My second favorite former president.
Courtesy of Up Worthy:
Three years after going live, Carter’s solar farm now provides 50% of the small town’s electricity needs, generating 1.3 MW of power per year. That’s the equivalent of burning about 3,600 tons of coal.
The system is state-of-the-art with panels that turn towards the sun throughout the day so they generate the maximum amount of power.
“Distributed, clean energy generation is critical to meeting growing energy needs around the world while fighting the effects of climate change,” Carter said in a SolAmerica press release. “I am encouraged by the tremendous progress that solar and other clean energy solutions have made in recent years and expect those trends to continue.”
“There remains a great deal of untapped potential in renewable energy in Georgia and elsewhere in the U.S. We believe distributed solar projects like the Plains project will play a big role in fueling the energy needs of generations to come,” SolAmerica executive vice president George Mori said in a statement.
As the article points out Jimmy Carter was way ahead of the curve in introducing renewable energy, and even installed solar panels in the White House back in 1979.
Just imagine how much more progress we could have made in the renewable energy field if Carter had not been replaced by the oil company’s best friend Ronald Reagan.
As I said Carter is my second favorite former president, after the amazing Barack Obama.
However I will say that I do not think anybody has done more to help the American people in their post presidential life than Jimmy Carter.
He is a true humanitarian and an inspiration to us all.