Gallery: 12 New Solar America Cities Chosen


The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 12 new Solar America Cities, bringing the number from 13 to 25 in total, and moving along the $2.4 million initiative to provide up to $200,000 per city to build solid solar infrastructures. The announcement came at the New Frontiers in Energy Summit 2008 in Denver, Colorado, which is among the 2008 Solar America Initiative (SAI) cities. The overall program goals are to facilitate adoption of solar technology by individuals and businesses and to make solar electricity from photovoltaics a cost-competitive energy choice by 2015.

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  1. Ekologické bydlení &r... April 10, 2008 at 5:29 am

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  2. hector April 9, 2008 at 5:50 am

    There is something I don’t get: only 1 city in deep orange area was selected, and 12 on yellow (including Seattle!!!). It is going to be difficult to prove solar energy can be competitive if the Gov. choose those locations!
    It is nice t see that some municipalities all around the USA are trying to get greener, but wouldn’t be more interesting i.e. to put mini-wind energy in the Great lakes cities? I cannot believe any more cities in AZ or NM applied for this program, so the money is going to well-kown cities instead where it would be more profitable.

  3. barun nag April 8, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Solarlight like home lights.Out Door lighting help-with L.E.D. (WHITE-HI-GLOW).

  4. dannnnnnny April 7, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    ummmm they seem to have some serious geographical issues with the Bay Area.

  5. April 7, 2008 at 10:29 am

    It’s nice to see our town on the map…here in Ann Arbor Michigan green is truly taking a center stage, in spite of tough economic times. A lot of praise has to be given to our major John Hieftje for pioneering many of these changes, he is one of few people I know that believes in the idea of sustainable future and is actually doing something instead of just talking about it. Right now is the perfect time to turn around years of economical decline in Michigan, based on years of wasteful practices and close-minded arrogant mentality into something positive for a change that will benefit the environment and create new jobs in the process.

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