Solar Technology Roadmap Act Passed by U.S. House of Representatives

It appears that Arizona was the epicenter for all things solar Thursday.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Solar Technology Roadmap Act” which is sponsored by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords representing Arizona’s eight district. This action by Congress occurred just one hour after the “Outlook for the Solar Market” presentation during the IPC Executive Industry Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. Not only that, the IPC Solar Standards Committee is currently working on standards for the poly-silicon photovoltaic (solar) industry, specifically the assembly of solar panels.  Is this just a coincidence or is something else happening regarding solar technology?

If the Solar Technology Roadmap Act is enacted in to law, the bill (H.R. 3585) would create an updatable federal strategic roadmap to advance solar energy technologies through prioritized research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. Some of the areas mentioned in the bill are solar technology, photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, solar hot water, solar space heating and cooling, solar lighting, solar manufacturing, integration of solar technology in buildings, and other areas. More information on the H.R. 3585 can be found here.

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One Comment

  1. Grace MORRIS
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 6:18 am | Permalink

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