Solarize Philly is a program of the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), an independent municipal authority which was established in 2010 to provide targeted expertise and focus to Philadelphia’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and expense.
PEA’s core mission includes:
- Identifying, supporting, and facilitating the most cost effective and environmentally-sound opportunities for the City of Philadelphia to reduce energy use and expenses;
- Promoting and assisting the development of alternative sources of energy, benefiting the retention and development of a local workforce which is essential for the economic prosperity of the City; and,
- Educating Philadelphia’s consumers (including residential, commercial and public sector audiences) regarding best practices and choices available to pursue common energy goals.
Philadelphia Energy Campaign
In February 2016, with the leadership of City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched its first major initiative, the Philadelphia Energy Campaign to invest $1B in energy efficiency and clean energy projects in the city over 10 years and create 10,000 living wage jobs in the process. Through 2020, PEA has supported $167 million in clean energy projects, and created over 1700 jobs, and we are on track to hit our 10,000 job goal by 2026.
PEA launched Solarize Philly, the first citywide solarize program. Solarize campaigns allow a group of homeowners and business owners to install solar together at a reduced price.
As of 2022, over 1,100 households from across the city have already gone solar through Solarize Philly. This makes Solarize Philly the largest Solarize program in the nation and we’re just getting started!
Beginning in 2021, commercial and multi-family properties can also receive discounted solar pricing through Solarize Philly. Homeowners of all income levels can now also go solar with a $0-down lease option.