Pennsylvania Governor Announces Plan To Produce 50% of State Government Electricity Through Solar Energy

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania announced a plan to produce 50% of the state government’s electricity with energy from the sun. The governor said Pennsylvania PULSE (Project to Utilize Light and Solar Energy) will begin operating on January 1, 2023. The project is the largest solar commitment by any US government so far. For the project, seven solar arrays will be built in six Pennsylvania counties. The project is estimated to be a total of 191-megawatts, producing 361,000 megawatt hours of electricity every year. According to Curt Topper, General Services Secretary, when PULSE goes into effect, utilization of solar energy will lower Pennsylvania’s annual carbon emissions by 157,000 metric tons, the equivalent of taking 34,000 gasoline-powered cars off the road. The project will also create over 400 jobs.

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