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May 13, 2014
White House Solar Panels Are a Symbol of Solar’s Progress

Solar panels on the roof of the White House send the message that solar is here.

May 12, 2014
Hurricane Sandy -- shown here via satellite on the night of November 2, 2012 -- was the first real test of EAGLE-I's capabilities | Photo courtesy of CIMSS/University Wisconsin-Madison/NASA/NOAA.
The Development of EAGLE-I: the First-Ever Technology to Track Power Outages Nationwide

Eagle-I is the first-ever system to monitor energy infrastructure disturbances nationwide in real-time; and the team that created it is now being recognized for their service.

May 9, 2014
… Will blow you away. This week, 150 students at 10 universities across the U.S. competed in the <a href="/node/909851">Collegiate Wind Competition</a>, which took place at the American Wind Energy Association’s annual conference. Over the course of three intense days, the students put their wind turbines through rigorous performance testing, crafted their own business plans and pitched their turbine designs to wind industry leaders.
 
In this photo, students from James Madison University take a moment to discuss their strategies for the competition. Learn more about the <a href="http://www4.eere.energy.gov/wind/windcompetition/" target="_blank">Collegiate Wind Competition</a> and the <a href="http://www4.eere.energy.gov/wind/windcompetition/teams" target="_blank">participant teams here</a>. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: What Happens in Vegas...

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

May 8, 2014
Pennsylvania State University was crowned the winner of the Energy Department's inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition. The team designed a small-scale wind turbine that can be easily deployed to provide power in emergency and/or remote power situations.
Pennsylvania State University Wins Big In Las Vegas: Energy Department Crowns Collegiate Wind Competition Champion

Announcing the winner of the Energy Department's first ever Collegiate Wind Competition.

May 6, 2014
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.

May 5, 2014
#SolarIsNow: Recap of Our Recent Twitter Chat

A play-by-play of a recent twitter discussion on solar energy.

May 5, 2014
The whole-house systems approach used to design this ultra-efficient home at Lone Star Ranch in Frisco, Texas, resulted in a home that consumes no more energy that its renewable energy systems produce. Photo from Building Science Corporation.
Whole-House Systems Approach

A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system.

May 1, 2014
This weekend, middle and high school students from across the country competed in the 24th annual National Science Bowl. After a series of round robin and double elimination competitions over the weekend, the final teams went head-to-head in the final rounds at the National Building Museum Monday morning. Mira Loma High School from Sacramento, California, won first prize for the high school competition, while the Greater Boston Science and Math Team emerged victorious in the middle school competition. In this photo, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz addresses the students before final competition awards are announced. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: The 2014 National Science Bowl

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May 1, 2014
FuelEconomy.gov’s newest tool -- the Used Car Fuel Economy Label -- makes it easier for consumers to compare used cars, select the most fuel-efficient model and save money at the pump. | Photo by the Energy Department.
Fuel Economy Sticker Revs Up Used Car Sales

Looking to buy or sell a used car? A new interactive tool makes it easy to compare the fuel economy of used cars.

April 30, 2014
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, center, talks with students at Duke University on April 21, 2014. | Photo courtesy of Duke University.
America's Students Hold Answers to Our Biggest Energy Challenges

Students and communities across the country are working to develop solutions to the biggest energy challenges we face, including climate change.