ADT Solar has been providing solar solutions to homeowners for more than a decade and now we’re excited to announce we’ll be doing the same soon in Pennsylvania!
As a company that has been installing solar panels on residential properties since 2008, ADT Solar has become an industry leader. In fact, Solar Power World Magazine recognized our achievements, ranking ADT Solar #2 on its Top Residential Solar Installer list in 2021.
ADT Solar is passionate about powering homes and empowering people. We make life sunnier by offering homeowners a sustainable source of energy that can benefit you, your neighbors, and the environment and we’ll be doing the same for Pennsylvania soon!
While we are currently not providing solar installations in Pennsylvania, feel free to keep reading below to learn more about solar panels systems and what they can do for you.
Do you assume you need to live in a state well known for its environmentally progressive policies to benefit from solar? Then we hope you’re sitting down because you’re about to get a pleasant surprise!
Going solar in the Keystone state is supported by a number of incentives at both the federal and state level. Pennsylvania has embraced solar energy from a policy standpoint. And you get to reap the rewards.
It’s a reflection of the state’s commitment to making Pennsylvania solar energy more affordable. After all, going solar can save you money on your electric bill and help the environment by reducing carbon emissions.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average Pennsylvania family consumes more than 10,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually and spends more than $2,000 per year on energy bills. It’s no wonder that more and more homeowners in the Keystone state are going solar!
When you get your solar system installed by an established Pennsylvania solar energy company, solar panels are very much worth it. More and more people are going solar in Pennsylvania ― and with good reason. Powering your home with solar energy can reduce your electric bills and it benefits the environment. Other advantages include:
Are you wondering, does Pennsylvania have a solar rebate? The answer is a resounding “yes!” In fact, the Keystone state offers several solar incentives.
If you get a solar photovoltaic (PV) system ― in other words, a solar panel system ― installed on your home and it’s located in the U.S., you’re eligible to claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit. You’ll make the claim on your federal income taxes for a percentage of the cost of the PV system. There’s no cap on the amount of money you can claim, but the system must be placed in service during the same tax year that you claim it.*
Solar arrays that are installed through the end of 2032 qualify for a 30% tax credit.**
Pennsylvania is one of the states that impose state regulations called renewable portfolio standards. Why should this matter to you? Well, under these regulations, utility companies in Pennsylvania must produce a specific percentage of their electricity from renewable resources. Sometimes utilities need help meeting the requirement. This is where homeowners with solar systems come in.
With solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs), you can earn additional income if your home produces solar energy. SRECs designates the payment as one SREC for every megawatt hour (MWh), or 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWhs), of electricity generated by your solar panel system. You can learn more about SRECs from EnergySage’s handy guide.
Homeowners who live in the City of Brotherly Love are eligible for an incentive that offers $0.20 per watt of solar photovoltaics installed. The typical 8.5-kW system would yield an average reimbursement of $1,700 under the City of Philadelphia Solar Rebate Program. Keep in mind that the dollar amount earned from this incentive depends entirely on your individual solar system.
Philadelphia also offers a rebate for the permit costs you must pay to get solar panels installed on your roof. As with the solar rebate program incentive, the exact reimbursement will depend on your situation.
At times, your solar panels might produce more energy than your home needs. When this happens, some utility providers will allow you to “sell” the excess energy back and receive a credit on your electric bill. This process is called net metering.
If you own a home in Pennsylvania and go solar, you’re in luck! The state’s net metering policy requires all investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to offer net metering. Furthermore, the IOUs must compensate homeowners for the solar energy their system sends to the grid at full retail value. This means that every kilowatt-hour that solar systems overproduce and route to the grid will offset one kilowatt-hour they pull from the grid.
Any residential solar system up to 50 kW is eligible for net metering in Pennsylvania, as outlined in the policy.
There’s no denying it: going solar is a big decision. One with many benefits, yes, but one you should make carefully regardless. Choosing a company that’ll perform the installation skillfully and use high quality equipment is imperative for ensuring that your investment pays off.
These three tips will help you choose the best Pennsylvania solar panel installers:
*Tax and credits or incentives including those provided by federal, state, or local governments may change or end. This can impact the amount of money you might save. Consult a tax professional to understand any tax liability or eligibility for any tax credits that may result from the purchase of your solar system.
**If you have taxable income and own the system, you may qualify for the federal investment tax credit (ITC). It is your responsibility to determine your eligibility and to apply. Consult a qualified tax professional for assistance and details.