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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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    • 1. Pennsylvania’s Solar Incentive Programs Thomas Bell Executive Director Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority Office of Energy and Technology Deployment
    • 2.
      • Pennsylvania’s Solar Incentive Programs:
        • Green Energy Works!
        • PEDA
        • PA Sunshine Program
      • Questions
    • 3. 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
    • 4. 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
    • 5. 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
    • 6. 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
    • 7. 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
    • 8. 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
    • 9. 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
    • 10. Current PA Sunshine Program Installer Approval Process   Applications Received Applications Approved Applications in Process PV 339 276 25 Solar Hot Water 131 90 14
    • 11. PA Sunshine Program
      • Solar Electric Rebates:
        • Calculated on $/Watt Basis
        • Residential Systems Capped at 10 kW
        • Small Business Systems Capped at 200 kW
        • Incentives Will Step Down After Installed Capacity Targets Achieved
    • 12. Residential Solar Electric Rebates Levels
    • 13. Small Business Solar Electric Rebates Levels Step # Megawatt in Step 3-10 kW Rebate Amount ($/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
    • 14. 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
    • 15. Residential and Small Business Solar Hot Water Incentive Levels
    • 16. 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
    • 17. 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
    • 18. Questions? Thomas Bell [email_address] 717-772-5942