The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in developing more efficient and less expensive solar energy technologies translate into easy access and large-scale energy savings. Explore EERE's solar energy success stories below.

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.

October 29, 2018

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EERE Success Story—X Marks the Spot: Solar Site Design Goes High Tech

Utility-scale solar plants can power thousands of homes but finding an ideal location for them isn’t easy.

February 28, 2018

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EERE Success Story—Researchers Illuminate Solar Panel Wear and Tear to Improve Longevity

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University use electroluminescence and machine learning to reveal the evolution of solar module degradation.

January 10, 2017

EERE Success Story—Empire State Strikes Back: Solar Will Help New York City Rebound After National Disasters

With the help of the SunShot Initiative, Sustainable CUNY began work on the Smart Distributed Generation (DG) Hub-Resilient Solar Project, a roadma...