Atlanta Invests in Solar Power

Dec. 3, 2015

Municipal program to help city buildings cut carbon emissions.

The City of Atlanta has launched a new program called Solar Atlanta, which will install solar panels on 28 municipal buildings such as recreation centers, fire stations, and one police station. The program will use funding from federal tax credits as well as power purchase agreements to acquire the photovoltaic equipment at no up-front cost to taxpayers.

The installations from the Solar Atlanta program are projected to cut the city’s CO2 emissions by 73 million pounds and save up to 216 million gallons of water by 2030, in addition to providing significant energy savings for the city.

“It is my hope that the City of Atlanta will serve as a model for other cities and private commercial buildings to take advantage of power purchase agreements to finance their own solar installations,” says Stephanie Benfield, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

Wondering if solar could be right for your building? Check out these tips to learn more.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Buildings, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Building Better Schools

Download this digital resource to better understand the challenges and opportunities in designing and operating educational facilities for safety, sustainability, and performance...

Tips to Keep Facility Management on Track

How do you plan to fill the knowledge gap as seasoned facility managers retire or leave for new opportunities? Learn about the latest strategies including FM tech innovations ...

The Beauty & Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Built Environment

Biophilic design is a hot trend in design, but what is it and how can building professionals incorporate these strategies for the benefits of occupants? This eHandbook offers ...

The Benefits of Migrating from Analog to DMR Two-Way Radios

Are you still using analog two-way radios? Download this white paper and discover the simple and cost-effective migration path to digital DMR radios that deliver improved audio...