Though it has been over thirty years since former United States president Jimmy Carter was in office, he is still paving the way for a brighter future, Good news network reports.
In February, Carter leased out 10 acres of his homeland in Plains, Georgia to be used as a solar farm for the city.
According to SolAmerica, the renewable energy company responsible for the construction of the farm, the panels will generate over 55 million kilowatt hours of clean energy over the course of the next 25 years.
This energy will supply about 50% of the town’s power – which is roughly the equivalent of burning 3,600 tons of coal per year.
“Distributed, clean energy generation is critical to meeting growing energy needs around the world while fighting the effects of climate change,” said Carter in a statement. “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.”
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