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May 21, 2014
Ali Zaidi, Deputy Director for Energy Policy, The White House Domestic Policy Council delivers keynote at the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit. | Photo courtesy of the SunShot Initiative.
The Final 40%: SunShot charges forward to tackle solar challenges!

At the peak of the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit, an all-star lineup of speakers kicked off the third day, jam-packed with discussions and idea-generating activities to help solve some of the toughest problems in solar energy.

May 20, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

To kick off the SunShot Initiative’s Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the Energy Department today announced SunShot Catalyst, a new prize competition to spur the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace.

May 15, 2014
All day today, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is taking over our Instagram account! Jeff Neaton, director of the Molecular Foundry at LBNL, will be posting photos to share what's happening over at Berkeley Lab. So far, he's posted some pretty amazing <a href="" target="_blank">views of the San Francisco Bay</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">wildlife</a> around the lab and even a <a href="" target="_blank">selfie</a> with the attendees of a seminar he's participating in today. <a href="" target="_blank">Follow Jeff's day on @Energy here</a>, and while you're at it, check out <a href="" target="_blank">@BerkeleyLab's Instagram</a>, too. | Photo courtesy of Jeff Neaton, Berkeley Lab.
Photo of the Week: LBNL Takes Over @Energy's Instagram!

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

May 15, 2014
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: REEcycle Wins at Caltech FLoW

University of Houston student wins California Institute of Technology’s First Look West Competition for its technology that reclaims rare earth elements from magnets in electronics, creating a sustainable supply of critical components.

May 15, 2014
EA-1752: Finding of No Significant Impact

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Compression Testing Phase Project, San Joaquin, California

May 14, 2014
Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects

Presentations from the Tribal Leader Energy Forum on Financing and Investing in Tribal Energy Projects in San Diego, CA.

May 13, 2014
Tasios Melis (center) shows plates with tla3 algae and its parent strain to Katie Randolph (left) and Sunita Satyapal during a site visit to his lab at the University of California, Berkeley.
Research Leads to Improved Fuel Yields from Smaller Antenna Algae

A study funded by the Energy Department could lead to big improvements in alternative fuel production. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that if particular genes are missing in certain strains of algae, the algae can produce more hydrogen and other fuel from full sunlight than the ordinary algae.

May 12, 2014
The EmpowHER Board with Dot Harris (white suit), Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy and winner of the EmpowHER PathMaker Award for outreach to women and girls in STEM.
Department of Energy's Dot Harris Honored for Blazing Path for Women

Harris was one of four recipients of the 2014 EmpowHer PathMaker Award, which recognize women who exemplify the characteristics of a PathMaker, one who blazes a path for others to follow and encourages and inspires along the way.

May 7, 2014
Douglas Hitching (left), CEO of Silicon Solar Solutions and Henry Chung, LG, talk during a one-on-one networking session at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum in 2012. The SunShot Initiative and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are hosting a hackathon at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit as part of an overall effort to lower "soft costs" of solar energy. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Hacking Away at Soft Costs: 24-Hour Coding Event Focuses on Expanding Solar Market

Find out how to register for the SunShot Hackathon, which is taking place at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, California.

May 5, 2014
<a  href="">Register by May 9</a> to attend the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit, May 19-22, 2014.
Top 5 Reasons to Attend the SunShot Grand Challenge Solar Summit

Anticipation for the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit is heating up. Register now for the event, which is taking place May 19 to May 22 in Anaheim, California.