|Acronyms (colloquial) SPERDDA|
Public law 95-590
|Effective November 4, 1978|
Statutes at Large 92 Stat. 2513
|Long title An 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.|
Enacted by the 95th United States Congress
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 energy 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.
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