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Nuclear Safety Is Top Priority at Idaho National Laboratory

To continue building nuclear energy as a viable U.S. energy source, safety must continue to be the utmost priority. Nuclear safety is certainly Anne McCartin’s number one goal.As a nuclear safety analyst, she is responsible for creating...Show More Summary

Ford, FCA, DOE Team Up on Dual-Fuel Vehicle Technology

Ford and fellow automaker FCA US have partnered with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to study dual-fuel vehicles. The research focuses on exploring technical concepts and development of engine technology that...Show More Summary

Neutrons find 'missing' magnetism of plutonium

Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium's magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. The advances that enabled the discovery hold great promise for materials, energy and computing applications. read more

EV Battery Second Use Can Improve Grid Stability, NREL Reports

Originally published on Kompulsa. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recommended battery second use (B2U) as a way to offset the cost of electric vehicles and improve electricity grid stability. What is B2U? Battery second use is just another term for battery repurposing. Show More Summary

Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Clothes dryers are one of the biggest energy users in the home, but a new discovery made by scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change the home appliance’s energy-guzzling reputation forever. This “dryer of the future”

How a Bunch of Tiny Robots Will Help Crack Dark Energy

The task of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) currently under development at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is the careful three-dimensional mapping of one-third of the sky to a depth of nearly 10 billion years, or when the universe was only two billion years old. Show More Summary

Crazy fast X-ray laser catches chemical reactions in the act

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC laboratory have taken a "molecular movie" of a chemical reaction for the first time. The results of their research could give new insights into to how chemical bonds form, helping researchers better understand biological processes. Show More Summary

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Selects Smarter Grid Solutions Active Network Management Technology for Ground Breaking INTEGRATE Project.

NRELs Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation (INTEGRATE) will address specific grid integration challenges that allow clean energy technologies to be deployed at scale. The program will demonstrate the use of clean energy technologies to increase the hosting capacity of the grid by providing grid services in a holistic manner and […]

TODAY’S STUDY: ALL ABOUT SOLAR LOANS, SOLAR LEASING, AND SOLAR PURCHASE CONTRACTS

Banking on Solar: An Analysis of Banking Opportunities in the U.S. Distributed Photovoltaic David Feldman and Travis Lowder, November 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary This report provides a high-level overview of the developing U.S. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: HOW GRID OPERATORS ARE HANDLING NEW ENERGY

Relevant Studies for NERC’s Analysis of EPA’s Clean Power Plan 111(d) Compliance M. Ahlstrom, C. Smith, et. al., June 2015, (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary The proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean...Show More Summary

New Tool on Horizon for Surgeons Treating Cancer Patients

Surgeons could know while their patients are still on the operating table if a tissue is cancerous, according to researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Miniature car runs only on the power of evaporating water

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers have discovered an unlikely source of renewable energy, the naturally-occurring cycle that is water evaporation. Scientists at New York's Colombia University replicated this process in the laboratory and harnessed its energy to power tiny machines, one of which was a moving, miniature car. Show More Summary

Diamond nanoparticles and graphene combination adds up to "superlubricity"

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have created a new combination material from graphene and diamonds that's able to almost entirely overcome friction. The property, known as superlubricity, is highly sought after for its potential use in a wide range of mechanical systems... Show More Summary

This week: Gonna be some PHYSICS up in here (thanks to Princeton & PPPL)

New Jersey - at least its Democrats - have something of a history with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy national lab managed by Princeton University. Rush Holt, my old boss and NJ's former scientist-congressman,...Show More Summary

Can You Guess Which Is the Most Energy Efficient City in America?

From buildings to utilities to community initiatives, cities continue to be laboratories of innovation. Mayors and local lawmakers in America’s largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers andShow More Summary

NREL Supports China PV Investment And Financing Alliance To Open Capital For Solar Deployment

Originally published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) have formed a collaboration with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic (PV) asset development in China. Show More Summary

How the EU Can Save You Energy Without Wasting Your Resources

New technologies rarely emerge from the laboratory fully-formed and highly-efficient. ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, occupied 167 square meters and consumed 150 kilowatts of power. Today, our computers are farShow More Summary

Compact Light Source Improves CT Scans

A new study shows that the recently developed Compact Light Source (CLS) - a commercial X-ray source with roots in research and development efforts at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - enables computer tomography scans that reveal more detail than routine scans performed at hospitals today. Show More Summary

UW develops new material for energy storage

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The University of Wisconsin (UW) and their Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) has been an innovator in the energy industry, and a partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has helped develop what could be helpful in electric microgrids — by creating a new way to utilize a lithium ion battery. According to the university, the new […]

Shared Solar Could Be 49% Of Distributed PV Market By 2020

Originally published on NREL. Analysis from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020. Show More Summary

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