Plans for more solar on city building rooftops in Cincinnati are looking up this year.
Director of the Office of Environment and Sustainability Larry Falkin says the city laid low in 2013 because the value of renewable energy credits was down and some state programs expired. "We think we're back in a situation where the economics work now and we have projects that we're working on and we hope to be able to announce them in the near future."
Falkin says the announcement could come in the next two to three months.
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From left, members of the SolerCool collaboration include electrical engineer Steve Sahebjam, John Borchers of SimpliCool, UC student Ruma Dubey, UC's Ilse Hawkins, UC student Lillian Rice, and Phil Baker of SimpliCool.
A new report sings the praises of solar in Cincinnati.
The group Environment Ohio hopes Cincinnati follows the lead of such solar giants as Ann Arbor, Phoenix and Toledo. Co-author of the new report, called Building a Solar Cincinnati, Christian Adams, wants the city to get 10% of its energy from solar by 2030. He says certain barriers remain like up front cost but suggests third-party financing.