Feb 22, 2011

Solar Powering Your Community–Seven Steps

"Solar power can offer communities a range of benefits, from increasing energy reliability and reducing carbon emissions to creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Most communities in the United States are well situated to harness the power of the sun. As a result, solar power offers communities a clean, reliable, and renewable alternative to fossil fuels that can help increase energy security and reduce a community’s carbon footprint. Local governments are uniquely positioned to address many of the barriers to solar energy adoption, including complicated and time-consuming permitting and interconnection procedures, financing challenges, and a lack of awareness about solar technologies among local stakeholders."