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Energy Department Awards $2.2 Million to Drive Innovative Solutions, Lower Costs of Solar

March 10, 2014

The Energy Department today announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. This funding will help startup businesses and entrepreneurs develop technologies, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more accessible for American families and businesses.

As part of the eighth round of the SunShot Incubator Program, the Energy Department is investing in three California-based small businesses to continue driving down both the hardware and non-hardware “soft costs” of solar, such as permitting and installation.

Read more at: http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-awards-22-million-drive-innovative-solutions-lower-costs-solar.