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Solar Tour at Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center


March 22
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
445 Schoolhouse Rd
Johnstown, PA 15904

Join us for an event at Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC), the first school in Western Pennsylvania to offset 100% of its electricity consumption with solar power, to discuss opportunities for statewide schools to access the benefits of solar energy

Shannon Crooker, Pennsylvania Director at Generation180, will discuss the positive momentum of solar adoption by schools across the Commonwealth.

State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler will discuss the Solar for Schools Act (HB 1032), a bill she sponsored that would create a state-managed grant program to make solar more accessible and affordable for K-12 schools and community colleges.

John Augustine, Administrative Director of GJCTC, will discuss how solar energy helped this regional hub for workforce development reduce energy costs, manage its budget, and shift towards energy independence. He will share the opportunities solar energy has provided the school, community, and students.

Joe Richards, Principal Project Manager at The Efficiency Network (TEN), will share details about the project and how the school was able to finance the project with no upfront capital costs. He will also highlight federal funding opportunities that make solar more accessible to schools.


March 22, 2024 12:00pm


Solar For Schools in Pennsylvania

  • Shannon Crooker, Pennsylvania Director, Generation180
  • Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (184th District)

Greater Johnstown CTC’s Energy Independence Story

  • John Augustine, Administrative Director, Greater Johnstown CTC
  • Joe Richards, The Efficiency Network

Closing Remarks

Light fare and drinks will be provided.


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