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Report: Solar Farms Vital To Bolstering Renewable Energy

“If Pennsylvania is to significantly boost its solar generation, it’s most cost-effective to build large solar farms that send the power they generate into the grid, said Rob Altenburg, director of the PennFuture Energy Center.

“‘When you can bring your work crew to one site and put in 3 MW, it’s going to cost a lot less than to put in 3 MW of power spread out over a number of different rooftops,’ he said.

“PennFuture is working on the report with the Department of Environmental Protection and many people in the solar industry. It’s funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. . . .

“The DEP is accepting public comments on the report through Aug. 20.”

FULL STORY published July 9, 2018 via WESA FM