November 16, 2023

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards Eight Projects to Strengthen Microbattery Designs and Manufacturing Practices

Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced awards for eight new designs for microbatteries, through its Microbattery Design Prize.

October 25, 2023

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of L-Prize Prototype Phase

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced six winners in Phase Two of the DOE Lighting Prize (L-PrizeĀ®) competition.

October 23, 2023

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From Competitor to Mentor: CWC Alum Comes Full Circle

Meet Collegiate Wind Competition alum Annika Torp, whose team won second place in 2021 and now works as a wind turbine blade aerodynamics engineer at Siemens Gamesa.

October 11, 2023

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DOE Awards $22 Million to Advance Equitable Energy Efficiency and Electrification in Communities

The Buildings Upgrade Prize Phase 1 winners will advance to Phase 2 with up to $400,000 each in cash prizes and extensive technical assistance..

September 19, 2023

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $2 Million for Innovations to Source Domestic Lithium From Geothermal Brines

Solutions will advance cost-effective methods for the United States to secure an abundant domestic lithium resource.

September 18, 2023

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Why DOE Started Using Cash Prizes to Incentivize Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy had to invent new options for funding start-ups because the effects of climate change were outpacing technology commercialization.

September 18, 2023

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How Progressive Cash Prizes Fueled a Cleantech Startup Revolution

Prize competitions at the U.S. Department of Energy are designed to make it easier and quicker for American innovators to develop clean energy technologies, launch businesses, and increase U.S. manufacturing.

September 18, 2023

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How Much Can One Government Idea Alter the Course of Clean Energy?

The U.S. Department of Energy launched the first American-Made Challenge in 2018 to attract more diverse American innovators and accelerate commercialization of clean energy technologies.

September 18, 2023

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The Federal Funding Option That Launched Hundreds of Cleantech Startups (and Counting)

The U.S. Department of Energy leveraged American-Made Challenge Prize competitions to get capital to clean energy organizations that were previously unable to access traditional federal funding resources.

September 13, 2023

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The 2023 Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar

The Sunny Awards is a prize competition that recognizes community solar projects.