Dozens of Goodyear residents, including Mayor Georgia Lord, turned out to City Hall on Wednesday, July 18, to celebrate the installment of Goodyear’s official “Arizona Solar Community” sign — the first in the state.
Just two years ago, Goodyear signed on to participate in the Arizona Solar Challenge, a program organized by the nonprofit Arizona SmartPower, which set a goal of achieving solar on at least 5 percent of owner-occupied homes by 2015. Goodyear has already achieved more than 10 percent, becoming a true leader in clean energy.
Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord could not have been more proud to help present the official solar sign to residents, saying that SmartPower’s “grassroots effort led to 1,368 total solar installs in Goodyear,” a number that will make a real difference in the town’s sustainable future, and in its local economy.
“With Goodyear’s leadership, we are cracking the code on how to get solar on rooftops in Arizona and beyond,” said Brian F. Keane, president of SmartPower.
Goodyear’s official Arizona Solar Community sign will be featured in two prominent locations — one on Litchfield Road and another on Pebble Creek Parkway.