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March 6, 2014
Workers install a solar energy system on the rooftop of a home in Golden, Colorado. More than 4,751 megawatts of solar power was installed in the United States last year, an increase of 41%. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report indicates photovoltaic (PV) installations continued their impressive growth in 2013, increasing 41% over 2012 to 4,751 megawatts (MW) of installed power in the United States.

February 28, 2014
Dale Linkous carries pizza out of the walk-in freezer in the kitchen at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The Energy Department <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/new-energy-efficiency-standards-commercial-refrigeration-equipment-cut-businesses-energy">announced new energy efficiency standards</a> for commercial freezers and refrigerators. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
6 Energy Saving Tips for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

To help businesses save energy and money, the Energy Department today announced new standards aimed at making commercial refrigerators and freezers. Here are just a few more tips to increase the energy efficiency of these appliances.

February 27, 2014
Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool

To help the public, industry, and decision makers quickly and easily find legislation related to the production and use of biofuels, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently launched the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) Legislative Library.

February 26, 2014
Pete Johnson inspects the blades of a wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. Advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials can help make wind turbine blades stronger and lighter. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Lighter and Stronger: Improving Clean Energy Technologies Through Advanced Composites

New institute aims to drive down the manufacturing costs and support the widespread use of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites.

February 21, 2014
JASON study members take in the landscape at Sugarloaf, an 86,000-year-old rhyolite dome in eastern California, and among the youngest dated volcanoes in the field. Andy Sabin (right), director of the Navy Geothermal Program Office, led the field trip to the Coso geothermal field, where the Navy generates 270 megawatts of geothermal power. | Photo courtesy of Michael Gregg
Gigawatts of Geothermal: JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates there is up to 500 gigawatts of untapped geothermal energy in the United States, enough to power millions of homes. A new study by JASON, an independent advisory group of world-class scientists, illustrates how this resource can be developed to generate renewable electricity for future generations.

February 19, 2014
This Class 8 tractor-trailer by heavy-duty manufacturers Cummins and Peterbilt reaches more than 10 miles per gallon under real world driving conditions. The truck was on display at the Energy Department today. | Photo by <a href="http://www.energy.gov/contributors/sarah-gerrity">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department
SuperTruck Making Leaps in Fuel Efficiency

Find out how the Energy Department and industry partners are improving fuel efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers in an effort to reduce the nation’s oil consumption, decrease carbon pollution, and move our economy forward.

February 18, 2014
An electric vehicle in Hawaii. A new Clean Cities guide highlights electric vehicle readiness projects from throughout the country. | Photo by Ken Kelly, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
EV Everywhere: 10 Ways Communities Can Pave the Way for PEVs

Is your community interested in making it easier and more affordable to drive a plug-in electric vehicle? Here are 10 things local groups can do to improve PEV community readiness, including offering incentives, forming partnerships, and engaging the public.

February 13, 2014
Celebrating the Completion of the World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Traveling west for the dedication of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

February 12, 2014
Designers hard at work turning energy data into useful apps in Washington D.C. January 25
American Energy Data Challenge Hackathons – “Apps For Energy”: Turning Energy Data into Working Apps in 24 Hours

The Department of Energy's "Apps for Energy" Hackathons give dozens of app designers 24 hours to come up with working prototypes of apps that solve challenges using energy data.

February 10, 2014
What do you want to know about solar energy? Submit your questions in advance of our #AskEnergy Twitter Q&A. | Graphic by <a href="http://energy.gov/contributors/sarah-gerrity">Sarah Gerrity</a>, photo courtesy of NRGEnergy.
#AskEnergy: Live Twitter Q&A on Solar Energy

What do you want to know about solar? Submit your questions on social media in advance of our #AskEnergy Twitter Q&A.