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U.S. Department of Energy to Produce Innovative Energy Solutions

When you think of cutting-edge, energy-storage inventions, your thoughts might wander to the creations of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk of Tesla Motors.  After all, he is credited with creating the Powerwall batteries that offer homes and small businesses a way to store the energy produced by solar panels – an important development since solar energy can only be produced when the sun is shining.

Now, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy called Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is bringing to market products that will compete with other energy storage options.  That is, the ARPA-E is making huge strides in its objective to transform the energy market with advanced solutions such as next-generation batteries that will make electric cars and renewable energy more easily accessible and less expensive.  Essentially, the ARPA-E is helping manufacturers get their energy-storing products to market quicker so that they become more widely and easily accessible to businesses in the energy industry.

The ARPA-E funds each project for three years at a time and helps with commercializing new ideas and teaching researchers how to pitch these innovations to investors.  So far, the agency has projects underway in all 50 states.  Read the full story.

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