WOLF ANNOUNCES SOLAR PLANS

On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf announced a major clean energy initiative that he claims will produce nearly 50 percent of our state government’s electricity through seven new solar energy arrays totaling 191-megawatts to be built around the state… representing the largest solar commitment by any government in the country to date. The governor said it will go into operation on January 1, 2023. When completed, the project is expected to deliver 361,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, supplying 100 percent of electricity for 434 accounts across 16 state agencies, or about half the electricity used by state government. The solar project will also create more than 400 jobs and begin lowering carbon dioxide emissions statewide by 157,800 metric tons each year – the equivalent of the emissions from nearly 27,000 homes or taking 34,000 cars off the roads. The arrays will be constructed and operated to meet industry leading standards for low-environmental-impact solar siting and design.

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