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Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers have developed nanoscale display cases that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples.

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Median Installed Price of Solar in the United States Fell by 5-12% in 2015

August 24th, 2016

Solar energy system pricing is at an all-time low, according to the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports released today by Berkeley Lab. Preliminary data for the first six months of 2016 suggest that prices have continued to fall within most states and market segments.

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Eight Small Businesses Awarded Vouchers to Work with Berkeley Lab on Clean Energy Technologies

August 18th, 2016

Eight small businesses have been awarded vouchers to work with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

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Annual Wind Power Market Report Confirms Technology Advancements, Improved Project Performance, and Low Wind Energy Prices

August 17th, 2016

Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Berkeley Lab. Prices offered by newly built wind projects are averaging around 2¢/kWh, driven lower by technology advancements and cost reductions.

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Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

August 16th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers. Two four-year projects—including one team led by Berkeley Lab — will leverage the Lab’s expertise in materials and take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories to develop software for designing new functional materials to revolutionize applications in alternative and renewable energy, electronics, and more.

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3-D Galaxy-mapping Project Enters Construction Phase

August 9th, 2016

A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of millions of galaxies and explore the nature of dark energy has received approval to move forward with construction.

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High School Summer Research Program Seeks to Foster Diversity in Science

August 4th, 2016

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) program provides Bay Area high school students with valuable hands-on experience in the lab and guidance for continuing a career in science.