ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
In 1992 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced ENERGY STAR as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Computers and monitors were the first labeled products. The ENERGY STAR label is now on over 50 product categories including major appliances, office equipment, lighting, and home electronics. EPA has also extended the label to cover new homes and commercial and industrial buildings.
The Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP or the Solar Program), a federal program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), focuses on accelerating the advancement of solar energy technologies. This section describes each of the Solar Program's four subprogram areas: photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), market transformation, and grid integration. - (Read more)