Renewable Energy Academy

This workshop series, organized by Penn State Extension, covers a variety of Renewable and Alternative Energy topics.


Penn State Extension's Renewable Energy Academy is a series of three hour programs that cover topics on renewable and alternative energy technology. Participants learn about the opportunities to curtail the use of traditional fossil fuels by utilizing technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, small scale hydro, bio-mass and bio-gas. Installation, operation, regulatory, system economics of various technologies are explored.  

Renewable Energy Academy 2016

Check back soon for details on our program for 2016


Renewable Energy Academy 2015

2015's Renewable Energy Academy was structured to consist of three multi-day workshops sponsored by the Northeast SARE Grant funded Farm Energy IQ program.  These events included sessions on renewable energy production, farm energy efficiency, and smart energy buying and use.  For details on the program, visit

Renewable Energy Academy 2014

In 2014, Penn State Extension's Renewable Energy Academy held two Farm Energy Day Workshops, focusing on farm energy topics of interest to different regions of the state.

  • Feb 25, 2014 - Meadville, Crawford County 
  • Sept 9, 2014 - Montgomery County 

Renewable Energy Academy 2013

  • February 28, 2013 (postponed from January 31. 2013) - Applied Energy Efficiency for Homes & Business
  • April 29, 2013 (NEW DATE) - Biomass CHP for Industry & Institutions
  • May 30, 2013 - Applied Biogas Technology for Heat & Generation
  • July 25, 2013 - Small Scale Hydro Applications for Farms, and Business
  • September 26, 2013 - Wind Energy Systems for Homes & Business
  • December 5, 2013 - Renewable Liquid Biofuel Technologies and their applications

Renewable Energy Academy 2012

  • September 27, 2012 - Intro to Solar Photovoltaic Systems for home & business
  • December 6, 2012 - Geothermal Heating and Cooling technologies for home and business


If you have questions about the Renewable Energy Academy, or would like to host an event, please contact Ed Johnstonbaugh,