Forecast for Renewable Energy in PA: Sunny with lots of Wind
Somerset Engineering has been and site development partner on the wind farms in Somerset County. There will be both Wind and Solar energy production projects coming in the next few years. We are gratified to know that our engineering, surveying and project management are helping and will provide important environmental and economic benefits.
According to “Our Energy Renewal: A Pennsylvania Clean Energy Map,” there are more than 2,500 megawatts of renewable energy capacity in the state. Lancaster, Somerset and Cambria counties have some of the highest renewable energy concentrations.
The 2017 Clean Jobs Pennsylvania report shows that there are nearly 70,000 clean energy jobs in Pennsylvania in more than 6,000 companies,with a 6 percent growth rate in clean energy jobs over the previous year’s report.i The growth of clean energy jobs far outpaces the state’s general employment growth rate, and there are twice as many energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs in Pennsylvania as fossil fuel jobs.