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USDA Supports Renewable Energy Development Through REAP

USDA Invests $63 Million to Support 264 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide USDA, August 7, 2015. Image credit: Art_Korporation Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). “This funding […]

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An Innovative Approach for Big Solar Energy Gains

New material combines photons for big solar energy gains Extreme Tech, July 28, 2015. Image credit: linushajan An innovative new approach to solar energy from University of California Riverside could dramatically increase the amount of light available to contemporary solar panel designs. Rather than widening the absorption spectrum of the solar panels themselves, this new study looked at taking currently […]

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Harnessing Solar Energy into Liquid Transportation Fuels

Energy Department to Provide $75 Million for ‘Fuels from Sunlight’ Hub Energy.gov, April 28, 2015. Image credit: BRRT CENTER AIMS TO PRODUCE LIQUID TRANSPORTATION FUELS FROM SUNLIGHT The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $75 million in funding to renew the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub originally established in […]

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Rutgers Combats Climate Change with Renewable Energy

Rutgers taps solar power as viable alternative energy source The Daily Targum, April 14, 2015 When former Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick marked the official opening of the University’s seven-acre solar energy facility in October 2009, the 1.4 megawatt solar farm was projected to generate about 11 percent of Livingston campus’ electrical needs, according to […]