02 Dec '11, 8pm

County-Wide Distributed Solar Rising in Popularity #solar #green

This is an important trend for solar - projects are moving beyond single installations to county-wide distributed projects. Camden County, New Jersey Camden County, New Jersey is embarking on a county-wide solar project for its offices, libraries, and college campuses. The $49 million project will install rooftop and ground-mounted solar, totaling 7 megawatts. The County sees it as a way to cut electricity bills to help offset declining property taxes. It's part of a "countywide transformation effort" to make operations more efficient. Solar developers from across the country have responded to the RFP, which has a deadline of December 8. One of the developers may agree to finance the project or the county will borrow the funds. Hardee County, Florida Florida-based National Solar Power plans to build 10 solar farms across the county for $70 million each. Construction, which...

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