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August 7, 2013
Charting the Future of Energy Storage

As we continue to incorporate more renewable energy into the grid, technologies that store energy like batteries will be key to providing a continuous flow of clean energy even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun doesn’t shine.

July 29, 2013
Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City

A small New York City startup is hoping it has the next big solution in energy storage. A video documents what the company's breakthrough means for the future of grid-scale energy storage.

July 24, 2013
Students and instructors at Oglala Lakota College designed, connected and built a mobile solar energy system over the course of two days. | Photo courtesy of Oglala Lakota College.
Sioux Students Kindle Solar Knowledge

How one U.S. army veteran's interest in solar energy created opportunities and possibilities for an entire community.

July 8, 2013
Solar Impulse Lands in New York

Solar Impulse has made history by finishing a cross-country journey across America. Watch breathtaking shots of this solar-powered plane in flight.

July 3, 2013
The Solar Classroom Lesson Plan

Summer activities for parents, teachers and kids to expand their solar energy knowledge.

June 25, 2013
Urban Electric Power Takes Energy Storage from Startup to Grid-Scale

Learn how a New York startup is trying to change the way we store energy.

June 24, 2013
This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system (top of roof) supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography.
Passive Solar Home Design

Passive solar design takes advantage of a building’s site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use.

June 24, 2013
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.

June 20, 2013
The Energy Systems Integration Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
SLIDESHOW: Tour the National Renewable Energy Lab’s Latest Research Center

Browse through our slideshow featuring unique elements of a new research center focused on boosting clean energy technologies.

June 17, 2013
Harnessing the Power of the Sun, Solar Impulse Plane Lands in DC Area

Today, Secretary Moniz spoke at an event welcoming the arrival of the solar-powered Solar Impulse plane at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.