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12/10/2012

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December 10, 2012

Friends in High Places: DOE Funds Plug-and-Play Rooftop Solar


If your anxiety about high electricity bills exceeds your fear of heights, there’s cause for celebration. The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $29 million in new SunShot investments—most of the funding to be directed toward “plug-and-play” solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that the “average Joe” can install on his own roof within one day.


Overall, the new solar projects will be aimed at improving grid connection and reducing installation costs through innovative do-it-yourself technologies and reliable solar power forecasts. 

"The price of solar panels has fallen dramatically in recent years, but we also need to reduce the cost and time required to actually install them in homes and businesses, and help utility companies better integrate renewable energy into the grid." said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "Projects like these can help reduce the cost of solar power and make it easier for American families and businesses to access clean, affordable energy... Read More



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