Bradford announces grant for solar PV system installation at Norristown Borough business
NORRISTOWN, March 16 – State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, announced today that United States Roofing Corp. will receive a $425,000 grant for the purchase and installation of a 369.6 kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic system on its facility in Norristown Borough.
The Solar Energy Program funding request was approved Friday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The funding will go towards the purchase and installation of a rooftop solar PV system on its three existing adjacent buildings, the warehouse, office headquarters and one unit rented to another entity. Together, the roofs should fit about 1,056 solar panels, providing 70 percent of its existing energy consumption. The total project cost is $850,000, with United States Roofing Corporation providing $425,000 in matching funds.
“Congratulations to United States Roofing Corporation for successfully earning this state grant to expand alternative-energy use and reduce costs using solar technology,” Bradford said. “Sustainable infrastructure investments are so important to the long-term success of our communities and I’m thrilled that this investment is being made in Norristown Borough.”
The Solar Energy Program provides financial assistance in the form of grant and loan funds to promote the use of solar energy in Pennsylvania. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Environmental Protection under the direction of the CFA.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of DCED to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. It is responsible for funding programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and the Department of Banking and Securities. Projects must receive the votes of five members, including four legislative appointees, to be approved.