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  • VIDEO: Tackling Soft Costs Through A Well-Trained Solar Workforce

    May 17, 2016 2:35 PM

    One of the fastest ways to lower solar soft costs is by having a well-trained workforce. That's why the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative is expanding its current support of the solar workforce through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program.

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  • The Opekiska Lock and Dam, a non-powered dam on the Monongahela River. Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Energy Department Opens New Round of Funding to Reward New Hydropower

    April 25, 2016 1:09 PM

    Harnessing the power of water to generate electricity means finding new locations that can be upgraded with hydropower technology. The Energy Department is opening applications for a new round of funding to identify facilities that might be capable of producing electricity with the right technology. The sum of $3.5 million in funding will be awarded as incentive payments based on kilowatt hours of electricity generated.

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