Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Thermal, Buildings>Non-Residential, Buildings>Residential, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Photovoltaic
Agency:Department of Energy (DOE)
Funding:25 cities will receive a total of USD5M in funds from DOE

Solar America Cities is part of the Solar Energy Technology Program and is a partnership between the DOE and a select group of cities across the country that have committed to accelerating the adoption of solar energy technologies at the local level. The 25 cities selected received a combined USD5 million in DOE funding in addition to substantial hands-on technical assistance over two years. The partnerships plans include: - integration of solar energy technologies into city energy planning; - removal of market barriers to solar energy development that exist in urban planning charters, zoning regulations, building codes, permitting, and inspections procedures; and - promotion of solar technology among residents and local businesses through outreach, curriculum development, incentive programs and other innovative approaches.

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