17 Apr '18, 5pm

US Energy Department opens purse for solar R&D

US Energy Department opens purse for solar R&D

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $105.5m to support around 70 PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) R&D projects, in another sign the Trump administration is warming to renewables’ economic argument. The funds, being administered by the DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office , will also be used to advance grid-integration technologies and “efforts that prepare the [US] workforce for the solar industry’s future needs”. “American ingenuity is the engine of our energy economy,” says US secretary of energy Rick Perry. “Investing in all of our abundant energy sources, including solar technologies, will help to drive down costs and ensure that the nation leads the world in energy production and innovation.” The DOE said it aims “to drive economic and technological leadership in solar energy by supporting innovative research that improves energy choice and afforda...

Full article: http://www.rechargenews.com/solar/1473647/us-energy-depar...

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