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U.S. DoE Embarks on Cool Roof Initiative

U.S. Department of Energy Embarks on Cool Roof Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a cool roof initiative, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu is urging other government agencies to follow his department's lead.

"Cool roofs are one of the quickest and lowest cost ways we can reduce our global carbon emissions and begin the hard work of slowing climate change," Chu said in a statement this week.

Photovoltaic Guide

U.S. Department of Energy's Photovoltaic Guide

Are you thinking about buying a solar electric system for your home or business? If so, this booklet provides some basic information that can help you.

Solar electric systems, which are also called photovoltaic or PV systems, are reliable and pollution-free. They make use of a renewable source of energy— the sun. And PV systems for homes and businesses are becoming more affordable all the time.

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