In August 2011, the City of Philadelphia, with the help of PECO, the Department of Licenses and Inspections, and the Academy of Natural Sciences hosted information sessions on the Solar Installation PV Guidebook. The presentations and video below will help you understand the guidebook.
PECO’s Interconnection process for solar presentation.
L&I’s Building, Zoning, and Electrical Information presentation.
Watch the Video.
In October 2011, the City of Philadelphia received additional funding to develop a Solar Installation Water Heating Guidebook.
Click on the image below to download a copy of either the Solar Photovoltaic or Solar Water Heating Guidebook and find important information about installing solar in Philadelphia.
The guidebook is organized into the following sections:
These guidebooks are intended to serve as a reference for project developers, property owners, financiers, and contractors who are considering solar projects within the City of Philadelphia. They answer many questions including:
Frequently Asked Questions and resources are also included.
The City of Philadelphia is committed to encouraging safe, reliable, and well-designed solar installations to support the Greenworks goal of purchasing and generating 20% of electricity used in Philadelphia from alternative energy sources by 2015.