U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Local Governments

Solar Policy Environment: Madison

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
United States

Fact Sheet about Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments

This fact sheet summarizes the content and features of the updated edition Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments.

Revised RFP Appendix E Knoxville Transit Station Array

This request for proposal includes technical and general bid requirements.

Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

Reviewing the City of Milwaukee's Solar Financing Options

This memo was originally written and delivered in draft form to the city in July 2009. Based on comments received, an addendum was added to address additional issues. Rebate levels, taxes and other information were updated as necessary in this current version.

Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States

Disasters: Photovoltaics for Special Needs

This paper emphasizes on the needs to protect special needs people because of their health conditions and evaluates the approaches to prevent injury. Disaster resistant homes with a renewable energy source would reduce shelter efforts, emotional stress and recovery costs.

Location:
Florida
United States

Renewable Energy and Disaster-Resistant Buildings

The purpose of this paper is to minimize the destruction and disruption caused by natural disasters with implementation of disaster resistant buildings .This approaches uses the best energy efficient buildings, fortified to the latest codes and incorporative renewable energy systems. T

Location:
Florida
United States

Solar Hot Water Market Development in Knoxville, TN

Assessment of local solar hot water markets, market variables, market barriers, and suggested strategies to increase solar hot water deployment in the city and county.

Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
United States

Solar Policy Environment: Tucson

This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment.

The Tucson Solar Initiative seeks to institutionalize the value of nine years of solar energy development experience, secure the promise of renewable energy investment funds, facilitate the installation of a significant volume of installations in the community and establish a mechanism for sustainable solar integration for the future.

Location:
Tucson, Arizona
United States

Solar Site Survey Toolkit

After a couple outings, a principal technologist at Sandia National Laboratories saw a need for a travel kit that would have the necessary tools to make the task of site surveys more manageable and safer. They have had great success using the kit in the field already.

The Use of Triangular-Shaped PV Arrays to Better Blend into Historical Structures

When considering the installation of a solar PV array on a designated historical structure, placement of each solar panel requires extra attention to aesthetic considerations. If the solar array cannot be installed behind the structure or “hidden” on a roof plane that is not visible from the public street or sidewalk, it can sometimes be installed as an architectural feature that blends into the historical structure. One way to do this is to utilize triangular-shaped PV panels that conform with the building’s roof lines.

Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
United States

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