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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.

August 10, 2010
Where the Rubber Meets the Road -- the Alternative Fuel Station Locator

To use the Alternative Fuel Station Locator, travelers with alternative fuel vehicles just enter their address alternative fuel station locator mobile and pick their fuel.

July 22, 2010
Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel

Finding a cost-effective way to produce fuels as plants do -- combining sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide -- would be a game changer, reducing our dependence on oil and enhancing energy security.

July 12, 2010
APS will install solar photovoltaic panels like these in Castro Valley, Calif. for a pilot project studying distributed energy in Flagstaff, Ariz. | Photo courtesy of APS
Ariz. Rooftops Key to Unlocking the Potential of Distributed Solar

Nestled in the mountains of northern Arizona and just 75 miles from Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff, Ariz. is an ideal city for the Arizona Public Service (APS) to pilot a high concentration of solar photovoltaic energy systems.

June 16, 2010
Energy Secretary Hails University of Maine's Wind Research

University showcases its 10-year plan for designing and deploying deepwater wind technology for the Secretary.

May 27, 2010
Lockheed Testing the Waters for Ocean Thermal Energy System

The company is working to develop a system to produce electricity using temperature differences in the ocean.