yep, Philadelphia has a 1 billion dollar 10 year energy campaign. Lets it do things like SolarizePhilly making Philadelphia the fourth fastest growing solar market in the nation.
Philadelphia, April 23, 2019 – Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District), and the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) on Tuesday announced the reopening of Solarize Philly registration in 2019.
“Cutting local carbon emissions, creating jobs, and reducing energy costs shows that going solar is a win-win for Philadelphia,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “The 30-percent federal Investment Tax Credit is in place only through the end of this year, so if you own a home or business in Philadelphia, now is the time to go solar through Solarize Philly.”
Joining City leaders for the announcement were representatives of PECO, new pre-approved Solarize Philly installers, solar trainees, and homeowners who have already participated in the largest single solar initiative in the country.
Rooftop solar lets homeowners take control of utility costs by powering their home with solar energy. Solarize Philly participants benefit from group discounts and consumer protections. On Tuesday, PEA reopened Solarize Philly for 2019, so that anyone who owns property in Philadelphia can have another chance to sign up to receive a free solar assessment of their home. PEA is accepting sign-ups now through September 30th at solarizephilly.org.
Philadelphia has been in the national spotlight for solar growth since PEA launched Solarize Philly in 2017. This program has helped position Philadelphia as the fourth fastest-growing solar market. To date, 363 homeowners have signed solar contracts at a discount through Solarize Philly and more than 4,200 households have signed up for a free solar assessment. Fifty-two jobs have been created with the three participating installers, spurring the Commonwealth to list solar installer as a High Priority Occupation for Philadelphia County.