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September 1, 2016
NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid

Through high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory ...

August 31, 2016
III-V/Si multi-junction solar cells developed at Ohio State University undergo illuminated current-voltage testing.
EERE Success Story—Solving the Efficiency Puzzle: New Solar Cells Open Pathway to 40% Theoretical Efficiency
EERE Success Story—Solving the Efficiency Puzzle: New Solar Cells Open Pathway to 40% Theoretical Efficiency
August 18, 2016
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Small Solar Businesses Earn Vouchers to Develop Next-Generation Solar Technologies

The Department of Energy today announced 43 small businesses that will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot,...

August 15, 2016
Changes to NREL Cell and Module Performance Services

The Cell and Module Performance Lab at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides cell and module measurements services...

July 28, 2016
Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Novel Innovations in Solar Power Technologies

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a total of $11 million for 16 projects intended to develop...

July 25, 2016
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All About Solar and Real Estate

The number of U.S. households with rooftop solar is rapidly growing. The amount of grid-connected solar is expected to double in just two years....

July 19, 2016
White House Launches Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative
The Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative aims to ensure that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills.
July 12, 2016
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Five SunShot Catalyst Startups Win Final Prizes of Competition

Five Catalyst startups have received an additional $260,000 to boost their solar innovations and reduce soft costs making going solar easier,...

July 11, 2016
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Becoming SolSmart: Communities Strive for Solar Friendly Designation

By adopting solar friendly practices, like streamlining the permitting process and providing online resources for local solar development,...

June 29, 2016
Pictured above is a test section of Brayton Energy’s newly designed solar receiver | Photo courtesy of Brayton Energy
EERE Success Story—Solar Receiver Redesign Enables CSP to Beam Ahead
EERE Success Story—Solar Receiver Redesign Enables CSP to Beam Ahead
May 25, 2016
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SunShot Prize Teams Meet First Milestone, Win Cash

On May 25, 2016 at Solar Power Southeast, the Energy Department named the Northern and Central California SunShot Alliance, the Connecticut Permit...

May 18, 2016
Suniva installation at Grand Valley State University. Photo courtesy of Suniva.
The SunShot Story: Challenging the Solar Industry to Say ‘What If’ Since 2011
The SunShot Story: Challenging the Solar Industry to Say ‘What If’ Since 2011
May 18, 2016
New Study Examines Progress toward SunShot Initiative Goals, Identifies Emerging Solar Energy R&D Opportunities for 2020 and Beyond

Energy Department releases the On the Path to SunShot reports, a series of eight research papers examining the state of the U.S. solar energy...

May 17, 2016
Energy Department Launches Five New Solar Ready Vets Training Locations, Announces $10 Million for National Solar Training Programs

Energy Department announces five additional military bases will join Solar Ready Vets, a solar jobs training program that prepares service members...

May 2, 2016
Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Accelerate Integration of Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

New Funding Opportunity Announcement will Support Companies Working to Modernize the Grid

April 28, 2016
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser kicks off the redevelopment of the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA at a “wall-breaking” ceremony. | Photo courtesy of The Solar Foundation
EERE Success Story—Expanding Solar Access to Nonprofits
The Solar Foundation is leading a team that developed the CivicPACE program through an award from the SunShot Initiative. CivicPACE addresses the u...
April 21, 2016
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Million Solar Strong: U.S. Hits Millionth Solar Energy Installation

Today GreenTech Media announced that the U.S. solar energy industry passed 1 million installations sometime around the end of February. This news...

April 18, 2016
KWh Analytics employees discuss their solar portfolio management platform, HelioStats.
EERE Success Story—Data Access and Analytics Improve Solar Valuation
EERE Success Story—Data Access and Analytics Improve Solar Valuation
April 15, 2016
Energy Department Announces $4 Million for Projects Launching the Orange Button Solar Energy Data Initiative

The Energy Department today announced nearly $4 million for projects to increase access to solar data.

April 11, 2016
New Fannie Mae Energy Program Helps Americans Go Solar

Fannie Mae has released a new program that will enable more Americans to invest in energy efficiency, which includes solar. The HomeStyle Energy...

April 4, 2016
The SLAC/NREL research team poses with the rapid thermal processing instrument at SLAC, which allowed them to uncover how contact paste performs in solar modules.
EERE Success Story - Back to the Basics: Studying Solar Cell Components
EERE Success Story - Back to the Basics: Studying Solar Cell Components
April 1, 2016
New Tax Regulations Help Further Low Income Solar

Newly published regulations from the IRS will help more low-income residents benefit from solar installations. The IRS issued temporary rules to...

March 25, 2016
SunShot’s National Laboratory Projects Target Grid Integration Challenges

National Laboratories are tackling systems integration challenges through the SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership (SuNLaMP) funding...

March 21, 2016
Photo Courtesy | CET+Power
EERE Success Story-NREL Partners with Google in Little Box Challenge
EERE Success Story-NREL Partners with Google in Little Box Challenge
March 10, 2016
SunShot Initiative Launches New Fellowship Program

The Energy Department today announced the SunShot Innovator-in-Residence Fellowship Program, which is available to professionals at all of the...