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May 13, 2014
Tasios Melis (center) shows plates with tla3 algae and its parent strain to Katie Randolph (left) and Sunita Satyapal during a site visit to his lab at the University of California, Berkeley.
Research Leads to Improved Fuel Yields from Smaller Antenna Algae

A study funded by the Energy Department could lead to big improvements in alternative fuel production. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that if particular genes are missing in certain strains of algae, the algae can produce more hydrogen and other fuel from full sunlight than the ordinary algae.

May 12, 2014
The EmpowHER Board with Dot Harris (white suit), Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy and winner of the EmpowHER PathMaker Award for outreach to women and girls in STEM.
Department of Energy's Dot Harris Honored for Blazing Path for Women

Harris was one of four recipients of the 2014 EmpowHer PathMaker Award, which recognize women who exemplify the characteristics of a PathMaker, one who blazes a path for others to follow and encourages and inspires along the way.

May 7, 2014
Douglas Hitching (left), CEO of Silicon Solar Solutions and Henry Chung, LG, talk during a one-on-one networking session at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum in 2012. The SunShot Initiative and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are hosting a hackathon at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit as part of an overall effort to lower "soft costs" of solar energy. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Hacking Away at Soft Costs: 24-Hour Coding Event Focuses on Expanding Solar Market

Find out how to register for the SunShot Hackathon, which is taking place at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, California.

May 5, 2014
<a  href="">Register by May 9</a> to attend the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit, May 19-22, 2014.
Top 5 Reasons to Attend the SunShot Grand Challenge Solar Summit

Anticipation for the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit is heating up. Register now for the event, which is taking place May 19 to May 22 in Anaheim, California.

April 30, 2014
EA-1752: Final Environmental Assessment

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Compression Testing Phase Project, San Joaquin County, California

April 28, 2014
Tribal Clean Energy Financing Forum Agenda and Registration Form

Download the agenda and registration form for the Tribal Leader Forum on "Financing and Investing in Tribal Renewable Energy Projects,” to be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the US GRANT hotel in San Diego, California.

April 28, 2014
Tribal Clean Energy Project Financing Forum

This day-long forum is designed to provide tribal leaders, executives, and other project stakeholders with an opportunity to dialogue with experts and tribal investors on clean energy project financing and investing. Tribes looking to finance clean energy projects will find information on federal and state programs, loan programs, and current grant opportunities. Further, cases studies on current tribal clean energy projects will be covered.

April 28, 2014
Keynote Address: Billy Parish of Mosaic

Billy Parish, President and Founder of Mosaic, will address Summit attendees.

April 21, 2014
SunShot Summit 2014 Workshops Announced

In conjunction with the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the SunShot Initiative is hosting a number of workshops for members of the solar community on Thursday, May 22 at the Hilton Anaheim, California. Workshops offer an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and discuss key issues for the solar industry. SunShot team members often take these discussions and workshop outcomes into consideration when developing new funding opportunity announcements.

April 21, 2014
Workshop: Recognizing Leading Solar Communities

As a follow up to a recent SunShot request for information, SunShot seeks additional input from the solar community on the design and implementation of a solar recognition program for communities who are making it faster, easier, and cheaper to go solar.