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Though the Keystone State experiences fewer days of sunshine than the national average each year, it is taking steps to make sure that it makes the most of its solar potential. Currently, there are 786.7 MW of solar energy generated through existing systems in Pennsylvania, enough to power nearly one hundred thousand homes. With continued installation and investment in renewable sources over the next five years, it is estimated that 1,306 MW of solar energy will be produced on an annual basis across the state. While currently, only 4% of electricity generation comes from renewable sources, policies and incentives have been put into place in order to move even more people away from fossil fuels and toward renewables like solar power.

4 Reasons Why It’s Worth Going Solar in Pennsylvania


Add battery storage to your solar system so you can rely on clean energy and disconnect from the grid during outages.



Reduce your carbon footprint while harnessing the power of the sun. Solar panels take advantage of this by providing consistent, reliable power.



Solar power has many advantages over fossil fuels as a renewable energy source. It is a more viable option for your home, community, and the environment.



Due to the increasing popularity of solar-powered homes, they stand out, resulting in immense profits as they sell faster and at a higher value in the national real estate market.

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Claim the 30% solar tax credit on your solar investment.

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Available Solar Incentives Pennsylvania

Incentives help lower the cost of your solar energy system. Those available in Pennsylvania include:

  • Solar Tax Credit: Most solar energy installations are eligible for the Residential Clean Energy Credit, previously called the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Eligible homeowners can deduct up to 30% of their solar power system’s costs from their total tax liability for the year of installation.

  • Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs):  SRECs are the non-tangible “certificate” of proof solar energy was generated. 1 SREC is equal to 1,000 kWh of electricity. Solar panel owners can sell SRECs on the market similar to stocks. If you choose Palmetto as your solar installer, we can help you sign up with SREC Trade, our partner and national brokerage firm, to sell your SRECs.

  • Local Utility Rebates: Some local utilities may offer solar rebate programs to offset the cost of your renewable energy system even further.

Switching to solar is easy with ORION

Orion Smart Power is one of the country’s fastest-growing companies. We actively install in twenty states. Not in one of these states?

Please contact us to see if we’re in your area.

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