Solar Power Initiative reducing taxpayers enery bills
Spartanburg City Councilman Robert Reeder talks about the importance of his work to keep Spartanburg moving in the right direction working with a statewide program called Solarize South Carolina. Spartanburg will be the first city to partner with the new program aimed at cutting electric bills by 90 percent and saving taxpayer money.
On August 13, 2015, The City of Spartanburg is partnering with non-profit organizations Upstate Forever and SmartPower to bring solar power to more residents in the Upstate. Spartanburg is the first city to participate in the Solarize South Carolina initiative. When 60 or more Spartanburg residents sign a contract for solar before December 15, of 2015, the City will earn a free 5W solar system for any of its municipal buildings, which will reduce the cost of government. That’s about the equivalent of a single family home.
The program is part of a broader state initiative by our legislature and Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina Electric and Gas and Duke Energy, which will put South Carolina and the City of Spartanburg on the leading edge on solar power.
Mobile Application that connects City Officials directly to citizens for service issues
City of Spartanburg citizens have a new, free, easy-to-use digital product they can use to report issues and ask for help. HeySpartanburg! is now available via the City’s website (click here) or through the iTunes and Android stores for your mobile devices.
Non-Profit’s Look to Bring Solar to Spartanburg Residents | 7 WSPA
Partnership encourages power source that cuts bills by 90 percent | WYFF Channel 4
South Carolina leads the solarizing way | The Post and Courier
City introduces ‘HeySpartanburg!’ citizen request mobile app | City of Spartanburg