Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

  • New Solar Projects Receive $11 Million to Speed Innovation

    The SunShot Initiative will fund 16 research and development projects aimed at pushing the limits of solar technologies—potentially advancing the state of the art in photovoltaics and improving the design and manufacture of collectors for concentrating solar power.

  • New Report Charts Path for Sustainable U.S. Hydropower Growth

    The Energy Department released a new report showing that U.S. hydropower could grow from 101 gigawatts to nearly 150 gigawatts by 2050, helping advance America's low-carbon economy and providing flexibility and reliability to the electricity grid.

  • SunShot Initiative Spotlights Solar for Real Estate Pros

    The number of solar homes is soaring, making it vital that real estate agents, appraisers, and homeowners increase their understanding of solar. That's why our SunShot Initiative funds projects that ensure real estate pros have the solar knowledge and training they need to provide the best service to their customers.

  • President Obama Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative

    The Obama Administration committed to increasing access to solar energy and promoting energy efficiency across the U.S., particularly in low- and moderate-income communities. The Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative will work to ensure that every household has clean energy options.

  • Energy Department Invests $19 Million to Improve Efficiency of Nation's Buildings

    The Energy Department announced today it is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency of our nation's homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants and stores. These projects will develop advanced building technologies that will help American consumers and businesses save money on their utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.