Once devastated by a tornado, Southwest Kansas town becomes a renewable energy model

photo of a wide prairie with a grain silo. In the foreground, a billboard reads, "Welcome to Greensburg. Stop in - charge up"


Since rebuilding after a tornado that nearly wiped the town off the map, Greensburg, Kansas has rebuilt and expanded its dependency on green energy.

As homes and businesses were rebuilt following the  May 4, 2007 tornado, the town focused on clean energy and became a model for what other communities can do with renewable energy. They incorporated solar and wind energy, LED street lights, heat pumps and energy-efficient windows.

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