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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.

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    Allison Rohrs, Director
    Michael Sell, Project Coordinator

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

    Since our founding as the Renewable Energy Center in 2005, we have educated a diverse number of individuals, farms, schools, municipalities, and businesses in Pennsylvania and beyond. 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.  In the spirit of Saint Francis, our commitment is to preserving the environment while serving the community. Learn more below!


  • Energy Services

    Energy Services  


    Tiny Classroom

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    Pennsylvania Wind Maps

    Pennsylvania Wind Maps


    Energy Research

    Energy Research  


    Energy In Pennsylvania

    Energy in Pennsylvania

  • PA Renewable Energy Business Directory

    Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Business Directory  


    Study Energy 

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    Energy News & Publications

    Energy News and Publications


    Renewable Assessment Tool

    REACH Renewable Energy Assessment Clearing House Tool


    Sustainability @ SFU

    Sustainability at SFU

  • 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