You are here

#CleanTechNow: Your Best Clean Energy Photos

September 27, 2013 - 12:45pm

Addthis

#CleanTechNow: Your Best Clean Energy Photos

When it comes to clean energy, the future is already here -- and during our #CleanTechNow feature, you showed us how it's already playing a role in your daily lives. Below, check out highlights from #CleanTechNow and our favorite photos shared by energy.gov readers (including a solar-loving dog).

Storified by Energy Department ·
Fri, Sep 27 2013 09:37:15

It's often said that America's clean energy future will "always be five years away," Secretary Moniz wrote in a recent op-ed. "Today, that is changing." A new Energy Department report shows how the future is already here for four key clean energy technologies -- wind, solar PV, electric vehicles and LED lighting -- that in recent years have dropped in cost and surged in consumer demand.

#CleanTechNow: US wind capacity surpasses 60 GW, enough energy to power 15M+ homes: energy.gov/clean-tech-now http://twitter.com/ENERGY/status/380427777855336449/photo/1 ·
Energy Department
In the video below, Secretary Moniz explains these market shifts, underscoring the need for investment and smart policies that keep our clean energy economy on track. 
#CleanTechNow ·
usdepartmentofenergy
On Wednesday, we featured wind energy. Since 2008, America's installed wind capacity has almost tripled.
How does clean energy technology play a role in your everyday life? Post your photos to Twitter and Instagram using #CleanTechNow and we'll share our favorites!

#wind #windpower #renewables #cleanenergy #energy #science #ilovescience #awesome #leds #lighting #solar #solarpower #sustainable #green #ev #electric #vehicles #videooftheday #share #submit #instagood #instawow ·
U.S. Department of Energy

A couple of you submitted great photos of how wind energy is part of your daily routine. 

#cleanenergy #windpower in #iowa is pretty ·
Breehan

I live for clean energy technology like it's my job... Because it is my job. #cleantechnow ·
Nicole Marie
On Thursday, our featured technology was solar panels. 
How does clean energy technology play a role in your everyday life? Post your photos to Twitter and Instagram using #CleanTechNow and we'll share our favorites! ·
U.S. Department of Energy
You shared great photos of solar in your communities. Here were some of our favorites:

Check out @BrookhavenLab's #solar farm - post your own #CleanTechNow pics to @Instagram & we'll share our favorites! instagram.com/p/eat4BcLTeE/ ·
Energy Department

Beautiful solar field on Rt 132 #CCCC #4seasbythesea ·
dxs21

@mrmiette says the #cleanenergy revolution isn't happening tomorrow, it's #cleantechnow.
#solar #solarpanels #washingtondc #dc
·
Rebecca Matulka

Beautiful Boston #CleanTechNow ·
Matty Greene

Solar panels: An easy, affordable way to charge your iPhone and other USB devices (even on a cloudy day!). #cleantechnow @energy ·
Marissa

PV Panels getting a tan...#solar #power #energy #solarpower #pv #gogreen #gosunergy #sunergy #mase #renewable #renewableenergy #solarpv #pvsystem #solarpanel #solarsystem #energy #power #generate #sunnymoney #soladola #solarcurrency ·
Modern ARABIA SOLAR Energy
On Friday, we featured electric vehicles (EVs), which cost about 2/3 less to drive than gasoline-powered cars. 
How does clean energy tech play a role in your everyday life? Post your photos to Twitter and Instagram using #CleanTechNow and we'll share our favorites!
#ev#evs #electric #vehicle #electriccar #electriccars #cars #auto #renewables #america #cleanenergy #energy #cleanpower #renewableenergy #photooftheday #instagood #instadaily #nofilter #latergram #science #amazing #tech #photooftheweek #didyouknow
·
U.S. Department of Energy
You can learn more about EVs on energy.gov, and compare the cost of driving gas-powered and electric vehicles with our state-by-state eGallon tool.

#eGallon shows on average EVs cost about 2/3 less to drive than gas-powered cars energy.gov/clean-tech-now #CleanTechNow http://twitter.com/ENERGY/status/381107509735350272/photo/1 ·
Energy Department
Some of you shared photos of EV charging stations, like this one:

Electric Vehicle recharging station ·
dxs21

How does clean energy tech play a role in your everyday life? Post your photos to Twitter and Instagram using #CleanTechNow and we'll share our favorites!
#ev#evs #electric #vehicle #electriccar #electriccars #cars #auto #renewables #america #cleanenergy #energy #cleanpower #renewableenergy #photooftheday #instagood #instadaily #nofilter #latergram #science #amazing #tech #photooftheweek #didyouknow
·
U.S. Department of Energy
On Saturday, we featured LED lighting. If we all switched to LEDs, this "bright idea" could help the U.S. save more than $250 billion in energy costs in the next 20 years.
How does clean energy technology play a role in your everyday life? Post your photos to Twitter and Instagram using #CleanTechNow and we'll share our favorites! ·
U.S. Department of Energy
You also shared photos of how clean energy technology is helping you save energy and money at home -- and helping you power up away from electrical outlets.

My #EnergyStar design studio - complete with a #solar powered keyboard! #CleanTechNow ·
Sarah Gerrity

#CyberSwitching's PM8 power management system, and its software, allows the user to easily and effectively control a building's power. This helps avoid costly energy bills and unnecessary electrical consumption! #CleanTechNow ·
Cyber Switching

#latergram hiking at #monarchlake #sequoianp with my personal energy generator #npowerpeg #CleanTechNow ·
Genevieve
Thanks for sharing your daily #CleanTechNow moments. Follow us on Instagram for a daily dose of square-shaped visual updates from the Energy Department, including energy technologies, scientific breakthroughs and video animations. 

Addthis