EERE Success Story—Sun Number Partnership with Zillow Brings Solar Potential Scores to Millions of Americans
Millions of Americans looking to buy a home have a new resource to help them go solar in the process. Thanks to a partnership between SunShot Initiative awardee Sun Number and real estate company Zillow, homeowners and prospective buyers across the country can now quickly and easily access detailed information about a property’s solar energy potential.EERE Success Story—Solar for the People: Online Marketplace Expands Solar Access Options in Rhode Island
As the residential solar sector rapidly grows, so do the number of options energy consumers have to choose from when going solar. The process can be complex, but energy consumers in Rhode Island now have the option to go solar through their utility thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between EnergySage and National Grid.EERE Success Story—New Software Will Enable Chemical Manufacturers to Optimize Distillation Column Configuration and Save Energy
New software is being developed by Purdue University in partnership with Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, which will use algorithms to analyze feeds with up to six different components and determine the optimized distillation column configuration.
Take a team of hydropower experts from the Energy Department and its national laboratories, led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Add close collaboration with federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other hydropower industry stakeholders. Top it off with a wiki-based platform of an easy-to-access hydropower permitting and regulatory roadmap that covers everything from small and large conventional hydropower to run-of-river hydropower, in-conduit, and pumped-storage projects information. What do you get? The U.S. Department of Energy Hydropower Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit.
This collection of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) success stories highlights the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. EERE's success stories are categorized by technology topic. Browse crosscutting initiative and commercialization successes, view partner testimonials about working with EERE, or read success stories by topic below.
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