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Solar companies are eyeing Pa. farmland. A legislative agency is looking at ways communities can prepare

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is hoping the state can find a balance between the benefits of solar energy and the risk of losing farmland and community character.

By Rachel McDevitt

Solar panels from a wastewater authority? In Centre County, renewable energy has an unlikely booster

The agency thinks by promoting solar, it can convince the state it’s also helping cut nitrate emissions.

By Anne Danahy

Watch: In Pa., solar set to test how local governments deal with new kind of energy infrastructure

Solar energy is starting to take off in Pennsylvania, with developers targeting the state’s open space. Many communities may not be ready to handle.

By Rachel McDevitt

The largest solar array of its kind in the U.S. now sits atop a former Pittsburgh steel mill

A 133,000-square-foot solar array is now functional at Hazelwood Green’s Mill 19. It’s a project that marries the story of Pittsburgh’s past with its future.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

South-central Pennsylvania borough makes significant commitment to solar energy

The Borough of Chambersburg’s council recently voted unanimously to enter into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Virginia-based Sun Tribe.

By Rachel McDevitt

Dickinson College takes big step toward becoming carbon-neutral

Dickinson College is partnering with three other schools on a renewable energy contract to help each one offset its greenhouse gas emissions.

By Rachel McDevitt

Dreaming of going solar? In Philadelphia a city rebate can help.

A new Philadelphia solar rebate could help homeowners save about $1,000.
By Catalina Jaramillo