solar panel generic

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - Bucks County commissioners have agreed to establish a loan program for business property owners that will help further the push towards clean energy.

On Wednesday, the board of commissioners passed a resolution to establish the Bucks County Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program, or C-PACE.

The program provides business property owners with low-interest loans towards clean energy and clean water projects. The state created a program under a similar name in 2018.

Under the county’s program, Commissioner Robert Harvie Jr. said business property owners can use the low-interest loans towards energy-efficient projects, like installing solar panels, energy-efficient windows and energy-efficient boilers.

“The other benefit is that it is tied to property taxes in a way so that the payments of the loan are embedded into your annual property tax bill,” said Harvie.

In addition, repayment of the loans can also be transferred over, should the property change owners, according to Harvie.

Bucks County Treasurer Kris Ballerini said she would like to see the program extended to the farming community.

“I do think that’s something that’s in consideration in Harrisburg, but there’s some working around with the definition of a large commercial property,” said Harvie.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, GIFs, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator. Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.