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News Archives - 2012

January

Interior Department OKs Two Major Renewable Projects
Radical Thinkers Needed to Help Get a Solar Panel on Every Roof
Library Patrons in New York Check-Out Renewable Energy
Interior Department OKs Renewable Energy Projects in California, Oregon
BLM Seeks Comments on Solar and Wind Energy Public Land Leases
U.S. Tops 2011 Clean Energy Investments: Report
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

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

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 Announces Solar "Plug-and-Play" Funding Solar
Harvesting the Sun at the West Tennessee Solar Farm
Energy Department Offers $9 Million to Improve Solar Forecasting

May

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

June

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

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
Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands
Administration Maps Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

August

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

September

Shedding Light on the Solar Decathlon 2013 Teams
Energy Department Backs Collaborative Solar Energy Projects
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
The Bright Lights in New York Could Be Solar
Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 is Underway
Report Names Top 20 U.S. Corporate Solar Users
Energy Department Launches SunShot Prize Competition
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
Energy Department Updates National Solar Thermal Test Facility
New Report Charts Dynamic, Steady Growth of the U.S. Solar Jobs Market
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Solar Projects

December

Energy Department Invests $29 Million in Solar Energy Grid Solutions