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NIST Unveils Maryland Solar Panel Array

The National Institute of Standards and Technology inaugurated a large solar energy array during the agency's celebration of Earth Day. The array consists of 15,000 panels and is built to provide over 8 million killowatt-hours of energy in the agency's facility in Gaithersburg, Md., NIST said Monday. The agency noted that the array will mitigate the release of approximately 6,200 metric tons of annual carbon emissions based from a formula created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the array will potentially help NIST save $3.5 million in expenses for the next two decades.

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Obama Administration Unveils New International Clean Energy Funding Commitments

The Obama administration has announced a new set of renewable energy funding and innovation programs to support global transition efforts to zero-and-low carbon energy sources. The Energy Department said Monday that the current administration pledged to invest $125 million in renewable energy projects in El Salvador and India through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as well as allocate $36 million …

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DOE Unveils $102M in Clean Energy Investments; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has pumped more than $102 million into new initiatives to further the government’s clean energy goals. DOE will allocate $50 million of that investment for solar photovoltaic technology research and marketing efforts, the department said Wednesday. Part of that money will be used also to finance 22 …

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DOE to Renew Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis With $75M; Lynn Orr Comments

The Energy Department will renew the five-year-old Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis for another five years under a $75 million funding allocation for the DOE Energy Innovation Hub. The center conducts research on the production of liquid transportation fuels via artificial photosynthesis, which utilizes solar energy, water and carbon dioxide, DOE said Tuesday. …

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GSA to Hold Solar Challenge Industry Day

The General Services Administration will hold an industry day on Nov. 13 at its Washington headquarters to introduce the federal government’s solar challenge program to potential participants. The White House has directed federal agencies and military installations to deploy solar renewable energy at federal sites across the national capital region under the Capital Solar …

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US, EU, China in Solar Energy Talks

The U.S. has started negotiations with the European Union and China over a resolution to disagreements over solar trade, Reuters reported Thursday. Doug Palmer writes Mike Froman, international economic affairs adviser to the president, supports a global agreement to reconcile issues related to solar energy trade. Froman spoke to the …

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