Solar for Schools and Shelters (Florida)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Florida|
|Name||Solar for Schools and Shelters (Florida)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Grant Program|
|Affected Technologies||Concentrating Solar Power, Solar Photovoltaics|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Funding Source|| U.S. Department of Energy
|Program Administrator||Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, University of Central Florida/Florida Solar Energy Center|
|Primary Website|| http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/sunsmart/index.html
| Last Substantive Modification
This program will support the installation of photovoltaic systems with battery back-up on strategically located schools and emergency shelters throughout the state. The Office of Energy will coordinate with the Florida Solar Energy Center to select 90 co-located schools and emergency shelters in Florida and install 10 kW and larger solar systems with data loggers on each site. The program will include operation and maintenance workshops for energy and facilities managers and administer education orientation workshops for teachers. There are four primary objectives to this program:
(1) creating or saving green collar jobs by hiring solar contractors to install solar systems; (2) providing power for critical needs during power outages and times of disaster; (3) educating future generations about solar energy technologies; and (4) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition, it will update the http://www.energywhiz.com Web site to include new system information for each of the 90 schools/shelters.
|Contact Name||Susan T. Schleith|
|Department||Florida Solar Energy Center|
|Address||1679 Clearlake Road|
|Phone|| (321) 638-1017
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| Fla. Stat. 377.801-377.809