Energy Transition and Renewable Research Areas

As state, national and global energy markets transition to lower-carbon energy sources such as wind and solar power there are significant areas of research necessary to ensure enhanced environmental protection, energy security and grid reliability. Penn State’s faculty and professional staff are rapidly expanding research initiatives that address the ongoing energy transition to understand and address new and emerging issues. The Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research aims to coordinate and facilitate programs of research and outreach to address the complete range of issues presented by large-scale energy development as highlighted below. Contact MCOR to find an expert in the following areas:

  • Grid Scale Energy Infrastructure Needs
  • Energy Storage Technologies
  • Municipal Planning and Legal Aspects
  • Site Development Issues
  • Workforce Development
  • Socio-Economic Impacts
  • Landowner Considerations
  • Environmental Impacts


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