Financing & Incentives
Corporate Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)
C-PACE allows commercial property owners to pay for energy-related investments (like high efficiency HVAC, insulation, on-site solar) to be financed and paid for through their county property taxes. This results in a lower interest rate and allows the payments to be spread into a new property owner. 15 counties in PA have C-PACE up an running.
C-PACE now includes non-profits and multi-family residences. C-PACE expansion news.
The PA Clean Energy Co-op
A non-profit organization created to facilitate community members to invest in solar projects in their own community. Benefits sites that cannot take advantage of tax credits, like churches and community centers.
Heating Bill Assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is a federal program that provides financial benefits to low-income households for home energy bills. In Pennsylvania, the program is administered by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW). Available assistance includes cash benefits, which help low-income customers pay for their home energy costs, and crisis payments, which address emergency home energy situations. Help with weatherization improvements may also be available.
Tax Credit Info
Federal - 26% tax credit for EVs and solar projects that start in 2022
- Homeowners Guide to Federal Solar Tax Credits.
- IRS form - Residential EV Charger Tax Credit (generally $1000)
- Inflation Reduction Act - incentives for home energy efficiency, EVs and solar
- Inflation Reduction Act Calculator - see how much you can save with the
Rewiring America Savings Calculator App.
Qualifying homeowners could get rebates as high as:
$840 for a stove, cooktop, range, oven, or heat pump clothes dryer;
$1,750 for a heat pump water heater; and
$8,000 for a heat pump for space heating or cooling.
Rebates for non-appliance upgrades would also be available up to the following amounts:
$1,600 for insulation, air sealing, and ventilation;
$2,500 for electric wiring; and
$4,000 for an electric load service center upgrade.
$150 for home energy audits;
$250 for an exterior door ($500 total for all exterior doors);
$600 for exterior windows and skylights; central air conditioners; electric panels and certain related equipment; natural gas, propane, or oil water heaters; natural gas, propane, or oil furnaces or hot water boilers; and
$2,000 for electric or natural gas heat pump water heaters, electric or natural gas heat pumps, and biomass stoves and boilers (for this one category, the $1,200 annual limit may be exceeded).
For qualifying systems that use solar, wind, geothermal, biomass or fuel cell power to produce electricity, heat water or regulate the temperature in your home, the tax credit amount would jump to 30% from 2022 to 2032. It would then fall to 26% for 2033 and 22% for 2034. The credit would then expire after 2034.
PA - currently no tax credits for solar, but net-metering and SRECs help incentivize solar in PA. EnergySage. Learn about PA incentives for electric vehicles at PA DEP Alternative Fuels page.
PA Incentives for EV Charging Stations
Pennsylvania rebate program for installation of EV charging equipment: May cover up to 70% of installation costs - Drive PA Forward
Look For Appliance Rebates
Utilities often provide incentives for Energy Star appliances.