DATE: January 15, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffery Halsey, Director
Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality
A permitting process that used to take weeks is now reduced to a few online clicks, thanks to Go SOLAR online permitting, a streamlined system with standardized fees and pre-approved designs that utilize uniform connectivity to utility systems.
It’s all part of the Broward County Go SOLAR Rooftop Solar Challenge – a U.S. Department of Energy grant-funded initiative that makes it easier for residents and businesses to convert to solar energy by reducing the cost and wait time associated with the permitting process for photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installations. Residents and businesses in unincorporated Broward County and the following participating cities can participate:
• Coconut Creek
• Dania Beach
• Deerfield Beach
• Fort Lauderdale
• Hallandale Beach
• Hillsboro Beach
• North Lauderdale
• Oakland Park
• Pompano Beach
“The Go SOLAR Rooftop Solar Challenge makes it easier to purchase, permit and utilize solar energy. Broward is the only government or organization in Florida to receive money from this grant,” said Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs. “Broward cities are partnering with the County to benefit from this program. Vast collaboration has taken place to make this opportunity possible. This is a perfect example of celebrating Broward County’s ‘Year of the Neighbor.’ I encourage everyone to take advantage of solar energy and utilize the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar program and its many benefits.”
For more information about the Go SOLAR Rooftop Solar Challenge, visit broward.org/gogreen.
Anyone interested in going solar will want to attend Broward's Go SOLAR Fest, Friday, January 25, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, in Fort Lauderdale. Attendance and parking are free. Register today.