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January 16, 2014
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at the Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Department Launches Second Contest of the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department is launching Round Two of the American Energy Data Challenge, asking the public to develop apps using open energy data.

December 19, 2013
First Round of American Energy Data Challenge Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the first round of cash prize winners in the American Energy Data Challenge.

December 3, 2013
Pursuing Open Data at the Department of Energy

Providing open access to energy data can accelerate scientific discovery and empower entrepreneurs to build new products and services. Learn about ongoing initiatives to increase access and use of energy data.

December 2, 2013
Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. <a href="http://www.energy.gov/eere/articles/infographic-lets-get-work-solar-soft-costs">View the full infographic to learn more</a>.
Help Solve Solar’s Big Challenge

The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative is working to lower soft costs – such as permitting, customer acquisition, and operations – in order to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by 2020. Find out how you can help.

November 6, 2013
Join the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department launches a four-part challenge to spur the development of new apps, tools and services that make high-value open energy data more accessible to the public.

July 15, 2013
Who Uses Open Data?

How open data is being used by innovative energy companies.

July 9, 2013
Putting Data to Work at New York Energy Week

Missed the New York Energy Data Jam? Watch the video to learn about some of the new ideas and find out how you can still get involved.