Cities have an opportunity to lead in the clean energy transition by powering their own operations with solar energy. Installing solar arrays on municipal roofs is the most visible way to set an example, but where on-site solar is not feasible, cities can still use off-site solar power to accomplish their goals. Either way, cities that use clean, renewable energy to power their operations serve as important role models for their citizens and other communities and stand to benefit in several ways:
Homeowners and businesses interested in installing solar projects often have to jump through too many hoops, from cumbersome permitting processes to opaque zoning regulations. That kind of red tape can act as an obstacle, making it too difficult, time-consuming and expensive for many to make the transition to solar energy
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