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Renewable Energy

Action 1: Adopt solar energy standards or a wind energy ordinance that allows or encourages appropriate renewable energy installations.

Wind and solar energy standards are set in the City’s Municipal Code, Chapter 24, Division 5, titled Alternative Energy Systems. View the city's Alternate Energy Ordinance.

Action 5: Install a public sector renewable energy technology, such as solar electric (PV), biomass, solar hot water/air, micro-hydro or wind.

Geothermal is installed in City Hall, Public Safety and the Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC). A 40-kW solar array is installed at the city’s Public Safety Building. City staff also is working on a contract to install a solar array at the existing Bielenberg Sports Center, in addition to a planned PV system on the new field house at BSC (to be completed in 2014).