I have to say, the Department of Energy has been showing a lot of love for renewable energy in the past nine months and that's a very very good thing. The latest example of that is the newly released . Aimed at communities that want to make the most of their solar power resources, from putting panels on public buildings to ways to make it easier for homeowners, it's all in there:Solar Energy Technologies Program Manager John Lushetsky touted the project,
The Guide is based on successful projects in cities across the US, bringing together information best practices, and step-by-step instructions into a single resource that can help local governments accelerate the adoption of solar technologies.
The recommendations in the guide have been successfully field tested in cities around the country, making it a valuable resource for any community that wants to reap the environmental and economic benefits of solar energy.
Topics covered include: How to organize you solar power strategy, how to use public policy and financial incentives to accelerate demand, establishing good local regulations, engaging your utility in the process, and more.
Which is all to say, if you're involved in the local government or want to push your civic leaders in the direction of solar power, this is a really good place to start.
Here it is: Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments
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