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Grants, Loans and Tax Credits

Periodically, other rebates and incentives on energy efficiency projects may be offered through non-PPL Electric Utilities programs. This could mean extra savings for you. Below is a list of some of the more popular state and federal outlets that offer an opportunity for extra savings on energy efficiency projects. 

  • Federal Income Tax Credits
    These tax credits are available for purchases made in 2016, as well as retroactive to purchases made in 2015. ENERGY STAR products eligible for tax credits are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment.
     
  • ENERGY STAR® rebate locator
    ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping residential and business consumers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. To encourage customers to buy energy efficient products, ENERGY STAR partners occasionally sponsor special offers, such as sales tax exemptions or credits, or rebates on qualified products. This search is provided as a service to consumers to find such special offers or rebates where they exist, based on information that partners submit to ENERGY STAR.
      
  • Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
    DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
      
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 - Pennsylvania
    Recovery Act funds to advance its energy programs for businesses, energy producers and homeowners.
      
  • Tax Incentives Assistance Project 
    This federal bill provides tax incentives for certain energy efficiency projects.
     
  • Pennsylvania Alternative and Clean Energy Program 
    Loans available for commercial, industrial, nonprofit, schools, local governments and multifamily projects. Approval required before starting project.
     
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development 
     
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 
  • Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority
    Low-interest loans and lines of credit through certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) for eligible businesses that commit to creating and/or retaining jobs and for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities.
     
  • Small Business Advantage Grant Program
    Pennsylvania DEP is now accepting applications for small business advantage grants for pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 14-15 funds are exhausted or April 15, 2015, whichever occurs first.
     
  • The Sustainable Energy Fund 
    Financing is available to assists energy users in overcoming financial barriers to a sustainable energy future.
     
  • USDA Rural Energy for America Program
    The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides loan guarantees and grants  to agricultural producers and rural small businesses (not just farms) to complete a variety of projects.
     
  • Lehigh Financial Group 
    Customize leases and loans are available for small business owners.
     
  • Blue Hill Partners
    Blue Hill Partners is an energy efficiency project developer and investment firm in the higher education, government and life science sectors. Blue Hill specializes in science buildings, teaming with best-in-class technology, engineering, investors and construction partners to fund and manage all aspects of turn-key efficiency services.