National Labs Improving Photovoltaic Technology

Charlie Gay: Lower costs will come about as a sum of a number of parts. Our National Renewable Energy Lab is unique… Being able to create the fundamental models for how materials perform, the equipment and infrastructure to actually make the materials that follow those models, and they have the test hardware to prove that […]

Energy Talks – Nuclear Energy – The Global State of Play

It is remarkable and it’s inspiring to think that we really do have an opportunity to have impact in really affect and change the world. So, with that the first half of my career at DOE I worked in the nuclear non-proliferation warhead security and related areas international non-proliferation, foreign intel, even nuclear security oversight. […]

What is Pumped-Storage Hydropower

WATER. IT’S THE MOST IMPORANT SUBSTANCE ON EARTH. WITHOUT IT WE WOULDN’T SURVIVE. IT’S ALSO HELPED POWER OUR LIVES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. MORE THAN 6 PERCENT OF OUR NATION’S ELECTRICTY COMES FROM HYDROPOWER. AND AS WIND AND SOLAR POWER CONTINUE TO GROW, WATER CAN ALSO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN BRINGING MORE RENEWABLE […]

Hydropower Vision – U.S. Department of Energy

Linda Church Ciocci: Hydropower is woven in the very fabric of our nation. It is our largest source of renewable energy, provides the backbone of our electric system, has an incredible history. What’s wonderful about the report is that it acknowledges and recognizes the value that hydropower has brought to our system, as well as […]

The Big Picture of Renewable Energy | DoE Director Shares Insights at 2017 Partner Summit

I thank Boaz and the BayWa team here for the chance to speak today. My name is Charlie Gaye, I’ve been working in solar for a little more than 43 years now. In the last six months, I’ve been at the Department of Energy, so I’m really interested in hearing what you think we ought […]

EnergyTalks- Solar Power Today

Thank you So we’ve heard earlier today that we need to use power words. In the Solar Energy Technologies Office we refer to solar power to distinguish it from the broader class of solar energy which includes the all the ways that solar can be used in our daily lives. We’re primarily focused on how […]

Simplifying the “Going-Solar” Process

Charlie Gay: Somebody who wants to go solar is confronted with, “How do I do this? Where do I go?,” SunShot helped fund EnergySage to make a convenient portal to the world of solar. Today, the start-up is a multi-million dollar business with over 30 employees. EnergySage has made it easy to find the competitors […]

Solar Financing Options: Make the Best Investment for Your Santee Solar Energy System

If you live in Santee and haven’t gone solar, you’re probably over-paying for your electricity. Some homeowners may feel like they can’t afford solar… But even with zero money out-of-pocket, you can save money with solar. Here are just some of the many financing options: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Homeowners in participating counties fund […]

Solar Financing Options: If You live in Escondido, You May Qualify for Various Financing Options!

If you live in Escondido and haven’t gone solar, you’re probably over-paying for your electricity. Some homeowners may feel like they can’t afford solar… But even with zero money out-of-pocket, you can save money with solar. Here are just some of the many financing options: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Homeowners in participating counties fund […]

Energy Talks- Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution

What I’m here to do is to talk about my very favorite subject. And that subject is revolution. Now if my team is sick and tired of me talking about this then I have succeeded. Because this is an important topic because it talks so much about who EERE is and what we really do. […]