Monday, January 28th 2013

From the Penn Future Energy Center:

“Funding has been restored to Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Solar Rebate Program to the tune of $7.25 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Starting next week, all completed solar installation projects can apply for rebates ranging from $7,500 for a residential system (maximum 10 KW) to $52,500 for a small commercial system (maximum 100 KW). Solar thermal rebates are also available.

DEP has also made changes to the program guidelines. In this latest phase of the program, a streamlined one-step application procedure will lead to review and approval by the Sunshine Staff on a first-come, first-served basis. However, DEP notes that processing the existing backlog of rebates on the reserve list will take several weeks to complete.

Existing applications in the system that were approved for construction must be completed by June 1, 2013; applications submitted after that date will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will close after this final round of funding expires, or by December 31, 2013, whichever comes first. 

DEP is hosting a Sunshine Solar Program webinar on Tuesday, February 12 from 2-3 p.m. To outline program changes and answer any related questions.”


Click here to register for the webinar.