind, Low-Impact Hydro, Geothermal, Biogas, Biomass, Fuel Cells, Coal-Mine Methane, Waste Coal, IGCC, Demand Management
    • One Solicitation Annually
  • PEDA
    • Typical Solicitations:
      • Open Mid-April
      • Close Mid-June
      • Awards Announced Mid-October
    • Approximately $10 Million per Solicitation
    • All Projects Must Include a Research Component
    • All Projects Must Include Matching Funds as Evidenced Through Support Letters
  • PEDA
    • Projects are Scored Based On:
      • Technical/Financial Feasibility
      • Amount of Matching Funds
      • Job Creation/Economic Development
      • Applicant’s Demonstrated Need for Funding
      • Environmental Benefits
      • Relevance of Research Component
  • PA Sunshine Program
    • First-come-first-served $100,000,000 Rebate Program
    • Began Accepting Applications May 18, 2009
    • Eligible Applicants:
      • Pennsylvania Homeowners
      • Pennsylvania Small Businesses
    • Eligible Technologies:
      • Solar Electric Systems
      • Solar Hot Water Systems
  • PA Sunshine Program
    • Application Process:
      • Applicants Must Work with a Qualified Installer
      • Two-part Process
        • Reservation Application
        • Reimbursement Request
      • Qualified Installers Will Complete Applications
      • Rebates Will Be Paid Directly to the Consumer
  • Current PA Sunshine Program Installer Approval Process   Applications Received Applications Approved Applications in Process PV 339 276 25 Solar Hot Water 131 90 14
  • PA Sunshine Program
    • Solar Electric Rebates:
      • Calculated on $/Watt Basis
      • Residential Systems Capped at 10 kW
      • Small Business Systems Capped at 200 kW
      • Incentives Will Step Down After Installed Capacity Targets Achieved
  • Residential Solar Electric Rebates Levels
  • Small Business Solar Electric Rebates Levels Step # Megawatt in Step 3-10 kW Rebate Amount ($/Watt) 10-100 kW Rebate Amount ($/Watt) 100-200kW Rebate Amount ($/Watt) 1 5 2.25 2.00 1.75 2 5 1.75 1.50 1.25 3 5 1.25 1.00 0.75 4 5 0.75 0.50 0.25
  • PA Sunshine Program
    • Solar Hot Water Rebates:
      • Calculated as a Percentage of Total Installed Cost
      • Residential Rebates Capped at $2,000
      • Small Business Rebates Capped at $20,000
      • Incentives Will Step Down After Installed System Targets Achieved
  • Residential and Small Business Solar Hot Water Incentive Levels
  • Current PA Sunshine Program Status   Applications Under Review Projects Approved for Construction Projects Completed Projects Awaiting Payment Total Residential PV, # of Applications 26 375 78 27 506 Residential PV (kW) 156 2,288 448 198 3,090 Residential Solar Hot Water, # of Applications 8 39 21 5 73 Small Business PV, # of Applications 2 62 9 1 74 Small Business PV (kW) 74 2,819 198 12 3,103 Small Business Solar Hot Water, # of Applications 1 5 1 1 8
  • Additional Information for Programs
    • Green Energy Works!: www.recovery.pa.gov
      • Select: Energy Independence
    • PEDA: www.depweb.state.pa.us
      • Keyword: PEDA
    • PA Sunshine Program: www.depweb.state.pa.us/pasunshine
  • Questions? Thomas Bell [email_address] 717-772-5942