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Westmoreland, Blair, and Somerset organizations to receive Lodestar Award for solar energy leadership

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Westmoreland/Blair/Somerset Counties, PA – Next Thursday, the Pennsylvania Solar Center will present nine regional companies and organizations with the prestigious Lodestar Award, a distinction given to Pennsylvania entities who are leading the way in investing in clean and renewable solar energy. Those accepting include:

  • Epic Metals
  • Edward Johnstonbaugh, Exodus Renewables LLC
  • Green Solar Systems
  • Levin Furniture and Mattress
  • Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County
  • Sheetz
  • St. Francis University
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Winners will be accepting the award at a virtual awards ceremony, which the media and general public are welcome to attend.

WHEN:  Thursday, November 17, 2022, 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

WHERE:   This event will take place over Zoom. Please register in advance at https://secure.everyaction.com/4i4Aot9IRUqRVvCTSj8oCA2.

WHO:              Pennsylvania Solar Center

State Senator Jay Costa’s office

State Representative Louis Schmitt

Lodestar Awardees (see above)

WHY:   More and more Pennsylvania businesses and organizations are choosing to go solar, and not just for sustainability reasons. Investments in renewable energy sources like solar and wind are also extremely cost-effective, paying for themselves relatively quickly and then achieving impressive cost savings down the road. These investments also strengthen the economy by creating jobs across the supply chain, from manufacturing and construction to sales and engineering. Learn more about the economic benefits of solar by attending this noteworthy event.

About the Pennsylvania Solar Center 

The PA Solar Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission to expand the benefits of solar to all Pennsylvanians. The Center offers technical assistance to non-profit organizations, businesses, and communities to help them go solar, savvy media communications and online resources for all solar stakeholders, and education for decision-makers and advocates about the benefits of robust solar policy. The PA Solar Center provides an online directory of qualified solar developers, a map of notable solar installations, a monthly solar webinar series, and a listing of solar events happening across the state.

Learn more at www.pasolarcenter.org.

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