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The Third Annual Go Solar and Renewable Energy Fest

FREE two-day event - October 9-10, 2015

 
Go SOLAR Florida will host the Third Annual Go SOLAR and Renewable Energy Fest at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, in Fort Lauderdale. This FREE event will feature the latest information on alternative and renewable energy. It is quickly becoming the premier event in South Florida to promote renewable energy and learn how to save money while using cleaner sources of energy.
 
Last years' event had more that 65 local, national, and international renewable energy exhibitors, 42 esteemed speakers and over 1700 attendees over the two-day conference. Due to popular demand, this year will feature more exhibitors and less speakers.
 
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Through SunShot, DOE supports efforts by private companies, academia, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour. Learn more at www.energy.gov/sunshot.
 
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Convention Center Address
1950 EISENHOWER BOULEVARD, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
PHONE: 954.765.5900 ♦ FAX: 954.763.9551
 
 
For more information, contact GoSolar@broward.org

 

Go SOLAR Florida Receives Grant to Increase Use of  Solar PV

 

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 eight recipients nationwide to receive the grant, which will be used over the next two and a half years to increase the use of and access to solar energy among residents and businesses by reducing market barriers, lowering non-hardware related installation costs and providing access to financing options.

Commission Establishes Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program in Broward

 

PACE program to offer financing options for residents interested in energy efficiency retrofitting

 

The Broward County Commission voted on October 8, 2013 to establish a commercial and residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program that will provide financing options to help defray the upfront costs associated with solar energy installations. Previously, residents interested in saving energy by installing solar panels or replacing air conditioners had to have money in hand to perform these retrofits. 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...

 

 

Solar Permits Are Just a Click Away!

 

A solar permitting process that previously took weeks to accomplish is now just a click away, thanks to the new Go SOLAR Online Permitting System, made possible by the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge. The new online permitting system 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...

 

 

County Seeks Partners for Go SOLAR Initiative

 

Broward County’s Go SOLAR Team is seeking co-sponsors for important solar programs that educate residents and businesses on the benefits of solar energy and encourage energy-saving retrofits. Solar PV installers, educational institutions, mounting manufacturers and other members of the solar industry are invited to participate. More…

 

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