Federal tax policies have been an important driver for solar’s recent remarkable growth
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The first-ever “Quadrennial Energy Review” was released today by the Obama administration, calling for “significant change” to America’s aging energy infrastructure, including long overdue upgrades to the U.S. electric grid.
From the press release:
In a decision that’s certain to help to speed up America’s transition to a clean energy future, President Obama announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans – including military veterans – to enter the solar workforce by 2020.
WASHINGTON, DC - With solar panels on top of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) headquarters serving as a backdrop, President Obama today vowed to cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels, saving taxpayers up to $18 billion in a avoided energy costs.
from the Executive Summary:
WASHINGTON, DC - A new study released today by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center finds that investing in a 5 kilowatt solar system can be a better deal than investing in a stock market index fund in 46 of America’s 50 largest cities.
LBNL_PV_Pricing_Final_Dec 2014.pdfInstallations of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have expand
With significant variance in estimates of cost and price within the solar market, DOE's Sunshot Initiative with scientists from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkley National Labs, have released their report that seeks