2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:11:35 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RENEWABLES: Solar roofs for military housing
Federal government backs solar military project

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is providing a loan guarantee for a massive solar energy project that could double the number of glimmering solar panels on residential rooftops in the U.S.

The Energy Department said Wednesday it provided a partial guarantee for a $344 million loan to San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity for the SolarStrong Project, which seeks to place solar panels on 160,000 homes across 124 military bases in 33 states.

"This is the largest domestic residential rooftop solar project in history," Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a news release. "This groundbreaking project is expected to create hundreds of jobs for Americans and provide clean, renewable power to our military families."

SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive said the company already had started its first military base project under the program at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. When fully installed, about 2,000 military homes will be powered by solar at the base.


For the entire article, see
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/07/3891447/federal-government-backs- solar.html


Lenny Siegel
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