01 February 2013 - US Department of Energy is providing $9 million to seven projects through its SunShot Initiative to accelerate solar energy deployment in the United States.
The projects are located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas. The DOE says each represents an opportunity dramatically transform the operations of solar researchers, manufacturers, developers, installers, and policymakers, and speed the commercialization and deployment of affordable, clean solar energy.
“Through powerful analytical tools developed by our nation’s top universities and national labs, we can gain unparalleled insight into solar deployment that will help lower the cost of solar power and create new businesses and jobs,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “Projects like these will help accelerate technological and financing innovations – making it easier for American families and businesses to access clean, affordable energy.” read more>>>