In an earlier blog post, Debra Frimerman reported that the U.S. Department of Energy was seeking applications for grants to help promote the construction and operation of pilot, demonstration, and commercial scale integrated biorefinery projects. Today, DOE announced the selection of 19 projects to receive up to $564 million in grant money authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.Continue Reading Show me the Money: $564 Million Awarded to Integrated Biorefinery Projects
Today, in recognition that solar energy is a critical factor in the President’s clean energy agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that $11.8 million ($5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) will be deployed to five projects related to the development of solar energy grid integration systems (SEGIS). This follows our earlier client alerts regarding funding opportunities for solar technologies.
SEGIS activity began in 2008 with a partnership between DOE, Sandia National Laboratories, industry, utilities, and universities interested in complete system development. Funded projects are related to the integration of solar technologies into the U.S. electrical grid while maintaining or improving power quality and reliability.Continue Reading Show me the Money: $11.8 Million Awarded for Solar Energy Grid Integration
From our colleague Christina Asavareungchai:
Today, the Department of Energy announced more than $54 million in Recovery Act funding to four states under its State Energy Program ("SEP"). Here is how the funds will be used in Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin:Continue Reading Show me the Money: $54 million in Funding for State Energy Programs