Ten Ways Your City Can Go Solar
With millions of available rooftops, rising public demand for renewable energy, and much-improved storage technology, America’s cities are resolving local air pollution and power generation issues by switching to solar power. This guide list ten actions that communities can take to help residents gain access to and maximize solar energy.
Environment Montana Research & Policy Center
The United States has enough solar energy installed to power the equivalent of millions of homes. America’s cities are playing a key role in this clean energy revolution. Our annual Shining Cities report shows that cities in every region of the country are driving the adoption of solar energy, but most have only begun to tap their solar energy potential. The cities that are setting the pace for solar growth are driving development through effective public policy, and they are seeing benefits for the environment, public health, grid resilience, and consumers.
But you don’t need to be the size of Denver, or even Missoula, to be a solar all-star. This two-page guide lists ten actions that Montana communities can take to help residents gain access to and maximize solar energy.