22 Jun '14, 7pm

#Military, @Energy and @Whitehouse are harvesting solar power, and now you can, too!

#Military, @Energy and @Whitehouse are harvesting solar power, and now you can, too!

Over the course of the Obama Administration, U.S. solar electricity generation has increased by by ten-fold and, in the last year alone added more than 23,600 new jobs in solar. But there is more to do before solar energy can be effectively harnessed by every American. At the annual DOE SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in California, the administration announced an even more aggressive strategy to address the hidden, non-hardware “soft costs” associated with solar deployments on residential rooftops. These soft costs make up over half of the total system cost of deploying solar and include things such as paperwork to apply for a permit, and cumbersome rules around installation. In 2012, the DOE ran a Rooftop Solar Challenge which brought together local officials, utilities, private industry, non-profits, and other stakeholders in 22 communities across the Nation to simplify ...

Full article: http://science.dodlive.mil/2014/06/12/harvesting-the-bene...

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