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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.

May 2, 2022

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EERE Success Story—How Spiral Welding Is Revolutionizing Wind Turbine Manufacturing

Learn how Keystone Tower Systems is using spiral welding to revolutionize wind turbine manufacturing.

February 23, 2022

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EERE Success Story—Expanding Alternative Fuel Corridors and Community Solar in New Mexico

New Mexico is taking significant steps to promote renewable energy throughout the state by clearing the way for electric vehicle infrastructure and investing in community solar demonstration projects.

February 23, 2022

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DOE Competition Delivers Energy Savings and Renewable Energy to Rural Alaskans

Through technical and financial assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) Competition, a remote Alaskan village was able to implement energy-saving solutions.

December 29, 2021

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EERE Success Story—Building a Green Generation in Chicago

The Green Generation (G2) youth sustainability workforce development program provides transformative experiences to youth through immersive training on leadership, advocacy, and technical aspects of home energy performance and urban sustainability.

December 1, 2021

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EERE Success Story—How Power Optimization Technology Research Built a Successful U.S. Business

In 2011, DOE awarded startup Alencon Systems $3 million to develop a utility-scale inverter system for solar PV plants. Since then, the company has manufactured its innovative product and is helping grow the domestic solar supply chain.

November 22, 2021

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EERE Success Story – Maryland-IKEA Partnership Spurs Energy Savings and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The Maryland Energy Administration leveraged funds from the State Energy Program to administer a program that incentivizes the solar photovoltaic systems.

November 22, 2021

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EERE Success Story – Kentucky Releases Unique Solar Project Siting Tool

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet released a web-based platform that helps government officials and businesses identify land suitable for utility-scale solar projects.

November 17, 2021

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EERE Success Story — U.S. Solar Plants Fend Off Hackers with Low-Cost Cybersecurity Device

In 2018, Fend received $150,000, its first round of funding through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program, to prove that its idea for a low-cost, easily installed device that enhances the security of solar energy systems could work.

October 5, 2021

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EERE Success Story – Keeping the Lights on in the Metlakatla Indian Community

The Alaska Energy Authority recently supported efforts in the Metlakatla Indian Community, which prevented a planned shutdown of the lights due to reduced hydroelectric generation capacity and resulted in annual energy savings.

October 5, 2021

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EERE Success Story – Alaska's C-PACE Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program issued an award to the Alaska Energy Authority to help local governments establish a long-term financing method that makes clean-energy investments for commercial buildings more affordable.