The judicious use of solar photovoltaic and thermal systems, combined with modern building technology, can further reduce the use of carbon-based energy. With the dramatic decline in solar cell prices over the past few years, and a variety of tax incentives, solar-generated electricity is competitive to carbon-energy generated electricity.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, buildings are responsible for 48% of greenhouse gas emissions annually and 76% of all electricity generated by U.S. power plants goes to supply the Building Sector.

Echo Spur is perfectly situated to generate solar-based electricity. First, Park City averages more than 300 sunny days per year. Second, Echo Spur’s location on the east side of Old Town gives it one to three more hours of light per day than the west side of town. These factors allow our homes to absorb the sun’s energy all day.