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October 31, 2013
The California Valley Solar Ranch produces clean, renewable electricity at the scale of traditional power plants. | Photo courtesy of SunPower.
Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch

The clean energy revolution continues to build momentum as one of the world's largest solar photovoltaic power plants opens for business.

October 28, 2013
VIDEO: Transforming a House into a Home

Some of the nation’s best and brightest students are proving that owning ultra-efficient, solar-powered houses can be part of the middle class dream.

October 22, 2013
Workers from Clean Power Research review a software platform that aims to lower the costs associated with connecting distributed solar electricity generation to the grid. The platform is one of several projects funded through the Energy Department’s SunShot Incubator Program, which provides early-stage assistance to help small businesses cross technological barriers to commercialization.  | Photo courtesy of Clean Power Research
From Mind to Marketplace: SunShot Incubator’s Latest Protégés Get to Work

The SunShot Initiative has announced the eighth class of Incubator awardees, which include some of the solar industry’s best and brightest. This work supports SunShot’s goal to help American families and businesses switch to solar electricity by making it fully cost-competitive with non-renewable forms of electricity by the end of the decade.

October 22, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013
September 27, 2013
#CleanTechNow: Your Best Clean Energy Photos

We asked, you shared! Check out highlights from #CleanTechNow and our favorite photos from energy.gov readers -- including a solar-loving dog.

September 27, 2013
In early January 2013, Solar Decathlon teams gathered at the competition site in Irvine, California. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, Energy Department.
Come for Solar Decathlon, Stay for the Clean Energy XPO

Hosted alongside the Solar Decathlon, the clean energy XPO will showcase technology innovations and sustainable living through interactive exhibits. Learn how you can visit both!

September 19, 2013
A Clean Energy Revolution -- Now

Critics often say America's clean energy future will “always be five years away.” For four key clean energy technologies, that clean energy future has already arrived.

September 17, 2013
#CleanTechNow: America’s Clean Energy Revolution

A new Energy Department report shows how cost reductions and product improvements have sparked a surge in consumer demand for wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and LED lighting.

September 17, 2013
#CleanTechNow