Implementing Solar PV for Local Governments in the Mid-Atlantic Region
- Apr 18, 2020 5:02 pm GMT
Renewable energy is being adopted by municipalities across America and is a way for smart cities and communities to maintain resilience and independence for the future. There’s an inevitable move away from dependence on carbon-heavy single sources of energy, and toward energy independence and diversity of renewable energy sources. Renewables, like solar, are especially getting easier to adopt as they are now offered with financial models that are as simple as a financial transaction, providing a swift transition to Solar Energy. The enormous potential for a reduced carbon footprint is a big win for communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Some municipalities are showing their dedication to reducing carbon emissions by investing in fleet transitions to electric vehicles. While this move is a step in the right direction, without powering those fleets from a renewable source, it only moves the source of emissions from the tailpipe of fleet vehicles to the coal or gas-fired power plant that power charging stations. The calculations for carbon emissions would remain in play until the source of the energy was changed.
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