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August 27, 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015: Meet the Teams

Meet the collegiate teams behind the amazing solar-powered sustainable homes of Solar Decathlon 2015.

August 26, 2015
EERE Webinar: The Economic Potential of Renewable Power

Please join the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for a webinar discussing their recent report analyzing the economic potential of renewable power in the United States. Estimating Renewable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results describes a geospatial analysis method to estimate the economic potential of several renewable resources available for electricity generation in the United States. 

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August 26, 2015
Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for 2017 and 2019 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator

In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today announced up to $4 million in funding available to one recipient to organize, manage, and conduct the Solar Decathlon competitions in 2017 and 2019. This funding will support the Department’s commitment to improving the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education efforts, and to building a more knowledge-intensive workforce.

July 13, 2015
The New York City College of Technology is weatherproofing its house, called DURA, at a Brooklyn Navy Yard construction site. | Photo courtesy of New York City College of Technology.
Solar Decathlon 2015: Nation’s Leading Sustainable Home Design Competition on the Horizon

The teams are set for this year's Solar Decathlon, which challenges students from around the world to design, build and operate highly energy efficient solar-powered houses.

June 18, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Solar IQ

How much do you know about solar power? Test your knowledge with our solar IQ quiz!

June 17, 2015
You Don’t Need to Raise the Roof: Cutting Solar Permitting Costs for Wooden Rooftops

A new report from Sandia National Laboratory suggests that one hurdle to installing solar on wooden rooftops--a structural engineering analysis--may be addressed with data showing the strength of comparable rooftops.

April 22, 2015
#MySmallAct: Clean Energy Leaders Inspire Others on Earth Day -- and Every Day

Meet some of the inspirational individuals who do small acts day in and day out that make our clean energy future a reality.

March 16, 2015
There are many opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Marje
Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes

Like site-built homes, new manufactured homes (formerly known as mobile homes) can be designed for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

March 3, 2015
Quiz: Know Your Power Plants

Think you know where coal, solar and other power plants are located around the country? Test your knowledge with our power plants quiz!

March 2, 2015
Solar water heaters are more efficient the gas or electric heaters. | Chart credit ENERGY STAR
Estimating the Cost and Energy Efficiency of a Solar Water Heater

Could a solar water heater save you money in the long run? Do the math and find out.