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March 11, 2014
U.S. and Colombia to Collaborate on First Solar Decathlon in Latin America

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, Colombia's Minister of Energy and Mines Amylkar Acosta, Mayor of Santiago de Calí Rodrigo Guerrero, and Director of Planning of Colombia Tatyana Orozco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean competition.

March 10, 2014
Energy Department Awards $2.2 Million to Drive Innovative Solutions, Lower Costs of Solar

The Energy Department today announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide.

February 13, 2014
Energy Department Announces Student Teams, Location for Solar Decathlon 2015

At an event today in Irvine, Calif., U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will announce the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and unveil the competition’s location.

January 27, 2014
Statement by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on 2013 Solar Jobs Census

Secretary Moniz issued a statement on the 2013 Solar Jobs Census.

November 20, 2013
Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency

The Energy Department today announced $19 million to reduce both hardware and non-hardware costs of solar and to drive greater solar energy deployment in the United States.

September 5, 2013
New Study Shows Solar Manufacturing Costs Not Driven Primarily by Labor

Production scale, not lower labor costs, drives China's current advantage in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, according to a new report released today by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

July 24, 2012
Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Department of Energy, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for solar energy development in six southwestern states.

January 26, 2012
Energy Department Announces Student Teams, New Location for Solar Decathlon 2013

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and unveiled the competition’s location, the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.

August 2, 2011
Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal

SUNPATH Program Will Boost American Competitiveness, Lower Cost of Solar Energy

June 1, 2011
DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations

 

WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost-competitive with fossil fuels within the decade, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of more than $27 million in new funding that will reduce the non-hardware costs of solar energy projects, a critical element in bringing down the overall costs of installed solar energy systems.

April 18, 2011
Department of Energy Offers $2.1 Billion Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Thermal Power Plant

California Solar Project Estimated to Create Over 1,000 Jobs and Avoid Over 710,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Annually

April 8, 2011
DOE Announces Nearly $170 Million in Available Funding to Advance Solar Energy Technologies

Investments will Help Achieve Cost-Competitive Solar Energy by 2020

April 5, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces Over $110 Million in SunShot Projects to Advance Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing in the U.S.

Solar Manufacturing Partnerships will boost American competitiveness in the global solar energy industry and lower the cost of clean, renewable energy

December 16, 2010
DOE to Fund up to $50 Million to Demonstrate Innovative, Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Technologies

Washington, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department's intent to fund up to $50 million to test and demonstrate innovative technologies that will lead to cost-competitive solar energy technologies. The demonstration program will be a critical link between the Department of Energy's advanced technology development programs and full-scale commercialization efforts.

July 8, 2010
U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior Announce Site for Solar Energy Demonstration Projects in the Nevada Desert

Plan will advance renewable, solar energy at former nuclear testing site

October 8, 2009
DOE Announces $87 Million in Funding to Support Solar Energy Technologies

Projects Aim to Accelerate Adoption of Solar Energy and Develop Solar Workforce

March 12, 2009
Obama-Biden Administration Announces More Than $89.8 Million in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants for Mississippi

Part of nearly $8 billion in Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency efforts nationwide that will create 100,000 jobs and cut energy bills for families