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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

91 STAT. 1012 Definitions.

42 USC 5901 note.

"Solar energy.

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977 "(b) For purposes of this subtitle— "(1) the term 'improving farms' includes, but is not limited to, the acquisition and installation of any qualified non-fossil energy system in any residential structure located on a family farm; and "(2) the term 'qualified non-fossil energy system' means any system that utilizes technologies to generate fuel, energy, or energy intensive products from products other than fossil fuels as included in the Federal Non-Nuclear Energy Kesearch and Development Act of 1974, as amended, which meets such standards as may be prescribed by the Secretary, taking into consideration appropriate and available standards prescribed by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.", (b) Section 312(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (75 Stat. 312, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 1942(a)) is amended (1) inserting after "poultry, and farm equipment" in clause (2) the following: "(including equipment which utilizes solar energy)"; and (2) adding at the end thereof a new sentence as follows: "For the purposes of this subtitle, the term 'solar energy' means energy derived from sources (other than fossil fuels) and technologies included in the Federal Non-Nuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974, as amended.". PART 2—COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM

Solar energy research.

7 USC 3241.

SEC. 1449. The Secretary shall carry out a program of competitive grants to persons and organizations, subject to the requirements and conditions provided for in sections 2(e), 2(f), and 2(h) of the Act of August 4, 1965 (79 Stat. 431; 7 U.S.C. 450i), as amended by section 1414 of this title, for carrying out research and development relating to— (1) uses of solar energy with respect to farm buildings, farm homes, and farm machinery (including, but not limited to, equipment used to dry or cure farm crops or forest products, or to provide irrigation); and (2) uses of biomass derived from solar energy, including farm and forest products, byproducts, and residues, as substitutes for nonrenewable fuels and petrochemicals. PART 3—INFORMATION SYSTEM AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH INFORMATION

Solar energy research projects, compilation.

7 USC 3251.


SEC. 1450. The Secretary shall, through the Cooperative State Research Service and other agencies within the Department of Agriculture which the Secretary considers appropriate, in consultation with the Energy Research and Development Administration, other appropriate United States Government agencies, the National Academy of Sciences, and private and nonprofit institutions involved in solar energy research projects, by June 1, 1978, and by June 1 in each year thereafter, make a compilation of solar energy research projects related to agriculture which are being carried out during such ye?,r by Federal, State, private, and nonprofit institutions and, where available, the results of such projects. Such compilations may include, but are not limited to, projects dealing with heating and cooling methods for farm structures and dwellings (such as greenhouses, curing bains, and livestock shelters), storage of power, operation of farm equipment