The OPEN 2009, 2012, and 2015 programs have accelerated the development of more than 100 innovative advanced energy technologies toward the market.
As part of OPEN 2009, ARPA-E selected Foro Energy to engineer a faster, more economical drilling technology using high power lasers.
As part of OPEN 2012, Harvard developed an innovative flow battery to store energy from renewable sources for the grid.
Flow batteries store energy in external tanks instead of within the battery container, enabling them to store more energy at a lower cost per kWh.
As these projects demonstrate, ARPA-E’s OPEN programs support an all-of-the-above approach to advanced energy technologies.
From advanced flow batteries to autonomous energy kites, ARPA-E is reimaging how Americans will get, store, and use energy.
The program will empower America’s best energy innovators and entrepreneurs with $100 million in R&D funding to advance novel technologies with the potential to fundamentally change the energy landscape.