Solar Photovoltaics—Community Benefits
A Community Investment
in Solar Technology
Using solar technology provides
many benefits to the Austin community:
|| Reduces the need to generate fossil-fuel
|| Lowers our long-term investment costs for new electric
|| Enhances our City's environment
||Creates opportunities for economic development
Your commitment to solar technology today
will set the pace for solar technology innovation for Austin
and the nation.
Protecting the Environment
Austin Energy is committed to increasing
the use of solar energy in our community. Our goal is to install 200 MW
of solar facilities by 2020.
Solar energy systems are quiet and produce clean
energy with no emissions. Installing 1-kilowatt of solar energy
is the equivalent of planting 50 trees, which help keep the
Austin Energy is also committed to installing
solar projects at local schools, libraries and community centers.
This is aimed at better familiarizing the public with solar
energy equipment and its operation.
Austin Energy is also a partner with
other City of Austin departments in the development of the
nation's first affordable "net-zero energy" subdivision.
The 100-home subdivision in Southeast Austin will be powered
by solar energy.
Thank you for your interest in our Power Saver Program. Please note you can apply for both a loan and a rebate.
Saver™ Program—Saving Energy Together