ASTI Newsletter Dec13

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December 2013 Edition

Check back often for the latest news and updates related to the Solar Roadmap and American Solar Transformation Initiative (ASTI). Below is the current edition of our monthly newsletter with the latest program updates and other exciting highlights.

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Fremont, California: Evolving from a suburban community to a sustainable urban center

The City of Fremont, the fourth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, has quietly made strides in transforming itself from a typical suburban community to a sustainable urban center by adopting renewable energy goals, streamlining solar permitting, and participating in regional efforts to deploy solar.
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Solar-Ready Construction

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Solar-ready building standards for new construction

There is a noticeable lack of consideration for solar installations on new developments. The many advantages of incorporating solar at the time of construction – including lowering installation costs, mitigating roof life issues, and easier financing – is a huge missed opportunity.
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CNYRPDBPartner Highlight: Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board

The American Solar Transformation Initiative (ASTI) team works to deploy the Solar Roadmap in a regionally unified manner wherever possible, which helps to have partners with strong roots in a given area. The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board is one such partner helping to deploy the Solar Roadmap.

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Project Highlight: 4 MW of solar installed in Maryland

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission commissioned two 2-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic installations at wastewater treatment plants, saving ratepayers approximately $3.5 million over the 20-year power purchase agreement.
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Market Potential

A view of local solar market potential

As the Solar Roadmap’s market potential assessment demonstrates, all solar markets are local and each region holds millions of dollars in untapped economic impact. This feature helps helps your community determine its solar market potential with a customized snapshot of the potential economic, generation, and environmental benefits of solar adoption.
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