NRDC Renewable Energy in PA


With 58,000 farms and 2.7 million livestock (cattle calves, hog and pigs), Pennsylvania's rural regions have enormous potential in biofuel and biodigester development. Though Pennsylvania has one of the nation's largest coal-mining industries and second-largest nuclear industry, parts of the state are in the national vanguard of clean, green energy use. As technologies improve, renewable energy systems can enhance self-sufficiency by bringing more jobs and income to local economies.

Apple Pond Farm

Apple Pond Farm, a horse-powered organic farm, is striving to be as independent of fossil fuels as possible. With several wind and solar renewable energy systems, they serve as a demonstration ground for what a clean energy future might entail. LEARN MORE

PA Solar

PA Solar is a project of the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO). This website provides solar information service and solar energy program updates. LEARN MORE

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Dynamic Maps

A database of maps depicting the viability of different renewable energy options in the United States. Also many valuable analysis tool including "In My Back Yard" a tool that allows you to virtually build a solar array on your site and predict its output. 

PA Windmap

PA Wind Map offers visitors the opportunity to design a unique, printable wind map. Unlike any other wind map website, PA Wind Map's interactive features allow everyone to add or delete roadways, towns, county lines and other line and features to suit their interests or needs. Learn about wind energy, evaluate the potential of your land and then act! LEARN MORE

*This website has not been updated in several years, but has some very neat features. Also SEEDS recommends a year long study of the feasibility of wind energy in this area.