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How Solar Can Benefit PA Agriculture

Agriculture has been big business in Pennsylvania since before European settlement. The present state’s fertile plains and farmland provide ample opportunities for growing crops and raising livestock. The most recent survey of agriculture in PA, conducted in 2012, identified a total of 59,309 farms spread out across 7,704,444 acres statewide. Major industries include dairy production, corn, wheat, oats, and soy. Pennsylvania also leads the country in Agaricus mushroom farming and ranks highly as a producer of apples, Christmas trees, and grapes.

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Climate Change and Solar Power: What You Need to Know

It’s an undeniable fact that human activity — in particular, burning fossil fuels — is having a permanent, big-picture impact on the planet’s climate. A full discussion of the current scientific understanding of climate change is beyond the scope of this article, though the main takeaway is easy to understand. To prevent a dramatic change in our planet’s climate, we must take steps to reduce carbon emissions today.

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New Innovations in Solar Energy

Recent advances in photovoltaic (PV) technology have played a key role in the growth of solar power worldwide. As solar technology becomes cheaper, more convenient and more efficient, it spurs further investment in research and development, creating a cycle of ongoing innovation driven by market demands.

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Solar Panel Options for Colleges and Universities

Solar power is one of the top options for alternative, clean energy. Panels convert sunlight into electricity, while traditional energy sources draw power from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Fossil fuels are a finite resource, but solar power is renewable source of energy.

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Sustainable Cities That Lead the Way in Solar

Solar energy is good for the environment, good for the economy and increasingly a source of municipal pride. In this article, we’ll look at a few cities across the country that have emerged as sustainability leaders in recent years — and the examples they can set for solar energy in Pennsylvania.

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