Did you know? In 2018, Pennsylvania has over 354 megawatts of solar power generation installed at nearly 19,000 homes, farms, and businesses, and nearly 5,000 people employed in the solar energy field. Across the Commonwealth the sun is generating power for homeowners, businesses, schools and institutions.
Sun energy, or solar, can be converted into heat (thermal) and electricity. Solar thermal energy can be used for hot water and space heating or to heat fluids to high temperatures to operate turbines that generate electricity. Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. For solar basics, types of technologies and applications, and where solar is installed go to the Energy Information Administration website Solar Basics.