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Renewable Energy Modalities

Solar heating

In this Web site you can learn more about the following topics:

  • The different solar heating systems
  • Where solar heat is already utilized
  • How DOE is supporting solar heating
  • How consumers can incorporate solar heating into their own homes
  • How industry can apply solar heating technologies

Wind Energy and Hydropower

From the basics of how to harness wind energy to statistics on hydropower and its use nationwide, this website offers a wealth of information on these feasible renewable energy sources.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Hydrogen and fuel cells have the potential to solve several major challenges facing America today: dependence on petroleum imports, poor air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions.  This website discusses how the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program is working with partners to accelerate the development and successful market introduction of these technologies.

Photovoltaics

Want to know how photovoltaics work and why they are important? Whether you're a consumer looking for general information, or a student who wants to know more about how Photovoltaics operate, this site will provide you with the resources you need.

Geothermal Power Plants

This link outlines and explains the three main types of geothermal technology. There are also photographs of current geothermal power plants in the U.S. that demonstrate how the three types of geothermal power generation work.