Department of Energy

Put solar panels on government buildings

Put solar panels on all Government buildings in the South and West to save govt money and reduce mfg costs to encourage private use. It takes ~ 9 years to recoup costs of installing solar panels (not an issue for Govt who stays in buildings for decades). If there was a larger market for solar panels it would drive economies of scale to reduce costs to individuals (for home, small business, etc.).

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Department of Labor

Alternative energy for federal buildings

I suggest that in order to both save money, and support alternative energy, that large Federal Buildings like the Kluczynski Federal Building be outfitted with Solar panels on their roofs. This would offset some of the electricity needed during the work day, and on weekends and holidays it could actually generate electricity to be sold back to local electricity companies. Some buildings, might even be able to have wind... more »

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Department of Transportation

Solar Panels

What a better way to promote a clean environment then by practicing what we preach. There are many Federal buildings being used and open space available world wide where solar panels can be installed to generate free energy. Electric companies offer a ROI by basically paying you back for the energy you have created which helps offset the cost of the Solar Panels. Even better we can use our own talent create our own... more »

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Department of Justice

Solar Panels, are Green, and they Save!

Utlize FDC Honolulu's Roof space to add solar panels. This would Greatly reduce the cost of FDC Honolulu's yearly $1.5 million dollar electric bill. Also adding a covered parking lot with solar panels on the the roof of that, would probably eliminate the electric bill entirely. More importantly it would be great for our environment!

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