Note funding announcement:

Will Solar City Group here apply?  Gainesville meets population
threshold (April 2007 estimate is 122,671 population).  Deadline early
January 2008.  Thanks.

October 30, 2007

Washington, DC, USA: DOE Releases Solicitation for 2008 Solar America

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a funding opportunity
that will create partnerships between DOE and a new round of Solar
America Cities. The 2008 Solar America Cities program will fund up to
twelve cities that demonstrate their commitment to building a
sustainable solar infrastructure. 

Subject to negotiation of final terms, DOE will provide up to $2.4
million in financial assistance to the competitively selected,
cost-shared, two-year projects. Additionally, DOE will provide up to
$3.0 million over two years in hands-on technical assistance from
technical and policy experts to help cities integrate solar technologies
into city energy planning, zoning, and facilities; to streamline
city-level regulations and practices that affect solar adoption by
residents and local businesses; and to promote solar technology through
outreach, curriculum development, and incentive programs. Including cost
share, the value of the awards is expected to be up top $7.8 million. 

Solar America Cities have been identified as large cities with high
electricity demand, and represent a diverse geography, population, and
maturity of solar infrastructure. To be eligible for a Solar America
Cities award, cities must have a population of 100,000 or more, as the
DOE attempts to promote solar in America's electricity load centers.

Kathleen W. Pagan
Senior Planner
(352) 374-5249


-----Original Message-----
From: Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Society
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Humphrey,Stephen R
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 12:28 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Solar roofs on every home

See for great picture of
solar on every home in new Menlo Park CA subdivision.  
We could create new industry and an energy-efficient future in Florida
too, if we had better policies. 

Dr. Stephen R. Humphrey, Director of Academic Programs, 
School of Natural Resources and Environment, 
Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida 
Gainesville, FL  32611-6455  USA 
Tel. 352-392-9230, Fax 352-392-9748 <>  


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