The Energy 101 series is a collection of educational videos produced by the U.S. Department of Energy with the next generation of clean energy leaders in mind.
These short, dynamic, and informative videos provide an introduction to the latest energy efficient solutions and renewable energy technologies.
Each Energy 101 video is an ideal educational tool for creating awareness and inspiring conversation.
The Energy 101 video series is a collection of educational videos produced by the U.S. Department of Energy, with the next generation of clean energy leaders in mind. This video introduces educators to the subject matter.
Clean energy and advanced manufacturing have the potential to rejuvenate the U.S. manufacturing industry and open pathways to increased American competitiveness.
In this video, learn how new fuel-efficient technologies are making our country's big rigs quieter, less polluting, more energy-efficient, and less expensive to operate over time.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses.
The video highlights the basic principles at work in wind turbines, and illustrates how the various components work to capture and convert wind energy to electricity. This updated version also includes information on the Energy Department's efforts to advance offshore wind power
Learn how fuel cell technology generates clean electricity from hydrogen to power our buildings and transportation—while emitting nothing but water. This video illustrates the fundamentals of fuel cell technology and its potential to supply our homes, offices, industries, and vehicles with sustainable, reliable energy.
See how organic materials like corn stover, wheat straw, and woody plants are being used to create homegrown biofuels in the United States — all while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and creating jobs in rural areas.
Learn how hydropower captures the kinetic energy of flowing water and turns it into electricity for our homes and businesses.
This edition of Energy 101 highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs.