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November 19, 2013
A combination solid-state laser turret cutter and stamping machine cuts a thin steel plate that will be formed into lighting fixture housing. Wisconsin-based Eaton Corporation is developing a new manufacturing process that streamlines LED fixture designs. | Photo courtesy of Eaton Corporation
Reducing LED Costs Through Innovation

Researchers at Eaton Corporation are creating a manufacturing process that not only streamlines LED fixture designs but also removes unnecessary materials and parts. The new process will enable LED chips to sit directly on heat sinks, resulting in better heat transfer and ultimately increasing efficiency of LEDs.

October 24, 2013
Energy Smart Federal Partnership: Partnering to Provide Technical Assistance, Financial Incentives, and More

Presentation covers technical and financial incentives for the Energy Smart Federal Partnership and is given at the Spring 2011 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting.

April 15, 2013
Lorain County Community College Instructors install PV modules on training roof labs during the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Train-the-Trainer PV Instructor Institute course.
EERE Success Story—Helping Ensure High-Quality Installation of Solar Power Technologies

MREA is organizing a network of solar industry stakeholders to create instructional resources.

April 15, 2013
EERE Success Story—University of Wisconsin-Madison Improves Fuel Efficiency in Advanced Diesel Engines

A university project to improve engine efficiency is being further pursued by engine manufacturers.

April 15, 2013
EERE Success Story—Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half

Johnson Controls is working to increase energy density of vehicle batteries while reducing manufacturing costs for lithium-ion battery cells.

April 15, 2013
EERE Success Story—Exploring Hydrogen Generation from Biomass-Derived Sugar and Sugar Alcohols to Reduce Costs

New aqueous phase reforming process uses liquid feedstocks to produce energy from hydrogen with reduced costs.

April 11, 2013
EERE Success Story—New Sensor Network Technology Increases Manufacturing Efficiency

Eaton Corporation's Motor Insight reduces installation and infrastructure costs of manufacturing.

April 11, 2013
EERE Success Story—Expanding Educational Opportunities for the Wind Energy Workforce

University of Wisconsin's new certificate and Master's programs support wind energy training.

February 28, 2013
At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, state energy and extension staff are teaching farmers to use modern sensors to improve irrigation management. In this picture, Darrel Siekman and Gary Zoubek install Watermark Sensors and a data logger. | Photo courtesy of the University of Nebraska.
Energy Department and USDA Partner to Support Energy Efficiency in Rural Communities

Partnering with USDA, the Energy Department has created the State Energy Extension Partnership to equip America’s farm families and rural small businesses with the efficiency tools, resources and training needed to reduce energy costs.