U.S. Department of Energy Convenes Government Leaders from 25 Markets for Solar America Cities 2nd Annual Meeting
March 30, 2009
The U.S. Department Energy (DOE) today announced the commencement of the 2nd Annual Solar America Cities Meeting, which is being held in San Antonio, one of DOE's 25 Solar America Cities.
Local government leaders and national solar experts are convening to discuss best practices and innovative ideas for promoting solar energy in today's economic environment. The meeting features a Solar America Cities Mayors' roundtable as well as unique educational sessions addressing new solar financing models and green job opportunities in the solar industry.
The 25 Solar America Cities were selected by DOE based on their commitment to a comprehensive, citywide approach to solar adoption. The partnership the DOE created with each city furthers these efforts and engages city stakeholders by supporting local innovation with financial and technical assistance. The Solar America Cities are developing cutting-edge programs and tools, such as online solar mapping portals, creative incentive programs, and public-private partnerships that will help make solar energy mainstream and serve as a model for other cities across the country.
For more information, see the Solar America Cities Web site.
The 25 participating Solar America Cities are: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Austin, Texas; Berkeley, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Knoxville, Tennessee; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; San Jose, California; Santa Rosa, California; Seattle, Washington; and Tucson, Arizona.