Energy Dept. gets solar system on roof
From a press release out of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee:
Today, the House of Representatives approved by voice vote legislation calling for the installation of a solar energy system at the Department of Energy building in Washington, D.C. The bill had been marked up and reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure last week.
H.R. 798 directs the General Services Administration to install a photovoltaic (PV) system at the Energy Department’s headquarters that will convert solar energy into electricity. This project, known as Solar Net, consists of a 300 foot long, 130 foot high curtain of solar panels that convert energy from the sun into electricity.