Coal has taken center stage publicly within the Trump administration. But solar is the real innovation star behind the scenes. 

This week, we're talking with Charlie Gay, the director of DOE's solar technologies office, about all the activity happening in the agency.

We'll discuss the solar power plants of the future: advances in power electronics; the normalization of energy storage; new ways to value and distribute solar electrons; and integration with the internet of things in buildings. We'll also discuss the winning politics of PV in Washington.

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Recommended reading and watching:

  • GTM: DOE Announces $105 Million in New Funding for Solar R&D
  • GTM: To Become Truly Mainstream, Solar Will Need to Cost 25 Cents per Watt by 2050
  • YouTube: A Brief History of Photovoltaics With Charlie Gay

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