Purdue Developing EV Education programs

Purdue and Ivy Tech Community College have received $4.7 million in federal funding, which was matched by non-federal sources, to update and develop education and training programs related to electric vehicles and a smart power grid capable of handling the demands posed by thousands of charging electric vehicles.

DOE Loan to Boost Solar Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered Abound Solar a conditional commitment for a $400 million, seven-year loan guarantee to expand its solar module manufacturing capabilities. Abound Solar, will use the DOE funds to increase production of its low-cost, cadmium telluride, thin-film photovoltaic solar modules at an existing manufacturing plant, and to establish a second manufacturing plant that will create more than 1,200 high-tech jobs in Colorado and Indiana. The deal is expected to reduce the cost of solar power for the company’s United States and international customers.