Energy Technologies Area

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Our research is guided by the most pressing challenges of our time. From developing strategies to fight the Climate Crisis to fixing our nation's infrastructure to addressing inequity through energy justice, our research has real-world impact across sectors.

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Learn about the Energy Technologies Area's strategic research initiatives and ten-year milestones. Our Strategic Plan covers ETA's priority research areas: energy storage, resilience, integrated energy systems, the water-energy nexus, and science of manufacturing.

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Hydrogen Storage from Material Innovation to Deployment

Chemical engineer Peng Peng is helping develop a 100% renewable energy grid by investigating new materials for storing hydrogen gas, which can be used like a battery to stash power generated from solar and wind farms.

Watch the video on the right to learn how Peng uses computer models to study how lab-scale material prototypes would perform at the industrial scale, and how much they would cost – accelerating the green hydrogen movement from discovery to deployment.


Why GEBs?

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Reduction in CO2 emissions per year by 2030 from national GEBs adoption*

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Equivalent CO2 emissions reductions from national GEBs adoption*

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Equivalent CO2 emissions reductions from national GEBs adoption*

Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) are becoming an important resource for the electric grid in the United states. By reducing and shifting the timing of electricity consumption, GEBs could decrease CO2 emissions by 80 million tons per year by 2030.
*A National Roadmap for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings. 2021.
Art Rosenfeld: Imagine a Future

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