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December 28, 2012
This 1978 photo shows two workers inside the Mirror Fusion Test Facility, a magnetic confinement fusion device designed and built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In this experiment, magnetic mirrors are placed at both ends of a central magnetic tube. Very hot and dense plasmas inside each mirror enhanced the confinement of another plasma inside the central tube, where the bulk of the fusion would occur. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Inside the Tandem Mirror Experiment

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December 19, 2012
Soitec's concentrating photovoltaic modules use Fresnel lenses to concentrate sunlight 500 times and focus it onto small, high-efficiency solar cells. | Photo by Matthias Heyde, Fraunhofer Institute.
Keeping America Competitive: A Solar Manufacturing Boost In San Diego

A new solar facility opening in San Diego marks an important step in the effort to strengthen our domestic manufacturing prowess.

December 7, 2012
Solar Junction, in partnership with NREL, has developed solar cells that reach a record-breaking 44 percent efficiency -- meaning that more than 40 percent of the sunlight the solar cells are exposed to is converted into electrical energy. In this photo, an operator inspects a photolithography tool used to manufacture these solar cells. | Photo by Daniel Derkacs/SolarJunction.
Photo of the Week: Record-Breaking Solar Cells

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November 29, 2012
Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy

From triple ROIs to significant cost reductions -- breaking down the impact of Energy Department investments on the U.S. solar industry.

November 19, 2012
This ChargePoint station is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Stevenson, WA, -- an area that is adjacent to the city's shops, restaurants, spas and art galleries. | Photo courtesy of Port of Skamania.
EV Charging Stations Take Off Across America

Finding a charging station is getting more convenient than ever thanks to companies like ChargePoint, which recently finished installing 4,600 charging stations across the United States.

November 16, 2012
At the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists are using the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests, also known as FACET, to research accelerator science and high-energy density physics.  SLAC's particle accelerator may be two miles long, but researchers at FACET are working to develop more compact versions that could be widely used in medicine and industry -- particle accelerators are used for cancer research, processing computer chips, and even producing the shrink wrap used to keep your Thanksgiving turkey fresh. In this photo, Stanford graduate student Spencer Gessner assembles a camera that will monitor an X-ray spectrometer designed to measure FACET's beam energy. Learn more about <a href="">how FACET works</a>. | Photo courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: What Does a Particle Accelerator Have in Common with Your Thanksgiving Turkey?

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October 17, 2012
Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-03

Community Action Partnership of Orange County – Weatherization Assistance Program Funds Provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

October 15, 2012
A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County’s Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs. <a href="">Click here</a> to see a panoramic view of the entire solar array. | Photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Westside Electric, DBA Sandbar.
Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California

A new solar panel array at Monterey County's Laurel Yard Complex is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.

October 12, 2012
Developers at Tech Crunch Disrupt SF 2012.
No, Not That Kind of Hacking. Supporting Energy Data Innovation at Hackathons

Sometimes, the best ideas come from putting a bunch of smart people in a room and just letting them get to work. That's the idea behind a hackathon! Learn about how the Energy Department supports these events by providing access to data, software tools and energy experts.

October 12, 2012
EIS-0490: Adoption Notice for an Environmental Impact Statement

Boulder City/U.S. 93 Corridor Transportation Improvements, Boulder County, NV