GREAT NEWS: On July 9, 2008, Governor Rendell signed into law the Alternative Energy Investment Act which, among other things, will provide $100 million in grants for solar photovoltaic systems and solar water heating systems for homes and small businesses. The legislation also provides $80 million of support for larger solar installations and solar companies. The residential and small business program will be managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which is now working to design the new program. The large solar installation and solar business program will be administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which is also working on the program design.
The PA DEP has created a webpage for interested people to enter their email addresses for receiving email updates about the status of these new programs. Please visit http://www.ahs2.dep.state.pa.us/aeifsignup/ to sign up for these program updates.
SDF’s Solar PV Grant Program has fully committed the program budget and is no longer accepting new applications. For solar funding inquiries, please visit www.depweb.state.pa.us/pasunshine.
However, people interested in solar PV may find some of the program documents useful, so they remain on the SDF website: