CleanTech Communications (formerly NEON) is a monthly newsletter announcing information products published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.
Building America (October 2008)
This updated Web site provides information about the program, best practices, and research teams for developers, builders, manufacturers, and others involved in home construction and remodeling
Solar Decathlon: Building the Future (September 2008) (PDF 1.5 MB)
This brochure underscores the long-term value of the Solar Decathlon through case studies of former Decathletes whose lives have been positively influenced by the competition.
Solar Decathlon (October 2008)
This updated Solar Decathlon 2009 Web site includes new information about the event and a link to information regarding the 2007 Solar Decathlon.
Concentrating Solar Power (October 2008)
The Department of Energy’s Concentrating Solar Power Web site was expanded to include descriptions of the various CSP technologies and current and upcoming concentrating solar power research and development.
PV Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies: Upcoming Funding Opportunity (October 2008) (PDF 312 KB)
This fact sheet announces the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program’s funding opportunity which became available at the end of October 2008. The goal of this funding opportunity is to further cost reductions of PV systems.
The Promise of Solar Energy is Boundless – A Smarter Electric Grid Delivers on that Promise (October 2008) (PDF 1.1 MB)
The smart energy grid effort involves the development of intelligent devices that are designed to connect and operate a significantly high number of photovoltaic (PV) systems with the utility grid. This brochure describes the benefits of a smart electric grid and summarizes the Office of Electricity’s booklet, “The Smart Grid.”