23 Oct '13, 9pm

Energy Department awarding millions to drive #solar power development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced about $60 million to support solar energy research and development. As part of the its SunShot Initiative, the DOE says these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration and support a growing U.S. solar workforce. The DOE reports it is investing more than $12 million across 17 companies to help commercialize a wide range of technologies and services - from online tools that can map a rooftop's solar potential in seconds to automated installation systems for utility-scale photovoltaic plants. For example, San Francisco-based Sunrun Inc. will receive about $1.6 million to help create an integrated system that will streamline solar project development through automatic design, costing, simulation, proposal generation, pricing, permitting and field change management. According to the ...

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