US DOE to Pump $105.5 mn to Advance Solar Technologies

The US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry had announced this major funding opportunity to advance solar technologies and improve and expand the solar workforce.

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The United States Department of Energy (US DOE) will disburse up to USD 105.5 million in new funding to support innovative solar research.

The US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry had announced this major funding opportunity to advance solar technologies and improve and expand the solar workforce.

The move will reflect the priority shift from later-stage commercialization to early-stage research.

Commenting on the funding announcement, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), President and CEO, Abigail Ross Hopper said, “It is critically important that the United States maintain its global leadership in the development of advanced, high-performing solar technologies for both the photovoltaic and concentrating solar power industries.”

“Prioritizing research and workforce development for the hundreds of thousands of Americans that solar employs is vital,” Hopper added.

She further added that, “Secretary Perry’s announcement today is yet another positive step in strengthening this important public-private relationship between the federal government and the American solar industry.”

“We look forward to fulfilling this opportunity with innovative solar projects that drive America’s energy economy to a cleaner, more affordable and reliable future,” she said.

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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