SF gets $10M from feds for solar projects

San Francisco has received $10 million in federal stimulus funding to boost solar energy usage in The City, it was announced today.

The City was one of 16 municipalities nationwide to receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for solar projects, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The money will help eliminate financial barriers and other obstacles that stand in the way of solar installations in affordable housing buildings, public schools and untapped neighborhoods, The City said.

San Francisco was selected to receive money for its leadership in the solar energy movement, the feds said. The Department of Energy cited The City’s work since the 1970s in the effort, including a voter-approved bond initiative in 2001 to pay for solar panels, energy efficiency and wind turbines for public facilities. The feds said they were also impressed with San Francisco’s aggressive push to increase its renewable energy usage to 50 megawatts – predominantly from solar power – by 2012.

 
 

Bay Area NewsUnder the Dome

Just Posted

Dominion Voting Systems, a Denver-based vendor, is under contract to supply voting machines for elections in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
Is San Francisco’s elections director impeding voting machine progress?

Open source technology could break up existing monopoly

The 49ers take on the Packers in Week 3 of the NFL season, before heading into a tough stretch of divisional opponents. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
‘Good for Ball’ or ‘Bad for Ball’ — A Niners analysis

By Mychael Urban Special to The Examiner What’s the first thing that… Continue reading

Health experts praised Salesforce for keeping its Dreamforce conference at Moscone Center outdoors and on a small scale. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Happy birthday, Marc Benioff. Your company did the right thing

Salesforce kept Dreamforce small, which made all kinds of sense

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, pictured with Rose Pak in 2014, says the late Chinatown activist was “helping to guide the community away from the divisions, politically.”
Willie and Rose: How an alliance for the ages shaped SF

How the Mayor and Chinatown activist shaped San Francisco, then and now

The Grove in Golden Gate Park is maintained largely by those who remember San Francisco’s 20,000 AIDS victims.<ins> (Open Eye Pictures/New York Times)</ins>
Looking at COVID through the SF prism of AIDS

AIDS took 40 years to claim 700,000 lives. COVID surpassed that number in 21 months

Most Read