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July 20, 2012
Jonathan Wiley and Eric Kuntzelman rappel more than 300 feet off the ground from a 3 megawatt wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, CO. The Energy Department has made significant investments in wind testing facilities like the NWTC. By supporting the testing and validation of newly developed technologies, we are working to reduce costs for manufacturers, speed deployment of next generation technologies, and promote the growth of American companies. To learn more, check out our blog <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/blades-glory-wind-technology-bringing-us-closer-clean-energy-future" target="_blank">Blades of Glory: Wind Technology Bringing Us Closer to a Clean Energy Future</a> | Image: Dennis Schroeder
Photo of the Week: July 20, 2012

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June 27, 2012
Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga, fifth from left, and EM Office of External Affairs Director Paul Seider, first from left, stand for a photo with leaders and staff members of the Tribal Nations while on a tour of the Rocky Flats site following the Tribal Leader Dialogue in Denver on Tuesday.
A Conversation With Tribal Leaders in Denver

Engaging with the leaders of Tribal Nations is critical for the Energy Department. Last week in Denver David Huizenga, Senior Advisor for Environmental Management, and I met with the leaders of eight Tribal Nations to discuss progress in the nuclear cleanup and build partnerships to better shape the future of Energy Department sites.

This dialogue marked the largest gathering of leaders of Tribal Nations located near our Office of Environmental Management cleanup sites with senior Department of Energy officials for a high-level discussion.

June 21, 2012
Attendees gather to discuss, collaborate at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
Collaborating Towards a Common Goal to Advance America’s Solar Industry

What will it take to drive down the cost of solar energy in America? One persons perspective.

June 21, 2012
Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot

How President's Kennedy's 1962 "moon shot" speech is inspiring a bold path forward for solar energy in America.

June 20, 2012
Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga, fifth from left, and EM Office of External Affairs Director Paul Seidler, first from left, stand for a photo with leaders and staff members of the Tribal Nations while on a tour of the Rocky Flats site following the Tribal Leader Dialogue in Denver on Tuesday.
EM Convenes Historic Meeting with Leaders of Tribal Nations

DENVER – EM made history on Tuesday by bringing together eight leaders of Tribal Nations to discuss progress in the nuclear cleanup and build partnerships to better shape the future of DOE sites.

June 15, 2012
Brian Lawson and Kenesaw Burwell install solar panels at the Energy Department's Research Support Facility -- a highly efficient building at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Photo of the Week: June 15, 2012

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June 15, 2012
Kyle Travis, left and Jon Jackson, with Lighthouse Solar, install microcrystalline PV modules on top of Kevin Donovan's town home. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder.
Solar in Demand

The clean energy economy is here, creating jobs and helping secure our energy independence.

June 13, 2012
Energy Secretary Steven Chu gives the keynote address at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
SunShot Grand Challenge Highlights Ambitious Efforts along the Entire Solar Spectrum

Today at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Energy Secretary Steven Chu lauded progress in driving down the cost of solar.

June 5, 2012
Metrologist Ibrahim Reda (left) and software developer Afshin Andreas developed the Solar Position Algorithm now used by solar trackers, orchard growers, and movie-camera makers. The algorithm used in the SPA appears in the shadow. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
Tracking the Path of the Sun: Profiling an NREL Senior Scientist

NREL scientists developed a Solar Positioning Algorithm that tracks the precise position of the sun.