The calls for cities and states to move to 100 percent renewable energy goals is well underway, and the latest city to join those is one that falls into POWERHOME Solar’s business footprint — Cincinnati, Ohio.
Late last week, the Cincinnati city council approved a resolution to move the Queen City to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, making it the 100th municipality to achieve or set that renewable energy goal. This goal makes Cincinnati the second Ohio city to commit to using 100 percent renewable energy after Cleveland did so in September. Cleveland’s 100 percent goal is to be met by 2050.
“It has become clear that cities will lead the global effort to fight climate change, and Cincinnati is on the front lines,” Cincinnati mayor John Cranley said, per a Sierra Club release. “I am encouraged by the changes we are making, but we have a lot of work left to do.”
It is absolutely encouraging to hear the growing support that renewable energy has, knowing the massive amounts of greenhouse gases produced when fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas are burned to produce electricity. The Sierra Club estimates that 15 percent of the U.S. (48.7 million people) already lives in a city or state that has set a 100 percent renewable energy mandate.
That’s a healthy percentage, but there’s two takeaways from that. There’s still 85 percent of the U.S. that hasn’t yet committed to making 100 percent renewables use a goal or reality, and even as these communities make these commitments, the timeline to reach 100 percent is often a decade or more away.
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We commend these cities and states to push for renewable energy because we all can do our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But you don’t have to wait until that clean energy infrastructure is built. Solar energy is at your fingertips right now with POWERHOME Solar!
Installing a rooftop or ground-mounted solar system at your home is a way to reduce your power bills, your dependence on your utility provider for power, and your own carbon footprint. What may take cites and states years to implement, you can do yourself in approximately three months by going solar.
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With our innovative solar program, Ohio homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. The solar panels installed on your home are American-made and come with a 30-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.
Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact POWERHOME Solar at 800-765-2715, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program.