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April 14, 2014
Dr. David Danielson,  Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (second from left), tours FLEXLAB with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory officials in California today. FLEXLAB is the only facility in the nation that allows researchers and industry partners to conduct full-scale outdoor tests of integrated building systems in a fully reconfigurable “plug-in-play” space.  | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Innovative Facility Kicks Off First Experiment to Transform Building Energy Performance

Find out how the Energy Department is working to improve the energy efficiency, design, construction and operation of high-performance commercial buildings through research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's new FLEXLAB, Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings.

April 14, 2014
Media Invitation: 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review

Members of the media are invited to attend the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative’s 2014 Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review in Anaheim, California from May 19-22, 2014.

April 11, 2014
The cyclotron, invented by Ernest Lawrence in the 1930s, is a unique circular particle accelerator, which Lawrence himself referred to as a "proton merry-go-round." In reality, the cyclotron specialized in smashing atoms. Part of this atom-smashing process requires very large, very heavy magnets -- sometimes weighing up to 220 tons. In this photo, workers at the Federal Telegraph facility in Menlo Park, California, are smoothing two castings for 80-ton magnets for use in one of Lawrence's cyclotrons at the University of California, Berkeley. Lawrence passed away in 1958 -- and just 23 days later, the Regents of the University of California voted to rename two of the university's nuclear research sites: Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Smashing Atoms with 80-ton Magnets

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

March 28, 2014
Technology Forum

The 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review will host a Technology Forum showcasing innovative and cutting-edge technologies that are helping to drive down the cost of solar energy.

The Technology Forum will be open during hours listed below. Please note that on the evenings of May 20 and 21, access to certain sections of the posters display will be closed to attendees to enable the review process.

March 28, 2014
SunShot Portfolio Technology Area Overviews

These sessions will offer a high level overview of the SunShot's Initiative's project portfolio, including each individual subprogram area.

March 28, 2014
Panel Discussion: The SunShot Initiative: The Future is Bright

The future of solar energy is bright. In 2014, solar is on the precipice of assuming its place as a mainstream, high penetration generation source in the U.S. As solar technologies become increasingly cost-competitive and begin to reach grid parity across the country, the industry is shifting its focus to opening new markets and realizing its fullest potential. With the 2020 SunShot affordability goal within reach, the horizon is clear for solar leaders to steer the industry down its next road.

March 28, 2014
Kick-Off Speaker

The kick-off speaker at Monday's networking event is Minh Le, Director of the DOE SunShot Initiative.

March 26, 2014
Keynote Address

Wednesday's keynote address by Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

March 26, 2014
Keynote Address: Future Vision

Tuesday's keynote address by Raffi Garabedian, Chief Technology Officer, First Solar.

March 26, 2014
Keynote Address

Wednesday keynote address by Minh Le, Director, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy.