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DOE to Fund Dow Solar Project Aimed at Reducing System Costs

8:54 AM MDT | September 2, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $12.3 million grant to help fund a $22.4 million program led by Dow Chemical  that seeks to reduce the cost of building integrated (BIPV) solar products. “This program has the potential to make renewable solar energy much more cost effective and significantly increase adoption rates, says Dave Parrillo, director/R&D at Dow Solar. The grant stems from a DOE funding opportunity “Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions” which prompted Dow Solar to assemble a team of partners including...

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