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July 15, 2014
Power to the Plug: An Introduction to Energy, Electricity, Consumption, and Efficiency

The NEED Project and the U.S. Department of Energy have collaborated to bring you this educational four-page guide to energy, electricity, consumption and efficiency. It includes, on the last page, a home energy survey to help you analyze your home energy use.

July 8, 2014
Implementing Solar Projects on Federal Sites

After a financing and contracting option has been selected, the next step is to execute the project. Each project follows a process that is unique to the financing and contracting options selected.

July 7, 2014
Evaluating Solar Energy Sites

Evaluating the solar energy site is the third step in planning for a federal site solar project.

July 7, 2014
Identifying Needs and Goals

Identifying the needs and goals is the first step in planning for a federal site solar project.

July 7, 2014
Planning for Solar Projects on Federal Sites

Planning for the federal site solar project can begin after the solar solar pre-screening is complete.

July 7, 2014
Pre-Screening for Solar Projects on Federal Sites

Conducting an agency-wide solar energy pre-screening is important prior to starting the project planning process when significant resources are expended.

July 7, 2014
Requirements for Renewable Energy on Federal Sites

There are four federal guidelines for renewable energy projects.

June 26, 2014
The Mineirão Stadium, with its six thousand solar panels, is ready for more World Cup Action | Photo courtesy of Renato Cobucci/Imprensa/MG
Shining Some Light on the World Cup's Efficiency Efforts

Brazil strives for energy efficiency with solar powered stadiums during the 2014 World Cup.

June 20, 2014
Green Fuel

This activity allows students the opportunity to explore different methods for collecting solar energy and using that energy for heating, creating electricity and applying that energy to an industrial process. Experimenting with different types of materials will also allow them to understand how the properties of different materials can drastically affect the outcome of their experiment.