January 7 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a new website designed to make clean energy resources and data from DOE and other sources freely available to the public.
The site, OpenEI, is a "wiki-type" site, meaning that information on the site is editable and site visitors can contribute to the content, in the same fashion as on sites such as Wikipedia
The information and tools on the site are designed to help public and private organizations and individuals share informatiom about clean energy technology. Information is organized into a series of "gateways" to data on the clean energy economy, the smart grid, incentives, buildings technology, solar energy and others.
Currently, information on the site includes:
State-by-state list of energy incentives.
Energy incentives organized by sector, such as geothermal and solar energy.
Lists of county and ASHRAE climate zones.
Listings of U.S. utility companies.
The latest DOE Buildings Energy Databook.
Listings of clean energy companies, networking and R&D organizations.