Denver Selected as 2008 Solar America City
Gov. Bill Ritter today congratulated Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and the city for receiving a $200,000 U.S. Department of Energy "Solar America Cities" award.
"I applaud Mayor Hickenlooper and
The announcement comes on the heels of several other major New Energy Economy achievements in recent weeks, including:
The opening of Vestas Blades in
The announcement that ConocoPhillips is opening an alternative-fuel research hub in
The relocation of RES Americas from
Xcel Energy's decision to make
Last week's signing of a historic "homegrown energy" or net-metering bill into law by Gov. Ritter.
DOE Secretary Samuel W. Bodman made the announcement today that $2.4 million will be available to 12 cities across the country. These cities were chosen for their commitment and comprehensive approach to the deployment of solar technologies and the development of sustainable solar infrastructures. The Solar America Initiative (SAI) aims to make electricity from solar photovoltaics cost-competitive with conventional electricity by 2015.