Raytheon Company, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Primus Power, and Advanced Energy have completed a test of a microgrid system that is capable of off-grid operation “using stored and high-penetration...Show More Summary
In Canada, the new Schneider Electric Smart Grid laboratory at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy in Toronto, was officially opened this week. A collaboration between the Ministry of Energy, Schneider Electric and RyersonShow More Summary
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine, the most powerful deliverer of bursts of electrical energy in the world, have helped untangle a long-standing mystery of astrophysics: why iron is found spattered throughout Earth's mantle, the roughly 2,000-mile thick region...
Researchers should not have to rely on mere trial and error to create materials for energy applications. To accelerate discoveries that underpin economically important innovations, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory institute takes a new approach by bringing together atomic-scale imaging and computation to find a needle of new knowledge in a haystack of data. read more
Originally published on NREL. The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool (BLAST) to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. Show More Summary
Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled. Show More Summary
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy today officially unveiled the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory (SESG Lab) at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) in Toronto. Show More Summary
Newly-minted professional engineers working for the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory embody a commitment to overall sustainability. They're not only helping U.S. Army and Coast Guard bases achieve net-zero energy goals, but they're also doing the same in their own homes and communities.
Data from more than 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations throughout the United States has been compiled and analyzed by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as part of a new study to explore the relationship between interconnection regulations and actual project completion timelines. Show More Summary
When we use conventional valuation metrics on an unconventional company like Core Laboratories N.V., we can get a misleading result.
A new redox flow battery developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) more than doubles the amount of energy that this type of cell can pack in a given volume, approaching the numbers of lithium-ion batteries. If the...Show More Summary
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a population distribution model that provides unprecedented county-level predictions of where people will live in the U.S. in the coming decades.Initially...Show More Summary
Researchers working in part at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a key protein for cell health, which has recently been linked to diabetes, cancer and other diseases, can multitask by having two identical protein parts divide labor. The TH enzyme, short for transhydrogenase, is a crucial protein for most […]
A new version of an online tool created by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuel developers analyze water consumption of various types of feedstocks, aiding development of sustainable fuels that will reduce impact on limited water resources. The newest version of the Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) for […]
The economic trade-offs of owning rather than leasing solar photovoltaic systems was explored in depth by a pair of new reports from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These reports go over the various...Show More Summary
[Cross-posted from our new Energy and Environment blog.] One of the strange things about being human beings is that we are highly conscious of our surroundings, yet are oblivious to the molecular machinations within our own bodies. Sure, we monitor ourselves – we’re hungry, we’re tired, we’re squirrelly, we’ve got the sewing-machine leg, we shoulda […]
The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book provides insight into dozens of global energy trends. Here are 7 to watch 7 Interesting Global Renewable Energy Trends From NREL (Charts Galore!) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
A free app from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory can help hazmat professionals choose the right biodetection technology. The product guide, a mobile version of PNNL’s online biodetection technology assessment,...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory tackles the issue in two new studies.
NASA generates a lot of money from their patents. Next up? Turning detectors for life on Mars into UAVs for energy utilities. In an office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), researchers are working on a challenging task: adapting technology designed to find signs of life on Mars into sophisticated sensors for energy utilities. Show More Summary