The Saint Francis University Institute for Energy conducted a survey for the Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund on Pennsylvania’a Clean Energy Projects.
The primary objectives of this report were to:
1.) Discover and demonstrate stakeholders’ biggest needs and obstacles pertaining to development of clean or renewable energy projects
2.) Identify the most up-to-date and relevant renewable energy projects currently being deployed in the state
3.) Identify sustainable energy technologies that may be “game-changing” in the next 5 years
Among the findings:
- Biggest obstacles for deploying new clean energy technologies: Up front capital investment costs, slow return on investments, low
and declining electricity costs, building ownership, and permitting.
- Biggest motivations for deploying new clean energy technologies: Educational/teaching tool, organizational sustainability goals,
and cost savings.