The Sunny Side of Gainesville
If you haven’t noticed, Gainesville is quite the bustling city. From the world-renowned University of Florida to the offices of Parisleaf Printing and Design, the city of Gainesville is always doling out its fair share of cerebral excitement. So it should come as no surprise that Gainesville has been recognized as a global leader in solar energy usage. In fact, our humble city has bested many other top cities and countries from around the world when it comes to solar energy implementation.
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href=”https://www.gru.com/OurCommunity/Environment/GreenEnergy/solarHub.jsp”>Gainesville Regional Utilitieshas brought over 7 megawatts (MW) of solar power to Gainesville’s 125,000 residents. While this number may not mean much to you, this accomplishment ranks the City of Gainesville’s solar usage above a couple other countries you may have heard of – China, France, and Japan, just to name a few. Here at Parisleaf, we think this ought to brighten the outlook of local residents (pun intended).
The city has organized multiple solar projects throughout Gainesville in an effort to turn solar power into a formidable player in the energy market. Additionally, solar power has proven to be highly affordable for individuals and small business owners. Besides the federal tax cuts given to those who utilize solar energy, solar power is also beginning to play a key role in lessening the stress on existing power grids. As Gainesville residents make the switch to solar energy, they should also take pride in knowing that they are helping to improve the job market as well. A University of California Berkeley study found that an average of 8 jobs are created for every megawatt (MW) of solar power – this kind of news is excellent for both Mother Nature and the unemployed.
So get out there and contact your local utility provider – see what kinds of energy alternatives they offer and find out the possible savings available. And don’t stop there! Understand your local recycling options down to the very last detail. Make a conscious effort to do business with individuals and companies who value a sustainable future (Cough Parisleaf cough cough). The smallest of efforts made today towards a greener future will preserve our planet for generations to come. And admit it – there’s nothing cooler than powering your home via a hot plasma star about 93 million miles away!