By John Weaver, PV Magazine USA
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office’s (SETO) main goal is to support the Sunshot 2030 Goal:
- $0.05 per kilowatt hour for residential PV
- $0.04 per kilowatt hour for commercial PV
- $0.03 per kilowatt hour for utility-scale PV
Yesterday, SETO FY2018 announced 53 projects that were chosen to receive up to $53 million in total funding. Solar photovoltaics got $28 million for 31 projects, concentrating solar got $12 million across 15 projects, and workforce initiatives got $13 million across seven projects.
See the complete list of projects here: Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year Funding Program 2018 – Photovoltaics
Read the entire PV Magazine article here.
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