Strategies

  1. Meet or exceed 7.5 percent on-site renewable energy production
  2. Develop large-scale clean energy sources to support exascale computing and other scientific program growth
  3. Purchase renewable energy credits to promote renewable energy technology

Argonne is currently meeting the on-site renewable energy goals through purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates. The laboratory has also exceeded the requirement to have one renewable energy generating system on site with the installation of a solar array and wind turbine.

Extensive work has been done to evaluate use of biomass for steam production. Fuel-cell technologies are also under consideration.