EERE Network News

February 19, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Offers $25 Million for U.S. Solar Manufacturing

The Energy Department announced $25 million in new funding to boost domestic solar manufacturing and speed up the commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.

Energy Department Announces Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2015

The Energy Department announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and unveiled the competition’s location—the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.

Energy Department Offers $3 Million to Support Geothermal and Critical Materials

The Energy Department announced $3 million for research and development to help grow U.S. low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources and support a domestic supply of critical materials, such as lithium carbonate and rare earth elements.

World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant Opens in California

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant, officially opened on February 13.

DOI Announces Key Step Forward for First West Coast Offshore Wind Project

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced an important step forward for the first offshore wind project proposed for federal waters off the West Coast.