Solar on the Street

Photo: Keith Arkins

By: Drake Dunaway, Lindsey Clinkingbeard, Conrad Romero

Reporting for #Cronkite502

Our group spoke to community members in Downtown Phoenix today regarding their overall opinion of solar energy, and if they had any personal experiences with solar to share.

Our group found that most people were supportive of renewable energy. But when it came to solar, there were not many people who had experience with it. Many cited reasons such as “too expensive” or “too complicated” for why they are not currently using solar energy. Should prices drop in the future, or if the process became more simple, most people agreed they’d be open to implementing this type of renewable energy in their everyday lives.

Photo: Drake Dunaway

ASU student Micah says that “I think solar energy is a really good idea because it will help save our planet. We are at that point where we need to conserve as much energy as we can…. I think it’s really important that we do research on these types of opportunities.”

We put together a short multimedia clip of our experience today:

Thank you for following along! We will continue to share more about our investigative journey.