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Energy Department Launches Contest to Install Solar Energy at a Fraction of Today's Price

A new competition aims to decrease the "soft costs" of solar energy systems—permitting, licensing, connecting to the grid—by more than 65%. Read more.

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Secretary Chu Announces Two University-Led Projects to Advance Solar Power Technologies

The $10 million in investments will help increase efficiencies and lower costs of concentrating solar power systems. Read more.

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Obama Administration Announces New Partnership to Spur Innovations in Manufacturing

The Energy Department joined a multiagency effort to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States. Read more.

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Energy Report: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Surges

The Energy Department released a new reportPDF today showing strong growth in the U.S. wind energy market in 2011 and underscoring the importance of clean energy tax credits to the industry. Read more.

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