DOE gives $2.4 million to 12 solar cities

The Dept. of Energy will make available $2.4 million to 12 cities selected as Solar America Cities to advance the Solar America Initiative. These cities were chosen for their commitment and comprehensive approach to the deployment of solar technologies and the development of sustainable infrastructure.

04/10/2008


The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) will make available $2.4 million to 12 cities selected as Solar America Cities to advance the Solar America Initiative (SAI). These cities were chosen for their commitment and comprehensive approach to the deployment of solar technologies and the development of sustainable infrastructure. Combined with industry cost share and city funding, total investment for all 12 cities is $12.1 million.

SAI aims to make electricity from photovoltaics cost-competitive with conventional electricity by 2015. Cities selected, which will each receive $200,000 are: Denver. Houston; Knoxville, Tenn.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; Orlando, Fla,; Philadelphia; Sacramento and Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Seattle.

 

DOE also will provide hands-on assistance from technical experts to help facilities integrate solar technologies into energy planning, zoning, and facilities; streamline local regulations and practices that affect solar adoption by residents and businesses; present solar financing options; and promote solar technology to residents and local businesses through outreach, curriculum development, and incentive programs. Technical assistance is estimated at $3 million, subject to appropriations from Congress.





No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
40 Under 40; Performance-based design; Clean agent fire suppression; NFPA 92; Future of commissioning; Successful project management principles
BIM coordination; MEP projects; NFPA 13; Data center Q&A; Networked lighting controls; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
Emergency lighting; NFPA 3 and 4; Integrated building systems; Smart lighting, HVAC design
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing Arc Flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me