Pitt One of 25 Organizations Honored for Leadership in Solar Energy in Allegheny County

On May 4, the University of Pittsburgh was 1 of 25 Allegheny County organizations honored honored with the prestigious Lodestar Award by the Pennsylvania Solar Center

The Lodestar Award is a distinction given to Pennsylvania entities who are leading the way investing in clean and renewable solar energy. 

Award Winners

Awardees included:

  • BCI Steel
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • Chatham University
  • City of Pittsburgh
  • Eaton
  • EIS Solar
  • EOS Energy Storage
  • Felician Sisters of North America
  • Forest Hills Municipal Center
  • Full Tilt Energy Systems
  • Global Links
  • Millvale Community Center
  • Millvale Library
  • New Sun Rising
  • NexTracker
  • Penner & Associates Architects
  • Phipps Conservatory
  • PITT OHIO Trucking
  • Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Sankofa Village
  • Scalo Solar
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church;
  • Tree Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh

  “The University of Pittsburgh is committed to producing or procuring 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and 100% by 2037,” said Dr. Aurora Sharrard, Executive Director of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh. “Our partnership with Vesper Energy on the 20-megawatt Gaucho Solar power facility just 25 miles from our Pittsburgh campus will generate ~18% of Pitt’s annual electricity.  With a brand new rooftop 108 kW solar array on our Pitt-Bradford campus and several rooftop solar arrays in design or construction for the Pittsburgh campus, our solar present and future are bright.”

The Pennsylvania Solar Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit effort to raise the awareness of the benefits of solar energy in Pennsylvania and make available tools to transition to clean energy.

Read original press release from PA Solar Center.

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