The Obama administration says utility-scale solar is already 60 percent of the way toward a 2020 hitting a goal of being competitive with conventional sources.
In the second round of the Rooftop Solar Challenge, eight teams get $12 million to find ways to bring down permitting and other solar “soft costs.”
With $60 million in new awards, the Obama administration’s SunShot Initiative is investing in grid integration, solar cell efficiency, startups and more.
The government’s latest “Tracking the Sun” report shows the installed cost of solar PV in the United States continuing to decline at a rapid clip.
The U.S. program to reduce the price of solar could put emissions reductions and cheaper electricity within reach by 2050, according to new research.
These are just a few examples of efforts supported by the Energy Department and SunShot Initiative that are empowering consumers to become energy independent.
U.S. officials say the threatened “sequestration” budget cuts would hit solar power, electric vehicle and advanced research efforts.