A Pennsylvania Turnpike rest stop is destined for solar power, courtesy of a $31,500 state grant to Tredyffrin Township.

According to a news release from State Rep. Paul Drucker (D., Chester-Montgomery), the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded the grant, which will be used to install solar panels on sound barriers to be erected near Mile Marker 323. Electricity generated from the system will power the turnpike's Valley Forge rest stop, the release said.

The grant was awarded through Pennsylvania's Solar Energy Program, which provides grants and loans to promote alternative energy. - Kathleen Brady Shea