EERE Network News
October 26, 2011
News and Events
DOE has announced that it will invest $60 million over three years to support applied scientific research into concentrating solar power. The effort is part of its SunShot Initiative.
DOE has issued a report showing the best ways for schools to finance and install solar photovoltaic electric systems.
A Japanese solar-powered car has won the 2011 World Solar Challenge, a 1,877-mile biennial race across the Australian Outback. The University of Michigan, the top U.S. finisher, placed third.
The third quarter of 2011 saw a global surge in wind farm and solar park financings, resulting in a $41.8 billion investment, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
At its annual Biomass 2011 conference, DOE's Biomass Program highlighted its primary strategy of concentrating on the research, development, and deployment of technologies to replace an entire barrel of petroleum with bioenergy.
DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has teamed with a solar start-up to test an innovation. It's one example of how national labs are helping bringing cutting-edge technologies to market.