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

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

Date: 15 Oct 2009 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

 

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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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power.