EERE Successes

This collection of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes highlights the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. EERE's successes are organized by category into milestones, community-focused successes, and research successes. Browse crosscutting initiative and commercialization successes, or read technology successes by topic below.

EERE Milestones and Awards

Photo of machinery used to test wind turbine drivetrains.

New Wind Test Facilities Now Open

Two state-of-the-art wind testing facilities accelerate development and deployment of wind energy technologies.

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Photo shows the Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil Measurement System, which is among the six Oak Ridge National Laboratory technologies recognized with a 2013 R&D 100 award.

EERE-Funded Projects Receive R&D 100 Awards, Recognizing Contributions to Industry

Ten EERE-funded projects receive R&D 100 Awards, the "Oscars of Innovation," for top technologies of the year.

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Photo of representatives of the Better Plants Challenge Partners.

EERE Program Leads to U.S. Manufacturers Saving $1 Billion

Better Buildings, Better Plants program leads to energy savings.

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Photo of geothermal pipes with geothermal plant in the background.

Nevada Deploys Grid-Connected Electricity from Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Ormat Technologies develops first commercial EGS project to supply electricity to the grid.

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EERE in Your Communities

Chicago Solar Express Reduces Costs, Wait Times

Solar Express program makes it faster and cheaper for Chicago residents to receive solar permits.

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EERE Research, Development, and Deployment at Work


SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION


RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY GENERATION

ENERGY-SAVING HOMES, BUILDINGS, AND MANUFACTURING

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