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May 15, 2014
All day today, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is taking over our Instagram account! Jeff Neaton, director of the Molecular Foundry at LBNL, will be posting photos to share what's happening over at Berkeley Lab. So far, he's posted some pretty amazing <a href="http://instagram.com/p/oBYVk0LTTF/" target="_blank">views of the San Francisco Bay</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/p/oBnBjMLTYw/" target="_blank">wildlife</a> around the lab and even a <a href="http://instagram.com/p/oBsBSBLTQP/" target="_blank">selfie</a> with the attendees of a seminar he's participating in today. <a href="http://instagram.com/energy" target="_blank">Follow Jeff's day on @Energy here</a>, and while you're at it, check out <a href="http://instagram.com/berkeleylab" target="_blank">@BerkeleyLab's Instagram</a>, too. | Photo courtesy of Jeff Neaton, Berkeley Lab.
Photo of the Week: LBNL Takes Over @Energy's Instagram!

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

May 14, 2014
The sun rises on the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Research at ESIF will help overcome challenges related to the interconnection of distributed energy systems and the integration of renewable energy technologies into the electricity grid. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Lab.
Three Grid Facilities You Should Know About

These National Lab facilities are driving innovations that will modernize and improve our nation's electric grid -- and you should definitely know more about them.

May 14, 2014
Join a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Moniz & EPA Administrator McCarthy

Join us on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET for a live White House Google+ Hangout with Secretary Moniz and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the state of our climate.

May 13, 2014
White House Solar Panels Are a Symbol of Solar’s Progress

Solar panels on the roof of the White House send the message that solar is here.

May 12, 2014
Hurricane Sandy -- shown here via satellite on the night of November 2, 2012 -- was the first real test of EAGLE-I's capabilities | Photo courtesy of CIMSS/University Wisconsin-Madison/NASA/NOAA.
The Development of EAGLE-I: the First-Ever Technology to Track Power Outages Nationwide

Eagle-I is the first-ever system to monitor energy infrastructure disturbances nationwide in real-time; and the team that created it is now being recognized for their service.

May 9, 2014
… Will blow you away. This week, 150 students at 10 universities across the U.S. competed in the <a href="/node/909851">Collegiate Wind Competition</a>, which took place at the American Wind Energy Association’s annual conference. Over the course of three intense days, the students put their wind turbines through rigorous performance testing, crafted their own business plans and pitched their turbine designs to wind industry leaders.
 
In this photo, students from James Madison University take a moment to discuss their strategies for the competition. Learn more about the <a href="http://www4.eere.energy.gov/wind/windcompetition/" target="_blank">Collegiate Wind Competition</a> and the <a href="http://www4.eere.energy.gov/wind/windcompetition/teams" target="_blank">participant teams here</a>. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: What Happens in Vegas...

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May 8, 2014
Pennsylvania State University was crowned the winner of the Energy Department's inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition. The team designed a small-scale wind turbine that can be easily deployed to provide power in emergency and/or remote power situations.
Pennsylvania State University Wins Big In Las Vegas: Energy Department Crowns Collegiate Wind Competition Champion

Announcing the winner of the Energy Department's first ever Collegiate Wind Competition.

May 6, 2014
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.

May 5, 2014
#SolarIsNow: Recap of Our Recent Twitter Chat

A play-by-play of a recent twitter discussion on solar energy.

May 5, 2014
The whole-house systems approach used to design this ultra-efficient home at Lone Star Ranch in Frisco, Texas, resulted in a home that consumes no more energy that its renewable energy systems produce. Photo from Building Science Corporation.
Whole-House Systems Approach

A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system.