Allentown Green Projects
Solar Panels at Bridgeworks Facility
The City of Allentown in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and a grant from the PEDA, (Pennsylvania Energy Authority) is pleased to announce the installation of the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant, on the roof of the Department of Public Works Administrative building, (a brown-field industrial reuse property) located at 641 S. 10th Street.
The Solar PV Plant is an ambitious part of the city’s Green Mission Initiatives; a key component of which is the city’s plan to meet and exceed the goals set forth in the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement signed by Mayor Ed Pawlowski in July 2006. It also contributes significantly to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s declared mission that 0.5% of its energy generation needs be met by solar power by the year 2020, as part of its Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (“AEPS”) adopted in 2004. The Plant will generate more than 72,000 kWh of solar power in a 12 month period which will result in a savings to the City and its taxpayers of over $10,000 in electric costs annually.
Please click on the link to view real-time statistics on energy generated in kilowatt hours KwH), and the reduction of Greenhouse gas Emission Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and Nitrous Oxide (NO2) emissions statistics.
View Real Time Solar Panel Stats
Allentown Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
The Allentown EAC’s purpose is to advise city government on environmental matters affecting the city. Learn more about its activities and how to get involved.
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