42 U.S. Code § 8273. Purpose of program

The purpose of the program established by section 8272 of this title is to—
(1)
accelerate the growth of a commercially viable and competitive industry to make photovoltaic solar electric systems available to the general public as an option in order to reduce national consumption of fossil fuel;
(2)
reduce fossil fuel costs to the Federal Government;
(3)
stimulate the general use within the Federal Government of methods for the minimization of life cycle costs; and
(4)
develop performance data on the program established by section 8272 of this title.