Tiny algae can play a big role in tackling America's energy challenges. Recent scientific breakthroughs and projects, funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, have resulted in a number of advancements that are helping make algal biofuel more cost competitive and widely available.
The world’s largest light emitting diode (LED) conversion project to date is under way in Los Angeles, California. In the project’s first phase alone, the city retrofitted more than 141,000 streetlights, reducing energy use by 63% and saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs.
The AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar is designed for owners, operators, turbine manufactures, material suppliers, wind technicians, managers, supervisors, engineers, and occupational environmental, health, and safety professionals who come together to discuss the best strategies to manage wind project assets while fully understanding the environmental, health, and safety challenges workers face.
As we close another impressive chapter in Solar Decathlon history, we look forward to the next event in 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit application proposals to the Energy Department. Up to 20 teams will selected based on quantity and quality of proposals