SunShot Initiative

Renewable Energy Update – September 2017 #2

Solar Energy Is Focus Of Energy-Producing Housing Colony

A Department of Energy effort to lower the cost of solar power has hit a key goal thee years early.

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

  WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department released the On the Path to SunShot reports, a series of eight research papers examining the state of the U.S. solar energy industry and the progress made to date toward the SunShot Initiative’s goal to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by 2020. The solar… Keep reading →

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department announced five additional military bases will join Solar Ready Vets, a solar jobs training program that prepares service members for careers in the solar industry when they leave active duty. The Department is also awarding $10 million to 10 new projects through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals… Keep reading →

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the Energy Department’s ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s grid through the Grid Modernization Initiative, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in available funding through an effort called Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE) to help software developers, solar companies, and utilities accelerate the integration… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Prepares For Hurricane Ike

Last week, GridWise Alliance released its 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI), a ranking of every state’s progress toward modernization of our nation’s electric system – and Texas impressively placed third. The Alliance, a leading smart grid coalition which includes Environmental Defense Fund, based its assessment on state policies, customer engagement, and investment in advancing… Keep reading →

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Energy Department’s Grid Modernization Initiative announced by Secretary Ernest Moniz last week to improve the resiliency, reliability and security of the nation’s electrical power grid, DOE today announced $18 million in funding for six new projects across the United States. These projects will enable the development and demonstration of… Keep reading →

Solar Energy Jobs Outpace U.S. Economy

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

During the State of the Union address, President Obama reflected back on the past seven years of his presidency and celebrated his Administration’s accomplishments — and when it comes to solar energy, the Obama Administration has plenty to celebrate. U.S. solar energy capacity has grown thirtyfold since President Obama took office. And in just the… Keep reading →

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Today, the Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data. The Department is making up to $12 million available to develop… Keep reading →

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The transition from military service into the civilian workforce can be a vulnerable moment. Many veterans indicate that finding a job is one of the greatest challenges they face in their return to civilian life, and one aspect of that challenge is translating military skills and experience in a marketable way for civilian employers. At… Keep reading →

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