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News Archives - 2006

November 30, 2006

More Than Pretty Maps—NREL Uses GIS to Find Workable Energy Solutions

NREL's geographic information systems (GIS) team produces maps of renewable energy resources that demonstrate which technologies, whether solar, wind, hydrogen or biomass, are the best, most workable energy solutions. But that's not all.

October 12, 2006

Energy Secretary Announces $13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced more than $13 million to fund new research in solar technologies. This funding, part of President Bush's $148 million Solar America Initiative, will support the development of more efficient solar panels, known as photovoltaic devices.

August 23, 2006

U.S. Department of Energy Advances Solar with Solar America Initiative

The Solar America Initiative will accelerate the development of advanced solar electric technologies, including photovoltaics and concentrating solar power systems, with the goal of making them cost-competitive with other forms of renewable electricity by 2015.

July 21, 2006

NREL Solar Researcher Honored with ASES Abbot Award

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) honored Dr. Chuck Kutscher with the Charles Greeley Abbot Award during the recent ASES SOLAR 2006 conference.


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