Contemplating our environmental theme for the Go Green Greensboro series for ABC Wednesday, we've been driving around Greensboro looking for solar panels to photograph. We did find some out in the county; however, as far as in-town residences, this house on 16th street is one of the few.
Solar panels use light from the sun to generate electricity, decreasing the use of less renewable forms of energy. There are several companies in the Greensboro area that install solar panels. We were interested in Honey Electric Solar, Inc. because Rebekah Hren advises and trains for them. She teaches classes for the NC Solar Center and has written a book called the Carbon Free Home. While Hren lives in Durham, not Greensboro, our state is lucky to have people like Hren working to make our communities greener. Sustainability of one of the most important concepts of the 21st century. We need to find ways to sustain everything from our natural resources to our standard of living.
If this tiny house on 16th street at the base of the Billy Crash Craddock bridge can have solar panels, why can't more of us? Today is ABC Wednesday and S is for solar panels and sustainability.