U.S. Department of Energy


    March 10, 2014

    Energy Department Awards $2.2 Million to Drive Innovative Solutions, Lower Costs of Solar

    The Energy Department today announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. This funding will help startup businesses and entrepreneurs develop technologies, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more accessible for American families and businesses. More

    February 26, 2014

    Army Awards 20 Additional Contracts for Renewable Energy Technologies

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded another 20 contracts to companies for biomass energy, solar energy, and wind energy technologies.  More

    February 26, 2014

    DOI Announces Two Solar Projects Approved in California, Nevada

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of two solar energy projects located near the Nevada-California border that are expected to supply 550 megawatts of renewable energy.  More

    February 19, 2014

    Energy Department Offers $25 Million for U.S. Solar Manufacturing

    The Energy Department announced $25 million in new funding to boost domestic solar manufacturing and speed up the commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.  More

    February 19, 2014

    Energy Department Announces Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2015

    The Energy Department announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and unveiled the competition’s location—the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.  More

    February 19, 2014

    World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant Opens in California

    The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant, officially opened on February 13.  More

    February 5, 2014

    State of the Union Highlights Clean Energy Progress

    President Obama focused on a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues in his State of the Union address, highlighting progress toward a "shift to a cleaner energy economy" and spotlighting solar energy and fuel efficiency. More

    January 29, 2014

    Report: U.S. Solar Jobs Grew 20% Since Last Year

    The Solar Foundation released its National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the U.S. solar industry added nearly 24,000 workers in 2013, a 20% increase over 2012.  More

    January 22, 2014

    Report: U.S. Military Accelerates Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

    Deployment of clean energy technologies is accelerating across military installations operated by the U.S. Department of Defense, according to a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.  More

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