Clean and Sustainable Energy

Chester County's Climate Action Plan calls for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions county-wide by 2050. Most of the county's greenhouse gas emissions come from energy used by buildings (62%) and transportation (27%). This page provides resources related to adopting renewable energy systems, switching to electric or zero emissions vehicles, and resources for municipalities looking to regulate and promote clean and sustainable energy in their communities.

Solar Power

Solar Power

Resources for planning for solar power, steps for installing solar, funding and financing resources, and a map of solar installations county-wide. Learn More


Supporting Clean and Sustainable Energy through Ordinances

Links to model ordinances and sample ordinances from nearby communities that regulate and promote renewable energy, electrification, and energy efficiency through local ordinances. Learn More

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Planning guidance for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, as well as general information and funding resources for zero-emissions and alternative fuel vehicles. Learn More


Funding and Financing for Clean and Sustainable Energy

Energy efficiency and renewable energy across all sectors are policy priorities for the federal and state government, and many funding and financing programs are available. Learn More


Climate Action Plan

The Plan includes a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and an action plan for reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency throughout the county. Learn More


Tools for Clean Energy

Chester County maintains planning eTools on a variety of subjects that provide basic information on planning topics relevant in our communities. Learn More