A photo of high-efficiency 360-degree tracking solar panels in Kentucky.

It’s a bright look ahead in 2024

We’re excited for what the future holds and looking forward to 2024. 

Across our PPL family of companies, we’ve set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining reliability and affordability for our more than 3.5 million customers in Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

We’re pursuing a comprehensive clean energy strategy to achieve this goal, and as part of our strategy, we’re focused on driving innovation and advancing technologies that can be scaled safely, reliably and affordably.

Did you know we have more than 150 active research projects underway? We’re researching technologies in everything from battery storage to carbon management. We’re also testing technologies to further advance renewable energy integration and investing in grid modernization projects.  

One such project, led by our PPL Research and Development team, is testing new, high-efficiency 360-degree tracking solar panels in Kentucky. These multi-axis tracking panels follow the sun as it moves through the sky. When the panels create direct current (DC) power, it’s then converted to alternating current (AC) power through inverters to provide power to the electric grid. 

When compared to a solar panel that’s titled and fixed in place, a tracking panel captures more sunlight and creates more energy by maximizing the sun’s rays throughout the day.  

Click here to learn more about innovative research projects happening across PPL’s companies.

January 4, 2024