From pv magazine USA
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has announced $115 million of funding for small businesses that take on clean energy research and development (R&D) projects.
The funding will be provided under President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan, launched on Feb. 5. The plan to provide the funds follows recent comments by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, in which she highlighted her desire for the DoE to expand its clean-tech innovation investments through loan programs and funding for small companies and startups.
Under the term of the new funding plan, clean energy R&D projects can cover a wide range of topics, including grid modernization, carbon removal, renewable energy, and energy storage. Granholm has long been a supporter of research and investment in carbon capture technologies.
The funding will be administered by the DoE's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. These programs were set up to encourage diverse communities to take part in technological innovation and boost tech transfer between research labs and small businesses, which is another of Granholm’s goals.
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.