Government to launch app to aid renewable energy exports

By Erin Voegele | July 19, 2016

The U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy are inviting U.S.-based suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. An interagency team representing the three departments has developed a beta version of an interactive app to serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exports.

According to information published by the International Trade Administration, the app highlights deployments of sustainable technologies and systems at U.S. diplomatic missions and provides potential business partners around the world with a searchable interface to find information on potential U.S. technology and service providers. Biofuels are among the clean energy goods and services addressed by the app.

Information published in the Federal Register indicates the app is expected to be available in mobile app stores around Oct. 1. U.S. clean energy and energy efficiency exporters interested in registering to be part of the interactive directory are directed to complete an online survey by Aug. 1.

Target users of the app include Foreign Service Officers and Foreign Commercial Service Officers and their energy sector stakeholders in international markets.

Additional information is available on the Federal Register website.