Dow Corning – Sustaining sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy
Solar Decathlon 2011
There has never been a more important time to further develop viable,
renewable, clean energy sources, and there is no better way to achieve that
goal than by challenging great minds from universities all over the world.
That's why our sustaining sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy
Solar Decathlon 2011 comes with the promise that we will always be an
active, involved collaborator with students, researchers, manufacturers and
governments. We are committed to driving innovation in the solar industry as
solar becomes economically competitive with conventional energy sources and a
sustainable energy option globally. Learn more.
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Solar energy can help our nation create jobs and economic growth, expand its
energy capacity, and become less dependent on foreign oil. Dow Corning has
a plan for making America a 21st century solar power. Help
us spread the word.
Supporting the solar
To help solar become economically competitive with conventional energy sources
and a sustainable energy option globally, Dow Corning and its joint
ventures at the Hemlock Semiconductor Group have announced investments of more
than $5 billion over the past six years to research and develop, as well as to
expand production of, materials critical to the solar industry.
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Teach your students about solar panels and solar power. Equip them to solve
real-life problems related to solar energy.
For middle school and high school students
Developed jointly by Dow Corning, Earth Day Network, National
Education Association, American Chemical Society and The U.S. Department of