By Austin Harrington, Ames Tribune
In an effort to make the city friendlier to solar energy, Ames officials are beginning an application process to be included in a federal program that is designed to decrease the hurdles associated with solar energy. SolSmart is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to recognize communities that have taken key steps to address local barriers to solar energy and foster the growth of mature local solar markets, according to the program’s website. The Ames City Council approved the application process in early June after the Ames Progressive Alliance brought the initiative to the city’s attention. Continue reading.
SolSmart Information Link: www.gosparc.org
The deadline to apply to host a SolSmart Advisor in communities nationwide has been extended to July 8, 2016: http://www.gosparc.org/solsmart-advisors
If you have any questions, email Program Director Phillip Haddix: SolSmart@solarfound.org