The Energy Department released a series of eight research papers showing how solar has become more affordable—helping the industry grow 23-fold since 2009—and exploring new challenges and opportunities that have emerged. Photo courtesy of Suniva.
The Energy Department announced five additional military bases joining Solar Ready Vets, our training program that prepares service members for solar jobs before they leave active duty. The Department also awarded $10 million to 10 new projects to help meet the solar industry’s growing demand for installers and other professionals.Better Buildings Challenge Partners Exceed $1.3 Billion in Energy Cost Savings, Share Hundreds of Efficiency Solutions
Since 2011, both the number of Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that now exceed the $1.3 billion mark and the avoidance of 10 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.
The Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded up to $10 million for seven projects to help develop sustainable sources of biomass and increase the availability of renewable fuels.
Assistant Secretary David Danielson today announced the second round of funding for our Technologist in Residence program, which aims to strengthen lab-industry collaboration and bolster America's competitiveness in manufacturing.