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    News Archives - 2012

    January

    Interior Department OKs Two Major Renewable Projects
    Interior Department OKs Renewable Energy Projects in California, Oregon
    Library Patrons in New York Check-Out Renewable Energy
    Radical Thinkers Needed to Help Get a Solar Panel on Every Roof
    U.S. Tops 2011 Clean Energy Investments: Report
    BLM Seeks Comments on Solar and Wind Energy Public Land Leases
    Energy Department Announces University Research Opportunities to Advance SunShot Goals
    DOE Offers Universities Opportunities to Advance SunShot Solar Goals
    Energy Department Announces Student Teams, New Location for Solar Decathlon 2013

    February

    President Obama's State of the Union Address Touts Clean Energy
    DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 Moves to California
    Defense Department Studies Solar Energy Potential at Desert Bases
    Tapping Top University Draft Picks to Engineer Solar Championships
    Energy Department Announces Over $12 Million to Spur Solar Energy Innovation
    DOE Offers $12 Million to Spur Solar Energy Innovation
    President's 2013 DOE Budget Seeks $2.27 Billion for Efficiency, Renewables
    New Ideas Spring from the SunShot Incubator
    BLM Advances Arizona Renewable Energy Development Project
    DOE Launches New Research Program to Advance Solar Technologies

    March

    ARPA-E Issues Call for Transformational Energy Technologies
    U.S. Solar Energy Installations Soared in 2011: Report

    April

    Selections Named for U.S.-India Joint Energy Center
    Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop "Plug-and-Play" Solar Energy Systems for Homeowners
    Small Business Efficiency, Renewable Research Funding: Energy Department
    Energy Department Offers $9 Million to Improve Solar Forecasting
    Harvesting the Sun at the West Tennessee Solar Farm
    Energy Department Announces Solar "Plug-and-Play" Funding Solar

    May

    Energy Secretary Chu Applauds World's First All-Renewable Power Plant in Nevada
    Interior Department Flips Switch on First Public Lands Solar Project
    SunShot Shoots for the Moon with First Grand Challenge Event
    Energy Department Awards $11 Million for Clean Energy Small Businesses

    June

    #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with A Solar Expert
    Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash Cost-Competitive Solar Energy
    Energy Department Announces New Concentrating Solar Power Technology Investments to American Industry, Universities
    SunShot Initiative Investments and Solar Contest Announced
    Energy Department Awards Funding for Concentrating Solar Power
    U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 36 R&D 100 Awards for 2012
    Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot
    DOI OKs First Commercial Solar Project on Indian Trust Lands

    July

    Energy Department Announces $102 Million for Small Business Research
    New Power Line Delivers Renewable Energy to San Diego
    California Awards $1.1 Million for Energy Research Projects
    Administration Maps Solar Energy Development on Public Lands
    Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

    August

    Houses of Bark and Energy of Sunshine
    Defense, Interior Departments Pursue Renewable Energy on Federal Lands
    Energy Department to Award $43 Million for Energy Storage Technologies
    White House Expedites Seven Major Renewable Energy Projects
    Army Announces $7 Billion Action to Support Renewable Energy
    Energy Department Announces New University-Led Projects to Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems
    National Solar Tour Kicks Off in September
    Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy
    Universities to Lead Energy Department-Funded CSP Projects
    New York Offers $107 Million for Large Solar Power Projects

    September

    Shedding Light on the Solar Decathlon 2013 Teams
    Energy Department Backs Collaborative Solar Energy Projects
    The Bright Lights in New York Could Be Solar
    Energy Department Launches SunShot Prize Competition to Install Solar Energy Systems at a Fraction of Today's Price
    Report: U.S. Solar Market Spiked in Second Quarter of 2012
    Energy Department Launches SunShot Prize Competition
    Report Names Top 20 U.S. Corporate Solar Users
    Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 is Underway
    5 Questions about the SunShot Prize for Minh Le

    October

    Interior Department Approves Transmission Line for California Solar Project
    Energy Department Offers Online Training for Residential PV Inspectors
    Investing in America's Solar Workforce
    Interior Department Approves Solar Energy Zones on Public Lands
    United States' Clean Energy Patents Soar, Report Indicates

    November

    Navy's China Lake Solar Plant Begins Operations
    Energy Department Announces $10 Million Investment in Innovative Solar Projects
    New Report Charts Dynamic, Steady Growth of the U.S. Solar Jobs Market
    Energy Department Updates National Solar Thermal Test Facility
    Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Solar Projects

    December

    Energy Department Invests $29 Million in Solar Energy Grid Solutions