City of Philadelphia - Solar Rebate Program

June 19, 2023


Note: The Philadelphia Solar Rebate Program is currently closed due to budget cuts related to COVID-19. You can still submit an application, which will place you on a waiting list. If funding is restored, applications will be processed in the order they were received.

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.

Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney established the rebate in 2019 to take action on climate change and drive local economic development.

Rebate amounts

The rebate is based on the DC system size of the solar project. It amounts to:

  • $0.20 per watt for residential projects.
  • $0.10 per watt for commercial projects.

Solar Rebates are capped at $100,000 per project. 10% of the Rebate funds will be reserved for low- and moderate-income households.

Project types

Projects will be considered residential if they are installed on a building that is legally used as a single-family residence or a multi-family residential structure of no more than three units. Projects installed on any other property will be considered commercial.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: City of Philadelphia
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Residential: $0.20 per watt of solar installed
Commercial: $0.10 per watt of solar installed
Maximum Incentive: $100,000


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 0.20 $/W, The incentive is 0.10 $/W


Name: Philadelphia City Council Bill No. 190378
Date Enacted: 08/14/2019
Effective Date: 08/14/2019
Expiration Date: 12/31/2024


Name: Philadelphia Energy Authority
Address: City Hall, Room 566
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 686-4483

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.