IN THE NEWS . . .
DOE Initiatives to Advance Clean Energy Technologies:
Funding provided for distributed energy and high-performance solar projects.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that its Loan Programs Office
(LPO) will make up to $1 billion in loan guarantees available to support commercial-scale
distributed energy projects, such as rooftop solar with energy storage and
smart grid technology.
Third Generation Nest Learning Thermostat Introduced.
Thermostat saves 10 to 12 percent on heating bills and about 15 percent on cooling bills.
Nest Labs Inc. today announced the third generation Nest Learning Thermostat, which has a slimmer profile, a high-resolution screen that’s 40 percent larger, and an updated user interface to make it easier to read temperatures, alerts, and messages.