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Watch as these fourth grade students go from learning about electricity to making their own electricity with their <a href="/node/675136">solar-powered classroom</a>.

Watch as these fourth grade students go from learning about electricity to making their own electricity with their solar-powered classroom.

A clean energy revolution is taking place across America, underscored by the steady expansion of the U.S. renewable energy sector.

The clean energy industry generates hundreds of billions in economic activity, and is expected to continue to grow rapidly in the coming years. There is tremendous economic opportunity for the countries that invent, manufacture and export clean energy technologies. 

Responsible development of all of America’s rich energy resources -- including solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy and water -- is an important part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and will help ensure America’s continued leadership in clean energy. Moving forward, the Energy Department will continue to drive strategic investments in the transition to a cleaner, domestic and more secure energy future.

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Solar, Wind, Hydropower: Home Renewable Energy Installations
This Lakewood, Colorado home was built in 1956. Brent and Mo Nelson upgraded the home with multiple solar technologies including; daylighting, passive solar and active solar. They also have an 80 gallon solar hot water heater. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

A guide to figuring out if solar, wind or other small renewable energy system is right for you.

White House Champions of Change Recognizes Solar Innovator
Dr. Siva Sivananthan at the Sivananthan Laboratories in Bolingbrook, Illinois. | Photo courtesy of Megan Strand, UIC

A solar innovator among a group of honorees representing the best and brightest entrepreneurs from around the world.

Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops
The self-propelled baler collects and packages bales of feedstock on-site that can be immediately loaded and sent to a biorefinery for use. | Photo courtesy of Antares Group.

Sharing the innovative solutions companies are developing to simplify the way we harvest and deliver biofuel crops.

Enhanced Geothermal in Nevada: Extracting Heat From the Earth to Generate Sustainable Power
Learn the basics of enhanced geothermal systems technology. I Infographic by <a href="http://energy.gov/contributors/sarah-gerrity">Sarah Gerrity</a>.

Innovative clean energy project is up and running in Nevada.

Helping Alaska Native Communities Reduce Their Energy Costs
The Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their energy costs by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Western Community Energy.

Learn how the Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their dependence on oil by focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.