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October 19, 2020
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Energy Department Announces Solar Desalination Prize Competitors
DOE announces quarterfinalists for Solar Desalination Prize, aimed at developing thermal desalination technologies to solve water challenges.
October 16, 2020
The Solar Energy Technologies Office is Hiring
Solar Energy Technologies Office Announces New Job Openings
Learn more about the open positions in the Solar Energy Technologies Office.
October 15, 2020
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DOE Launches Partnership Initiative to Strengthen Remote and Islanded Communities’ Energy Resilience
DOE launches new program to enable remote and islanded communities to plan for, withstand, and recover from energy disruptions.
October 13, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’ of Buildings Powered to Transform Electric System
DOE announces up to $65 million through its Connected Communities FOA to expand DOE's network of efficient building communities nationwide.
September 28, 2020
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EERE Success Story – The Plug-and-Play Device That Streamlines Solar Cleaning
In 2017, a company called Fracsun received $150,000 in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding for its idea for solar cleaning.
August 28, 2020
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Energy Department Announces Grand Prize Winners of American-Made Solar Prize Round 2
The Department of Energy announces the grand prize winners of the American-Made Solar Prize in its second round of the competition.
August 13, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Advance Perovskite Solar Technologies
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies.
July 10, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces American-Made Solar Prize Round 3 Finalists and Launches Round 4
Department of Energy Announces American-Made Solar Prize Round 3 Finalists and Launches Round 4.
April 28, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces Winners of Collegiate Solar Competition
DOE announces winners of the Solar District Cup, where collegiate teams design innovative, cost-effective distributed energy systems for a district.
April 28, 2020
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Department of Energy Launches $9 Million Desalination Prize
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the $9 million American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize.
April 6, 2020
First responders receive safety training at the 2MW CoServ Solar Station in Krugerville, Texas.
Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Train Emergency Response and Building Professionals
DOE announced training program funding for professionals who interact with distributed energy resources, including firefighters and first responders.
March 23, 2020
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New Solar Energy Innovation Network Teams Announced
DOE selects 8 teams for the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program supporting solar energy adoption in rural areas and at the commercial scale.
February 19, 2020
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EERE Success Story — “Solar in Your Community Challenge” Brings Solar—and Savings—to More Americans
“Solar in Your Community Challenge” Brings Solar—and Savings—to More Americans
February 11, 2020
DOE Announces 20 New Competitors for the American-Made Solar Prize
DOE announces 20 competitors will advance to next phase of American-Made Solar Prize, a competition designed to strengthen U.S. solar manufacturing.
February 5, 2020
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DOE Announces $125.5 Million in New Funding for Solar Technologies
DOE continues to advance research and development of solar technologies.
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.
October 28, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Spreading Sunshine: SolSmart Recognizes 300th Community for Going Solar
In October 2019, the city of Anchorage became the 300th community in the United States to receive a SolSmart designation.
October 4, 2019
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United States to Host 2020 SolarPACES Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chosen for International Concentrating Solar Power Conference.
September 25, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Solar Prize and Two New Innovative Solar Initiatives
DOE announced the winners of the American-Made Solar Prize Round 1, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
September 23, 2019
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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
MEDIA ADVISORY: ASSISTANT SECRETARY SIMMONS TO SPEAK AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL
MEDIA ADVISORY: ASSISTANT SECRETARY SIMMONS TO SPEAK AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL
August 27, 2019
The Solar Energy Technologies Office is Hiring
Solar Energy Technologies Office Announces New Job Openings
Our office is hiring multiple solar energy technology managers.
August 8, 2019
2MW CoServ Solar Station in Krugerville, Texas
Provide Your Insights on Strategic Planning for Solar Grid Integration
SETO issued a request for information (RFI) to help address the impacts of increased solar integration on the electric grid.
July 29, 2019
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Two Solar Researchers Receive Presidential Honor
Two SETO awardees, Michael Wagner and Timothy Silverman, were awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
July 25, 2019
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EERE Success Story — National Lab Achieves World’s Most Accurate Silicon Module Performance Measurements
DOE's NREL is one of a select few accredited labs in the world that measure and rate solar PV module performance.