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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
wind turbines against blue sky
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.
June 25, 2018
Energy Department Announces up to $4.45 million for Geothermal Zonal Isolation Technologies
Funding will support early-stage development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) tools and technologies.
June 22, 2018
Energy Department to Collaborate with New Zealand on Geothermal Energy Advancement
The goal is to establish a framework for cooperation in the development of advanced, cost-effective geothermal energy technologies.
June 21, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Data Center for Achieving Energy Goals
Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Sabey Data Centers, improved its every performance 24 percent in 10 years.
June 19, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $21 Million to Advance Solar Desalination Technologies
Projects aim to reduce cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology to reach new markets, areas not connected to the electric grid.
June 18, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $40 Million for Bio-Based Research
Projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and from renewable resources.
June 15, 2018
block island offshore wind
Department of Energy Announces $18.5 Million for Offshore Wind Research
NYSERDA selected to partner with DOE as administrator of offshore wind R&D consortium.
June 14, 2018
Department of Energy Selects University of Utah Site for $140 Million Geothermal Research and Development
Utah’s proposed research site selected as a first-of-its-kind geothermal field laboratory.
June 13, 2018
Department of Energy Announces Prize Competition Winners to Bolster Onshore Manufacturing
Organizations will deliver DOE's Build4Scale training to energy hardware innovators and help them forge partnerships with domestic manufacturers.
June 13, 2018
Department of Energy Seeks Feedback on Regulatory Barriers to Hydrogen Infrastructure
Goal is to identify priority research and development areas to reduce the regulatory barriers affecting the implementation of hydrogen technologies.
June 8, 2018
Energy Department Selects Six Awardees for $6.7 Million in Marine Energy Funding
Funding to support the development of innovative technologies capable of generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources.
June 7, 2018
Department of Energy Launches $3 Million Prize Competition to Boost Domestic Solar Manufacturing
Entrepreneurial individuals and teams will compete through a series of three successive prize contests designed to develop American-made products.
June 4, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes American Guitar Manufacturer for Achieving Energy Productivity Goals
DOE recognized the energy productivity achievements of C.F. Martin & Co. ®, a guitar manufacturer and a partner in DOE’s Better Plants Challenge.
May 31, 2018
Energy Department's Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Selects Proposals from First Project Call
DOE's Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced $10 million to advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and innovation.
May 24, 2018
Energy Department Announces up to $3.5M for Nuclear-Compatible Hydrogen Production
$3.5 million now available for hydrogen production research and development that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
May 24, 2018
Energy Department Announces Funding to Foster Lab-Industry Partnerships
Today DOE announced up to $2 million in funding for the third cohort of the Technologist in Residence program.