Go SOLAR Fest To Be Held June 6-7, 2014
Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department will host the second annual Go SOLAR Fest, June 6-7, 2014 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, in Fort Lauderdale. The event will feature the latest information on alternative and renewable energy. Dont' miss it! More...
Go SOLAR – Florida Receives Department of Energy Award to Increase Use of Solar Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the Go SOLAR – Florida team a $1.6 million SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II competitive award to make it easier for Floridians to obtain grid-tied solar installations. Go SOLAR Florida is one of 8 recipients of a Rooftop Solar Challenge II award nationwide. The purpose of the award is to increase the use of and access to solar energy among the state’s residents and businesses by reducing market barriers, lowering non-hardware related installation costs and providing access to financing options over the next two and a half years.
County Commission Votes to Establish a Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program in Broward
PACE program to offer financing options for residents interested in energy efficiency retrofitting
Broward residents interested in saving energy by installing solar panels or replacing air conditioners had to have money in hand to perform the retrofit. Financing options to help defray the upfront costs for these energy efficiency improvements were limited. That changed on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, when the Broward County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to establish a commercial and residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program.
PACE programs allow property owners to pay for the cost of energy improvements and wind mitigation measures to their homes or businesses through a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill. This assessment stays with the property when it is sold since the new owner continues to receive the benefit and cost savings of the improvements. More...
You’re just a click away from your solar permit,
the Go SOLAR Online Permitting System is Now Live!
Imagine a process that currently takes weeks to accomplish that is now reduced to a few clicks of your mouse button. Imagine also that the system that you’re utilizing is unique to Broward County and the entire county. The Go SOLAR Online Permitting System is a unique accomplishment made possible by the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge. This is a U.S. Department of Energy grant-funded program that makes it easier for Broward County residents and businesses to convert to solar energy by reducing the cost and wait time associated with the permitting process for installing photovoltaic (PV) rooftop solar systems. More...
Solar PV Installers, Manufacturers and Educational Institutions are Encouraged to Partner with Go SOLAR
Broward County’s Go SOLAR Team is seeking an Advantage Marketing agreement in two areas with solar PV installers, educational institutions, mounting manufacturers and the solar industry.
Solar PV Educational Displays: Co-Sponsorship Opportunity
Broward County is offering the opportunity of co-sponsorship on educational displays for the Government Center West lobby. The sponsor will provide and maintain a basic educational display for a three-month period about the benefits of solar energy. The display could include a solar panel or a cut-away of a panel for the public to see and touch (protected to avoid injury), a rack system, an inverter and any additional components that a resident or business would need to install a solar PV system. Also, the display should include educational signs and literature that the public can take away. Electricity will be provided. Available floor space would be a maximum of 4 feet by 10 feet.
The company’s educational display will be available to all visitors to the Government Center West lobby. The company can provide educational information about their specific products and services. The company will be showcased as a sponsor on the Go SOLAR website, kiosk and e-newsletter.
Release of the Advantage Marketing Agreement announcement is posted on the Broward County Purchasing website
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