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Community Solar Bill Gets Introduced in Pennsylvania Legislature

Thursday, Mar 25 2021

Press Release

HARRISBURG, PA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday Pennsylvania Senator Mario Scavello introduced SB 472, which would enable community solar in the Commonwealth. 

Following is a statement from Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, Mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the development in Pennsylvania:

“We commend Senator Scavello for introducing SB 472, which will give Pennsylvania residents and business owners the choice to benefit from community solar projects. Community solar can expand solar accessibility and make sure all Pennsylvanians have the choice to experience the cost-saving benefits of solar energy without needing to install a solar system where they reside. 

“Community solar can also unlock more than $2 billion in economic activity in Pennsylvania at a time when the Commonwealth needs more jobs and private investment. Solar can be a major economic driver in the Commonwealth, and this bill will provide an immediate boost to Pennsylvania’s economic recovery, benefiting farmers, renters, small businesses, homeowners, and job seekers across the Commonwealth.

“We look forward to engaging with the Pennsylvania legislature on this important bill.”


About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is a national trade association building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Jen Bristol, SEIA's Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2886