November 18th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
After almost a year of research and development, engineers at Iowa State University are putting their taller concrete wind turbine towers to the test with plans to revolutionize how we harness wind power in the U.S.
July 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Sandia National Laboratory have mounted a new falling ceramic particle receiver at the lab's thermal test facility to measure the utility of ceramic particles to efficiently collect and store solar energy.
May 4th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy, like the rest of us, wants U.S. clean energy manufacturing to be more competitive. It’s why the DOE has launched a $2-million Technologist in Residence pilot designed to increase competitiveness and allow our national labs to make a greater commercial impact through strengthened lab-industry partnerships.
April 13th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The Obama administration hopes to achieve more efficient and affordable vehicles through a conditional commitment to Alcoa for a $259-million loan—the first issued under the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program.
February 14th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
When it comes to budget time, every one is a winner—that is, until they’re not. For now, that means big wins for science and technology in President Barack Obama’s proposed $2.63-trillion Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
February 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Silicene transistors are a first, lightweight steel is just as strong, a new synchrotron shines bright, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 11, 2015.
January 13th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Last week, the White House announced a new $259-million public-private partnership in the creation of the Department of Energy’s Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), which will accelerate the transition from concept to prototype.
December 11th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy has awarded Iowa State University researchers with a $1-million grant for their high-strength concrete technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of wind energy.
December 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy is handing out $9 million for R&D related to the advancement of photovoltaic technologies that slash the price tag of solar energy systems.
November 18th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
According to a news release, two reports—Utility Scale Solar and Tracking the Sun—from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show that solar costs substantially less than it did in recent years.