The Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week more than $80 million in funding to produce more solar panels in the U.S., make solar energy available to more people, and pursue alternatives to solar panels made with silicon.

The community solar projects include projects for people, such as renters, who don’t own their rooftops but can still get their electricity from solar power.

The DOE is set to spend $52 million on 19 solar projects across a dozen states, including $10 million from the infrastructure law, as well as $30 million on technologies that will help integrate solar electricity into the grid.

The DOE also selected 25 teams to participate in a $10 million competition designed to fast-track the efforts of solar developers working on community solar projects.

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