EERE Network News
September 12, 2012
News and Events
Supported by a record 477 megawatts of utility-scale installations, the U.S. solar market in second quarter of 2012 grew by 45% over the first quarter of 2012, and 116% over the same period in 2011, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it has reached its $250 million goal to finance smart grid technologies.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reported that the groundbreaking energy efficiency programs approved by the CPUC resulted in savings of 5,900 gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2010-2011.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has signed an agreement with nonprofit Green Sports Alliance to work together on energy conservation and sustainability issues.
Earlier this year, New York City unveiled its City Solar Map, a collaborative tool which gives an estimate of solar photovoltaic (PV) potential for the one million buildings in the five city boroughs.