Sunday, April 22, 2012

Solar Supply Shines Past Demand in Pennsylvania

Three years ago, the solar power industry in Pennsylvania took off. Residential and small business customers tapped into the growing number of incentive programs that made it more affordable to install solar panel arrays, eliminating their monthly electric bills.

The financial support came from sources at the state and federal level, including the Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Program.

First available in 2009, the rebate fund was popular. In one year the $80 million payback source was gone, said Mike Barnes, the president of I Need Solar, a solar installation company in Mechanicsburg.

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