KUDOS




SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has awarded a gold designation to recognize Philadelphia as a national leader in advancing solar energy by adopting programs and practices that make it faster, easier and less expensive to go solar. A SolSmart designation is a signal that the community is helping attract solar industry investment to generate economic development and local jobs.

To achieve designation, cities and counties take steps to reduce non-hardware solar “soft costs” that represent roughly two-thirds of the total price of an installed residential system. Amanda Warwood, city of Philadelphia energy analyst, states, “This designation recognizes the Office of Sustainability’s work to reduce solar permitting costs, create a solar guidebook and implement and update an expedited permitting process.”

For more information, visit Energy.gov/sunshot.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

A Unique Approach to Pain Relief

Gilda Smith, owner of Relax Therapy Spa, formerly Exhale Philadelphia, is a licensed massage therapist with 17 years of experience and yoga instructor who has studied multiple modalities to become an expert in of massage therapy and positional release therapy, an amazingly effective treatment, under three leading practitioners in the field.

Center City Gets New MOM’s Store

MOM’s Organic Market-Center City, is now open at 34 South 11th Street, in Philadelphia.

Celebrate Natural Hair Care

The 23rd annual International Locks Conference Natural Hair, Wholistic Health and Beauty Expo, sponsored by the Kuumba Family Institute, Inc., will take place from noon to 9:30 p.m., October 7 and 8 at the Universal Audenried Charter High School.

Pick Up Some Good Vibes

Natalie Bliss, owner of Stress Management Consulting, will be hosting a Good Vibrations Holistic Open House from 1 to 4 p.m., October 21, at the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration.

Winter Harvest Provides healthy Food in the Coldest Season

Farm to City is a food-buying club serving the Philadelphia area.

Add your comment: