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November 22, 2019
Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
November 21, 2019
Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Plastics Innovation Challenge.
November 19, 2019
Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Helps Manufacturers Develop, Certify Next-Gen Technologies
The goals of the CIP are to make wind energy cost competitive and increase the number of wind turbine designs certified to national testing standards.
November 14, 2019
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Department of Energy Challenges Innovators to Harness the Power of the Oceans
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced developments in two new prizes.
November 12, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $3.6 Million for High Performance Computing
DOE awards $3.6 million in HPCEI projects
November 8, 2019
Energy Department Manufacturing Institute Announces Call for Proposals to Address Challenges in Plastics Recycling
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $12 million funding opportunity for new projects to support research and development...
November 6, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $128 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies.
November 4, 2019
Energy Department Announces $4 Million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation
U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $4 million for new projects to support manufacturers.
October 29, 2019
Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized 28 individuals and teams across the federal government for exceptional energy and water cost savings.
October 29, 2019
Energy Department Recognizes Better Plants Partner TE Connectivity for Energy Efficiency Leadership
U.S. Department of Energy recognized Better Buildings, Better Plants partner, TE Connectivity, for energy productivity advances made in its PA plant.
October 8, 2019
Energy Department Announces the Grand Prize Winners of the FAST Prize Competition
Finalists of the FAST Prize competition demonstrate innovative ways to accelerate commissioning times and reduce cost for pumped-storage hydropower.
October 4, 2019
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United States to Host 2020 SolarPACES Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chosen for International Concentrating Solar Power Conference.
October 3, 2019
One Month Remaining to Apply for the Solar Decathlon 2020 Design Challenge!
One Month Remaining to Apply for the Solar Decathlon 2020 Design Challenge.
September 30, 2019
Energy Department Highlights High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Webinar in Celebration of National Manufacturing Day
Energy Department Highlights High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Webinar in Celebration of National Manufacturing Day
September 26, 2019
Energy Department Congratulates 'Plug-and-Play DER Challenge' Finalists
DOE-sponsored program challenged industry to develop innovative solutions to achieving broader interoperability between DERs and U.S. power grid.
September 26, 2019
Department of Energy Invests $4.6M in Produced Water Treatment
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected four projects to receive $4.6M for produced water treatment research and development.
September 25, 2019
Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize
Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize
September 25, 2019
three men carry or install solar panels on a rooftop.
Department of Energy Announces Winners of Solar Prize and Two New Innovative Solar Initiatives
Competition is designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
September 25, 2019
Energy Department's Better Plants Partners have Saved $6.7 Billion
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants partners have cumulatively saved $6.7 billion in energy costs.
September 23, 2019
Advanced Manufacturing Office Issues Request for Information on Water Security Grand Challenge Resource Recovery Prize
Request for Information (RFI) Number: DE-FOA-0002165 This is solely a Request for Information. This is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement.
September 23, 2019
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve coastline.
Department of Energy Selects National Alliance for Water Innovation to Lead Energy-Water Desalination Hub
Hub will focus on early-stage research and development (R&D) for energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies.
September 17, 2019
Energy Department Announces Network Director for Marine Energy Research and Testing Program
DOE announces Pacific Ocean Energy Trust as Network Director for the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program.
September 17, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY: ASSISTANT SECRETARY SIMMONS TO SPEAK AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL
MEDIA ADVISORY: ASSISTANT SECRETARY SIMMONS TO SPEAK AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL
August 23, 2019
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Department of Energy Releases Annual Wind Market Reports, Finding Robust Wind Power Installations and Falling Prices
Utility-scale land-based wind sector had another strong year with 7,588 megawatts installed in 2018, accompanied by record low costs and prices.