Improved heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy could help the U.S. meet its goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030.
$3.4M to turn up the heat at solar-thermal plants
$2M to replace fossil fuels with solar power in fertilizer production
The new approach could enable farmers to produce ammonia on-site, and also reduce CO2 emissions from fertilizer production.
$1.6M for solar cell windows and high-temperature solar power
New sustainability research garners support from Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.