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Pennsylvania Energy Incentives Primer*

*Outlined local incentives are focused on programs that serve PECO territories (includes Philadelphia).

Main Source: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index.cfm?getRE=1?re=undefined&ee=1&spv=0&st=0&srp =1&state=PA

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Contents

PA Residential Incentives--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 EnergyWorks--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 PA Sunshine Solar Program--------------------------------------------------------------------------------4 Streamlined Solar Permitting and Fee Reduction----------------------------------------------------5 Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (PECO) --------------------------------------------6 PA Commercial Incentives-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 EnergyWorks--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) ----------------------------------8 Renewable Energy Program: Geothermal and Wind Projects------------------------------------9 Alternative and Clean Energy Program---------------------------------------------------------------10 Property Tax Assessment for Commercial Wind Farms-------------------------------------------11 Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program-----------------------------------------------12 PECO- Heating Efficiency Rebate Program-----------------------------------------------------------13 PECO- Non-residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program---------------------------------------14

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PA Residential Incentives
EnergyWorks
http://energyworksnow.com/homeowners/

What’s Eligible?
Whole house and targeted energy improvements.

Loans
Whole house energy improvements 1. Improvement cost of $1,000 - $15,000 a. Unsecured loan b. Fixed rates as low as 0.99% c. Up to 10 year term 2. Improvement cost of $5,000 - $35,000 a. Secured loan b. Fixed rates from 3.875% - 6.875% c. Terms of 10, 15, or 20 years Targeted energy improvements 1. Fixed rate as low as 4.99% 2. Up to 10 year term

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PA Residential Incentives
PA Sunshine Solar Program
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/grants_loans_tax_credits/10395/p a_sunshine_solar_program/821790

What’s Eligible?
Residential (and small business) photovoltaic systems up to 10 kW.

Incentives
$5,000 max plus one battery backup system. Program currently on waitlist. Applications for rebates being accepted but not rebates are guaranteed.

SRECs
Although rebates are no longer available, SRECs are available for registration. Information can be found
here on processes: http://paaeps.com/credit/

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PA Residential Incentives
Streamlined Solar Permitting and Fee Reduction
What’s Eligible?
Photovoltaic systems of 10 kW or less on 1-2 family residential units.

Incentives
1. Receive combined electrical and building permit instead of filing separately 2. Fees reduced to $25 per $1,000 labor costs a. Reduced from $25 per $1,000 labor and equipment costs

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PA Residential Incentives
PECO- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
What’s Eligible?
Residential applications of energy efficient technologies (ENERGY STAR) in PECO Energy regions including: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Clothes washers Refrigerators Water heaters Furnaces Boilers Heat pumps Central air conditioners Room air conditioners

Incentive Breakdown
Clothes washer = $25 Central air conditioner = $300 Room air conditioner = $25 Gas furnace = $1,000 (if replacing electric baseboard or electric furnace) Full list available here: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=PA60F&re=1&ee=1

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PA Commerical Incentives
EnergyWorks
http://energyworksnow.com/commercial/

What’s Eligible
Commercial entities implementing energy reduction measures.

Loans
Loans from $100,000 to $2.5 million available Rates as low as 3.5% Terms up to 15 years available with longer terms possible Loan security determined on a case-by-case basis 1.5% origination fee payable upon settlement

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PA Commercial Incentives
Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF)
What’s Eligible?
Businesses investing in renewable energy technologies.

Grants
Generally $25,000 per grant Limited amount of grants awarded per year

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PA Commercial Incentives
Renewable Energy Program: Geothermal and Wind Projects
What’s Eligible?
1. Businesses creating jobs in the sector of manufacturing renewable energy technology components 2. Renewable energy generation/distribution projects

Loans
Up to $35,000 loans for every new job created by component manufacturers of renewable energy generation equipment o Loans shall not exceed $5 million

Grants
Up to $5,000 grants for every new job created by component manufacturers of renewable energy generation equipment Wind energy generation or distribution projects may receive up to a $1 million grant o Planning and feasibility studies eligible for up to 50% of total cost or $175,000 (whichever is less)

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PA Commercial Incentives
Alternative and Clean Energy Program
What’s Eligible?
1. Manufacturers of alternative/clean energy generation equipment or components 2. Alternative energy production or clean energy projects

Loans
Manufacturers o Up to $35,000 for every new job created within 3 years of loan approval

Alternative/clean energy projects o Up to $5 million or 50% of project costs (whichever is less)

Grants
Manufacturers o Up to $10,000 for every new job created within 3 years of loan approval

Alternative/clean energy projects o Up to $2 million or 50% of project costs (whichever is less)

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PA Commercial Incentives
Property Tax Assessment for Commercial Wind Farms
What’s Eligible?
Commercial wind farms

Incentive
100% of wind system value exempted from property tax evaluation.

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PA Commercial Incentives
Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program
What’s Eligible?
Commercial entities in the area served by PECO Energy (ie: Philadelphia) who are investing in efficient and renewable energy technologies

Incentives
(amounts determined on a case-by-case basis) Commercial loans Subordinated debt Royalty financing Equity financing

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PA Commercial Incentives
PECO- Heating Efficiency Rebate Program
What’s Eligible
Commercial (and residential) entities replacing existing equipment with efficient technologies (ENERGY STAR) such as: 1. Water heaters 2. Furnaces 3. Boilers

Incentive Breakdown
High efficiency boiler/furnace = $300 Natural gas storage tank water heater = $50

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PA Commercial Incentives
PECO- Non-residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
What’s Eligible?
Commercial retrofits in the PECO Energy area to energy efficient technologies including: 1. 2. 3. 4. HVAC Lighting Refrigeration Drives and motors

Incentive Breakdown
Lighting fixtures = $15 - $50 Ice makers = $100 - $500 Freezer = $150 or $400 LEDs = $15 Full list available here: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=PA61F&re=1&ee=1

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