Pa. Governor Announces New Solar Project Investments

Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has released over $5 million in 13 new solar energy projects. The projects are receiving funds from the $650 million Alternative Energy Investment Fund that Rendell signed in 2008. They were approved for funding by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

The following projects were selected for funding:

5637 Forbes LLC will receive a $44,000 solar energy program grant to install a 25 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic power system that will be installed on a condominium building located in Pittsburgh.

VS Solar LP will receive a $1 million solar energy program grant for the installation of an 800 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic system for the Valley Square Lifestyle Shopping Center located in Warrington Township.

SEC BESD Solar One LLC will receive a $995,440 solar energy program grant to purchase and install a 541 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic system for the Bald Eagle Middle/High School in Boggs Township.

Integrys Energy Services will receive a $500,000 solar energy program grant to install a 387 kW solar photovoltaic system on 50,000 square feet of land owned by Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.

West Chester Borough will receive a $123,941 solar energy program grant to construct a 68 kW solar photovoltaic system on the roof of a proposed parking garage in West Chester. Allen Distribution LP will receive a $580,000 solar energy program grant to install a 400 kW solar photovoltaic system for the roof of its distribution facility in Carlisle.

UGI Development Co. will receive a $125,000 solar energy program grant to install a 500 kW solar photovoltaic system on seven acres of land at its propane storage facility in Swatara Township.

Axion Power Manufacturing Inc. will receive a $298,605 solar energy program grant to assist with solar power energy storage research and development at its facility in Neshannock Township.

The Montoursville Area School District will receive a $35,000 solar energy program grant to install a 20 kW photovoltaic array roof panel system at the C.E. McCall Middle School in Montoursville.

Positive Energy Pennsylvania 1 LLC will receive a $58,590 solar energy program grant to install a 30.8 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic system at the Williams Township Public Works building.

Orion Energy Systems Inc. will receive a $436,800 solar energy program grant to install a 240 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic system on the PreFlight Airport Parking facility located at the Philadelphia International Airport

Sterman Masser Inc. will receive a $1 million solar energy program grant to purchase and install a 1 MW solar photovoltaic array on six acres in Hubley Township.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

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