By Solar Industry Magazine The Obama administration says 68 cities, states and businesses have joined its National Community Solar Partnership to promote community solar, with an emphasis on scaling up solar for low- and moderate-income households. The partnership is a collaboration between the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture, the […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $56 million for 40 research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy. The awards build upon the DOE’s previous investments made under its SunShot Initiative, a collaborative effort to make solar fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by the end of the decade.
By Solar Industry Magazine U.S. distributed solar photovoltaic system prices dropped by 12-19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to a joint report from two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national labs. In addition, the report says 2014 prices are expected to drop another 3-12 percent, depending on system location and market segment. The […]