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All this week on Energy.gov, we're breaking down the inner workings of game-changing energy technologies -- including microgrids, particle accelerators, 3D printers and wind turbines -- with the launch of our new series on How Energy Works.

Check back every day for a new deep dive into each technology and get your most pressing questions on that technology answered every day by experts from the Energy Department and our National Labs. Submit your questions now using #HowEnergyWorks and join us at 2 p.m. EDT every day for Twitter Office Hours.

As we move the How Energy Works series forward, we want your input. Vote for your favorite technology below, and it could be the next topic we cover for How Energy Works!

Voting ends at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 20, 2014.

 

Innovators

Fuel cells produce electrical power without any combustion and can provide power for virtually any application -- from cars and buses to commercial buildings. We'll cover everything you need to know about this clean energy technology.

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Fusion energy is the energy source of the sun and all of the stars. As part of How Energy Works, we'll cover everything from fuel sources to plasma physics and beyond.

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Carbon capture, utilization and storage is a process that captures carbon dioxide emissions from sources like coal-fired power plants and either reuses or stores it so it will not enter the atmosphere. We'll break down the process step by step so you can learn how this technology can help us lower our carbon pollution.

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Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar, but how do solar panels turn sunlight into energy? We'll answer that question and more!

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