Breaking Down the Federal Clean Energy Innovation Budget: Demonstration Projects

Matthew Stepp January 17, 2013
January 17, 2013

Even with the critical support at the National Labs, disjointed clean tech policy, coupled with stop-and-start funding for demonstration projects slows the development of breakthrough energy technologies. This is an endemic problem within the clean energy technology sector and requires more investment and new policy support. Before deploying clean energy technologies to a market faced with significant pricing competition, certainty that the technology is market-ready is necessary, and demonstration projects provide that availability of information.