September 21, 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.