5 Things to Know about the Nuclear Energy FY2020 Budget Request

| April 3, 2019

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its Fiscal Year 2020 Congressional Budget request of $31.7 billion­­. That includes $824 million for nuclear energy research and development. The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is working to revitalize the nuclear energy sector by addressing three main priorities: Expand the lifespan of the nation’s existing fleet.

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7X Energy, Inc.

7X Energy develops utility-scale solar solutions for large corporations, utilities, municipalities and electric cooperatives across North America. The company is led by veterans from leading renewable energy companies such as SunPower, RES, and SunEdison. Collectively, the 7X team has worked on utility-scale projects totaling 6,000 MW of capacity, 1,700 MW of which was brought to operation.

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Reusable Decision Logic for Renewable Energy Sources

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Article | March 10, 2020

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ClearVue Solar Glass Greenhouse Officially Opened

Article | March 10, 2020

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Renewable Energy Strategies in the Oil and Gas Sector

Article | March 10, 2020

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7X Energy, Inc.

7X Energy develops utility-scale solar solutions for large corporations, utilities, municipalities and electric cooperatives across North America. The company is led by veterans from leading renewable energy companies such as SunPower, RES, and SunEdison. Collectively, the 7X team has worked on utility-scale projects totaling 6,000 MW of capacity, 1,700 MW of which was brought to operation.

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