Presentation - Broward County!

Report
Broward County Cities
Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, December 19, 2013
9:00 – 11:00 am
BC GCW
Kick-off Agenda
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3.
Welcome and Introductions
Go SOLAR Overview
a.
Go SOLAR Broward
b.
Go SOLAR Florida
What we Need From You
a.
Broad participation in Second Annual Go SOLAR & Renewable Energy Fest
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b.
c.
4.
Marketing
Exhibit
Sponsors
Attendance
Execute the Inter-local Agreement
Adoption of Model Zoning Ordinance & recommendations for modifications to the Go SOLAR Planning
& Zoning Best Management Practices
d.
Your Building Department Sign Off on preapproved plans including zoning approval (plans on CD
handed out today)
e.
Your attendance at a Training Session (to be scheduled) on how the Go SOLAR Online Permitting
System Works
f.
Information Sheet
g.
Agency Questionnaire Form
h.
High Resolution Logos
Any Questions?
Self-introductions
Please state name, title, agency you
represent and experience with solar
SunShot is
the Apollo Mission of Our Time
Panel Prices Plummeted
Source: Mints, P. (2011). Photovoltaic Manufacturer Shipments, Capacity, & Competitive Analysis
20010/2011. Report # NPS-Supply6. Palo Alto, CA: Navigant Consulting Photovoltaic Service Program.
However . . .
Soft Costs
Financing
Permitting
Customer
Acquisition
Installation
Maintenance
Over 64% of the cost of solar installations are due to soft costs.
Our group can work on reducing permitting soft costs.
Go SOLAR Broward
Accomplishments
• Partners signed ILA
• Removed verbiage from zoning/planning that
restricted solar
• Created electronic permit process
(gosolar.broward.org)
• Agreed to one fee ($500 + surcharges)
• Preapproved plans
• Created Financing Best Practices
• Trained participants in use of electronic permit
system
• Held Go SOLAR Fest January 2013
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Our first grant from DOE in 2012
Partners
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Coconut Creek
Dania Beach
Town of Davie*
Deerfield Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Hallandale Beach *
Hillsboro Beach
Lauderdale by the Sea*
Miramar
North Lauderdale
Oakland Park
Pompano Beach
Sunrise
Tamarac
Unincorporated BC
* Did not sign ILA yet
Go SOLAR Florida
Partners
Goal
Priorities
• Alachua, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, St. Lucie Counties and the City of Venice
• Cooper City, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate,
Pembroke Pines, Plantation and Wilton Manors
• Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
• Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
• Increase grid-tied solar systems in Florida through improved awareness, electronic
permitting processes, and financial options for installation
• Standard, successful model for inexpensive and rapid solar permitting
• Increase the Florida grid-tied solar market
• State program for solar Financial Options
Go SOLAR Florida
Objectives
• Develop & market a
consortium of early adopter
counties in Florida
• Lower soft costs of PV by
standardizing permitting
process in 7 counties
• Standardize solar-related
zoning
• Enhance financing options
• Expand net metering &
interconnection standards
• Market
• Our second grant from DOE in
2013
• City Partners
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Cooper City
Hollywood
Lauderdale Lakes
Lauderhill
Lighthouse Point
Margate*
Pembroke Pines
Plantation
Wilton Manors
* Already signed ILA
What we Need From You
a.
Broad participation in Second Annual Go SOLAR & Renewable Energy
Fest
• Marketing
• Exhibit
• Sponsors
• Attendance
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
Execute the Inter-local Agreement
Adoption of Model Zoning Ordinance & recommendations for
modifications to the Go SOLAR Planning & Zoning Best Management
Practices
Your Building Department Sign Off on preapproved plans including
zoning approval (plans on CD handed out today)
Your attendance at a Training Session (to be scheduled) on how the Go
SOLAR Online Permitting System Works
Information Sheet
Agency Questionnaire Form
High Resolution Logos
Second Annual Go SOLAR &
Renewable Energy Fest
• June 6 &7, 2014
• Greater Fort Lauderdale/BC
Convention Center
• Free to attend
• $200 to Exhibit
• Sponsorship packages
available
• Register today
http://www.broward.org/GoGreen/GoSOLAR/
Fest2014/AboutGoSOLARFest/Pages/RegisterN
ow.aspx
Sign the Inter-local Agreement
due 2-28-14
• BC agrees to accept the online application & permit
fee, and to disseminate both to the city
• City agrees to give BC the authority to receive
applications, to issue permits & distribute fees to city
• City retains authority to conduct inspections & reinspections
• City agrees to modify zoning regs to allow web based
applications shall not be subject to further zoning
review, inspections or fees.
Zoning Ordinance
due 2-28-14
• Intent is to remove barriers to installation of
rooftop solar photovoltaic systems
• Provisions for web based applications for preapproved installations
• Nothing shall be deemed to prohibit
installation of rooftop pv solar systems
Building & Zoning Dept Sign-off
on Pre-approved Plans
• These plans have
already been approved
by Go SOLAR Broward
Cities
• Plans provided to each
Go SOLAR Florida city
on CD
• Approval requested by
January 31, 2014
Information Sheet
due 1-31-14
Already Received
From:
• Margate
• Plantation
• Wilton Manors
Thank you!
Agency Questionnaire Form
due 1-31-14
Any Questions?
Terms
• Net Metering -Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar
energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example,
if a residential customer has a PV system on the home's rooftop, it may
generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours. If the
home is net-metered, the electricity meter will run backwards to provide a
credit against what electricity is consumed at night or other periods where
the home's electricity use exceeds the system's output. Customers are
only billed for their "net" energy use. On average, only 20-40% of a solar
energy system’s output ever goes into the grid. Exported solar electricity
serves nearby customers’ loads.
• Interconnection (and related standards) refers to the technical and
practical aspects of connecting the solar generator to the grid
• Soft costs – non-hardware costs include permitting, installation and
interconnection
Source: Solar Energy Industries Association and DOE
Resources
• www.Gosolarflorida.org
• DOE Rooftop Solar Challenge
http://www.eere.energy.gov/solarchallenge/
• Second Annual Go SOLAR & Renewable Energy
Fest
http://www.broward.org/GoGreen/GoSOLAR/Fes
t2014/Pages/Default.aspx
• Go SOLAR Online Permitting
https://gosolar.broward.org/gosolar/Default.aspx
• Kay Sommers [email protected] 954-5191257

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