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June 21, 2012
Attendees gather to discuss, collaborate at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
Collaborating Towards a Common Goal to Advance America’s Solar Industry

What will it take to drive down the cost of solar energy in America? One persons perspective.

June 21, 2012
Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot

How President's Kennedy's 1962 "moon shot" speech is inspiring a bold path forward for solar energy in America.

June 20, 2012
Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga, fifth from left, and EM Office of External Affairs Director Paul Seidler, first from left, stand for a photo with leaders and staff members of the Tribal Nations while on a tour of the Rocky Flats site following the Tribal Leader Dialogue in Denver on Tuesday.
EM Convenes Historic Meeting with Leaders of Tribal Nations

DENVER – EM made history on Tuesday by bringing together eight leaders of Tribal Nations to discuss progress in the nuclear cleanup and build partnerships to better shape the future of DOE sites.

June 15, 2012
Brian Lawson and Kenesaw Burwell install solar panels at the Energy Department's Research Support Facility -- a highly efficient building at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Photo of the Week: June 15, 2012

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

June 15, 2012
Kyle Travis, left and Jon Jackson, with Lighthouse Solar, install microcrystalline PV modules on top of Kevin Donovan's town home. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder.
Solar in Demand

The clean energy economy is here, creating jobs and helping secure our energy independence.

June 13, 2012
Energy Secretary Steven Chu gives the keynote address at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
SunShot Grand Challenge Highlights Ambitious Efforts along the Entire Solar Spectrum

Today at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Energy Secretary Steven Chu lauded progress in driving down the cost of solar.

June 5, 2012
Metrologist Ibrahim Reda (left) and software developer Afshin Andreas developed the Solar Position Algorithm now used by solar trackers, orchard growers, and movie-camera makers. The algorithm used in the SPA appears in the shadow. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
Tracking the Path of the Sun: Profiling an NREL Senior Scientist

NREL scientists developed a Solar Positioning Algorithm that tracks the precise position of the sun.

June 4, 2012
SLIDESHOW: Solar Industry At Work

To kickoff our Solar Industry At Work series, we've put together a slideshow of America's solar workforce on the job and in their element.

May 29, 2012
Lab Breakthrough: Desiccant Enhanced Evaporative Air Conditioning

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invented a breakthrough technology that improves air conditioning in a novel way — with heat.

May 23, 2012
The Energy Department's SunShot Initiative focuses on making solar electricity cost-competitive by the end of the decade. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
SunShot Shoots for the Moon with First Grand Challenge Event

We invite you to join us for The SunShot Initiative Grand Challenge: Summit and Technology Forum, where we will discuss our progress in driving down the cost of solar technologies, June 13–14, in Denver, Colorado.