EERE Success Stories feature the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

November 8, 2023

Success Story—New Tool Connects Multiple Microgrids to Increase Community Resilience

Microgrids are small electric grids that can operate while disconnected from the main grid. Learn how a new tool that networks multiple microgrids with solar-plus-storage together can lead to community resilience.

October 30, 2023

Award-Winning Software Helps Communities Plan Their Clean Energy Transition

Learn how a utility in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a national lab used tools to simulate the impact of clean energy technologies on the city’s power system.

April 19, 2023

EERE Success Story—Hemp for Home Insulation by Hempitecture

DOE partners with private companies and other organizations to develop unique approaches to improving building energy efficiency

January 26, 2023

EERE Success Story— Clean Energy Networking Technology Helps Close Door to Cyber Threats

Operant Networks developed a networking technology that strengthens cybersecurity for clean energy resources on the grid

December 1, 2022

EERE Success Story—SolarAPP+ Rips Red Tape Off Approval Process for Rooftop Solar Panels

It used to take weeks to get a permit to install rooftop solar panels. Now permit approval is instant, benefitting consumers, contractors, and local governments that adopt the tool that speeds up the process.

September 21, 2022

EERE Success Story—Hawaii Tests the Waters of Carbon-free Desalination

With funds from DOE, Trevi and the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority created a solar desalination plant that produces fresh water

September 13, 2022

EERE Success Story—Commercial Technology Enables Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades

Carbon Rivers, a company that produces advanced material and energy technologies, has commercialized a process that recovers clean, intact glass fiber from decommissioned wind turbine blades

September 12, 2022

EERE Success Story—Innovative Water Turbines Allow More Fish to Pass Safely Through Hydropower Dams

With funding from DOE, Natel created an innovative technology designed to make it easier for fish to navigate through hydropower facilities without getting hurt

August 30, 2022

EERE Success Story—DOE Funding Helps Build a One-Stop Shop for Rooftop PV Systems

DOE awarded funding to start-up company EnergySage to build an online marketplace for rooftop solar systems and make the process of solar adoption more consumer-centric.

May 23, 2022

EERE Success Story—Solar Forecasting Platform Helps Grid Operators Plan Energy Mix

The Solar Forecast Arbiter is a first-of-its-kind platform that analyzes solar forecasts, comparing them against a standard so grid operators can better manage the amount of solar energy on the grid