2018 Champion City

Georgetown, TX : 2018 Champion City

Leasing Rooftop Space to Solar-Power a City

  • 67,140

    Population
  • Dale Ross

    Mayor
  • Council-Manager

    Type of Government
  • 3 years

    Length of Term
  • Climate

    Issue Area

The Problem

While Georgetown is the first and largest city in Texas to secure 100 percent of its purchased power from renewable sources, there are cost uncertainty, reliability, and safety concerns related to transporting that energy over long distances.

The Idea

The City of Georgetown will lease rooftop space on residential and commercial properties to install solar panels that will generate enough energy to offset the need to purchase power from outside sources in this completely renewable energy-powered city.


What Mayor Dale Ross is saying:

Georgetown is already the largest city in Texas to secure 100 percent of its purchased power from renewable sources, and I look forward to blazing the next renewable-energy trail.

Dale Ross, Mayor of Georgetown, TX

Our Prototyping Journey