WASHINGTON - Rep. Zoe Lofgren is proud to announce that San Jose's SolarTech received a merit award of $499,899 from the Department of Energy in the Rooftop Solar Challenge. The goal of the national competition was to drive significant reductions in the administrative costs for photovoltaic (PV) systems. SolarTech will use their award for the creation of "Early Adopter" pilot communities and the development of tools and model ordinances.
"SolarTech is doing innovative work to help make clean and cost-effective solar energy more readily accessible to our residents," Lofgren said. "It's great to have San Jose companies be on the cutting edge of renewable energy sources and this grant confirms that our own SolarTech is a leader in this important industry."