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GE Partners with National Grid on Underground Microgrid Project

GE Global Research and GE Energy Consulting, along with National Grid, the Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University recently announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York. Show More Summary

Now’s The Time To Buy Into Community Solar Prices, At All-Time Low

If you’re considering buying into a community solar project/facility in the future, then you may want to hurry up and do so, based on a recent report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. Show More Summary

National Lab Teams Up With SolarCity To Maximize Solar Power On Electrical Grids

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with Hawaiian Electric Cos. Show More Summary

Army, NREL partner on large-scale net zero energy pilot

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

You’ve read about net zero energy homes and buildings as well as net zero subdivisions and districts. Now the U.S. Army is getting in on the act via a partnership with DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to find out if net zero Army installations are a possibility. The Army and NREL are undertaking the pilot Continue reading ?

Solar Prices Still Falling Fast, Study Finds

Solar prices continue to drop, according to findings of a joint report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Little Box Challenge — Finalist Inverters To Be Tested By NREL

The 18 finalist inverters of the “Little Box Challenge” will undergo extensive performance testing after the initial selection process at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, according to a recent press announcement. Show More Summary

National Renewable Energy Laboratory updates cetane data used for development of energy efficient fuels and engines

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Show More Summary

Report reviews estimates of costs and benefits of compliance with renewable portfolio standards

A new report, prepared by analysts from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), reviews estimates of the costs and benefits of compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in the United States and explores how costs and benefits may evolve over time. read more

New Report Finds Thermal Energy Storage Could Add Value To Solar Energy

A new report from NREL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, could help spur the development of more utility scale concentrating solar power plants with thermal energy storage features while boosting the market for solar cells, too. Show More Summary

Banking On Solar

Improving loan opportunities could boost solar rates where third-party financing is lacking in some states, said Banking on Solar recently. Assembled by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Banking...Show More Summary

NREL examines solar policy pathways for states

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics. By organizing the 48 contiguous states into four peer groups based on shared...Show More Summary

Tool Measures Building Performance

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a web-based tool to help consumers better understand the energy performance of building-related products. The Energy Department’s lab created the Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) to allow manufacturers that measure and test products to share performance data with product consumers. Show More Summary

ANY SOLAR POWER PLANT WITH STORAGE

10 months agoUtilities / Energy : NewEnergyNews

NREL Report Finds Similar Value in Two CSP Technologies; Findings demonstrate increasing importance for systems with thermal energy storage February 11, 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) “Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers...Show More Summary

NREL report finds similar value in 2 CSP technologies

Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers deliver similar value for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, despite different solar profiles, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. The report,...Show More Summary

NREL study: Active power control of wind turbines can improve power grid reliability

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system. Show More Summary

NREL Finds Wind Turbines Can Boost Grid System Readiness

11 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Wind energy technology can support and enhance the reliability of the U.S. power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system, finds a new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The rest of the power system’s resources have traditionally been adjusted around wind to support a reliable and efficient Continue reading ?

NREL finds a new cellulose digestion mechanism by a fast-eating enzyme

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest cellulose almost twice as fast as the current leading component cellulase enzyme on the market. read more

Hardware Now Less Than Half Of Solar Residential Cost

last yearOdd : FuturePundit

Installation, marketing, and other costs total up to 64% of residential solar panel installation. Two detailed reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) find that solar financing and other non-hardware...Show More Summary

NREL Wins SITES Sustainable Landscaping Certification

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s campus won a SITES certification for sustainable landscaping after participating in the Sustainable Sites Initiative’s pilot program. The pilot, which launched by in 2010, included 150 projects from 34 states. Roughly 30 acres on NREL‘s South Table Mountain campus in Golden, Colo. Show More Summary

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