Solarize Philly has negotiated with equipment suppliers and local solar installers to bring down the cost of going solar. The more people who sign up, the lower the costs will be for everyone.
Contracts between installers and consumers are easy to understand and clearly delineate responsibilities. Your installer will provide you with an owner’s manual for your solar system, online monitoring directions, guidance on availability of tax credits and other incentives, and annual follow up.
PEA has contracted with a third party for randomized quality assurance testing to ensure that production is calculated fairly and accurately and that systems are installed as designed.
PEA contracted with a variety of consultants and experts to select standard equipment packages of modules, inverters, and optimizers to ensure performance standards, life of equipment, quality of warranties, ease of monitoring, and availability of product.
Streamlined Application Process
Thanks to the Office of Sustainability’s support, L&I recently streamlined the permitting process for solar. PECO has also been hard at work to make it easier to interconnect solar to the electric grid. PEA works closely with PECO and L&I to manage the influx of applications related to Solarize Philly, and as a result Solarize Philly customers are seeing quicker turnarounds on their permitting and interconnection applications.
Local Job Creation
By installing solar on your rooftop, you are growing the Philadelphia economy. For every 100 households that go solar, 15 full-time living wage jobs are created. By going solar through Solarize Philly, you are also supporting the expansion of solar job training programs in the city and the School District.