DoE Initiative Supports Further Development
by Associated Press
US Energy Department announces $15 million to integrate affordable solar power into nation's electrical grid.
In support President Obama's Climate Action Plan -- and to further spur widespread deployment of safe, reliable, and cost effective solar energy for all Americans -- this funding is specifically aimed at supporting projects that enable low-cost, flexible and reliable solutions that successfully integrate solar PV power plants and energy storage. The funding opportunity will tackle the challenge of creating cost-effective and reliable distributed PV and energy storage solutions to help overcome the challenges associated with increased amounts of renewables.
Eligible projects include solutions that will help revolutionize distributed PV and energy storage through:
As more solar comes online, the Energy Department is working to address the challenges of solar power, such as the variability of available sunshine during the day, and developing solutions to better integrate solar photovoltaics with electric power systems throughout the grid.
More information about this funding opportunity -- including application requirements -- is available online.
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