The Energy Department will make up to $9 million available this year to fund approximately 50 small businesses working on innovative energy-efficiency and renewable-energy technologies. The program is aimed at accelerating advanced manufacturing, energy-efficient buildings, biomass, hydrogen and fuel cells, solar energy, and wind and water power technologies. Selected small businesses will get one-year awards [...]
Low-priced domestic gas will roil the solar thermal technology markets.
The tower will use molten-salt thermal storage to provide baseload power.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing tariffs to correct for more than $30 billion in subsidies provided by the Chinese government for silicon modules and cells made in China. But the tariffs are far lower than American solar module makers asked for, between 2.9 and 4.73 percent. Members of the Coalition for American [...]