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March 28, 2014
Technology Forum

The 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review will host a Technology Forum showcasing innovative and cutting-edge technologies that are helping to drive down the cost of solar energy. The Forum will feature a wide range of solar industry exhibitors showcasing software and hardware products and solutions, as well as nearly 300 SunShot awardees displaying their work and answering questions about their projects.

Technology Forum Hours

May 19 from 4:00-7:00pm
May 20 from 4:00-7:00pm
May 21 from 4:00-7:00pm

March 28, 2014
SunShot Portfolio Technology Area Overviews

These sessions will offer a high level overview of the SunShot's Initiative's project portfolio, including each individual subprogram area.

March 28, 2014
Panel Discussion: The SunShot Initiative: The Future is Bright

The future of solar energy can be bright. Solar energy is growing quickly; in certain parts of the U.S., solar is on the precipice of becoming a mainstream generation source . As solar power’s costs fall, and as solar begins to reach grid parity in a few states, the industry is shifting its focus to opening new markets and to further cutting costs. But there are significant challenges to scaling up solar, and major disagreements have broken out as solar power expands. What are the challenges and disagreements? How are they playing out? How might they be resolved?

March 26, 2014
Keynote Address

Wednesday's keynote address by Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

March 26, 2014
Keynote Address: Future Vision

Tuesday's keynote address by Raffi Garabedian, Chief Technology Officer, First Solar.

March 26, 2014
Keynote Address

Wednesday keynote address by Minh Le, Director, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy.

March 25, 2014
Tuesday Opening Address

Featuring Minh Le, Director of the SunShot Initiative, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

March 25, 2014
Summit Opening Reception

Join Summit attendees in California C & D for an opening reception featuring kick-off speakers Minh Le, Director of the SunShot Initiative, and Tom Tait, mayor of the City of Anaheim. All posters and exhibits will be on display. Light refreshments will be served from 5:00-6:30pm.

March 25, 2014
Additive manufacturing is just one of several technologies that are being advanced by the Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, which aims  to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in the production of clean energy products | Photo by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Join Us for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative’s Western Regional Summit

The Energy Department is organizing regional summits around the country to expand its partnerships, share resources and successes, and refine its strategy to boost U.S. competitiveness in clean energy manufacturing. Learn more about the CEMI Western Regional Summit in San Francisco on April 17 and find out how to register for the event.

March 14, 2014
Happy Pi Day! Today, NASA released this awesome photo of a NASA-themed pie with NASA's Pleiades supercomputer at Moffett Field, near Mountain View, California. Fun fact: in 2011, researchers calculated the sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared. The work behind the calculation was based on a mathematical formula discovered more than a decade ago by David H. Bailey, the Energy Department's Chief Technologist of the Computational Research Department at Berkeley National Lab. <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/supercomputers-crack-sixty-trillionth-binary-digit-pi-squared" target="_blank">Learn more about their calculations here</a>. Photo courtesy of NASA.
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