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May 21, 2015
SunShot Announces Solar Start-Up Winners of Catalyst Demo Day

The Energy Department today announced the five winners of the first round of the SunShot Catalyst prize competition, which were chosen out of 17...

May 7, 2015
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Media Advisory: 2015 SunShot Catalyst Prize Demo Day
Members of the media are invited to attend the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Catalyst prize Demo Day in San Francisco on Thursda...
March 31, 2015
Ali Ahmed, senior manager of global energy and sustainability at Cisco Systems, installed the first panels of the Solar Community initiative on his Cleveland, Ohio rooftop.
EERE Success Story—SunShot Incubator Awardee Helps Companies Offer Discount Solar as Employee Perk
EERE Success Story—SunShot Incubator Awardee Helps Companies Offer Discount Solar as Employee Perk
March 17, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Hiring Veterans for Solar Energy Jobs, Tribal Energy Development Best Practices, and More

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

March 16, 2015
Fraunhofer CSE demonstrates Plug and Play PV System installation and commissioning in just 75 minutes at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center. Photo Credit: Fraunhofer CSE
EERE Success Story—Plug and Play: Purchase, Install, and Connect Residential Solar Power in Hours
EERE Success Story—Plug and Play: Purchase, Install, and Connect Residential Solar Power in Hours
March 4, 2015
Energy Department's Race to 7-Day Solar Prize Competition to Speed Solar Deployment

The Energy Department today announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar...

February 26, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Energy Department's Quadrennial Technology Review, SunShot Incubator Virtual Company Showcase, and More

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

February 20, 2015
Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

Last week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype...

February 19, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, and More

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

February 13, 2015
Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is...

February 6, 2015
Now Open: Postdoc award opportunity for solar energy researchers

In order to spur innovation in solar energy, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting...

February 6, 2015
Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Strengthen Local Solar Markets and Spur Solar Deployment Across the United States

The Energy Department today announced $13 million in funding to help communities across the country reduce market and policy barriers to solar...

January 29, 2015
Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more...

December 2, 2014
Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Lower Costs, Increase Performance of Solar Energy Systems

Supporting the Administration’s effort to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for all Americans, the Energy Department today announced...

October 30, 2014
EERE Success Story—Solar Energy to Benefit from New FERC Interconnection Procedures
As a major win for solar and testament to the impact of Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative funded research at the national labs, this past...
October 30, 2014
EERE Success Story—Raising the Bar for Quality PV Modules
Since the development and codification of testing standards for PV modules requires a lengthy multiyear process, Department of Energy’s SunShot I...
October 29, 2014
Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Integrate Affordable Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid

Supporting the goals of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $15 million in available funding to...

October 28, 2014
EERE Success Story—Milestone for Regional Test Center in Vermont
The installation of a 66-kW solar energy research system will focus on analyzing performance data and supporting collaborative research related to ...
October 28, 2014
EERE Success Story—Chicago Solar Express Reduces Costs, Wait Times
The Solar Express program in Chicago, Illinois—funded through a SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge (RSC) I award of $750,000—is making ...
October 22, 2014
Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Drive Innovation, Cut Cost of Solar Power

WASHINGTON – Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation,...

October 16, 2014
EERE Success Story—Solar Thermochemical Advanced Reactor System, Wins R&D 100 Award
Solar Thermochemical Advanced Reactor System, or STARS, converts natural gas and sunlight into a more energy-rich fuel called syngas, which power p...
October 6, 2014
National Solar Schools Census 2014

With support from the SunShot Initiative, TSF’s national solar schools census, “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools” serves as a...

October 1, 2014
Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Lower Cost of Concentrating Solar Power

Building on the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating...

September 18, 2014
White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste...

September 4, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, and More

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