Note funding announcement: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_america/open_upcoming_fund_opps. html 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 Cities 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 http://growth-management.alachua.fl.us/ -----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 http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/NewsNAPR909.htm 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 http://snre.ufl.edu <http://snre.ufl.edu/> .-*** Message Scanned by Alachua County McAfee Webshield Appliance ***-. .-*** Message Scanned by Alachua County McAfee Webshield Appliance ***-.