June 27th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a "super window" that is twice as insulating and more energy efficient than most windows on the market today. They are currently working with major manufacturers to eventually bring it to market.
June 15th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a $3 million competition to advance solar manufacturing in the U.S. The American-Made Solar Prize competition is open to all U.S.-based businesses and individuals.
June 1st, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The U.S. Department of Energy recently earmarked approximately $106 million for two new energy projects: High-temperature concentrating solar power technology, and Small business research and development grants.
February 9th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a competition to spur growth of sustainable energy technology. American Inventions Made Onshore will award monetary compensation to four organizations that will provide training to innovators on how to bring their research to market.
October 10th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory claims the U.S. will need 8,000 fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations to accommodate the increasing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the coming decades.
April 4th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
The United States is becoming vulnerable to China's dominance of rare-earth materials. The Critical Materials Institute, with a grant from the DOE, works to reduce U.S. dependence on China for rare earths.
October 7th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Every first Friday of October, manufacturing companies and organizations join the movement to raise awareness about U.S. manufacturing. From 3-D printing to solar to next-gen electronics, check out some of the materials manufacturing buzz we've been following this year.
September 29th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Penn State University (State College, Pa.) researchers announced they’ve developed a new technology called cold sintering process that can make a ceramic material faster than it takes to bake a pizza and at lower temperatures
February 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy launched a $40 million effort to improve materials for clean energy solutions that will “give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy,” says a DOE news release.
November 24th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at Michigan State University say there’s a ‘clear’ alternative to existing photovoltaic technology that can be retrofit to existing glass-covered buildings—and it's scalable.