The new FLEXLAB—Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings—at the Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides fully-integrated design research for commercial buildings on an entirely customizable, configurable platform.
The Department also released a new video in its Energy 101 series highlighting how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design and innovative technologies to improve energy performance.President Obama Announces $70 Million Competition for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute
New institute will aim to drive down the cost of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites for clean energy technologies and strengthen U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing.Energy Department Announces Milestone for U.S. Solar Industry and Funding for Solar Manufacturing Innovations
Only three years into DOE’s SunShot Initiative, the U.S. solar industry is more than 60% of the way to cost-competitive utility-scale PV electricity. The Department will also make $25 million available to strengthen U.S. solar manufacturing – part of our Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.