Solar Industry Pushes Austin Energy to Put Major Emphasis on Solar Power

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Austin American-Statesman

Solar industry leaders are urging Austin Energy to build its next generating plant on the city's rooftops to create thousands of local jobs, as opposed to expanding an existing natural gas-fired plant.

The trade group Solar Austin, which includes several CEOs of small solar energy companies, is urging the Austin City Council to commit to constructing 300 megawatts of rooftop generation by 2020 as a means of supporting the industry and creating jobs.

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