Even though this doesn't directly affect Northeastern Pennsylvania, this is big news. It isn't the first time Google has made an investment in solar power, but it is a very large investment.
Rather than trying to summarize this story, here is the story as reported by several different outlets:
Wall Street Journal: Google Invests $280 Million In Residential Solar Installations - WSJ.com
The Washington Post: Google Scaling Solar, Commits $280 Million To Finance SolarCity Installations
Los Angeles Times: Google, SolarCity, solar: Google creates $280-million solar power fund - latimes.com
Reuters: Google invests $280M in SolarCity solar roof fund
Huffington Post: Google's SolarCity Fund: $280 Million Invested In Solar Energy For Private Homes