Residential Energy Consumption Survey: Implications for Philadelphia

Residential Energy Consumption Survey Implications for Philadelphia Summary A 2015 survey of US household energy use and energy insecurity conducted by the Energy Information Agency shows several disturbing trends. Data was not available for Philadelphia specifically, so PEA took a deep dive into the Residential Energy Consumption Survey data to better understand how energy insecurity […]

How Will Trump’s New Tariff on Solar Panels Affect Solarize Philly?

Early this week, President Trump announced a 30% tariff on imported solar modules after a suit was brought by two domestic solar manufacturers, SolarWorld and Suniva, with the International Trade Commission. 80% of all solar panels used in the US today come from outside the country, and foreign-made panels have historically been significantly cheaper. Solarize […]

We Are Still In – Together for a More Energy Secure Future!

By Mahvish Ilyas, Intern Climate change has become one of the biggest challenges of this era. Satellite imagery shows how drastically glaciers have receded in the northern areas of my home country Pakistan. Globally climate-related calamities and disasters have become more frequent, the most recent example is the devastating Southern California fires – a wake-up […]

PEA Announces Second Phase of Solarize Philly

Tuesday December 5, 2017 the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) held a press conference to celebrate the successes of the first phase of the Solarize Philly Program. PEA was joined by Solarize Philly partners and supporters in the Kensington neighborhood at the home of Solarize Philly participant Kate Zmich, on day 2 of her solar array […]