The Secretary shall establish a program of research and development to provide lower cost and more viable thermal energy storage technologies to enable the shifting of electric power loads on demand and extend the operating time of concentrating solar power electric generating plants.
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for carrying out this section $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008, $7,000,000 for fiscal year 2009, $9,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, and $12,000,000 for fiscal year 2012.
(Pub. L. 110–140, title VI, §602, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1674.)
This part known as the "Solar Energy Research and Advancement Act of 2007", see Short Title note set out under section 17001 of this title.