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October 12, 2010
Caithness Shephards Flat: The Largest Wind Farm Project in the World

Oregon-based project will set the bar high for future wind energy projects.

October 6, 2010
Growth in Solar Means Growth in Ohio

Solarbuzz reports that global demand soared by 54 percent in the second quarter of 2010.

September 21, 2010
Harness the Power of the Sun

If you're remodeling or constructing a new home, think of passive solar design as a viable option.

September 16, 2010
One Man's Trash is Another Man's Fuel

The average American throws away more than 900 pounds of trash every year, and as the organic waste degrades it produces methane gas. Some landfills are now exploring ways to use it rather than venting the gas directly into the atmosphere.

September 16, 2010
Unearthing Geothermal's Potential

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced $20 million towards the research and development of non-conventional geothermal energy technologies in three areas: low temperatures fluids, geothermal fluids recovered from oil and gas wells and highly pressurized geothermal fluids.

September 16, 2010
Secretary Chu Highlights Clean Energy Opportunities in Montana

The Secretary visited the Montana Economic Development, which highlighted several energy projects around the state boosted by the Recovery Act.

September 14, 2010
A $5 Million Boost for Midsize Wind Turbines and Grid Connectivity

With better forecasting, utilities can more reliably connect variable power sources such as wind energy with electricity grids, and can decrease their need for back-up energy sources such as natural gas and hydropower.

September 3, 2010
A silver wafer reflects the face of NREL research scientist Hao-Chih Yuan, before the wafer is washed with a mix of acids. The acids etch holes, absorbing light and turning the wafer black. | Photo Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL
Geek-Up[09.03.10] -- Innovative Silicon Wafers, Real-Time Power Traders and Petascale & Exascale Supercomputers

A trillion holes in a silicon wafer the size of a compact disk? Buying when the Columbia River Basin is low, and selling when it's high. And how supercomputers can revolutionize climate science and modeling.

August 16, 2010
Unlocking Life's Mysteries (One Atom at a Time)

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LSCLS) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will allow us to make "molecular movies" and answer many questions surrounding atoms.