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SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Shannon Eddy, executive director of the Large-scale Solar Association (LSA), released the following statement today in response to the Department of the Interior’s record of decision on the  Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands: “We thank … Continue reading SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

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University Teams Lead Innovative Concentrated Solar Power Projects

The projects focus on increasing the efficiency of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems  — which use large, expansive mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers. In turn, these receivers collect the sunlight and convert it into heat that can be used to produce electricity. Research teams at the University of California, Los Angeles and … Continue reading University Teams Lead Innovative Concentrated Solar Power Projects

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DoE Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

These investments will enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and national laboratories to work together at the Department’s Scientific User Facilities, a national network of unique facilities that provide over 10,000 scientists and engineers each year with open access to some of the best instruments and tools in the world, including x-ray sources, accelerators, … Continue reading DoE Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

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DoE announces $10 million for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power

CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat that can be used to produce electricity. As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, which aims to drive solar energy to be cost-competitive with other energy sources by 2020, Secretary Steven Chu announced new … Continue reading DoE announces $10 million for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power

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SwRI Receives DOE Award for Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded a $712,500 contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the behavior of lithium-ion batteries during charge and discharge. The contract award is one of 19 projects that will receive $43 million in funding from the Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop breakthrough energy storage … Continue reading SwRI Receives DOE Award for Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

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A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Energy

EVWIND As President Obama has made clear, we need an all-of-the-above approach to American energy and the U.S. wind power industry is a critical part of this strategy. In fact, wind energy contributed 32 percent of all new U.S. electric capacity additions last year, representing $14 billion in new investment. The Energy Department and Lawrence … Continue reading A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Energy

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New study finds the US wind energy market riding a wave that is likely to crest in 2012

EVWIND   Facing looming policy uncertainty beyond 2012, the U.S. remained one of the fastest-growing wind power markets in the world in 2011—second only to China—according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Roughly 6.8 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity … Continue reading New study finds the US wind energy market riding a wave that is likely to crest in 2012

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$3.2 million to develop battery management system for electric-car batteries

Lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles The Department of Energy (DOE) announced Aug. 2 that a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis will receive $2 million to design a battery management system for lithium-ion batteries that will guarantee their longevity, safety and performance. This is a particularly challenging project because the electrochemical … Continue reading $3.2 million to develop battery management system for electric-car batteries

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