EERE Network News
June 15, 2011
News and Events
As part of grid modernization, five million smart meters have been installed across the United States with the support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to DOE.
DOE has offered $2 billion in loan guarantees to support two California concentrating solar power projects.
DOE has offered up to $36 million to fund six projects that will advance the technology improvements and process integration needed to produce "drop-in" advanced biofuels and other bio-based chemicals.
Seeking to reduce the upfront costs of geothermal energy exploration, DOE has announced that up to $70 million will be available over the next three years to support research into geothermal energy technologies.
DOE has offered a conditional commitment for a partial guarantee of a $350 million loan for a geothermal power generation project in Nevada.
DOE and The Appraisal Foundation have formed a partnership that will help expand access to energy efficiency and building performance information for commercial buildings.
A Pennsylvania company hopes to use technology patented by a DOE scientist to develop cross-cutting clean energy applications in capacitors to store more energy.
Belgium's Ghent University Prepares their E-Cube for U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011
The ultra-efficient, "passive home" design of the E-Cube is Ghent University's entry into U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011.