Solar Panels Are Hot in Pennsylvania

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Mar 3, 2010 3:51:00 PM

The orders are piling up for at least one solar installer in Allentown, Pa., all because of snow on the rooftops. His company can’t put up solar panels until all that white stuff from the Blizzard of 2010 melts.

That’s the story in eastern Pennsylvania, according to an article in The Morning Call, which reported that the recent Eastern Pennsylvania Home Show in Allentown included solar panel vendors for the first time—and they were fairly popular. The home show took place February 19-21.

Federal tax credits for energy efficient products, combined with similar Pennsylvania state rebates, are boosting interest in items such as replacement windows and solar panels. At the home show, most of the sales were for tax-credit products.

In Pennsylvania, the state rebates (under the PA Sunshine Solar Program) and federal tax credits for solar panels add up to almost 50 percent of the cost. If you want to take advantage of these savings, visit to get in touch with a local Pennsylvania solar panel installer. It's a great time to look into residential solar energy or to cut your business energy bills with a commercial solar panel installation.

Governor Ed Rendell is also helping keep Pennsylvania solar panel installers busy, announcing Feb. 22 that the state will invest more than $5 million in 13 solar projects.

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