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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-886


The Pennsylvania Sunshine Program: Incentive Program Opening

[39 Pa.B. 2494]
[Saturday, May 16, 2009]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the opening of a new incentive program for homeowners and small businesses undertaking solar energy projects. The Pennsylvania Sunshine Program (program) will provide $100 million in rebates, to Commonwealth homeowners and small businesses to purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar hot water systems. The Department will begin accepting applications on May 18, 2009. Rebates will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

   An eligible residential applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident and the owner of the home where the project will be installed. All residential projects must be completed on the homeowner's primary residence. Small business applicants must be a for-profit business located within this Commonwealth. To qualify for small business funding, the applicant must be a separate legal entity with no more than 100 full time employees.

   The program rebates will be available for the purchase and installation of qualifying solar PV and solar hot water equipment by qualified installers. Only projects completed after the program opening date of May 18, 2009, will be eligible.

   The program guidelines are available on the program's web site at (DEP Keyword: PA Sunshine Solar Program). Applications must be submitted online at For questions regarding the eligibility of projects, contact Rebecca Campbell, Office of Energy and Technology Deployment at (717) 772-8911 or before submitting an application.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-886. Filed for public inspection May 15, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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