Department of Energy

US Initiative Aims To Bring Energy Efficient, RT Heat Pump By 2027

US Department of Energy (DOE) at a recently held annual Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit announced new ‘Better Building’ initiatives to help organisations in all sectors of the US economy save energy while reducing costs and emissions. Among the new initiatives is the ‘Better Buildings Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator’, through which manufacturers are expected […]

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US Households With Heat Pumps Witness 62% Drop Energy Bills: NREL

NREL is a national laboratory of the US Department of Energy (DOE) for renewable energy and energy efficiency research development, operated for DOE and funded by the Department of energy’s Building Technologies Office. In its latest research, NREL shared research on the benefit of heat pumps for households. The research was co-authored by Prateek Munankarmi, […]

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US Continues Clean Energy Support With $3.5 Billion For Battery Manufacturing

As part of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Biden administration in the US has announced a new round of federal funds to underpin a strong domestic manufacturing. Administered by the Department of Energy (DoE) this $3.5 billion package is the second part of a large $6 billion-plus program that started awarding funds to applicant firms […]

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Berkeley, DOE Produce Database To Map Solar PV Facilities

Berkeley Lab and USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) produced a publicly available database. The detailed Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Database (USPVDB) aims to map ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) facilities with capacity of 1 megawatt. This come alongside US’s DOE (Department of Energy) data, that released an online dataset of […]

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US Continues To Push For Grid Resiliency With $250 Million Financing For Georgia

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) and application partners Oglethorpe Power, Georgia Transmission, Georgia System Operations and Green Power EMC have joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm to announce that the partners have been selected as a grant recipient in the DOE’s Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program. The GRIP […]

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Minerals firm ICL To Invest $400 Million in Lithium Battery Materials Facility in US

Global minerals conglomerate ICL has announced that it plans to build a $400 million lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode active material (CAM) manufacturing plant in St. Louis, USA. ICL held that this is expected to be the first large-scale LFP material manufacturing plant in the United States. ICL was awarded $197 million through the Bipartisan […]

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US Researchers Pursue 5¢/kWh Energy Cost Goal with New CSP System

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy (DoE) are working on a state-of-the-art concentrated solar power (CSP) facility as the government looks to reduce the energy cost to a mere 5 cents per kWh. The new technology is expected to have the potential to lower the cost of renewable energy […]

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US Energy Secretary Talks Up 90% Reduction In Storage Costs by 2030

US Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has indicated a target to reduce grid scale energy storage costs by 90 percent by 2030, to create conditions for the amount of storage that will be required by then to ensure stable grids and make the best use of renewable energy production by then. She was speaking as part […]

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