DOE awards energy efficiency, renewable power funding to small businesses

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The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects and generate electricity from renewable energy sources.

These projects will include technologies such as wind turbine blades that are easier to transport and use less energy, an electrochromic window technology that can achieve a 30 percent reduction in energy use, and a solar energy system that reduces installation costs and generates power in less time.   

Supported by EERE, these projects will focus on developing clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation.  Technologies from the 17 projects include:

·         Hydropower: Based in Keokuk, Iowa, Amjet Turbine Systems LLC will develop lightweight, low-cost hydro turbines that can generate electricity from low-head dams and rivers all over the world.

·         Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling: Austin, Texas-based Sheetak, Inc. aims to develop a low-cost solid-state heat pump technology that cuts the energy needed to heat water for commercial buildings and homes.

·         Electric Vehicles: Headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, Mainstream Engineering Corporation will develop a hybrid electric turbocharger to help charge plug-in electric vehicles faster — providing drivers with more options to save money on fuel and cut carbon emissions.

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