Archive for December 12th, 2012
Solar energy research is a field that’s constantly changing and evolving, as new research and technology allow for breakthroughs that might have been unthinkable even a year or two earlier.
Much of the funding for solar research comes from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and recently the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced that it was giving grants worth $14 million to eight possibly transformational projects taking place across America.
These grants, given to private companies and universities alike, are part of a larger $130 million DOE investment in cutting-edge research encompassing 11 technology areas in 24 states.
For our purposes, though, the solar research projects are worth a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »