Loan-Guarantee Program Fuels Innovative Energy Technology

A secure and responsible energy future relies on innovation. Technological innovation is needed to help increase energy efficiency and advance the energy economy. “De-risking” new energy technologies is a critical step in bringing innovation to market. And this is a step directly addressed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program.

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The State(s) of Distributed Solar — 2017 Update

Energy production from renewable sources continues to expand in the United States at a rapid clip, thanks in no small part to the substantial growth of solar energy — and distributed solar in particular — in recent years.
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The Grand Finale: Energy-Grid Barriers and Solutions

On social media and at industry conventions, it is easy to find high-profile discussions on the technological revolution of electric grids. Experts on energy storage, distributed generation, and wireless options describe how emerging technologies are poised to transform the electricity sector. The hype is real. Energy companies are developing technologies at an increasingly rapid pace. But for all the attention on these new devices and expectations of market growth, there’s still no clear path to widespread adoption. As this series shows, several key barriers prevent technology adoption from keeping up with technology development.

Louisiana Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 2.00 / 8
Score 0.50 / 20
Score 1.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
28 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
9 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
9 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in Louisiana support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(-3 of the national average)
(est. 2,478,568 of 3,065,979 adults)

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Use these datasets to understand and analyze the pace and scale of how clean energy is transforming the United States marketplace. These respected organizations have researched and visualized components of the clean energy market. Explore each resource to learn more.

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