In recent years, Philadelphia has adapted more renewable energy standards and initiatives in the city. With new legislation, companies, and projects developing, many buildings, businesses, and institutions are going green. This is great for residents, current initiatives, and future endeavors.
One field that is developing new projects is solar power. Pennsylvania has historically been a place where coal mines and industrial power thrives, but cleaner energy has grown in popularity and people are taking notice. Innovation is making waves in Philadelphia with various projects.
Solar Grid Storage, a Philadelphia company established in 2011, has completed projects in New Jersey and Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It is a different type of business that doesn’t just install solar panels, but batteries as well. It either builds or develops the energy project, purchasing all the parts needed and hiring the technicians to create the battery packs.
When electricity fails, their solar photovoltaic energy storage system serves a source of emergency power. Located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Solar Grid Storage has increased its staff and brings a unique model for renewable energy.
Another clean energy company named Community Energy Inc (CEI) is also developing projects in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Located in Wayne, PA, it has a partnership with Temple University to install solar panels on the roof of Temple’s Edberg-Olson Hall, located on the Main Campus.
This marks the first project in Philadelphia where solar energy will be installed at a college or university. CEI plans to complete the installation by December and it will power the Temple community. Not only will it be a great asset to the university, but a teaching tool for professors.
Solar State and Clean Currents, two renewable energy companies have made a deal with the Philadelphia Solar Schools Initiative (PSSI). In a joint program starting in 2014, twenty area schools will be provided with a package of wind power, solar panels, and courses for students in renewable energy.
Through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), this deal will have no upfront cost to the schools. This is a new and exciting venture for Philadelphia’s educational system and a great deal for the companies involved.
These are examples of the projects happening in the Philadelphia area with solar power. Renewable energy is gaining momentum and has potential to make great changes. With the new systems, tools, and learning tools, renewable energy is doing good for the environment, for business, and for education. It has a good effect in the city of Brother Love.