Solar energy is a cost-effective, clean renewable energy resource well suited to Pennsylvania. The state has 7,000+ individual solar energy systems totaling 178 MW of in-state solar capacity.
Pennsylvania was ranked #17 in the nation for solar-related jobs with manufacturing as the primary driver.
Solar energy technologies release zero air emissions when generating energy, and they have zero fuel costs.
Solar energy technology costs have been decreasing rapidly.
Solar technologies provide significant benefits to the electricity grid. Once installed, solar panels provide power during the daytime when demand for electricity is highest. This helps lower electricity prices for consumers. Additionally, solar technologies can be distributed around the electricity grid, providing benefits in areas of the electricity grid that require greater support.