Cleveland planning solar arrays on up to 16 city properties

The City of Cleveland could be generating some of the power needed for city buildings through new solar installations by the end of 2020, in an effort to “cut its electric bills and reduce its carbon footprint,” Cleveland.com reports. The city requested proposals from vendors for solar projects at 16 city properties, including Cleveland City Hall, and hopes to award a contract “no later than February,” according to the article. A study launched by Cleveland City Council earlier this year suggested “there is enough annual daylight to generate enough electricity to payback the cost of solar arrays at 11 sites in less than 20 years,” and for another two sites, the payback period “is estimated at less than 15 years.” For more, read the full article.

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