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PA Solar Center Team
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PA Solar Center
(Pennsylvania)
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the project

The Pennsylvania Solar Center (PSC) will be the premier statewide one-stop solar resource that guides small commercial and non-profit entities towards meaningful energy independence and connects communities to trusted resources that champion clean energy choices.

PSC exists to maximize the number of people, businesses, and organizations who have access and can experience the benefits of solar energy in Pennsylvania. We provide unbiased information, general technical guidance, financing, and public policy advocacy in an effort to transform Pennsylvania into a leading solar state.

As a nonprofit focused on serving as broker and trusted advisor for those considering solar energy, PSC links interested parties to a diverse network of support, transforming the state’s clean energy landscape and increasing the sales pipeline of new customers seeking to pursue solar, providing a clear economic benefit to solar developers.

To best achieve these main objectives, the Pennsylvania Solar Center offers a three pronged, programmatic approach to effectively achieve its mission of increasing solar throughout the state:

  • Direct high-level technical assistance to tax-exempt organizations and small businesses, guiding them through the early stages of the solar procurement process and connecting them with trusted professionals and investors
     
  • Hub of information and online resources for those seeking to power their business, house of worship, community organization, etc. with solar power. Key components include a qualified solar contractor directory, completed solar installation project map, solar jobs board, documentation detailing best practices for municipalities, a clearinghouse of solar initiatives across the state, monthly newsletters, webinars.
     
  • Policy and advocacy network that unifies the voices of large-scale and residential solar owners, businesses, and other stakeholders across the state to facilitate communication with decision-makers for robust solar policy on the state, regional, and local level.

 

the steps

The Pennsylvania Solar Center fundraising campaign will complete the staffing needs of the center and enable the organization to:

  • Start monthly newsletters to solar supporters, legislators, businesses and citizens throughout the Commonwealth that will highltight new solar project developments, solar policy and action alerts, and solar-related intitiative and activities across Pennsylvania.
     
  • Assist additional non-profit organizations to go through the solar through our innovative G.E.T. Solar initiiative
     
  • Enable us to purchase solar advanced solar design software to complete solar feasibility and initial evaluations to get projects "shovel-ready" for solar developers and financiers and move projects through the solar decision pipeline quicker

why we're doing it

The Pennsylvania Solar Center is a unique organization with a statewide reach, providing valuable expertise in a market that lacks unbiased access to information – a major obstacle to new technology adoption rates. Many states have clean energy resource hubs, but Pennsylvania does not - until now! 

Solar energy is the fastest growing energy in the country, but Pennsylvania is falling far behind because of lack of education about the benefits of solar energy and also due to outdated solar policies. With climate change growing as a major environmental and economic threat, our citizens, organizations, faith communties, universities, muncipalaties and businesses are eager to expand clean energy resources.

After more than four years in the conception stage and with some major funding under our belt, we are beyond excited to launch the Pennsylavnia Solar Center.

You can be a part of this dynamic initiative to make Pennsylvania a key solar state!

budget

Staff - $15,000 

Communications - $3,000

Website maintenance - $2,000

 

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =

$20,000

ioby Platform Fee

$35

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)

$620

TOTAL TO RAISE =

$20,655

 

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