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Title: Annual review of solar energy. Period of review: 1977

A general review of national solar energy programs is provided. An executive summary and a brief history of the Federal solar energy program are presented. The issues and implications of the National Energy Plan that relate to solar energy development ae discussed. An overview is provided of the present Federal solar energy program, including the activities of several Federal agencies outside the Department of Energy. Some of the non-Federal solar energy programs ae reviewed, including international programs in which the U.S. has some role, programs of state and local governments, college and university programs, the work of private industry, and individual and small scale activities. A synposis of the major categories of solar technology is provided. Each chapter discusses a particular technology area and includes a basic technological description; a summary of the goals and activities of the Federal R and D program for the technology; significant events and development of the past year; and a brief overview of problems, uncertainties, and dissenting views. Three appendices include a synopsis of major energy events of 1977; a glossary of technical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, and a table of conversion factors. (MHR)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6242025
Report Number(s):
SERI/TR-54-066
DOE Contract Number:
EG-77-C-01-4-4042
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; SOLAR ENERGY; REVIEWS; ENERGY POLICY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INDUSTRY; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; NATIONAL ENERGY PLAN; PLANNING; STATE GOVERNMENT; US DOE; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; US ORGANIZATIONS 140000* -- Solar Energy; 299001 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Solar-- (1989-)