Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., says that Pennsylvania is investing more than $5.3 million in 12 clean energy projects. These innovative projects under the commonwealth's Energy Harvest Program are funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The selected projects will use more than $11.6 million in private investments, create or retain more than 200 jobs, generate enough energy to power 900 homes, save more than $1.7 million in energy costs and reduce air emissions by more than 54 million pounds annually, according to the governor's office.
The investments include $450,000 to partially fund the integration of 104 kW photovoltaic roofing system onto the township building in Bensalem, Pa.; $500,000 to install a 100 kW solar photovoltaic system to reduce electric use by up to 9% in Chester County; and $500,000 for the purchase of a 131 kW solar array on the middle school in Chester County's Great Valley School District.