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SCI Charlie Hemmeline DOE: Solar Energy on Campus

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Charlie Hemmeline from the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program, Market Transformation Division: Presentation at launch of SolarCollege's Solar College Initiative (SCI) at …

Charlie Hemmeline from the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program, Market Transformation Division: Presentation at launch of SolarCollege's Solar College Initiative (SCI) at PowerShift09, Washington, DC, March 1, 2009
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  • 1. Solar Energy Technologies Program SOLAR ENERGY ON CAMPUS Charlie Hemmeline Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy March 1, 2009 1
  • 2. Excitement, Leadership and Opportunity Dr Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy President Obama’s Swearing-In Ceremony President Barack Obama Nobel Laureate, Ph.D. Physics, January 20, 2009 Former Director of LBNL “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories…All this we can do. All this we will do.” President Obama, January 20, 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Slide 2
  • 3. President’s Energy Plan and Solar Energy’s Challenge • • Double renewable capacity in For the solar industry that equals the next 3 years over 1 GW of PV manufactured and installed over the next 3 years • 10% renewables by 2012, and • Studies by Google’s Climate 25% by 2025 Investment Fund and DOE show a • Create 5M new green jobs potential for 170 to 200 GW of solar by 2030. • Economy-wide GHG cap-and- trade program • = 26% compounded annual growth rate over the next 20 yrs – 80% GHG reduction by 2050 • An undertaking perhaps never seen in any other industry How do we get there from here? U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Slide 3
  • 4. DOE Solar Program Mission The mission of DOE’s Solar Program is to Accelerate the wide-spread adoption of solar electric technologies across the United States Distributed Generation Photovoltaics (PV) - on-site or near point of use - DOE Market Transformation SETP Grid Integration Concentrating Solar Centralized Generation Power (CSP) - large users or utilities - U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Slide 4
  • 5. Solar America Cities Through Solar America Cities, DOE is partnering with cities committed to achieving a sustainable solar infrastructure http://www.SolarAmericaCities.energy.gov U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Slide 5
  • 6. Applications Due March 31st Solar America Showcases http://solar.energy.gov Technical assistance is available to replicable, large-scale, high-visibility solar installation projects that showcase state-of-the-art solar technologies and applications. Washington, DC Public Schools Orange County Forest City Military City of San Jose, CA Convention Center, FL Communities, HI NE Denver Housing Center, CO Mystic Seaport, CT Mesa Del Sol, NM U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Slide 6
  • 7. Potential Funding for Solar from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 • $2.8 billion for Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants to states, cities, and counties • $3.1 billion for the State Energy Program • 30% Investment Tax Credit, uncapped and available as a grant from the Treasury Visit www.dsireusa.org for more information on federal and state incentives, and to learn more about solar policies where you live U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Slide 7
  • 8. Thank you! Questions & Follow-up: Charlie Hemmeline charles.hemmeline@ee.doe.gov DOE Solar Program: http://solar.energy.gov Sign up for our Newsletter and Market Analysis: Send email to solar@ee.doe.gov U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Slide 8