There are a lot of stories on residential rooftop solar but few if any on what cities are doing to make themselves energy self-reliant by using their own buildings and lands to generate power.
In Public Rooftop Revolution, ILSR estimates that mid-sized cities could install as much as 5,000 megawatts of solar—as much as one-quarter of all solar installed in the U.S. to date—on municipal property, with little to no upfront cash. It would allow cities to redirect millions in saved energy costs to other public purposes.
The following presentation was given by ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell to a well-attended webinar hosted by Applied Solutions on June 9, 2015. For more information, watch the recorded presentation, download the full report, or listen to the podcasts with city staff.
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