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SunShot solar research targets $1 per watt

Recalling the moon shot of the U.S. space program, the Department of Energy seeks to slice solar power costs by 75 percent by the end of decade.

By February 4, 2011


GE: Solar panels will be as easy to install as new roof

A $5.9 million research program seeks to cut the installation cost of solar in half for home systems by building standardized components for racking and wiring.

By October 26, 2011


U.S. betting on concentrated solar

Department of Energy plans to invest $60 million in research as part of an effort to reduce cost of solar in U.S. and reach six cents per kilowatt-hour by decade's end.

By October 26, 2011