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.
Allison Rohrs, Director
Michael Sell, Project Coordinator
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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!
Starting a renewable energy project? Visit our
Renewable Energy Assessment Clearing House (REACH) webtool
The Institute for Energy provides a variety of services to the public, including:
Explore Pennsylvania's wind resource with our state and county wind maps and interactive explorer. Assess the resource at your location to see if installing a wind turbine is feasible.
We research issues facing the energy industry in the Commonwealth to create policy framework to ensure the energy
industry continues to thrive.
Pennsylvania has been and continues to be an energy rich state. Learn about the state's energy resources and how they are utilized.
In need of an installer for your clean energy project? See 75+ listings in the following categories:
Working in the energy industry offers unique opportunities for a rewarding career. Saint Francis University offers several energy related programs of study.
Stay up to date with recent energy news and learn what we have been up to lately.
Learn about Saint Francis University's efforts to go green.
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:
Saint Francis University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
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