Department of Energy's Solar Industrial Program: New Ideas for American Industry

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    As society becomes more and more sensitive to the environment, and energy supplies become more scarce, the application of solar energy is expanding into new areas. The industrial sector is one of the most difficult for solar energy to impact because of its technical diversity and economic requirements. However, the opportunities are still abundant. The Department of Energy's Solar IndustrialProgram is dedicated to advancing the applications of solar energy in this sector. Research and technology development activities are currently focused in three areas: solar process heat, advanced materials manufacturing, and destruction of chemical wastes. The Solar Energy Research Institute manages these activities for DOE with close interactions with other federal agencies, private industry,and universities.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1991

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the IECEC Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-250-4256


    • advanced materials manufacturing
    • commercialization
    • destruction of chemical wastes
    • industry
    • solar energy
    • solar process heat


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