The City is celebrating Solar Week (#SolarWeekPHL) this week from August 12-17!
Here are five ways you can enjoy the week while learning more about going solar.
1.) Learn how residents and businesses can install solar at a reduced cost
- The Solar Rebate offers an incentive payment from the City for residential or commercial solar installation completed after July 1, 2019.
- Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE) allows commercial property owners to finance clean energy projects on their property tax bills.
- Any household, organization, or business that owns property in the City of Philadelphia is eligible to take part in Solarize Philly. Sign up here for a free solar assessment before September 30.
2.) Taste the Solarize Philly ice cream flavors and pick up Solarize Philly materials
- Little Baby’s Ice Cream (19 South 12th St.): Solarize sunflower honey
- Scoop DeVille (1109 Walnut St.): Mango with mango chunks and coconut flakes
- The Franklin Fountain (116 Market St.): Lemon curd
- Weckerly’s (9 W. Girard Ave): Lemon verbena blackberry
- The Igloo (1514 Frankford Ave): Solarize Philly mango sorbet
3.) Tour homes that have installed solar on their roofs!
Check out Solarize Philly’s Solar Home Tour on Saturday, August 17! Meet neighbors who have already gone solar through Solarize Philly. You can also ask questions ahead of the fast approaching September 30th deadline.
This is an open house-style event. Homeowners will be on-hand to share their experience powering their home with clean energy.
4.) Attend a free solar information session
- Wednesday, August 14, 12 Noon – 1:00 p.m., Center City
- Wednesday, August 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., South Philly
- Thursday, August 15, Solarize Philly at Parks on Tap, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Cheltenham
- Can’t make a session? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or give the Philadelphia Energy Authority a call at 215-686-4483.
5.) Read about the Philadelphia Energy Campaign’s impact from the past two years
Over the last two years, PEA has invested $100 million in energy projects and created 1,000 jobs. Of note, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (the city’s single largest energy-consuming building) cut its energy costs by 24 percent! Click here to read the full report.