Solar Power Shines! ($260,000)

Rooftop of Main Public Library

Let’s power the public library with clean, renewable energy!  Adding solar panels to our main library will help Cambridge meet our climate goals by reducing emissions, saving money over time, and serving as an example for patrons.

As climate change poses an increasing threat to our planet, each of us has the responsibility to reduce fossil fuel emissions. The Library rooftop is well suited for solar panels and provides a unique opportunity to showcase our city’s environmental commitment. Installing and highlighting the use of solar energy in this location will help educate residents on emissions reductions and increased renewable energy generation. In addition, the panels will lower the operating costs of the building. As the City engages residents and businesses to consider renewable energy, the City can demonstrate leadership in its own energy use.



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  • Goldie Eder
    commented 2016-12-10 01:45:31 -0500
  • James Falvo
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-09 17:01:07 -0500
    I voted for a local proposal to power the public library: Solar Power Shines! ($260,000)
  • Grady McGonagill
    commented 2016-12-05 05:43:26 -0500
    This makes enormous sense. It’s now up to cities and states to exercise leadership on climate change. We can set an example in Cambridge, showing the rest of the state and the country what’s possible. And it’s good for us as well.
  • Cl Alpert
    commented 2016-11-23 08:51:34 -0500
    I’m surprised solar wasn’t built into the original design, and of course it should be added; however, it’s the largest budget item.
  • Justin Casanova-Davis
    published this page in Proposals (PB3) 2016-11-21 12:52:02 -0500
  • Justin Casanova-Davis
    published this page in Proposals (PB3) 2016-11-21 12:13:17 -0500