Pennsylvania Solar Incentives

Pennsylvania Solar Incentives, Tax Credits, and Rebates

There are several incentives in Pennsylvania that make investing in solar and renewable energy cost-effective.

Pennsylvania Incentive Database

Name State Category Type
Net Metering PA Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Fuel Mix Disclosure PA Regulatory Policy Generation Disclosure
Public Benefits Programs PA Regulatory Policy Public Benefits Fund
Renewable Portfolio Standard PA Regulatory Policy Renewables Portfolio Standard
Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Fund (AFIG) PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard PA Regulatory Policy Renewables Portfolio Standard
Interconnection Standards PA Regulatory Policy Interconnection
Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) - Grants PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) - Loans and Loan Guarantees PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Pennsylvania Energy Harvest Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Loan Program (FirstEnergy Territory) PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Sustainable Development Fund Solar PV Grant Program (PECO Territory) PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
West Penn Power SEF Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) Loan Program (PPL Territory) PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Sustainable Development Fund Grant Program (PECO Territory) PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
SEF of Central Eastern Pennsylvania Grant Program (PP&L Territory) PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
West Penn Power SEF Commercial Loan Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
The Energy Cooperative - Solar Energy Buy-Back Program PA Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Pennsylvania - Green Power Purchasing PA Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Loans (FirstEnergy Territory) PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Grant Program (FirstEnergy Territory) PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Energy Efficiency Loan Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Small Business Advantage Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Account Loan Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
PPL Electric Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Building Energy Code PA Regulatory Policy Building Energy Code
Adams Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Loan Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
High Performance Green Schools Planning Grants PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Property Tax Assessment for Commercial Wind Farms PA Financial Incentive Property Tax Incentive
Montgomery County - Wind Power Purchasing PA Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
SEF of Central Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Lighting Retrofit (PPL Territory) PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Model Wind Ordinance for Local Governments PA Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
PPL Electric Utilities - LEED Certification Partnership Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Energy Management and Conservation in State Facilities PA Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Wind and Geothermal Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
PECO Energy (Gas) - Residential Heating Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Keystone HELP Energy Efficiency Loan & Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Solar Energy Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
High Performance Building Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PA Home Energy (West Penn Power) - Home Efficiency Incentives PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Wind and Geothermal Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Wind and Geothermal Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
High Performance Buildings Incentive Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Solar Energy Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Solar Energy Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Pennsylvania Alternative and Clean Energy Program (ACE) PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Alternative and Clean Energy Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Alternative and Clean Energy Program PA Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
PPL Electric Utilities - Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Energy Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PPL Electric Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PPL Electric Utilities - Appliance Recycling Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PPL Electric Utilities - Home Assessment Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duquesne Light Company - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duquesne Light Company - Residential Energy Efficiency Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
National Fuel - Residential Conservation Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Philadelphia - Green Power Purchasing PA Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
FirstEnergy (West Penn Power) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PPL Electric Utilities - Solar & Geothermal Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PPL Electric Utilities - Custom Energy Efficiency Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PECO Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PECO Energy (Electric) - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Pennsylvania - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
FirstEnergy (West Penn Power) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Solar Alternative Energy Credits PA Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
FirstEnergy (Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
FirstEnergy (MetEdison, Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn Power) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duquesne Light Company - Residential Solar Water Heating Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Pennsylvania Green Energy Loan Fund PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Requirements for Utilities PA Regulatory Policy Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Keystone HELP - EnergyWorks Efficiency Loan Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
Allegheny Power - Government, School and Non-Profit Efficiency Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Philadelphia - Energy Standards for Public Buildings PA Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
City of Philadelphia - Streamlined Solar Permitting and Fee Reduction PA Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Philadelphia Gas Works - Residential and Small Business Equipment Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
First Energy (MetEdison, Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn Power) - Residential Solar Water Heating Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Philadelphia Gas Works - Commercial and Industrial Equipment Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
First Energy (Penelec, Met-Ed) - New Home Builder Incentive Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
FirstEnergy (West Penn Power) - Residential Solar Water Heating Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Philadelphia Gas Works - Commercial and Industrial Equipment Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Philadelphia Gas Works - Residential Incentives Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Philadelphia Gas Works - Home Rebates Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
West Penn Power SEF Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Solar Alternative Energy Credits PA Financial Incentive Solar Renewable Energy Credit Program
Philadelphia Gas Works- Commercial and Industrial Efficient Building Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Renewable Energy Program PA Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
PECO Energy (Gas)- Commercial Heating Efficiency Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Solar Energy Loan Program PA Financial Incentive Loan Program
City of Philadelphia - Solar Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG) PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Truck and Bus Fleet Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Clean Diesel Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Electric Cargo Handling Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
DC Fast Charging and Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program PA Financial Incentive Grant Program
Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Onroad Rebate Program for Trucks and Buses PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duquesne Light Company - PEV Bill Credit Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PECO - EV Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PPL Electric Utilities - Business Incentive Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PECO - Commercial Charger Rebate Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Cooking in Healthy Electrified Commercial Kitchens (CHECK) Program PA Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Tax-Exempt Financing for Green Buildings, Renewable Energy & Brownfield Redevelopment US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Conservation Security Program (CSP) Production Incentive US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Personal) US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Exemption
Federal Excise Tax Exemption for Gasohol US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) US Financial Incentive Corporate Depreciation
2003 Climate Change Fuel Cell Buy-Down Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
HUD Energy Efficient Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy Star Financing and Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA Rural Housing Service Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Deductions for Clean-Fuel Vehicles and Refueling Property US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Deduction
Deductions for Clean-Fuel Vehicles and Refueling Property US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Deduction
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alcohol Fuel Credit US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Small Business Administration Loan Programs US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy-Efficient Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs - Funding Opportunities US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Green Power Purchasing Goal for Federal Government US Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
Value-Added Producer Grant Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Deduction
Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Energy-Efficient Appliance Manufacturing Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Veterans Housing Guaranteed and Insured Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy and Emissions Goals and Standards for Federal Government US Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Federal Appliance Standards US Regulatory Policy Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Energy Goals and Standards for Federal Agencies US Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan Guarantees US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Interconnection Standards for Small Generators US Regulatory Policy Interconnection
U.S. Department of Energy - Loan Guarantee Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualifying Advanced Energy Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
U.S. Department of Treasury - Renewable Energy Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - High Energy Cost Grant Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Title I Property Improvement Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (EA/REDA) Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Fannie Mae Green Financing – Loan Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Personal) US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Previously-Owned Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.