There is a common misconception that an area must be sunny and warm year-round in order to be suitable to harness solar energy. However, just about everywhere in the United States has satisfactory conditions for solar panels. For example, Germany is the largest user of solar energy in the world, and it has 40% less natural capability to harness solar than Pennsylvania. Loyalsock Township in Lycoming County installed solar panels on the south-facing roof of their municipal building, and are now seeing deep savings in their electric bills.
SEDA-COG Energy Resource Director Stacy Richards is a member of the state-wide stakeholders group organized by PA Department of Environmental Protection to develop Pennsylvania's solar policy. This project is funded by the PA Department of Energy through a "Sunshot Grant" through 2019.
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