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Solar Decathlon

From storm-resistant shelters to breezy dwellings that open like a flower, the solar-powered houses in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 are as diverse and creative as the teams behind them. Each was inspired by the unique cultures, experiences and landscapes of its creators, who represent more than 20 colleges and universities around the world.
All their hard work and ingenuity will be on display October 8 through 18 at the 2015 Solar Decathlon’s grand finale in Irvine, California. Learn more about the teams. 


National Lab Projects Win R&D 100 Awards
In the photo above, a mirrored parabolic dish directs sunbeams to a central point, where a device absorbs the solar heat to make syngas, solar-boosted natural gas. This new system was recognized with a 2014 R&D 100 Award. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Lab.

From solar-boosted natural gas to a more efficient electric vehicle battery charger, innovations by the Energy Department's National Labs swept the field in this year's R&D 100 awards, the "Oscars of Innovation."

A Clean Energy Revolution -- Now
Solar Decathlon

Critics often say America's clean energy future will “always be five years away.” For four key clean energy technologies, that clean energy future has already arrived.

Day 2 at the 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit

A spirit of entrepreneurship was in the air on day two of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.