Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar Toolkit: Part Two
This is part one of Environment America Research & Policy Center's Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar Toolkit: Power public buildings with solar energy.
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: