Clean energy technology is evolving and developing rapidly. HREDV commissioned detailed assessments to evaluate the technical status and market readiness of various energy technologies:
- Overview – Technology Readiness
- Solar Thermal
- Small Wind
- Small Pumped Hydro
- Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
- Geothermal (Geothermal Assessment & Roadmap)
- Low Grade Geothermal Heat
- Bioenergy Crops and Technologies – A
- Bioenergy Conversion Technologies – B
- Algae Oil Production Extraction
- Water and Energy
- Demand Side Management
- Smart Grid
- Energy Storage
- Electric Drive Vehicles (EVs and PHEVs)
The most complete and up-to-date information about new energy technologies is available from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for specific technologies such as solar, geothermal, vehicles, and buildings, and the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability for systems information such as transmission and distribution, energy storage, and smart grid.
- Subscribers to DOE’s email list may receive updates on program news, funding opportunities, and webinars.
- DOE offers a Technical Assistance Program blog exploring best practices and technical information for state, city, county and tribal energy practitioners.
- DOE also has a searchable database called the Energy Innovation Portal that contains hundreds of technologies that have been developed at its national laboratories and are available for licensing. This database is available to inventors, entrepreneurs, and others who may want to partner with national lab inventors to further develop and commercialize a technology.
- The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, one of DOE’s national labs, features up-to-date technology development and demonstration summaries.
- In December 2009, the Department of Energy launched a new project, Open Energy Information, to provide a linked open data platform to host energy analyses, visualizations, and real-time data.
The State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s State Energy Office has energy policy and technical information specific to the state, as well as a State of Hawaii Data Book that provides access to the state’s transportation and energy statistics – as well as statistics on tourism, housing, and other indicators.
The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative has some energy technology information, and also provides links to a number of reports and other useful resources.
The Solar Foundation provides educational and research activities related to solar financing, technology, policy, and business models.