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Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978

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Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978
Great Seal of the United States
Long titleAn Act to provide for an accelerated program of research, development, and demonstration of solar photovoltaic energy technologies leading to early competitive commercial applicability of such technologies to be carried out by the Department of Energy, with the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Bureau of Standards, the General Services Administration, and other Federal agencies.
Acronyms (colloquial)SPERDDA
Enacted bythe 95th United States Congress
EffectiveNovember 4, 1978
Citations
Public law95-590
Statutes at Large92 Stat. 2513
Codification
Titles amended42 U.S.C.: Public Health and Social Welfare
U.S.C. sections created42 U.S.C. ch. 71, subch. III § 5581 et seq.
Legislative history

Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 is a United States statute authorizing the research and development of photovoltaic systems utilizing solar irradiance or sunlight as a source for electricity generation. The Act of Congress promotes energy conservation by the displacement of conventional energy systems dependent upon alternative fuel and fossil fuel resources.

The H.R. 12874 legislation was passed by the 95th U.S. Congressional session and enacted into law by the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter on November 4, 1978.[1][2]

Provisions of the Act

Title 42 United States Code Chapter 71 and Subchapter III was compiled as fourteen code of law sections based on U.S. Congressional findings regarding potential benefits of solar power and declaration of a renewable energy policy.

42 U.S.C. § 5581 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy
42 U.S.C. § 5582 - Definitions
42 U.S.C. § 5583 - Establishment and promotion of research, development, and demonstration programs
42 U.S.C. § 5584 - Federal assistance application procedures; selection of applicants; agreements; financial assistance; observation and monitoring of photovoltaic systems; reports; projects and activities
42 U.S.C. § 5585 - Contracts, grants and arrangements
42 U.S.C. § 5586 - Test procedures and performance criteria
42 U.S.C. § 5587 - Supervision of research, development, and demonstration programs
42 U.S.C. § 5588 - Solar Photovoltaic Energy Advisory Committee
42 U.S.C. § 5589 - Promotion and facilitation of practical use of photovoltaic energy
42 U.S.C. § 5590 - Submittal to Congressional committees of plan for demonstrating applications of photovoltaic systems and facilitating use in other nations; encouragement of international participation and cooperation; coordination and consistency of plan and international activities with similar activities and programs
42 U.S.C. § 5591 - Participation of small business concerns
42 U.S.C. § 5592 - Priorities
42 U.S.C. § 5593 - Construction with National Energy Conservation Policy Act
42 U.S.C. § 5594 - Authorization of appropriations

Associated United States Federal Statute

United States legislation supportive of a solar energy program for the demonstration, development, and research in the United States.

Date of Enactment Public Law Number Statute Citation Legislative Bill Presidential Administration
October 26, 1974 P.L. 93-473 88 Stat. 1431 S. 3234 Gerald Ford

See also

References

  1. ^ "Jimmy Carter, Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 ~ Statement on Signing H.R. 12874 Into Law". The American Presidency Project ~ John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California - Santa Barbara. November 4, 1978.
  2. ^ Carter, Jimmy E. (November 4, 1978). "Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978: Statement on Signing H.R. 12874 Into Law - November 4, 1978". Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service. pp. 1964–1965.

United States Presidential Communiqués

Carter, Jimmy E. (January 25, 1979). "The State of the Union ~ Annual Message to the Congress" [Energy, Solar Energy, and Other Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration]. Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service. pp. 147–149.
"Jimmy Carter, Solar Energy Remarks Announcing Administration Proposals". The American Presidency Project ~ John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California - Santa Barbara. June 20, 1979.
"Jimmy Carter, Solar Energy Message to the Congress". The American Presidency Project ~ John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California - Santa Barbara. June 20, 1979.
Carter, Jimmy E. (June 20, 1979). "Solar Energy ~ Remarks Announcing Administration Proposals". Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service. pp. 1095–1096.
Carter, Jimmy E. (June 20, 1979). "Solar Energy ~ Message to the Congress". Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service. pp. 1097–1107.
Carter, Jimmy E. (January 21, 1980). "The State of the Union ~ Annual Message to the Congress" [Creating Energy Security, Energy Conservation, and Solar Energy]. Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service. pp. 130–131.

Bibliography

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