24 Jun '11, 2pm

Unleashing Rooftop Solar Energy Through More Efficient Government

Unleashing Rooftop Solar Energy Through More Efficient Government

We are challenging cities and counties to compete nationwide to cut the red tape that can push up the price tags on solar energy projects. One of the highest hurdles for would-be investors in residential and small commercial solar energy installations is navigating the differing and expensive administrative processes required to get their solar panels from the drawing board to the rooftop. Today the Department of Energy announced a new challenge in which teams of local and regional governments compete for funds to help bring down administrative barriers to residential and small commercial photovoltaic (PV) solar installations by streamlining, standardizing and digitizing their administrative processes. The Rooftop Solar Challenge will also spur participating cities and states across the nation to enable innovative financing programs to help homeowners and entrepreneurs ins...

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