Solar Energy Research Institute and Regional Solar Energy Centers:
Impediments to Their Effective Use
EMD-80-106: Published: Aug 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1980.
- Full Report:
The Department of Energy (DOE) has designated its Solar Energy Research Institute and Regional Solar Energy Centers as lead institutions for solar development and commercialization. Confusion and conflicts have existed over the roles of the Institute and the Regional Centers in the solar program.
DOE has failed to assign to the Institute and the Regional Centers the responsibilities necessary to achieve their lead roles, and there have been conflicts between the Institute and the Centers over responsibilities for commercialization efforts.