DOE Releases New Study Examining Progress toward SunShot Initiative for 2020 and Beyond

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released the On the Path to SunShot reports, a series of research papers examining the U.S. solar energy industry and the SunShot Initiative's 2020 goals.  In addition, SunShot is developing the next-generation solar workforce through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals Program (STEP).

The reports released today explore the lessons learned in the first five years of the ten-year Initiative and identify key research, development, and market opportunities that can help to ensure that solar energy technologies are widely affordable and available to power millions more American homes and businesses. 

“Solar energy is an integral part of our nation’s ongoing energy revolution,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz. “The U.S. has over 10 times more solar installed today compared to 2011 when the SunShot Initiative was first launched, and the overall costs of solar have dropped by 65 percent.  The Administration’s continued efforts through the SunShot Initiative will help to further reduce costs to make solar energy more accessible and affordable for American families and businesses.”

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