New Solar Panels Power 66% of Government Operations in Fayetteville, Arkansas
By Diana Madson
On 87 acres of land owned by the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, solar panels absorb the sun’s rays.
Last year, the city partnered with the local utility and a solar developer on a pair of 5-megawatt installations, which went online in September. They now generate enough electricity to fully power the city’s two wastewater treatment plants.
He encourages other cities to switch to renewables.
“It’s not that difficult,” he says. “The price of renewables, particularly solar, has come way down. These types of projects are very accessible and … with the right partner, very doable.”
Reposted with permission from Yale Climate Connections.
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