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The Department of Energy announced it is awarding $155 million in funding for energy efficiency projects across the country.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
Recovery Act money awarded to 41 industrial energy efficiency projects throughout the country.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
This funding will support improvements in concentrating solar power systems, components, and thermal energy storage to accelerate the market-readiness of this renewable energy technology.
Date: 05/07/2010
Type: News
The smart grid will be more reliable and efficient than the current system in place, but its interconnectedness brings up some security issues that must be dealt with.
Date: 04/09/2010
Type: News
Infrared imagery in online maps lets homeowners see their energy efficiency.
Date: 07/09/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
As data centers are becoming significant consumers of electricity, seeking data center efficiency is becoming a big deal.
Date: 10/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
DOE will establish a research hub for batteries and energy storage at Argonne National Laboratory. This is the fourth "innovation hub" proposed by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The battery hub is intended to produce revolutionary advances in batteries for electric cars and for use on the grid.
Date: 12/04/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Dust clouds.
Deserts are one of the best places for solar panels. But deserts are also dusty, which means the panels have to be washed frequently so the dust doesn't stop them from capturing sunlight. New technology could provide a solution--by letting solar panels clean themselves.
Date: 08/26/2010
A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says semiconductor technology can help the U.S. economy expand by more than 30% by 2030 while using 11% less electricity than in 2008.
Date: 03/30/2010
Type: Blog

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