Government funding for clean energy projects continues. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that Sandia National Laboratories is investing $8.5 million in four projects that are part of the Solar Energy Grid Information Systems (SEGIS) program. This investment will be matched at a greater than one to one ratio bringing the total funding surge to over $20 million.
These projects are an important part of creating a clean energy economy here in the United States. Projects funded under the SEGIS program focus on a variety of solar technologies that will help merge today’s expanded solar resources into the current electrical grid.
Investments were made in the following projects:
- Florida Solar Energy Center of the University of Central Florida - $660,329
- Petra Solar South (NJ) - $2,729,712
- Princeton Power (NJ) - $2,729,897
- PVPowered (OR) – $2,408,276
Princeton Power is working to complete a 100-kilowatt demand response inverter so that they can begin the demonstration installation process. The $2.4 million invested at PVPowered will help the company work on next-generation controls and other products that will allow photovoltaic systems to communicate directly with power utilities.
For more information about the program, download the SEGIS Program Concept Paper (PDF).