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Title: Domestic policy review of solar energy

Abstract

The Domestic Policy Review (DPR) of solar energy identified 9 major findings: significant potential exists for expanding the Nation's use of solar energy; solar energy offers numerous important advantages over competing technologies; even with today's subsidized energy prices, many solar technologies are already economic and can be used in a wide range of applications; limited public awareness of and confidence in solar technologies is a major barrier to accelerated solar energy use; widespread use of solar energy is hindered by federal and state policies and market imperfections that effectively subsidize competing energy sources; financial barriers faced by users and small producers are among the most serious obstacles to increased solar energy use; although the current Federal solar research, development and demonstration program is substantial, government funding priorities should be linked more closely with national energy goals; solar energy presents the US with an important opportunity to advance its foreign policy and international trade objectives; and although the Federal government can provide a leadership role, Federal actions alone cannot ensure widespread solar use. This DPR response memorandum discusses each of these findings in detail.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Energy, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5805588
Report Number(s):
TID-22834
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; SOLAR ENERGY; ENERGY POLICY; COMPETITION; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS; FOREIGN POLICY; PUBLIC OPINION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; TRADE; USA; ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; NORTH AMERICA; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; 140400* - Solar Energy- Environmental Aspects; 299001 - Energy Planning & Policy- Solar- (1989-); 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation

Citation Formats

Not Available. Domestic policy review of solar energy. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
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Not Available. Thu . "Domestic policy review of solar energy". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Domestic Policy Review (DPR) of solar energy identified 9 major findings: significant potential exists for expanding the Nation's use of solar energy; solar energy offers numerous important advantages over competing technologies; even with today's subsidized energy prices, many solar technologies are already economic and can be used in a wide range of applications; limited public awareness of and confidence in solar technologies is a major barrier to accelerated solar energy use; widespread use of solar energy is hindered by federal and state policies and market imperfections that effectively subsidize competing energy sources; financial barriers faced by users and small producers are among the most serious obstacles to increased solar energy use; although the current Federal solar research, development and demonstration program is substantial, government funding priorities should be linked more closely with national energy goals; solar energy presents the US with an important opportunity to advance its foreign policy and international trade objectives; and although the Federal government can provide a leadership role, Federal actions alone cannot ensure widespread solar use. This DPR response memorandum discusses each of these findings in detail.},
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