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Department of Energy Announces Prize Competition to Accelerate US-Based Solar Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $3 million prize competition to reenergize innovation in U.S. solar manufacturing. The American Made Solar Prize will incentivize the nation’s entrepreneurs to develop new processes and products that will reassert American leadership in the solar marketplace. This prize is in addition to total DOE funding of up to $400 million for solar projects and technologies in 2017. It will lower barriers American innovators face in reaching manufacturing scale by accelerating the cycles of learning, while helping to create partnerships that connect entrepreneurs to the private sector and the network of DOE’s national laboratories.

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Unicel Part of TeamMTL’ s Green Residential Design Entry for 2018 Solar Decathlon China

Company contributes to fabrication and design of solar-powered roof

Unicel Architectural, the leading manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, announced its participation as part of TeamMTL for the 2018 Solar Decathlon China (SDC) competition in the city of Dezhou, Shandong province. SDC 2018 focuses on green residential design concepts and was formed with the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China, and the China Overseas Development Association.

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SEIA Gives Pres. Trump Plan to Make America First in Manufacturing, National Security and Solar Job Growth

Blueprint for solar success delivered to White House as President weighs his first major trade case

Blueprint for solar success delivered to White House as President weighs his first major trade case

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a blueprint to put America First on economic growth, jobs, manufacturing and national security.
 
SEIA’s America First Plan for Solar Energy recommends six steps President Trump can take to maintain the solar industry’s booming growth. The plan starts with the president’s rejection of tariffs, which would increase the cost of solar, sacrifice tens of thousands of American jobs and raise electricity prices for consumers and businesses.

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Green For All Asks America to Imagine “A Future to Fight For”

Green For All kicked off its “A Future To Fight For” art contest today, welcoming artists and creatives to speak out for environmental justice with their art. The contest is part of a broader effort to protect the Environmental Protection Agency from harmful cuts and to engage more families in the fight to address the detrimental effects of climate change.

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New EPA Tool Helps Communities Access More Than $10 Billion in Water Infrastructure Financing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Water Finance Clearinghouse, a web‐based portal to help communities make informed financing decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. The Clearinghouse provides communities with a searchable database with more than $10 billion in water funding sources and over 550 resources to support local water infrastructure projects. It consolidates and expands upon existing EPA-supported databases to create a one-stop-shop for all community water finance needs. The Water Finance Clearinghouse was developed by EPA’s Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, an information and assistance center that provides financing information to help local decision makers make informed decisions for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure to reach their public health and environmental goals.  

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