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Updated: June 4, 2021 | 3:36 pm

Planned solar project near Gettysburg denied key permit

Four Mount Joy Township supervisors on Thursday deadlocked on motions to grant or deny a conditional use permit to the 75-megawatt solar project from NextEra Energy.

By Rachel McDevitt

Clean energy advocates say industry will slow if lawmakers fail to increase renewable energy goals

Utilities are slated to meet the final goal of buying 8 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, with half a percent coming from solar, by May 31.

By Rachel McDevitt

Wolf Administration to buy half of state government’s electricity from solar

The projects spread across six counties will add 191 megawatts of solar energy in the state, nearly double how much is produced statewide now.

By Rachel McDevitt

With solar on the rise in Pa., some worry the panels will be harmful. Scientists say most fears have been disproven

Scientists say the outcomes of studies are not as well known as the initial concerns.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of a solar energy boom. Some communities want to fight it

Solar developers proposed more than 200 projects in Pennsylvania in 2020. Many are slated for rural townships, which haven’t traditionally hosted energy projects.

By Rachel McDevitt

Solar jobs grow in Pennsylvania while declining nationally

Pennsylvania had 4,219 solar jobs in 2018 — a 10 percent increase over the previous year, the report found.

By Marie Cusick