Powering a Brighter Future in Pennsylvania (Second Edition, 2024)

The 2024 edition of this report finds that the amount of solar installed by Pennsylvania K-12 schools has nearly tripled in the last decade. Pennsylvania schools now have an unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of federal funding and other resources to go solar and reap the many benefits. Read the report to find a ranking of the top ten school districts with solar, learn how schools are funding the switch to solar, and get inspired by success stories.

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Key Findings

The State of Solar at Pennsylvania's K-12 Schools

Over the last decade, the amount of solar installed at Pennsylvania schools nearly tripled and the number of schools with solar nearly doubled.

Mapping Solar Adoption at Schools in Pennsylvania

Success Stories

Steelton-Highspire School District shines as a clean energy leader

Steelton-Highspire School District is the first in the state to power both its buildings and electric school buses with onsite solar energy. The large onsite solar array powers 100% of the district’s electricity needs and will generate $3.6 million in energy savings over 15 years.

The Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center powers workforce training with the sun

The Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC), a regional hub for workforce development, earned the title of the first school in Western Pennsylvania to offset 100% of its electricity consumption with solar power.