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Solar Energy Company In Santa Barbara County Gets Two Federal Grants

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:56pm

A Santa Barbara County based energy company seeking to advance solar cell technology has received $1.75 million dollars in federal research, and development grants.

NEXT Energy Technologies in Goleta received $1 million dollars from the Department of Energy, from a fund for small businesses working on innovative clean energy projects.  NEXT also received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation, for improving photovoltaic technology.  The company is trying to develop solar cell technology which can be integrated into windows, facades, and roofing materials.

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