Just outside Baton Rouge in Zachary, Louisiana, sits Novolyte Technologies, a battery component manufacturer in business since the early 1970s, making components for batteries used in everything from calculators to hearing aids.
AcuTemp, a small U.S. company that manufactures vacuum insulation panels that are needed to maintain precise temperatures for cold-storage products, is expanding and creating jobs in Dayton, OH thanks in part to the Recovery Act.
Sintered rare earth magnets - which are vital components in hybrid vehicle motors and wind turbine generators - are a $4 billion worldwide industry. Landisville, Pa.-based Electron Energy Corporation is hoping to bring a share of that market (and jobs) to the U.S. with their sintered rare earth magnet innovation.
Small businesses create nearly two of every three jobs, so supporting them is important for the economy. Over 200 small businesses in 34 states received a combined $188 million to develop clean energy technologies.
Last week, we invited you to submit your questions on the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) via E-mail, Facebook and Twitter. We received a diverse set of questions, which we presented to two of the key decision makers here at the Department of Energy.
Bryan Washom was setting world records for efficiency in solar power long before it was cool. And now, as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of California at San Diego, he's using that drive to bring clean energy technology to the marketplace.
Merrill is using $3 million awarded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program and the Recovery Act to purchase equipment for manufacturing commercial-sized wind turbine systems for a strategic partner who owns the intellectual property. The result — Merrill joins other manufacturers in Michigan’s growing clean energy economy industry and creates green jobs.
Today marks the second and final day of the world’s first Clean Energy Ministerial, which brings together ministers from 23 countries who represent more than 80 percent of the world's energy use and clean energy technologies market.