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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
Three winners from Phase 3 Photovoltaics and three from Solar Inventions hold up mock checks while Becca Jones Albertus of the Solar office and Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons stand in the middle.
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
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.
July 22, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $43.6 Million for Phase II Innovation Projects
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from the Energy Department's EERE Small Business Innovation Research program.
May 20, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Phase I Innovation Projects
American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from EERE with Phase 1 Release II selections
May 16, 2019
Rooftop solar on affordable housing in Boulder, CO
Energy Department Selects Five Winning Teams for Solar in Your Community Challenge Prizes
DOE announces winners of Solar In Your Community Challenge, a competition aiming to advance affordable solar solutions in underserved communities.
April 5, 2019
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SETO Awardees Gain Special Recognition
SETO extends its appreciation to all of its awardees for their performance and continuing dedication to advancing solar energy technologies.
March 26, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research Project
Projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
March 25, 2019
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Department of Energy Selects $36 Million to Advance Solar Energy Integration
Projects will help advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.
March 22, 2019
Tao Song, a researcher  from the Cell Performance and Measuring group at NREL,  takes area measurements in his lab.
Department of Energy Launches Round Two of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing Prize
Energy Department launches second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
February 27, 2019
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Innovators Selected to Advance in Competition Designed to Boost Solar Manufacturing
A group of 20 teams will advance to the next stage in the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
February 6, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Material Mash-Up Could Increase Efficiency of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Plants
A new metal composite for heat exchangers could improve energy conversion and cut costs in CSP plants.
January 24, 2019
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DOE Announces $40 Million for Grid Modernization Initiative
Funding will go toward innovations and technologies designed to increase the resilience, reliability and security of an integrated grid.
January 9, 2019
Array of Fronius inverters at the zero net energy MA Fish & Wildlife facility in Westborough, MA.
Revised IEEE 1547 Standard Will Aid Solar Integration
IEEE 1547-2018 will help utilities better communicate with distributed energy resources, like solar, on the grid.
December 20, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Small Wonder: New Converter and Wiring Setup Can Improve Photovoltaic Module Performance
eIQ Energy’s power electronics device enables modules to work independently while increasing power output.
December 18, 2018
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technolog...
EERE expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million
December 3, 2018
The first prototype of the non-contact scanner
EERE Success Story—Inspector Gadget: New Device Can Spot Defects in Photovoltaic Modules
Startup Tau Science’s scanner shows signs of module damage and keeps repair crews safe.
October 29, 2018
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EERE Success Story—X Marks the Spot: Solar Site Design Goes High Tech
Utility-scale solar plants can power thousands of homes but finding an ideal location for them isn’t easy.
October 23, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies
The projects announced today span across 21 states, help lower solar electricity costs and support a growing solar workforce.
October 15, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $46 Million to Improve Resiliency of Solar Generation
Department of Energy Announces $46 Million to Improve Resiliency of Solar Generation
DOE announced $46 million in funding to advance solutions that provide grid operators mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats.