Proceedings: Open Workshop on Solar Technologies, 23 and 24 October 1979, Washington, D.C.

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    The deliberations, conclusions, and recommendations of six panels asked to provide advice to the Department of Energy on the subject of solar energy are detailed. Approximately 60 invited panelists and 120 observers met in three panels devoted to Solar Energy and Cities and three panels on Solar Energy and Employment. The day-and-one-half meeting occurred at the Department of Energy's Forrestal Building headquarters in Washington, DC, on 23 and 24 October 1979. Introductory speeches by seven experts, excerpts from the succeeding two half-days of discussion, the final reports for the panel chairpersons, and subsequent discussion and questioning are included. Approximately 125 findings and recommendations were developed by the six panels covering a wide variety of topics. Major recurring themes were recommendations for increased funding, federal program improvement, conservation, outreach programs, small business funding, and solar training programs. Detailed responses from the Department of Energy have been prepared for all recommendations and are contained in a companion volume.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages226
    StatePublished - 1980
    EventOpen Workshop on Solar Technologies - Washington, D.C.
    Duration: 23 Oct 197924 Oct 1979


    ConferenceOpen Workshop on Solar Technologies
    CityWashington, D.C.

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-741-683


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