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News Archives - 2005

January

DOE Announces Appointment of Dan Arvizu as New NREL Director
California and Oregon Organizations Install Large Solar Plants
Energy Star Sets New Guidelines for External Power Supplies
Paint-On Solar Cell Captures Infrared Radiation
Solar Panels Power Shafer Vineyards

February

Dr. Samuel Bodman Sworn in as Secretary of Energy
Solar Power Industry Roadmap Looks to a Brighter Solar Future

March

Las Vegas Water District to Feature 3.1-Megawatt Solar Project
Solar Power Leaders Launch Group to Grow U.S. Markets
Solar Power Researchers Pursuing New, Innovative Materials
Clean Air Act Settlement to Yield Solar and Wind or Biomass Projects

April

DOE Announces Four Hydrogen Demonstration Partnerships
New Jersey Utility to Install 500-Kilowatt Solar Power System
Wyoming Offers Ranchers Solar- and Wind-Powered Water Pumps
NREL Reports Growth in Utility Green Power Sales in 2004
Idaho Provides Financing, Tax Rebates for Renewable Projects
U.N. Finds Huge Solar and Wind Potential in Developing Countries
District of Columbia Adopts a Renewable Energy Requirement
U.S. Air Force Leads the Nation in Green Power Purchases
Ex-Im Bank's Environmental Exports Program Aids Clean Energy Exports

May

California Continues to Lead the Way with Large Solar Projects
DOE: Liquefied Natural Gas Imports Increased 29 Percent in 2004
Studies Find More Solar Energy Reaching Earth's Surface
General Electric Sees Huge Growth in Clean Energy Business
New Technologies Promise to Revolutionize the Solar Power Industry
Growth in Solar Power Drives Changes in Silicon Supplies

June

Seven Teams Qualify for the North American Solar Challenge
Planetary Society Launches a Solar Sail
Unmanned Airplane Flies Two Days on Solar and Battery Power

July

G8 Leaders Commit to Clean Energy Technologies at Summit
Record Efficiencies Show Promise for Concentrating Solar Cells
USDA Guarantees up to $200 Million in Clean Energy Loans
Wal-Mart "Experimental Store" Uses Efficiency, Solar, and Wind
Subway Station in Coney Island Features Integrated Solar Roof

August

Power Production from Renewable Energy Aided by Energy Act
Scientists Outline "Revolutionary" Solar Research Areas
FedEx Installs 904-Kilowatt Solar Power System
Utility Plans 500-Megawatt Solar Thermal Project in California
Spain to Build an 11-Megawatt Solar Power Tower
Carbon Nanotubes Show Promise for Solar Cells, Other Devices
DOE Awards $16.5 Million for State Energy Savings Projects

September

Solar Tours Come to 43 States and D.C. on October 1st
San Diego Signs Up for 300 Megawatts of Solar Thermal Power
Oregon and New York State Offer Solar Energy Incentives
USDA Awards $21 Million for Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DOE Draft Plan Examines Technologies to Cut Greenhouse Gases
Netherlands' Nuon Solar Team Leads the World Solar Challenge
National Solar Tour Comes to 43 States and D.C. on October 1st
Solar Panels and Biodiesel Aid in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

October

Solar Decathlon's "Solar Village" Takes Shape on National Mall
Amsterdam's Nuon Solar Team Wins the World Solar Challenge
Secretary Bodman Opens Solar Decathlon Competition on National Mall
Virginia Tech Claims Early Lead in the Solar Decathlon
University of Colorado Wins the 2005 Solar Decathlon
DOE-Funded Researchers Win 29 "R&D 100" Awards

November

Pennsylvania Advances Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Biodiesel
U.S. Government Exceeds its Goal for Renewable Energy Use
California Approves Contract for 500-Megawatt Solar Facility
University of Delaware to Lead $54 Million Solar Cell Project
DOE Launches Web Site for "Easy Ways to Save Energy" Campaign
Massachusetts and Illinois Support Large Renewable Energy Projects
California Energy Policy Looks to Efficiency and Renewable Energy
BP to Double its Investment in Renewable Energy
EIA Report Says Solar Manufacturing Grew Significantly in 2004

December

ACEEE Offers Condensed Online Version of its Consumer Guide
Hawaii Army Bases to Feature 3,000 Homes with Solar Power
DOE Sends Energy Saving Team to New Jersey Coast Guard Center
DOE Sends Energy Saving Team to Federal Courthouse in Alabama
DOE Energy Saving Team Deployed to Denver Federal Center
DOE to Participate in Upcoming International Builders' Show