04 May '11, 3pm

25 Cities Gather to Accelerate Solar Energy

Representatives from 25 US cities met in Philadelphia for the 4th annual Solar America Cities conference to figure out how to accelerate solar energy . They discussed emerging trends in urban energy use and solutions to local solar barriers, such as zoning, financing and unwieldy permitting processes. At the conference, Department of Energy Acting Under Secretary of Energy Dr. Arun Majumdar announced a Request for Information (RFI) for a solar challenge specifically designed to address permitting issues in cities. Local permitting processes have been identified as a major barrier for implementing solar. In a recent article , we pointed to the benefits that would accrue from a standardized permitting system. Currently, winding through various local permitting processes adds $0.50 per watt, or about $2500 to the total cost for customers. Standardized local permitting would b...

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greentechmedia.com 05 May '11, 3pm

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With this in mind, Solar Energy International is launching a series of short solar training courses in multiple delivery m...

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