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April 23, 2019
DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Integration of more flexible and even dispatchable loads through building automation can optimize energy use leading to decreased energy costs.
April 16, 2019
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Team Grand Winner at Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
DOE announced winners of its Solar Decathlon® Design Challenge, in which student teams design highly efficient buildings powered by renewable energy.
April 8, 2019
Energy Department Announces New Prize to Accelerate Pumped Storage Hydropower
Energy Department announces FAST, a new prize competition to support the development of pumped storage hydropower.
April 3, 2019
engine and fuels research at NREL
DOE Announces $59 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems and more.
April 1, 2019
Funding Selections Announced for Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
Today, DOE announced selections for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of hydropower development and pumped storage hydropower.
April 1, 2019
Hydropower dam in washington state
DOE Announces Up to $26.1 Million to Advance Hydropower and Marine Energy
New funding will drive innovative industry-led solutions to advance marine and hydrokinetics and hydropower technologies.
March 28, 2019
Energy Department Announces $7 Million for Research on Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling
Today, the Energy Department announced up to $7 million toward the research and development (R&D) of innovative subsurface geothermal technologies.
March 28, 2019
Photo of a field of wind turbines
Department of Energy Announces $28 Million in Funding for Wind Energy Research
WETO has issued a $28-million multitopic FOA aimed at enabling wind energy nationwide across all sectors: land-based, offshore, and distributed.
March 26, 2019
early stage solar energy technology
Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research Project
Projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
March 26, 2019
DOE Announces $70 Million for Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing
Institute will focus on early-stage research for advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing.
March 25, 2019
Grid integration in solar energy
Department of Energy Selects $36 Million to Advance Solar Energy Integration
Projects will help advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.
March 22, 2019
Tao Song, a researcher  from the Cell Performance and Measuring group at NREL,  takes area measurements in his lab.
Department of Energy Launches Round Two of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing Prize
Energy Department launches second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
March 22, 2019
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Marine Energy Research and Testing Program
DOE's TEAMER Program will bring together capabilities from universities and the national laboratory system to advance marine energy technologies.
March 13, 2019
research funded bat deterrent technologies to minimize the need for curtailment to reduce environmental impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy
Energy Department Awards $6 Million in Wind Energy Research Projects
DOE selected nine projects totaling $6.2 million that will reduce the impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy on bats and other wildlife.
March 11, 2019
Energy Department Selects Four Projects for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing in Steel and Aluminum Production
DOE announced $1.2 million to support U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturers in improving energy efficiency and accelerating manufacturing innovation.
March 6, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
March 4, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $31 Million in Funding To Advance H2@Scale
The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States.
March 1, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Funding opportunity addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; and more.
February 27, 2019
Graphic with a blue background and a watermark of spokes and wheels with the words "American-Made Solar Prize" at the top.
Innovators Selected to Advance in Competition Designed to Boost Solar Manufacturing
A group of 20 teams will advance to the next stage in the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
February 25, 2019
DOE Announces Prize Competition for Wave Energy Water Desalination
Prize builds on DOE efforts to spur U.S. Innovation through competition to accelerate technology development.
February 15, 2019
lithium ion batteries research
Energy Department Announces Opening of Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Lab
New battery recycling center will speed battery recycling and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign sources of critical materials.
February 6, 2019
Daniel Simmons is sworn in as assistant secretary
Daniel Simmons Ceremonially Sworn In as DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Simmons leads EERE to promote affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
February 6, 2019
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Establishing a Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing
Institute aims to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation.
January 29, 2019
Energy Department Announces $42M in Project Selections for Innovative Buildings Research
The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research of innovative building technologies.
January 24, 2019
earth at night electricity
DOE Announces $40 Million for Grid Modernization Initiative
Funding will go toward innovations and technologies designed to increase the resilience, reliability and security of an integrated grid.