|PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY FLIPS THE SWITCH ON PA’S FIRST FIRST LOW- AND MODERATE-INCOME SOLAR PILOT WITH 50TH INSTALLATION|
|费城,宾夕法尼亚州 - - - 费城能源权威 (PEA) joined with City 和 Federal leadership today to announce the completion of the City’s first program to provide subsidized rooftop solar installations for low-和 moderate-income homeowners. Solar installations have been completed at 50 homes from 26 zip codes across the City who are participating in the pilot phase of PEA’s Solar Savings Grant Program, ensuring that all Philadelphians benefit from the transition to clean energy. |
费城市议会主席 达雷尔L. 克拉克 (5区)说, “费城能源权威’s solar initiatives put a spotlight on the city’s residential 和 commercial solar market potential. 曝光过度费城 makes it possible for all homeowners 和 businesses to go solar while saving money, 创造就业机会，改善公共卫生和环境. 太阳能对费城来说是双赢的.”
“的 Solar Savings Grant Program demonstrates that clean energy programs can be modeled in an equitable 和 inclusive way. 的 Program serves as a regional example while laying the groundwork for local communities to go solar,”议员说 玛丽亚醌类桑切斯 谁代表费城第七区.
的 participants for the pilot were homeowners from across 26 zip codes having a total household income of less than 80% of the Area Median Income. PEA provided subsidy to participating households to cover a portion of the total solar installation cost, 降低了太阳能光伏系统的价格. For the reminder of the cost, PEA arranged for a consumer-friendly solar loan. PEA did not require a minimum credit score or any upfront cost for participation in the pilot. Solar panels are warrantied to produce for 25 years 和 participants will see electric bill savings starting in Year 1.
“的 费城能源权威 continues to position Philadelphia as a national leader in using clean energy to drive equitable economic development. This innovative pilot program lays the foundation for thous和s more low- 和 moderate-income households to go solar over the coming years,”议员说 凯瑟琳·吉尔摩理查森 (一份).
“的 曝光过度费城 program is a step in the right direction to make solar inclusive for all. 参与这个项目的过程很简单, 我所要做的就是注册并遵循整个过程,贝兰分享道, 一个曝光过度费城, 太阳能储蓄赠款项目参与者. “使用太阳能是我对环境和社区的贡献. I started with taking small steps such as buying a bicycle 和 reducing plastic waste. Powering my home with renewable energy through solar is a dream come true! I can now reduce carbon emissions 和 save on my electric bill at the same time.”
“太阳的国家 has a mission to make solar ownership accessible for all Philadelphians 和 we were proud to be able to see that through our partnership with PEA 和 the Solar Savings Grant program,迈卡·金·马克尔说, 创始人兼首席执行官 太阳的国家是当地一家B-corp认证的太阳能公司. 太阳的国家 was the installation partner for the pilot phase of the program. “We look forward to exp和ing this program to get solar on more homes 和 to create more living wage jobs for people in these communities.”
的 Solar Savings Grant Program was made possible by a combination of public 和 private funding. 资金来源包括来自费城Solarize的支持, 宾夕法尼亚住房金融局(PHFA), 和太阳能州. Loans were primarily funded by Centennial Parkside Community Development Corporation using grants from Spark 的rapeutics 和 the William Penn Foundation, supported by tax credits from the Pennsylvania Department of Community 和 Economic Development. 第一信托银行也慷慨提供贷款资金. Loans are originated 和 serviced by the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF).
的 费城绿色资本公司. (PGCC), 费城能源管理局的一个附属机构, 在支持太阳能储蓄赠款计划方面也发挥了重要作用. 通过创造性的融资支持, including loan loss reserves 和 a revolving fund for the solar renewable energy credits generated by the projects, PGCC is making solar more affordable for current program participants 和 securing capital for additional LMI installations in the future.
太阳能储蓄补助计划是费城太阳能计划的一部分, 全市范围内帮助费城所有人使用太阳能的项目. 自2017年启动该项目以来, 超过750户家庭使用了太阳能, 超过1200万美元已经投资到整个城市的社区.
PEA is partnering with local 和 national solar developers for the new phase of 曝光过度费城. Phase 5 installers include 太阳的国家, Superior Solar Design, PosiGen, 和 EDP Renewables. Phase 5 offers new financing options to make solar more accessible to all Philadelphians, including homeowners of all incomes 和 owners of commercial properties of all sizes. 曝光过度费城从现在开始营业到2021年11月底. 市里的任何房主和企业都可以在 www.solarizephilly.org.
的 费城能源权威 is an independent municipal authority focused on issues of energy affordability 和 sustainability for Philadelphia. 在市议会主席达雷尔·克拉克的领导下, PEA负责费城能源运动, 10亿美元, 10-year investment in energy efficiency 和 clean energy projects to create 10,000个工作岗位. PEA has supported over $167 million in projects 和 created over 1700 jobs so far. 学习更多在 www.www.24hcat.com.
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