It can be argued that electricity deregulation helps to promote competition and market efficiency. However, California residents experienced quite the opposite with a deregulated electricity market in 2001. Unpredictable electricity prices and frequent blackouts became prevalent when there was not ample electricity available during peak demand hours.
Many concur that the best solution for Pennsylvania residents is to incorporate renewable energy resources such as solar, which reduce dependency on energy from the electric companies and produce energy during times of peak demand.
Currently, customers can still capitalize on remaining rebates available through the Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Program, providing $100 million in rebates to help fund solar electric (solar photovoltaic) and solar hot water (solar thermal) projects for homeowners and small businesses in Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection which oversees the program, rebates are being awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to approved applicants while funds remain. Households may receive one solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate for up to 10 kilowatts (kW) of installed PV generating capacity plus one solar thermal rebate not to exceed $2,000. A small business may submit one PV and one solar thermal application at a time and must complete the project and rebate process prior to submitting another application.
Solar By Weller is part of the largest and fastest growing solar dealer network in the United States and Bermuda enabling them to have purchasing power resulting in their ability to pass on lower costs to the consumer for the high-quality products they install. Solar By Weller is a certified dealer for Solar Energy Initiatives, UMA and multiple solar manufacturers, and is a licensed and approved PA Sunshine Rebate and Keystone HELP contractor.