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  • Energy for Today and for the Future

    At the Saint Francis University Institute for Energy (IFE) we work to be a reliable source of energy information for businesses, schools, policy makers, and communities. We are committed to establishing high-quality, authentic, and accurate information to assist Pennsylvanians in making educated and sustainable energy choices.

    Contact Us 

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    Michael Sell, Project Coordinator
    Allison Rohrs, Energy Specialist   

    Email:energy@francis.edu
    Phone: 814-472-2872
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    Our Work...

    Founded as the Renewable Energy Center in 2005, the organization identifies barriers to sustainable energy use and sets up programs to overcome them through outreach and research. The university's wind analysis has led to more than 200 MW of installed wind energy capacity in PA and our programs have encouraged Pennsylvanians to pursue a variety of clean energy projects.  Our outreach has educated thousands about energy and sustainability. In the spirit of Saint Francis, our commitment is to preserving the environment while serving the community. Learn more below!


  • Thank You for Your Support!

    Our success would not be possible without the great support of our benefactors. We thank everyone who has made it possible for us to offer energy technical assistance and education services to rural Pennsylvanian businesses and communities.

    Past and Present Funders include:

    • Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
    • Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Metropolitan Edison Sustainable Energy Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation
    • West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund
    • PPL Sustainable Energy Fund
    • The Reinvestment Fund's Sustainable Development Fund
    • Constellation, an Exelon company
    • USDA Rural Development
    • U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
    • U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America Program
    • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
    • The Heinz Endowments
    • R.K. Mellon Foundation
    • A. J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust
    • L. Robert Kimball and Associates
    • The DeGol Organization
    • L.S. Fiore Inc.
    • and more