Bruce Johnson, a co-writer for our city's solar grant and member of Winterville City Council, flipped the switch today to activate the solar system. Councilperson Johnson founded 100% Winterville last year and sponsored the 100% Clean & Renewable Energy Resolution that was passed unanimously by Winterville's City Council in October of this year. This resolution commits the city to converting to 100% clean renewable energy for all electricity needs by 2035 and all other energy needs by 2050.
Over the next year, we will review the data to better understand how much we will save in the long term and look at other buildings that might be suitable for solar projects. Potential sites include City Hall, the Bookstore and the Library.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this and helped make this happen!