DOE Invests Nearly $27 Million In Energy Storage Projects

Credit to Author: Jake Richardson| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:15:11 +0000

Energy storage has been the proposed solution to the renewable energy intermittency problem (or opportunity, depending on your perspective). Increasingly, it has become a very real practical solution. (Pumped hydro has been used for large-scale storage in Europe for many years.) For smaller scale storage, the Tesla Powerwall and other residential battery systems have been […]

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Wind Energy Technologies Office: Happy New (Fiscal) Year!

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:21:52 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) provides global leadership in fundamental wind energy science research, development, and validation activities that enable low-cost wind energy. The Office pursues opportunities across all U.S. wind sectors — land-based utility-scale wind, offshore wind, distributed wind — as well as addressing market barriers and system […]

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New Innovations Bolster American Workforce & Advance Building Envelope Retrofits

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 03:30:16 +0000

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced 10 winners for the first phase of the Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT) Prize, a $5 million competition focused on fast-tracking advanced robotics solutions for building envelope retrofits. Each finalist will win a $200,000 prize and move on to Phase 2, where they will build a prototype of their solution and compete for part of the $2 million […]

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Argonne Study On Costs & Benefits Of New Transportation Technologies The Most Comprehensive To Date

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 20:26:02 +0000

A new Argonne study offers the most complete understanding yet of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle and how those costs vary by powertrain, from the conventional to the cutting-edge. Advanced vehicle technologies are sometimes more expensive to purchase than conventional technologies but often pay for themselves in reduced operational costs. Now a new study […]

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $45 Million to Advance Solar Manufacturing & Grid Technologies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 23:00:02 +0000

Funding Creates New Industry-Wide Consortium to Strengthen Grid Infrastructure, Supports American-Made Products That Accelerate Clean Electricity  

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U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Seeks Public Feedback to Define Inadequate Electric Service Areas

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:33:42 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek stakeholder input on factors to consider in relation to defining “an area where there is inadequate electric service,” which will inform future eligibility criteria for WPTO’s […]

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Technology Commercialization Fund Awards NREL $5 Million To Bring More Tech To Market

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 22:25:32 +0000

Article courtesy of NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy. This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded 16 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awards through its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The $5 million funded by DOE — roughly a third of the available TCF budget allocated to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]

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The Challenge of the Last Few Percent: Quantifying the Costs & Emissions Benefits of a 100% Renewable U.S. Electricity System

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:49:44 +0000

Large-Scale Simulations Show U.S. Can Get Close to 100% Renewable Generation Cost-Effectively—But Final Few Percent Drive Nonlinear Increase in Total System Cost

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U.S. Energy Department Releases Request for Information on Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:35:12 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE), have announced a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to integrating electric vehicles (EVs) with the grid. Electrification is a key part […]

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5 Wins for Clean Energy Innovation in Biden’s Budget

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 22:00:42 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Arjun Krishnaswami & Sasha Stashwick The Biden administration’s 2022 budget released on Friday includes major funding increases for important Department of Energy (DOE) programs to drive clean energy innovation, address the climate crisis, and build a strong and equitable economy. These funding increases complement the investments proposed in the […]

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