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Satellite photos of Austin, TX, show it could meet its peak demand with rooftop solar

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 15, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at


A sunbelt city could potentially generate enough juice to meet all of its peak, summer afternoon demand. That’s what Roger Duncan, general manager of Austin Energy, said this morning at a conference. 

It’s a finding that melds with the research in Energy Self Reliant States, that most states could be self-sufficient on domestic renewable energy resources.

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