Companies present technology at Solar Festival of Allegheny County


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A solar future was on display Saturday beneath the 40th Street Bridge in Millvale, where the Sierra Club, the Solar Unified Network of Western Pennsylvania and Millvale Township sponsored the first Solar Festival in Allegheny County.

Local solar energy companies showed off their technology -- including solar bikes and solar emergency generators -- to guests from around the region who enjoyed live music, workshops and food trucks decked out with their own solar panels.

“This is just the beginning of this industry,” said Sharon Pillar, President of SUNWPA. “It‘‍s an economic driver in all these other states that are more aggressive.” She and other industry advocates are calling for changes in Pennsylvania law to bring about more reliance on solar and other renewable sources.

“We are missing out,” she said.


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