DOE Offers $21.45 Million for Community Renewable Energy Projects

July 22, 2009

Photo of a seaside wind turbine lit at night, with the city of Boston in the background, on the far side of a bay.

This 600-kilowatt wind turbine provides power to Forbes Park, a mixed-use community near Boston, Massachusetts.
Credit: Forbes Park LLC

DOE offered $21.45 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on July 15 for up to four U.S. communities to use in planning and installing utility-scale renewable energy projects. The projects will demonstrate how multiple renewable energy technologies can be deployed at scale to supply clean energy to communities. The renewable energy systems may include solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, geothermal, and ocean energy systems, as well as upgrades to existing hydropower systems.

Applicants must provide matching funds and will ideally be ready to implement their projects with readily deployable renewable energy systems. Completed applications are due September 3, and DOE will select the projects by the end of November. See the DOE press release and see the full Funding Opportunity Announcement by searching the public opportunities on FedConnect for reference number DE-FOA-0000122.