PPL Electric Utilities - Solar & Geothermal Rebate Program (Pennsylvania)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Pennsylvania

Name PPL Electric Utilities - Solar and Geothermal Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Fed. Government, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Geothermal Heat Pumps, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 2.00 per DC watt

Geothermal Heat Pumps: 217 per ton

Equipment Requirements Equipment must be new
Start Date 07/01/2009 (retroactive to systems installed on or after)
Expiration Date 05/31/2011 (current application)

Installation Requirements PV systems must be grid-connected

Maximum Incentive Non-profit/gov't PV: 500,000 per customer/parent company

Residential geothermal heat pump: 1,200 per customer
Non-profit/gov't geothermal heat pump: 6,510 per customer; 30,000 per parent company

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not specified, but net metering customers generally retain title to RECs

Program Administrator PPL Electric Utilities
Website http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power/renewable+energy+program/Renewable+Energy+Program.htm

References DSIRE[1]


Note: Rebates for residential photovoltaic (PV) systems are reportedly no longer available.

PPL Electric Utilities is offering rebates to its non-profit and government customers that install photovoltaic (PV) systems, and residential, non-profit, and government customers that install geothermal heat pump systems on properties which they own. Residential eligibility is limited to the geothermal heat pump portion of the program and to single-family homes that receive service in the RS, RTS (R) or TOU rate classes. The non-profit and government designation includes schools, colleges or universities, and all levels of government in any rate class. Both new construction and existing buildings are eligible for PV or geothermal heat pump rebates.

Rebates for PV installations are set at $2.00 per watt (DC) up to a maximum of $500,000 per non-profit or government customer/parent organization. Rebates for geothermal heat pumps are set at $217 per ton up to $1,200 per residential customer; $6,510 per non-profit/gov't customer; and $30,000 per non-profit/gov't parent organization. All systems and components must be new in order to qualify for a rebate.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which administers the state Pennsylvania Sunshine solar rebate program, has issued a policy statement stating that projects which receive a solar rebate from the PPL program described below are generally not eligible for the Pennsylvania Sunshine program. However, the DEP has also identified certain circumstances where participation in both programs would be permitted. Click here to view the DEP's statement.

The current program is retroactive to systems installed on or after July 1, 2009. The current applications have an expiration date of May 31, 2011.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information
Department PPL Electric Utilities
Division Mailing Address for Correspondence
Address 827 Hausman Road
Place Allentown, Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 18104-9392
Phone (866) 660-4551
Phone 2 (800) 342-5775

Website http://www.pplelectric.com/ContactUs

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Non-profit $/KW 2,000
PV Rating DC

PV Non-profit Max $ $500,000

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"