OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2015 – Industry Day participants at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory had the opportunity to tour the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Demonstration Project (AMIE), which enables a specially built house and vehicle to be jointly powered by the same energy source.
“AMIE ushers in a whole new way that designers, builders and manufacturers can interact together,” said Roderick Jackson of ORNL’s Energy and Transportation Science Division and the principal investigator of the project. “We’re actually ushering in a new realm where it is actually wireless. It’s not just wireless from where you’re providing power from your vehicle to your house or your house to vehicle. We have this technology to be able to do bidirectional sharing of power.”
ORNL collaborated with a number of construction and design companies on the project, which falls under the umbrella of a growing number of next energy technologies.
David Danielson, assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy, said the project’s development is one of a number of clean energy technologies being introduced.
“If you just look at the clean energy technology sectors alone just last year, they grew to greater than $310 billion globally, which is a huge growth over the last 10 years,” said David Danielson, assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy. “As we see these technologies and innovations continuing to grow in performance and reduced cost by innovation and scale, I think there’s no doubt the markets are going to go in the trillions of dollars per year in the years and decades ahead. There’s a huge opportunity before us to lead. “
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