Government app to help companies export clean energy solutions

By Erin Voegele | January 30, 2015

The International Trade Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy are providing U.S.-based suppliers and providers of certain energy solutions the opportunity to participate in the pilot phase of an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.

According to the notice, an interagency team is currently developing an interactive app that will serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exports. The app will highlight sustainability improvements at U.S. diplomatic missions and provide potential business partners around the globe with a searchable interface to find information on U.S. technology and service providers. Biofuels and renewable energy equipment are among the diverse array of goods and services the app will showcase.

The notice indicates target users of the app include foreign service officers and foreign commercial service officers and their energy sector stakeholders in international markets. “The app will enable users to easily demonstrate U.S. clean energy and energy efficiency solutions available in foreign markets and provide a tool to facilitate commercial partnerships that drive the deployment of U.S. technologies and services globally. Through the app, a global audience, as well as the American public, will be invited to learn more about environmental diplomacy efforts overseas, and the innovative U.S. companies powering them,” said the International Trade Administration in the notice.

Those interested in registering to be part of the pilot phase of the interactive directory and providing information on their company’s solutions to be included in the app are encouraged to contact the International Trade Administration at reee@trade.gov by Feb. 20. Additional information on the opportunity is available on the Federal Register website