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February 25, 2016
Sunlight reflected from heliostats is shining directly on the particle receiver, which is currently being tested on top of the solar tower at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility.
EERE Success Story—Reaching New Limits with Solar Storage
EERE Success Story—Reaching New Limits with Solar Storage
February 9, 2016
Photo Courtesy: Solarize Connecticut
EERE Success Story—Sowing Seeds for Success: Interdisciplinary Research Blossoms at DOE
EERE Success Story—Sowing Seeds for Success: Interdisciplinary Research Blossoms at DOE
February 8, 2016
Solar News
Energy Department Announces $21 Million to Lower Solar Energy Deployment Barriers

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $21 million in new funding to lower solar energy deployment barriers and expand access to solar...

January 19, 2016
Energy Department Announces $18 Million to Develop Solar Energy Storage Solutions, Boost Grid Resiliency

As part of the Energy Department’s Grid Modernization Initiative announced by Secretary Ernest Moniz last week to improve the resiliency,...

January 7, 2016
Solar installers dressed up as superheroes to complete the installation on the KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Washington as part of the Solarize Bellevue campaign. Photo by Allison DeAngelis.
EERE Success Story—Challenge Accepted: Reducing the Soft Costs of Going Solar
EERE Success Story—Challenge Accepted: Reducing the Soft Costs of Going Solar
December 14, 2015
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter welcomed teams to Philadelphia, which he is trying to make the "Greenest City in America"
Seven Teams Win Big at Catalyst Energy Innovation Demo Day
The Energy Department today announced the seven winners of the second round of the Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize Demo Day.
November 16, 2015
Energy Department Announces Nearly $23 Million in Awards to Bring New Solar Technologies to Market

In support of President Obama’s comprehensive efforts to combat climate change and develop low-carbon alternatives to traditional electricity...

November 13, 2015
<a href="/node/1382076">2015 Revolution…Now report </a> details the state of several clean energy technologies in the U.S. that provide technology solutions to climate change.  | National Renewable Energy Laboratory photo
Secretary Moniz Announces Clean Energy Technologies are Accelerating in the U.S. Marketplace According to New Revolution…Now Report

Secretary Moniz Announces Clean Energy Technologies are Accelerating in the U.S. Marketplace According to New Revolution…Now Report

October 29, 2015
This solar photovoltaic (PV) array is being tested in hot, humid weather at the Cocoa, Florida Regional Test Center.
EERE Success Story—Putting Solar Panels to the Test
EERE Success Story—Putting Solar Panels to the Test
October 27, 2015
EERE Success Story—Solar Forecasting Gets a Boost from Watson, Accuracy Improved by 30%
EERE Success Story—Solar Forecasting Gets a Boost from Watson, Accuracy Improved by 30%
October 2, 2015
Suniva employee doing quality assurance testing at its Georgia headquarters. Photo Courtesy: Suniva
EERE Success Story—SunShot-Supported Company to Create 500 New Solar Manufacturing Jobs
SunShot awardee Suniva, a manufacturer of high efficiency crystalline silicone solar cells and modules, has announced it will expand its manufacturing
September 16, 2015
Energy Department Announces $102 Million to Tackle Solar Challenges, Expand Access to Clean Electricity

Energy Department announces more than $102 million in new projects and available funding to support American leadership in clean energy innovation.

September 11, 2015
The Energy Department's SunShot Catalyst prize winners from the competition’s first cycle pose with their awards. | Photo Courtesy of NREL.
Catalyst Business Innovation Finalists Announced
energy department catalyst program announces finalists
August 27, 2015
The ConnectDER device, seen above, sits in between the meter and the meter socket.
EERE Success Story—Connection Without the Costs
EERE Success Story—Connection Without the Costs
August 26, 2015
Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for 2017 and 2019 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator
A news release about available funding for the 2017 and 2019 Solar Decathlon competitions.
August 26, 2015
Energy Department Opens Competition to Select Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2017

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy workforce, the Energy Department today announced for the first time that up to $2...

August 18, 2015
Solar Powered Bike Visits the Department of Energy

Marissa Muller set out on a mission to ignite a wellness revolution across America. She successfully travel 3,000+ miles on a solar-powered bicycle...

August 12, 2015
Solar News
Latest Report Shows Cost of Going Solar has Dropped Significantly for 5 Years

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab today released the eighth installment of the Tracking the Sun report series, which is funded by the U.S. Department...

August 12, 2015
Caption: Inverters allow for the electricity produced by solar panels to be converted into electricity. Licensed photo courtesy of Lauren Wellicome.
EERE Success Story—SunShot Funding Spurs Standardized Testing for “Smart” Solar Inverters
EERE Success Story—SunShot Funding Spurs Standardized Testing for “Smart” Solar Inverters
August 6, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on H-Prize Safety Guidelines, Fuel Economy Resources, and More
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies...
July 27, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program, Buildings of the Future, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

July 9, 2015
Solar News
EERE Success Story—Uncle Sam Turns to SAM for Solar Modeling
EERE Success Story—Uncle Sam Turns to SAM for Solar Modeling
July 9, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Rethinking Building Design, the SunShot Catalyst Prize, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

May 29, 2015
TerraCaps provide a novel method of encapsulating molten salt for increased thermal heat storage. 10- to 15-millimeter capsules provide high heat transfer surface. A void in the capsule accommodates the expansion of salt as it melts. Image from Terrafore
EERE Success Story—Terrafore: Thermal Storage gets a "Hole in One"
EERE Success Story—Terrafore: Thermal Storage gets a "Hole in One"
May 26, 2015
Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

Today, the Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further...