The integration of solar technology can help meet a number of goals related to transportation and energy, yet the use of solar in transportation is still in the nascent stages for many communities. As a result, there is tremendous opportunity for future growth in this area. Solar energy can help your region meet air quality standards, reduce operating costs, and demonstrate a region’s commitment to sustainable development, job creation, and local air pollution reduction.
The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) created the Solar in Transportation Toolkit to provide a framework for incorporating solar energy into transportation initiatives. The toolkit provides examples of projects from across the nation as well as resources to assist in the process that can eventually lead to widespread integration of solar into a region’s transportation network.