Online Athens: Athens-Clarke officials should get serious about solar energy

Mar 2, 2016 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

February 16, 2016, Colleen McLoughlin

The United States is experiencing huge solar energy growth. The amount of energy we get from solar has tripled in the last two years, and a new home or business goes solar every two minutes.

Solar panels cost half of what they did five years ago, and the solar industry is adding workers 12 times faster than the overall economy, with more than 200,000 employees nationwide.

It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to envision a future where we get 100 percent of our energy needs from renewable energy that doesn’t hurt our environment and health. Read more

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