Sun, 08 Jul 2012 10:40:27 CDT
On July 5, 1977, a group of scientists and engineers opened the Solar Energy Research Institute in the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. By 1980, the outfit had a budget of $100 million dedicated to research and development of photovoltaics and solar thermal power . They also strove to educate the public about solar power and energy efficiency .
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