Since the state’s Sunshine Solar Program opened up in the spring of 2009, the solar demand in Pennsylvania has been “going like great guns ever since.”
“Prior to that, solar was almost non-existent (here),” according to Department of Environmental Protection spokesman John Repetz. “We’ve come a very long way as far as solar development and we’ve greatly increased our capacity.”
Prior to 2009, the state produced about 4 megawatts of electricity from solar-generated sources; today, that figure’s up to about 30 MW, with proposed systems ready to supply about 100 MW.
(READ the story in the Republican Herald)