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October 18, 2018
Energy Department Announces its Solar Decathlon Student Competition, Applications Due November 6
DOE announced its Solar Decathlon student competition to challenge collegiate teams to design and build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings.
October 15, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $46 Million to Improve Resiliency of Solar Generation
DOE announced $46 million in funding to advance solutions that provide grid operators mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats.
October 10, 2018
Better Plants Program Partners Save $5.3 Billion in Energy Costs
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants Program partners have reported a savings of more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs.
October 9, 2018
Energy Department Announces $11.4 Million for New Projects to Advance Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy
The projects will focus on accelerating the research and development of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America.
October 9, 2018
Energy Department and Army TARDEC to Collaborate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Military Use
DOE MOU with DOD will enable the two research organizations to work more closely on technologies that can meet both organizations’ goals.
October 5, 2018
Department of Energy Celebrates Manufacturing Day
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) joins President Trump and communities across the nation in celebrating Manufacturing Day.
September 21, 2018
Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Energy Planning, Innovative Energy Practices, and Technical Assistance in 16 States
DOE announced approximately $5 million for 16 states to enhance energy security, advance state-led energy initiatives, and improve energy productivity
September 19, 2018
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Five Organizations Selected to Boost American-Made Solar Prize
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory selected 5 organizations to grow the American-Made Solar Prize.
September 10, 2018
Energy Department Announces $1.2 Million High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Opportunity for Steel and Aluminum Production
DOE announced $1.2 million for new projects to support American steel and aluminum manufacturers in accelerating manufacturing innovation.
September 7, 2018
Energy Department Selects Seven Projects to Develop Combined Heat and Power Technologies that Offer Services to the Electric Grid
DOE announced $10 million for seven projects to enable manufacturers to use combined heat and power technologies to support the electric grid.
September 5, 2018
Energy Department Awards $4.45 Million for Geothermal Zonal Isolation Research
DOE announced $4.45 million for projects supporting early-stage research and development of tools and technologies for enhanced geothermal systems.
September 5, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $80 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Projects support DOE's goal to invest in early-stage research of transportation technologies that can give families and businesses greater choice.
September 4, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development
R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks.
August 31, 2018
Energy Department Selects 13 Projects for High Performance Computing to Advance Applied Science and Technology in Manufacturing
DOE announced nearly $3 million for 13 projects to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing.
August 29, 2018
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Secretary Perry Hosts DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony
Secretary Perry recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission.
August 23, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers at the 2018 Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit
DOE recognized 19 Better Buildings Challenge partners for achieving energy productivity goals and 26 partners for setting new Challenge goals.
August 23, 2018
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DOE 2017 Wind Market Reports Indicate Strong Wind Power Installation Trends and Falling Prices
The reports cover three market sectors: land-based utility scale, distributed, and offshore wind.
August 21, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Commercial Lighting Leaders in Interior Lighting Campaign
DOE’s Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign recognized 15 organizations for leading the way in upgrading interior lighting and control systems.
August 20, 2018
Energy Department Brings Energy Training and Peer Event to Cleveland
The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, from August 21-23, 2018.
August 14, 2018
DOE’S NREL Acquires Powerful New High-Performance Computing System
Eagle will be 3.5 times more powerful than current system dedicated to energy research.
August 14, 2018
Secretary Perry Announces $38 Million in New Projects to Support Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Selections for this investment focus on key early-stage technical challenges.
August 3, 2018
Department of Energy Announces Request for Information on Offshore Wind Energy R&D Facilities
RFI will allow industry and the public to provide knowledge and recommendations to DOE for the development of offshore wind facilities.
August 1, 2018
Energy Department Releases Request for Information on Multi-Sector Uses of Hydrogen
Hydrogen request for information released today in support of the H2@Scale Initiative
July 19, 2018
Energy Department Announces $3.6 Million in Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy
Funding will focus on early-stage R&D applications in machine learning.
July 2, 2018
ETC Solar Wins DOE’s 2018 National Cleantech University Prize Competition
Winning technology is a novel solar cell architecture that increases solar panel efficiency by 5%, which will subsequently lower manufacturing costs.