Finding Pennsylvania's Solar Future
Welcome to the dawn of Pennsylvania’s solar energy future.
Clean, renewable solar energy is vital to economic growth, environmental protection, and electrical grid resiliency in Pennsylvania. Although solar photovoltaic installations are increasing in the state, solar currently produces less than 1 percent of our net electricity generation. Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future aims to increase that by identifying Tomorrow’s Solar Development and Investment Strategies.
Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future is a 2017-2019 statewide planning project being led by the DEP Energy Programs Office (EPO) to equip Pennsylvania to produce more solar energy by 2030.
We’re funded by a $550,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Program.
EPO has identified an initial objective of increasing to 10% the amount of in-state electricity sales that come from in-state solar energy generation. This is a starting point—project participants will determine the final amount.
The goal of Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future is to create a shared vision statewide for the most effective ways Pennsylvania can reach its objective of 10% of in-state electricity sales generated by in-state solar energy.