New Report: New Orleans' 'Solar in Action'
Did you know that New Orleans is one of 25 Solar America Cities nationally? Launched in 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designated the Crescent City and other major metrolitan areas for financial and technical assistance to help develop comprehensive approaches for increasing solar energy use. DOE just came out with a special report on progress made to date for New Orleans, and the challenges and opportunities going forward, titled Solar in Action. The report also highlights efforts to educate and train a solar workforce, to streamline the permitting process, city-wide net metering rules, and more.
The Lower Ninth Ward features a growing number of rooftop solar arrays - thanks to a generous donation by Sharp Solar in 2007 to nine Holy Cross homeowners plus Lower 9th Ward NENA. In addition, Global Green's Holy Cross Project and the Make It Right Project feature dozens of solar arrays to generate electricity for homeowners in the Lower 9.
Go to Solar America Communities for more information on this important initiative.