Thank Austin City Council for Committing to Local Solar

Local Solar Jobs and Sustainability to Benefit in Austin

The Austin City Council has passed a new resolution requiring half of the city-owned utility’s 200 megawatt solar goal for 2020 to be fulfilled by local solar projects and half of those local projects to distributed installations that are owned or leased by customers.

Local solar means local jobs and more community involvement in greening our electric grid.

The council also signaled support for expanding the solar goal to 400 megawatts for 2020 as part of the energy planning process next year.

Austin Energy is nationally known for its renewable energy and energy efficiency programs because the people of Austin and our City Council have made sustainability a priority. Council Members Chris Riley, Laura Morrison and Bill Spelman worked with stakeholders to develop a resolution that is in the best interest of the city.

It’s important to let our leaders know that we appreciate their efforts in collaboration with us.


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