Contracted solar capacity
Invested in Philly’s clean energy economy
Direct jobs created
At the end of the 4th Phase PEA has seen over 6,000 household sign-ups with interest in the program. Homeowners who sign up for Solarize Philly receive a free solar project proposal. Proposals are designed based on homeowner’s’ electricity consumption and roof space with the intention of maximizing energy savings. PEA negotiated below-market prices by obtaining group discounts from installers and equipment distributors. PEA ensures that the selected installers are reputable, contracts are standardized with key consumer protections, and the equipment is high quality with appropriate warranties.
Solar Savings Grant Program
Part of PEA’s core mission includes making clean energy and energy efficiency technologies more accessible and affordable to all citizens of Philadelphia. PEA’s Solar Savings Grant Program supports low- and moderate-income households to participate in Solarize Philly. PEA provides a grant for a portion of the project cost and participants can finance the remainder of the cost and start saving from Year 1. To qualify for the Grant Program, your total household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, you must have paid your PECO bill on time and in full for the past 12 months, and you must own and occupy the property where the solar PV system will be installed.
Philadelphia Solar Rebate
The Philadelphia Solar Rebate is an incentive program that encourages property owners to install solar photovoltaic systems in Philadelphia. This one-time incentive payment will be issued by the City after the solar project has been installed and has received Permission to Operate from PECO. The rebate is based on the DC system size of the solar project. Rebate offers savings of $0.20 per watt for residential projects and $0.10 per watt for commercial projects.
Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney established the rebate in 2019 to take action on climate change and drive local economic development. For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit:Learn More