‘Renewables to provide 100% power to US city’

A US city is expected to meet 100% of its electricity needs through renewable sources. Columbia currently sources 75% of its energy from wind farms, according to SunEdison. It will install a 2MW […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A US city is expected to meet 100% of its electricity needs through renewable sources.

Columbia currently sources 75% of its energy from wind farms, according to SunEdison.

It will install a 2MW solar farm, which the company claims will provide 25% of the city’s energy needs.

The Nixon Farm solar project will generate enough electricity to power 250 homes.

It will also reduce more than two million pounds of carbon dioxide – equivalent to taking 220 cars off the road.

Steve Raeder, SunEdison’s General Manager of Eastern US commercial and industrial solar said: “With the completion of the Nixon Farm solar power plant, the people of Columbia now enjoy the environmental and cost benefits of getting 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. Solar energy is a clean, reliable source of energy that makes great financial sense for communities across the US.”