The Renewables Team worked with all
Departments to compile a comprehensive
list of Renewable Energy facilities the City
participates in. This inventory is included in
Volume 1 of the Technical Documentation.
credit’ equal to the generation of 1,000 kWh of
power by renewable sources as defined by SB3. The
legislation defines specific types of renewable energies
as well as targeted amounts of renewable energy from
solar and other sources.
City of Raleigh’s Program
The national and state incentives related to renewable
energy created a number of primary impacts on the
City of Raleigh:
It provided an opportunity for grants to allow
the City to self-implement renewable energy
programs and facilities
It provided an opportunity to partner with
private sector energy companies that could
take advantage of Federal and state tax credits,
and pass some of those savings on to the City
It provided the opportunity to partner with
other public entities such as universities and
other non-profit organizations that were also
eligible for Federal grants
It provided numerous new products and
technologies in a wide range of renewable
energy sectors, including solar, wind,
geothermal, hydroelectric, biogas and biomass
The combination of new monies, new private and
public sector partners, and a market growing in new
products and technologies enabled the City to create
a diverse program that is flexible enough to be ready
to apply whichever renewable media, technology, and
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