Industry Market Trends

Worth a Look: The Global Counterfeiting Economy

December 12, 2012

Plus: U.S. Pressing China in Trade Talks, Workers Value Corporate Responsibility, the Reason for Christmas Gift Crazes, Fiscal Cliff Negotiation Tips and Traveling in Peace. Read More

Industry Market Trends

U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA Grants Hope to Transform Solar Energy Research

December 12, 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 More