SERI: The First Year

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    The Solar Energy Research Institute was established in mid-1977 to assist in meeting this challenge. SERl's mission is to undertake research, development, and related functions in support of the national solar energy program and to assist in the establishment of the industrial base necessary for the widespread, early utilization of solar energy. The first year of SERl's operation has included theestablishment and staffing of the organization, the development of operational plans, and the initiation of numerous important research projects in engineering and the physical sciences, the economic and social sciences, data base development, planning, and many related areas. Several of these projects have been completed within the first year. To accomplish its programs, SERl's operating budgetwas $12.7 million for fiscal year 1978, and will increase to about $25 million for fiscal year 1979. This first annual report to the public will discuss some key aspects of the formative year of SERI. The entire Institute has had to move forward rapidly in many directions, and only the highlights are presented here.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages18
    StatePublished - 1978

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SP-11-142


    • SERI


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