Industrial buildings across U.S. to go solar The Department of Energy has issued a $1.4 billion conditional loan guarantee to fund a massive project that would install solar panels on unused industrial roof space across the U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced yesterday that support for Project Amp would come from American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 funds.The project's aim is ambitious, with a goal of installing 733 megawatts' worth of photovoltaic solar panels across 28 states within the next four years. Once complete, the Project Amp solar panels are expected to generate enough electricity to power over 88,000 U.S. homes per year.
Solar Energies Technology Program
The Solar Energy Technologies Program focuses on developing cost-effective solar energy technologies that have the greatest potential to benefit the nation and the world. A growing solar industry also stimulates our economy by creating jobs in solar manufacturing and installation.
National Geographic Solar Energy Iowa Energy Center – Renewable Energy “The Iowa Energy Center's work in solar energy goes back to the 1993 assessment of our state's solar energy potential. This data led to the creation of our solar maps and calculator. Today, we continue the investigation of solar-related technologies with a photovoltaic demonstration at our facility in Ames and BECON, and two current grants that research methods for increasing solar panel energy efficiency and stability.
American Solar Energy Society
Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy.