Steven Chu: Hope for Renewables in Washington

Think of it like the Moon Shot initiative set forth by Kennedy when America was racing to the moon. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, has created the Sun Shot program as a way to incentivize and fund research into the production of solar technologies on US soil. $20 Million of the $27 million wil be used to “strengthen the domestic solar manufacturing industry, improve solar manufacturing efficiency, and reduce costs.”

In a world where everything seems to be built in China and abroad, it’s good to see the US investing in jobs and renewable energy all at the same time. I know that beggars can’t be choosers, but Mr. Chu, what else can you do? We need more stuff like this!

Solar Energy Technologies Program Newsletter: DOE to Invest up to $27 Million to Support Solar Research.