Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More Than Just Marcellus

The Alternative Energy Investment Act of 2008 just made possible significant investments into six new clean energy initiatives across Pennsylvania.  

The Act established programs and appropriated funding to the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), $13.8 million of which was recently invested into projects in Adams, Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Franklin and Somerset counties.  These state investments will leverage more than $238.8 million in private sector funding, will install 141 megawatts of capacity and will generate enough electricity to power more than 44,000 homes.

Some of these initiatives include:
  • Ground-mounted solar for Liberty Interactive Corp (QVC studios) in Chester
  •  Outdoor solar inverter research and development in Allegheny
  • Solar thermal for Chambersburg YMCA in Franklin
  • Everpower’s Twin Ridges wind farm in Somerset
  • High performance building project at the Borough of Chalfont in Bucks
  • Renewable Energy Division (RED) expansion for McClarin Plastics in Adams

Currently boasting 912 MW of wind capacity, 730 MW of hydro capacity, 123 MW of solar capacity and 207 MW of landfill gas to electricity capacity, Pennsylvania is more than just Marcellus.

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