EERE Network News
October 05, 2011
News and Events
The University of Maryland won top honors among 19 teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Purdue University took second place, and New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington) third in the event in Washington, D.C.
DOE has announced its award of $156 million for 60 research initiatives in 25 states under DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) agency.
DOE has finalized seven loan guarantees totaling more than $5.9 billion for solar power projects in California and Nevada and a bioenergy project in Kansas.
DOE has awarded $2 million to six regional institutions to create and administer a network of clean energy business competitions for college students.
The Obama Administration has announced that six winners of the i6 Green Challenge will get up to $12 in an initiative to boost technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
The first entry into DOE's voluntary challenge for a new generation of high-efficiency air conditioners (AC) for commercial buildings has been received, DOE reported. The challenge aims to reduce current AC energy use by 60%.
A DOE-sponsored design contest has given students from Humboldt State University the chance to submit a proposal for a hydrogen power park that converts landfill gas to electricity.