S. 2668: Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019

CBO Score

$1.1 billion

Date of Report

Mon December 2nd, 2019


"On August 28, 2019, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 3597, the Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on July 24, 2019. The two pieces of legislation are similar, but CBO’s cost estimates are different because of differences in the authorized amounts. The cost estimate for S. 2668 also reflects enactment of the continuing resolution for 2020."

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to establish a program for research, development, and demonstration of solar energy technologies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema — D — AZ

Authorizes the appropriation of $270 million annually through 2024 for the Department of Energy (DOE) to research, develop, test, evaluate, and demonstrate solar energy technologies. The bill recodifies existing DOE activities related to those technologies and would direct the department to establish new programs. Under the bill, DOE would: award grants and provide technical assistance for entities to research, develop, and demonstrate various solar energy technologies; perform precompetitive research and development activities; maintain or establish demonstration facilities; establish prize competitions; conduct education and outreach activities; create a solar energy technologies database in coordination with other federal agencies; and submit reports and analyses.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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