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Tallahassee Will Bring Rooftop Solar To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Rethink Energy Florida

Rethink Energy Florida is launching a program to bring rooftop solar power to three of Tallahassee's low-income neighborhoods. The program, backed by the federal government, will also involve the City of Tallahassee and the private sector. Rethink Energy's Kim Ross said there will be initial project areas.

"We've targeted in on 3 neighborhoods for this initial pilot project, which is Frenchtown, Bond and Griffin Heights."

Project Manager Te'Rel Bowman said his team will be calling on those neighborhood's residents.

" (We'll)Help them better understand how solar can benefit them long term and short term."

The project can also keep the installation affordable through various loans and other financial incentives. Ultimately, the pilot, one of only 8 nationwide, could expand to other parts of Florida.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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