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February 24, 2021
DOE Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Initiative Projects with Potential to Power Millions of U.S. Homes
DOE's FORGE Initiative awarded $46 million in funding for geothermal projects with potential to power tens of millions of homes in the United States.
February 18, 2021
Student working on a wind project.
DOE Announces Teams to Compete in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition
DOE announces 11 teams selected to compete in the 2022 Collegiate wind competition, where students will design, build, and test a model wind turbine.
February 16, 2021
The Solar Energy Technologies Office is Hiring
Solar Energy Technologies Office Announces New Job Openings
Learn more about the open positions in the Solar Energy Technologies Office.
February 9, 2021
Energy Department Announces Finalists to Advance to Next Stage of “Waves to Water” Desalination Prize
U.S. Department of Energy announced 10 winners in the ADAPT stage of the Waves to Water Prize.
February 1, 2021
Save the Date for the Solar Decathlon Competition Event; Virtual Format Opens Participation to Broader Audience
DOE will host its rescheduled 2020 Build and Design Challenge competition events virtually, from April 15-18, 2021.
January 25, 2021
Department of Energy Launches Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition
U.S. Department of Energy and NREL Launch Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition
January 21, 2021
Solar panels at sunrise
Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders
These new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision.
January 20, 2021
DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects
DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects
Awards will help researchers develop lightweight, efficient turbine drivetrain systems for tall wind and offshore applications.
January 20, 2021
Department of Energy Partners with Youngstown State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Support Battery Manufacturing Workforce
Department of Energy Partners with Youngstown State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Support Battery Manufacturing Workforce
The $1 million project will assist in the development of an Energy Storage Workforce Innovation Center, a training center based in the Midwest.
January 20, 2021
Department of Energy Selects Seven State and Local Governments to Establish “Proving Grounds” for Advanced Building Technologies
DOE selects two state energy offices, four local governments, and a State Judicial Council to install and evaluate promising building technologies.
January 20, 2021
Department of Energy Selects 15 Projects to Advance Critical Material Innovations
DOE announces more than $50 million in funding for 15 projects focused on field validation and demonstration.
January 15, 2021
The Energy Department supports development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters.
Energy Department and Federal Partners Announce up to $14.5 Million for Offshore Wind Environmental Research
Environmental research supports increasing understanding of offshore wind and evaluating impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters.
January 14, 2021
5 Things to Know About Geothermal Power
Department of Energy Announces Winners of the Fall 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge
Energy Department announces winners of the Fall 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge to foster understanding of geothermal energy.
January 13, 2021
Battery Recycling Prize Phase III Rules Released
Battery Recycling Prize Phase III Rules governing Phase III, the final phase in the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize.
January 13, 2021
Energy Department Announces Approximately $123.6 Million in Funding for 46 Projects to Bolster Domestic Manufacturing through Innovation
DOE announces approximately $123.6 million in funding, as well as $44.7 million of cost share, for 46 projects in 23 states
January 12, 2021
Department of Energy Announces the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management and Director’s Award Winners
DOE congratulates the 27 winners of the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
December 22, 2020
Energy Department Invests $22M in Marine Energy Foundational R&D and Testing Infrastructure
DOE’s WPTO announced 10 project selections totaling up to $22 million to support marine energy research and development and testing infrastructure.
December 22, 2020
EPOWERED FOA First Responders
Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Develop Training Programs for Professionals Working with New Energy Technologies
DOE awarded approximately $6 million to five organizations that will develop training programs for emergency responders, building managers and owners.
December 21, 2020
Department of Energy Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap
Today, DOE released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy.
December 18, 2020
DOE Announces Prize Winners To Leverage Advanced Manufacturing To Advance Hydropower
WPTO selected 11 winning teams for their concepts to leverage the rapid innovations enabled by advanced manufacturing.
December 17, 2020
Battery Recycling Prize Announces Phase II Prize Winners
The U.S. Department of Energy's VTO and AMO announced the seven winners of the Battery Recycling Prize Phase II
December 17, 2020
Offshore wind energy
Energy Department Announces New Projects for Offshore Wind Energy Technology Demonstration and Resource Characterization
Innovative projects support improving the ability to forecast wind power; demonstrating energy production technologies to reduce cost of offshore wind
December 16, 2020
Energy Department Announces $45 Million in Funding for Solar Technologies
DOE announced up to $45 million for research to advance solar hardware and systems integration, in addition to additional developments.
December 15, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Final Rules to Ensure American Families Have Access to High-performance, Labor-Saving Clothes Washers, Dryers...
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued two Final Rules focused on quality-of-life improvements for the American people.
December 14, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
DOE Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer programs issued 2nd Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fiscal Year 2021.