September 21, 2022

EERE Success Story—Hawaii Tests the Waters of Carbon-free Desalination

With funds from DOE, Trevi and the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority created a solar desalination plant that produces fresh water

August 30, 2022

EERE Success Story—DOE Funding Helps Build a One-Stop Shop for Rooftop PV Systems

DOE awarded funding to start-up company EnergySage to build an online marketplace for rooftop solar systems and make the process of solar adoption more consumer-centric.

May 23, 2022

EERE Success Story—Solar Forecasting Platform Helps Grid Operators Plan Energy Mix

The Solar Forecast Arbiter is a first-of-its-kind platform that analyzes solar forecasts, comparing them against a standard so grid operators can better manage the amount of solar energy on the grid

December 1, 2021

EERE Success Story—How Power Optimization Technology Research Built a Successful U.S. Business

In 2011, DOE awarded startup Alencon Systems $3 million to develop a utility-scale inverter system for solar PV plants. Since then, the company has manufactured its innovative product and is helping grow the domestic solar supply chain.

November 17, 2021

EERE Success Story — U.S. Solar Plants Fend Off Hackers with Low-Cost Cybersecurity Device

In 2018, Fend received $150,000, its first round of funding through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program, to prove that its idea for a low-cost, easily installed device that enhances the security of solar energy systems could work.

September 28, 2020

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.

February 20, 2020

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

October 28, 2019

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.

July 25, 2019

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.

February 6, 2019

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.