Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable energy is any energy source that is naturally replenished on a human timescale, like that derived from solar, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal or hydroelectric action. Energy produced from the refining of biomass is also often classified as renewable. Coal, oil or natural gas, on the other hand, are finite sources. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services.

Current Priorities

Priority A: Demonstration Project
Introduce solar energy on selected county sites.

Priority B: Network & Educate
Bring energy suppliers to the table. Share information with citizens on renewable energy options available to them.


Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is once again partnering with The Indiana County Sustainable Economic Development Task Force, the Indiana County Farm Bureau, and the Indiana County Conservation District to form the third Solar Co-Op. This year, however, Electric Vehicle Charger installations are also covered by the Co-Op. Participants receive free consultation from SUN’s vendor-neutral solar experts and access to exclusive pricing deals from a competitively selected solar installer. The third Indiana County Solar Co-op launched in September 2022 and is open to all county residents and businesses. Click orange button above for details!

Contributing Members:

  • Dan Boone
  • Ellen Chinn
  • Bill Darr
  • Tom Harley
  • Jim Lafontaine
  • Don Lancaster
  • Janis Long
  • Kathy Maple
  • Steve McPherson
  • Adam Mundok
  • Tony Palamone
  • Nicholas Zimny-Shea
  • Tara Zirkel
  • Vera Bonnet
  • Sherry Renosky
  • Dave Brady
  • Matt Byerly
  • Randy Francisco
  • Jim Struzzi