EERE Network News
September 19, 2012
News and Events
The Energy Department has launched the SunShot Prize competition which offers a total of $10 million for the top three teams that demonstrate non-hardware costs can be $1 per watt for small-scale photovoltaic systems.
The first grid-connected tidal power project in the United States is now delivering electricity to the utility grid from an underwater power system in Cobscook Bay, Maine.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the 2013 minimum for the amout of bio-diesel products requried to be included in diesel fuel markets at 1.28 billion gallons.
The Solar Decathlon Europe 2012, a complementary competition to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, began on September 14 in Madrid, Spain, with teams from 14 countries competing to build ultra-efficient solar-powered homes.
The top 20 U.S. companies in terms of on-site solar energy capacity generate at least 279 megawatts of electricity, according to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Vote Solar Initiative.
The Energy Department and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company achieved the first Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design "gold" certification for sustainable design at a new groundwater treatment plant at Hanford Site in southeast Washington state.