DATE: December 11, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffery Halsey, Director
Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division
Want to be part of bringing solar to South Florida? Don’t miss Broward County's Go SOLAR Fest, which takes place Friday, January 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
Local, state and federal government officials, licensed solar and electrical contractors, financial institutions, solar installers, legal experts and residents are encouraged to attend.
Go SOLAR Fest will highlight the successes of the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge and progress on improving rooftop photovoltaic (PV) permitting in Broward County.
The event will serve as a catalyst to promote PV system installations, diversify energy sources, and create jobs in Broward County and the State of Florida. Go SOLAR presentations include:
• Solar challenges, solutions and recommendations to advance solar regionally and statewide
• Go SOLAR Online Permitting system
• Potential financing options for rooftop PV solar systems installation
• Florida solar rights and revisions to local zoning ordinances among partner cities
• Summary of best practices for interconnection and net metering
Registration for Friday, January 25, is $50 and attendance on Saturday, January 26, is free. Pre-registration for both days is required.
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available for the two-day event.
For registration, sponsorship and exhibitor information, visit broward.org/GoGreen and click Go SOLAR or call 954-519-1260.
The Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge is a U.S. Department of Energy grant-funded program that makes it easier for Broward County residents and small businesses to convert to solar energy by reducing the cost and wait time associated with the permitting process for PV rooftop solar systems.
The Go SOLAR program offers home and business owners, who reside in participating partner cities and/or their licensed contractors, a streamlined, online application system with standardized fees, preapproved design plans and uniform interconnection to utility systems.