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Loans from the Department of Energy are leading to advances in flexible solar cell technology, as well as creating new jobs.
Date: 08/22/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Prototype of high-efficiency rooftop air conditioning unit
The Department of Energy says it has developed a new design for rooftop air conditioning units that would reduce energy consumption by 50 to 60 percent compared to current models.
Date: 02/09/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
The US Department of Energy has closed its $465m loan to electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors for construction of a manufacturing facility in southern California on the Model S electric sedan and a power-train manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California.
Date: 01/22/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The new Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, delivers his first big policy address. Secretary Moniz uses the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan as the backbone of his speech and sets the stage for his tenure.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Steve Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy gives an Energy Leadership Lecture at UCSB presented by the Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 01/15/2010
Type: News
The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program launches its latest challenge on Wednesday: an initiative to develop a $100 wireless submeter. The hope is that submeters can help building owners and tenants better understand energy use and help solve the split incentive issue.
Date: 05/06/2013
Type: Article
The Department of Energy launched the Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Center at Argonne National Laboratory to ensure that electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, and smart grid technologies work in unison.
Date: 07/22/2013
Type: Article
The DOE awards $620 million for smart grid projects and toward testing a range of energy storage technologies.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
Tags: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy awards grants to various clean energy technology projects, including HVAC system efficiency, cool roofs, smart controllers for smart grid applications, and advanced solar technologies.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
The US Department of Energy is teaming up with Chinese agencies to make more efficient buildings, greener vehicles, and cleaner energy generation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings

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