Sunshine in city government is not the only sunshine we could use more of in Greensboro.
Streetscape lighting around the new center city park in downtown Greensboro is a perfect place to showcase solar energy. Taxpayers are spending at least 750,000 dollars to change the street lights and sidewalks around the park - and this does not include the power bill to operate these lights. Our city manager and city council have not seriously considered the solar option.
Solar power can be used with any design of streetlight. The lights can be operated with solar energy with a back-up from Duke Power, if needed.
There are experts on solar energy in our area who can give realistic appraisals of operating costs vs. investment costs. Why isn't the city listening?
Greensboro needs forward-thinking members on the city council. I offer myself as one of these. I need your vote on November 8, to help bring NEW and BETTER IDEAS to Greensboro.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?