Sep 19 2008

Shelby Announces $500,000 for the University of Alabama

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will award $500,000 to the University of Alabama for solar research.

“Energy supply remains one of our nation’s biggest challenges and, as gas prices remain high, the need for America to find its next generation of energy sources becomes more dire,” said Shelby.  “Through its solar research program, the University of Alabama is on the front lines of finding new domestic energy sources.  It is critical that we continue to fund meritorious projects, such as this one, that are beneficial to our nation’s economy and future.”

In addition to DOE funds, the total expected project cost of $1,894,633 includes $394,633 in funding from the University of Alabama.