Legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania State Senate to help the State’s declining solar renewable energy credit (“SREC”) market.  Pennsylvania’s SREC market has been in decline as a result of oversupply.  To increase the demand for SRECs Senate Solar Bill (SB 1350) proposes: (1) increase Pennsylvania’s alternate energy portfolio standard solar carve out requirements starting with compliance years 2015 to 2015: (2) change the alternate compliance payment to $285 per SREC starting with compliance years 2013 to 2015; and (3) allow for solar thermal facilities to qualify.  While previous versions of the Senate Bill included language to close the market to out of state systems such language was not included in the current version of the Bill.  If passed this Bill would spur Pennsylvania’s declining SREC market.