How can cities save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the local economy?
By installing affordable solar energy on their buildings of course. This webinar highlights the Institute of Local Self-Reliance report, Public Rooftop Revolution, which explores the potential of solar rooftop projects on local government and public buildings. John Farrell, Director of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, discusses the many benefits of rooftop solar and opportunities to overcome barriers that have slowed adoption of solar on public property.
Learn how rooftop solar can:
Save Energy and Operating Costs – Lancaster, CA saves $450,000 per year with 9 megawatts (MW) of solar
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Washington, D.C. plans to install 10 MW of solar on municipal buildings, which will displace 12,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide
Significantly Impact the Economy– 1 MW of solar results in 20 construction jobs and $2.5 million dollars added to the local economy