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Community Solar: A Site Visit to Pennsylvania’s Ely Farm

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The Ely Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania installed solar panels to cut energy costs, and help to preserve the farm for future generations of the family.

My recent site visit to the farm impressed upon me the need to allow more farmers to do what Dwight Ely, the farmer, and butcher who owns this significant property in Southeastern PA, has done.

Penn State found that nearly $2 billion in new investments stands ready to grow the community solar market in PA, which only needs state legislative authority to allow.

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Chad Forcey comes to PennCEF with considerable experience in the world of advocacy. Forcey served the Irrigation Association and the PA Landscape and Nursery Association. He was the personal aide to Governor Mark Sweiker during his tenure in Harrisburg. An articulate spokesperson and seasoned writer, he works to educate, advocate, and engage Pennsylvanians to transition to clean energy in ways that bring jobs to the Commonwealth, make sense economically, protect land rights and guard our national security.
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