Eligible Product Categories for 2017:

The submitted technology must support one of the U.S. Department of Energy EERE categories:

  • Renewable Electricity Generation
    • Solar Energy Technologies
      • Photovoltaics, materials, coatings, nanostructures, concentrating solar power, power-cycle and conversion research, power towers, thermal energy storage, mirrors, advanced optical materials, advanced coatings, grid integration, standards and codes, solar power outreach and education
    • Geothermal Technologies
      • Enhanced geothermal, high temperature sensing, tracing, advanced drilling, well stimulation, hydrothermal power generation, low temperature geothermal resources, geopressure, reservoir conditions, drilling, energy conversion, sensing
    • Wind and Hydropower Technologies
      • Large wind technologies, offshore wind technologies, distributed (small) wind technologies, wind turbine manufacturing, systems interconnections, environmental impact and siting, wind power education, grid planning, wind forecasting, blade design, market barrier removal
      • Conventional hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic technologies, fish friendly turbines, rotor technology, mechanical reliabilities, controls, resources modeling, tidal power, wave power, energy storage
  • Sustainable Transportation
    • Vehicle Technologies
      • Hybrid and vehicle systems, advanced combustion engines, fuels and lubricants, applied battery research ultracapacitors, battery systems, materials, vehicles analysis, environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies, “leap-frog” technologies for greater freedom of mobility and energy security with reduced environmental impact, cleaner burning fuels, engine research for internal combustion and diesel engines
    • Biomass Technologies
      • Algal biofuels, water quality, soil health, land use biodiversity, biochemical conversion, thermochemical conversion, biorefineries, feedstock supply and conversion, integrated biorefineries, distribution infrastructure, sustainability, strategic analysis, market expansion
    • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
      • Hydrogen production; hydrogen delivery; hydrogen storage; fuel cells; safety, codes and standards; education; analysis; natural gas technologies for fueling station applications; transportation-related hydrogen end-use technologies
  • Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing
    • Building Technologies
      • Appliance standards, solar decathlon, solid state lighting, utility solar water heating, commercial solar thermal, increased building efficiency, building components, energy modeling tools, building energy codes, appliance standards, reduction of energy use in new and existing buildings
    • Advanced Manufacturing
      • Advanced building materials, metals, mining, petroleum refining, steel, innovative manufacturing, oscillating combustion, efficient boilers, industrial combustion, advanced steam generation
    • Federal Energy Management
      • Facilitates government implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management and investment practices to enhance the nation’s energy security and environmental stewardship
    • Weatherization & Intergovernmental
      • Weatherization, solar hot water, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal air heating, heat pump, cool roofs, geothermal heat pumps, tankless hot water, home energy monitors, tribal energy, home energy guidelines, renewable energy production incentives