HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have reminded residents and small businesses of the nearly $3 million in rebates remaining before the agency’s Sunshine Solar Program ends Dec. 31 or when funds are exhausted.
“Last January, Gov. Corbett brought back the Sunshine Solar Program, and since then, the state has invested $4.5 million into the local economy in the form of solar rebates,” DEP Acting Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. “We encourage Pennsylvania’s residents and small business owners to take advantage of this funding before the program expires.”
The $3 million in remaining funds will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Homeowners are eligible for rebates of up to$7,500 for solar electric projects, with small business receiving up to $52,500. Solar hot water projects can net residents a maximum of $5,000, with $50,000 to small commercial businesses.
Those wishing to apply must select and work with a DEP-approved installer. The installer applies for the rebate on behalf of the homeowner or business once the project is completed. A list of approved installers is available on DEP’s Web site, www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Sunshine.
The balance of remaining funds will be updated weekly on the Sunshine Solar webpage.
The Sunshine Solar Program is supported by funding from the Commonwealth Finance Authority.