The Solar Energy Technologies Office’s Solar Blog features stories about the office, its awardees, and its work. Learn more.

September 29, 2022

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Solar Resilience: Keeping Communities Connected

Solar energy can play an important role in increasing the resilience of the nation’s grid and the communities served by the grid.

September 8, 2022

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Solar Investment Tax Credit: What Changed?

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, expanding the Federal Tax Credit for Solar Photovoltaics, also known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

July 14, 2022

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Moment in the Sun: Solar Landscape

Solar Landscape engaged with communities in New Jersey to connect low- and moderate-income households with community solar subscriptions while providing workforce training and educational opportunities.

June 21, 2022

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Moment in the Sun: People Power Solar Cooperative

The members of People Power Solar Cooperative in Oakland, California, are demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of community-owned solar, a type of community solar in which residents of a community collectively own a solar system.

June 21, 2022

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Buzzing Around Solar: Pollinator Habitat Under Solar Arrays

Pollinators—such as bees, butterflies, and other insects—are critical to the success of about 35 percent of global food crop production. Learn about the benefits of establishing pollinator-friendly plants under and around ground-mounted solar arrays.

June 8, 2022

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Four Ways DOE is Helping Clear the Path to Commercialization of Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells created with perovskite minerals can be an important tool in the race to deploy clean energy as quickly and cost effectively as possible, but only if we first overcome key technological hurdles

May 11, 2022

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Moment in the Sun: Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s Solar Park and Learning Center

An Oklahoma Electric Cooperative community solar installation turned into an educational opportunity for local children and has sparked interest in solar throughout the community.

March 23, 2022

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Solar Energy Innovators Program Develops Careers that Drive the Clean Energy Transition

The Solar Energy Innovators Program has seen success in providing valuable real-world experience for fellows and provides institutions with capacity to implement ideas that support the clean energy transition.

February 28, 2022

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Join the Club: Building Community Solar Projects

More states, including New York, are passing policies that enable residents to tap into community solar, which allows customers to benefit from a shared solar installation.

January 19, 2022

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Solar Gets Local: How the SolSmart Program Drives Deployment in Communities

Learn how local jurisdictions across the United States are exploring solar energy.