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March 6, 2014
Workers install a solar energy system on the rooftop of a home in Golden, Colorado. More than 4,751 megawatts of solar power was installed in the United States last year, an increase of 41%. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report indicates photovoltaic (PV) installations continued their impressive growth in 2013, increasing 41% over 2012 to 4,751 megawatts (MW) of installed power in the United States.

March 6, 2014
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Graphics by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>. Interactivity by <a href="/node/712881">Daniel Wood</a>. </div></div></div>
Space-Based Solar Power

Capturing solar power in space for use as energy on Earth seems farfetched. But recent developments could make this a reality in coming years.

February 26, 2014
All-of-the-Above is Making a Difference Across America

President Obama’s plan to develop all sources of American energy is helping the U.S. fight climate change, increase energy security and create opportunities for middle class families.

February 26, 2014
Army Awards 20 Additional Contracts for Renewable Energy Technologies

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded another 20 contracts to companies for biomass energy, solar energy, and wind energy technologies.

February 26, 2014
DOI Announces Two Solar Projects Approved in California, Nevada

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of two solar energy projects located near the Nevada-California border that are expected to supply 550 megawatts of renewable energy.

February 19, 2014
Energy Department Announces Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2015

The Energy Department announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and unveiled the competition's location - the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.

February 19, 2014
World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant Opens in California

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant, officially opened on February 13.

February 14, 2014
The Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System was dedicated on Thursday, February 13, 2014. | Photo courtesy of Mingasson/Getty Images for Bechtel.
Making Solar Power History at Ivanpah

See photos and relive the best moments from the dedication events for Ivanpah, the world's largest concentrating solar power plant.

February 13, 2014
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Data provided by <a href="/exit?url=http%3A//www.csp-world.com/" rel="nofollow">CSP World</a>. Map by <a href="http://energy.gov/contributors/daniel-wood">Daniel Wood</a>.</div></div></div>
MAP: Concentrating Solar Power Across the United States

Explore our latest map, charting the location of concentrating solar power plants across the country.

February 13, 2014
Energy Department Announces Student Teams, Location for Solar Decathlon 2015

At an event today in Irvine, Calif., U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will announce the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and unveil the competition’s location.