U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies

Photo of multiple photovoltaic arrays stand tilted on a rooftop with the Boston skyline as a backdrop.

The General Services Administration completed a roof-mounted, grid-connected photovoltaic system on the Metcalfe Federal Building.

Explore the following renewable energy technology areas for resources and information focusing on Federal application opportunities.

These technology areas align with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which defines renewable energy as "electric energy generated from solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, ocean (including tidal, wave, current, and thermal), geothermal, municipal solid waste, or new hydroelectric generation capacity achieved from increased efficiency or additions of new capacity at an existing hydroelectric project."

Next Steps

See resource maps and screening tools to determine the availability of renewable resources across the U.S. Go to the project planning section to determine the best process for developing on-site renewable energy systems. Visit the Guide to Integrating Renewable Energy in Federal Construction to plan and implement renewable energy technologies.

Contact the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) for help in performing assessment screenings and formulating project plans. 


Search the FEMP training database for opportunities to learn about renewable energy technologies.