Philadelphia Solar Schools Initiative

Contact Philadelphia Solar Schools Initiative
1400 N. American St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Additional Information

Solar States has partnered with Philadelphia area schools to implement rooftop solar energy and lower their utility bills by 10% - 20% while going green and training students to become the green energy entrepreneurs of tomorrow.


  • Install 1.5 MW of solar capacity on the rooftops of Philadelphia area schools (about 5,000 solar panels).
  • Save schools money on their energy bills.
  • Maximize the educational openings each solar installation affords and create long-term learning opportunities for Philadelphia students.
  • Deploy $3.5M locally to create green jobs.

Cost to Schools

Schools will be able to go solar for zero out-of-pocket cost through a Solar States Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The PPA model allows Solar States to finance, own, and operate the array while billing the school for the energy it uses at a low guaranteed rate for 15 - 25 years.