Testimonials – Partnerships in Solar Technologies – SRI International

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The words “Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, EERE Partnership Testimonials,” appear on the screen, followed by “Curtis Carlson, Vice Chairman for Innovation, SRI International” and footage of a man.

Curtis Carlson: Innovation is everything today. We’re in the, I call it, the global innovation economy and the good news is it’s the best time for innovation ever.   

Footage of different PV systems and researchers looking at them, followed by footage of a man conducting research in a laboratory. 

The Department of Energy plays a key role because they fund a lot of the basic research which turns into the innovations.

Footage of researchers in lab conducting an experiment in a glass case, followed by footage of data from the experiment.

They have facilities that are critical to this. We’re just in the beginning days of becoming much, much more efficient at innovation, but I think America can do that. I think it’s becoming more and more apparent to people that we have to do this because we’re not going to have more money, we’re going to have to become more efficient.

The words “Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, EERE Partner Testimonials,” appear on the screen.