Institute for Energy
From our flagship wind resource assessment program and renewable energy assessments to public outreach in classrooms and other venues, the Institute works hard to be a reliable resource for your energy needs. Learn more about our services below and please contact us to discuss how we can assist you.
** ALERT // the Institute is open, but some services may be altered due to COVID-19 - contact us for details
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Assessments
Let the Institute for Energy assist you in finding ways to improve the efficiency of your home, farm or business and suggest the potential for renewable energy generation.
Agricultural Producers & Small Businesses
The Institute for Energy is currently able to offer farms and businesses FREE resource assessment reports to help you make wise energy decisions. You will be provided with a detailed wind and solar analysis, along with geothermal, hydro and biomass potentials and suggestions for improving energy efficiency. Interested in our assessment program? Contact us by emailing email@example.com or filling out the form below.
Institute staff have the resources to seek out inefficiencies in your home and make suggestions for improvement and adding renewable energy generation. We can provide a walk through and testing of the home to identify health hazards, energy saving opportunities (including use of infrared technology and blower door equipment), and analysis of electricity usage and needs. Interested in our program? Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out the form below for pricing and availability.
Our assessment services are made possible, in part, thanks to the support of the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, the Robert Waters Charitable Trust, and the Community Initiatives Fund, all part of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.
Renewable Energy Assessment Clearing House (REACH) Tool
Find information about developing a renewable energy project with our REACH tool. Features include utility information, ordinances and more.
Wind Resource Assessment Program
The Institute for Energy's Wind Resource Assessment Program (WRAP) is a first stop for Pennsylvania landowners interested in learning if their site has commercial wind potential. Wind maps and other data analysis tools are available through the Institute to explore wind characteristics at sites throughout the commonwealth. From the early 2000s to 2018, the Institute was also home to Pennsylvania's only anemometer loan program, which conducted onsite wind assessments. Learn more about our maps and equipment, the places we have assessed and an example of a completed project in the tabs below.
Presentations and Seminars
Institute staff deliver presentations to various audiences throughout Pennsylvania each year on topics such as wind farm development and renewable energy feasibility assessments. We occasionally host our own events and you may also find us exhibiting at farms, fairs, expos, and other community events.