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July 29, 2021

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Summer of Solar Citizens: Meet Laura Morales

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is celebrating the Summer of Solar, and Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm kicked it off with a visit to Laura Morales’s home in Silver Spring, Maryland, for a firsthand look at her solar panels.

July 28, 2021

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Replacing Your Roof? It’s a Great Time to Add Solar

If you’re thinking about replacing your roof, considering adding solar at the same time. NREL researchers estimate that when done together, the average savings could amount to $4,000.

January 4, 2021

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Powering On with Grid-Forming Inverters

Learn about the roadmap to use renewable energy to jump-start the grid by using an essential piece of connection equipment known as an inverter.

December 15, 2020

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Picture This: Making Perovskite Solar Cells with Kodak Printers

Learn how Energy Materials Corporation (EMC) has been developing a low-cost process to manufacture perovskite photovoltaic (PV) modules.