It’s only a matter of time before solar panels are everywhere, every city, on every building, powering every electrical device we use. And it can’t come soon enough! Solar power is a modern marvel, because it provides us with clean, renewable, sustainable, and FREE energy directly from the sun. All it takes is some fancy and effective solar panels mounted to your roof or in your yard and suddenly you can be powering all your appliances by sunlight. It’s incredible. Solar power is completely changing the way cities operate.
Third world countries are able to use solar powered panels to power streetlights where electricity doesn’t exist yet. Isolated farms and villages are able to use solar panels to power their machines and homes. Big cities are using solar panels to power transit, replace expensive power plants, and even power automated lighting, signals, and safety features. Have you noticed solar making its way into your city?
Many cities are ahead of the curve, featuring huge adoptions of solar panels for businesses and residences, as well as municipal choices for solar power. Some cities are offering tax and other incentives for residents and businesses to choose solar over traditional power methods. It’s another amazing way people can make the switch to solar and reap benefits.
At the current time, solar is making its way into nearly every city in the nation, but these cities have been ahead of the curve, featuring many more solar panels per citizen than most cities:
California: It’s no surprise that California is first on the front of environmental consciousness. San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Jose are in the top 4 cities in America for solar panels, and then San Francisco, Sacramento, and Riverside are all in the top 15 cities.
Hawaii: Honolulu is number 3 in solar panel use, which is great news for this sunny metropolis. Honolulu is using impressive amounts of solar panels to soak up that Hawaii sun and power everything from refrigerators to public buses.
Texas: Austin and San Antonio are in the top 20 for US cities using solar, and San Antonio in particular is ramping up their solar usage. They are in the process of conducting multiple studies for solar panel use in urban areas and then solar will increase in the entire state!
The South: All along the south, these sunny states are stepping up their solar game. Phoenix (while not technically “The South” but in the southern part of the US) heavily uses solar energy all over the massive capitol, and so does Albuquerque. In the wake of Katrina, New Orleans rebuilt and added substantial numbers of solar panels, and those numbers are only increasing. Jacksonville, Florida is also in the top 20 for using solar energy, and much of the state is following suit.