Solar Savings Grant Program
PEA’s Solar Savings Grant Program supports low- and moderate-income households to participate in Solarize Philly. PEA provides a grant for a portion of the project cost for eligible households, so that participants can finance the remainder of the cost and start saving from Year 1, regardless of their FICO score. To qualify for the Grant Program, your total household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (see table below), you must have paid your PECO bill on time and in full for the past 12 months, and you must own and occupy the property where the solar PV system will be installed.
The Solar Savings Grant Program is supported by Solarize Philly Program Fees and a PHARE Grant from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
“50 Low and Moderate Income Households from 26 Philly ZIP Codes Go Solar Through New Solar Savings Grant Program” (press)
A Community Organizer’s Approach to Solar
Hear more about programs for low-moderate income Philadelphians in this Yooo Sun!!! Podcast episode with Solar States’ Jackson Kusiak. Jackson’s background in community organizing and climate relief initiatives led him to Solar States, where he started as an installer and soon transitioned to the sales team. Jackson joined Jared & Micah to discuss his vision for solar, and his work that led to the 2021 groundbreaking solar pilot program for low and moderate-income households in Philadelphia.