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Keeping Your Cool with ARPA-E

Summer is in full swing, and for many Americans that means high temperatures and even higher electric bills. The amount of energy used to heat, cool and ventilate buildings in the United States is enormous, equivalent to approximately 13% of the country’s annual power use.This is in part due to how inefficient environmental systems can be, which results in significant power wasted or lost. Check out these three projects working to improve building efficiency through innovative technologies.

Recent ARPA-E News

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $12 million in funding for 5 projects as part of its first-ever OPEN+ program. Inspired by the high quality of applications in the agency’s recent OPEN 2018 funding opportunity, this first cohort will focus on ways to enable advanced nuclear energy by overcoming challenges in high performance materials science.

December 6, 2018

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest open funding opportunity. These funds will support some of America’s top energy innovators’ R&D projects as they seek to develop technologies to transform the nation’s energy system.

November 15, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced the launch of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first ever Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The GO Competition, created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), is a series of challenges to develop software management solutions for a reliable, resilient and secure American electricity grid. 

October 31, 2018

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