14 Mar '12, 9am

Solar-Powered Housing for US Military, from SolarCity & US Bancorp

Andrew and Susan have covered SolarStrong a few times in that past six months. SolarStrong is SolarCity’s initiative to put affordable solar panels on existing privatized military housing across the U.S. within the five years. SolarStrong could have doubled U.S. residential solar power installations with DOE and DOD backing, Andrew reported in September. Soon after that (later that month), it was killed due to a solar-unfriendly Congress. But, near the end of 2011, BoA-Merrill Lynch helped to revive the initiative . Now, it’s getting a boost from U.S. Bancorp. Yesterday, SolarCity and U.S. Bancorp announced the creation of a renewable energy tax equity fund to get the first phase of the initiative moving. Bancorp has actually been teaming up with SolarCity since 2009 to fund solar power projects, so this was a logical extension of that partnership. “The continued support o...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/14/solar-power-housing-f...

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