The DOE is staying active this summer (despite Washington budget quagmires) and now provides us with an upgraded web page.  Several highlights today include:

  1. Major loan guarantee for solar ($967 M) !
  2. Updates on the SunShot solar program:  $50 M is provided.
  3. Updates on the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge:  Ames Laboratory and Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies (IPAT) are the subject of the new reduced fee, streamlined licensing program.

In the DOE view, nanotechnology is expected to make significant impact on areas such as solar, batteries, and water purification.

The above is just a sample.