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September 22, 2014
Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff, US DOE, Swift & Staley's Diane Snow and Patricia Holsapple, and OSDBU Director John Hale III at 13th Annual Small Business Forum, June 12, 2014, Tampa, FL
Swift & Staley Recognized at DOE 13th Annual Small Business Forum

Swift & Staley, Inc. of Kevil, Kentucky, won the Small Business of the Year Award at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 13th Annual Small Business Forum on June 12, 2014 in Tampa, FL. CEO Patricia Holsapple and Project Manager Diane Snow represented SST at the ceremony, where they received the award from John Hale III, Director of DOE’s Office of Small and Diverse Business Utilization (OSDBU) and Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy.

August 19, 2014
NRECA Annual Meeting

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is hosting its annual conference in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 19-27, 2015.

August 19, 2014
AESP National Conference & Expo

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) is hosting its annual conference in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 9-12, 2015.

May 30, 2014
The SunSmart Program has installed solar power systems at schools designated as emergency shelters throughout Florida. | Photo by Amy Kidd
Florida's SunSmart Program Helps Provide Power to Schools When Storms Strike

Florida program installed more than a megawatt of solar power at schools designated as emergency shelters throughout the Sunshine State.

April 28, 2014
Workshop: New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments

Solar installers, utilities, non-profit groups, and policymakers are charged with creating on-the-ground solar programs. A new set of tools, developed by social scientists and strengthened with the availability of data with astounding depth and breadth, can now be applied to make energy programs better: more effective, flexible, and affordable. Data-driven, low-cost, real-time embedded evaluation is solving some of the nation’s largest energy challenges, from changing consumer behavior to ramping up adoption of new technology.

April 9, 2014
DOE Marks Major Milestone with Startup of Recovery Act Demonstration Project

Public-private partnership advances carbon capture technologies for America’s clean energy future

April 7, 2014
Breakout Session: Open Innovation: SunShot Catalyst & Next Generation Government Prizes

Crowdsourcing, hackathons and local business accelerators are creating unprecedented opportunities for a new generation of problem solvers and entrepreneurs who rapidly create transformative economic change and social impact. The federal government has taken notice of growing market mechanisms that are shaping the next waves of innovation and sought to unleash the potential of social entrepreneurs with prizes, challenges, and open data.

April 4, 2014
Breakout Session: Solar Securitization: Opportunities and Challenges

The U.S. solar industry is soaring – deployment has increased tenfold in six years. But despite this growth, low cost solar financing remains a major market barrier to rapid deployment. The structural foundations for solar financing are now advancing rapidly, as the SunShot Initiative works to convene and cultivate progress within the solar industry. Moderated by solar securitization expert Michael Mendelsohn from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this panel discussion will explore U.S.

April 4, 2014
Breakout Session: Business Innovation in Solar: Thriving Beyond Incentives

The solar energy industry has been one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. over the last five years. In 2013, a solar project was installed every four minutes in America. This unprecedented deployment growth has been driven, in part, by incentive-based financial innovation; namely, third-party power purchase agreements.