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June 16, 2014 - 11:30am


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Learn the Ins and Outs of Game-Changing Energy Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on How Energy Works. Each day we will break down the inner workings of a different energy technology -- including particle accelerators, microgrids, 3D printers and wind turbines -- while giving you daily opportunities to ask leading experts about the technology of the day on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #HowEnergyWorks on social media to stay engaged throughout the week.


Tuesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. ET: How Microgrids Work

Michael Stadler, head of microgrid research at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and Chris Marnay, an affiliated scientist, will answer all your questions about microgrids -- from how they connect and disconnect from the grid to the important role they could play in keeping our grid resilient.

Wednesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. ET: How Particle Accelerators Work

Dr. Marty Murphy, an Accelerator Operations Specialist in the Accelerator Operations Department at Fermilab, and Dr. Mei Bai, a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory who specializes in accelerator-based techniques that control and probe spin, will answer all of your questions about particle accelerators: how they work, what they do and why it matters.

Thursday, June 19 at 2 p.m. ET: How 3D Printing Works

Dr. Ryan Dehoff, a research staff member at Oak Ridge National Lab's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, will cover everything you want to know about additive manufacturing -- from how 3D printing works and its impact on manufacturing to new advancements and how it could help advance clean energy technologies.

Friday, June 20 at 2 p.m. ET: How Wind Turbines Work

Fort Felker, Director of the National Renewable Energy Lab’s National Wind Technology Center, will answer questions on wind energy -- from how wind turbines work to U.S. industry growth and the latest technology advancements.

For more information, check out our intro blog HERE.