ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If Saturday’s weather was any indicator, the city of Albuquerque is as good a place as any to use the sun for power.
Under a cloudless, sunny sky, next to an array of solar panels at the Albuquerque Fire Department Fire Academy that power several city buildings, City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton, along with U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and others announced Saturday that the city may soon get started on an effort to equip dozens of city buildings with solar panels. Once operating, the panels would significantly cut the city’s power bill, Davis said.
“Why on earth would Albuquerque not be a leading solar city nationwide?” Heinrich asked. “We have all the resources in the world.”