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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

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

7 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

9 months agoOdd : 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

NREL: Soft Costs Now Largest Piece Of Solar Installation Costs

Two reports published by the US Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) show that soft costs — such as financing and other non-hardware costs — now make up the largest section of solar installation costs, coming in at 64% of the total price for residential solar energy systems. Show More Summary

NREL reports soft costs now largest piece of solar installation total cost

Two detailed reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) find that solar financing and other non-hardware costs — often referred to as "soft costs" — now comprise up to 64% of the total price of residential solar energy systems, reflecting how soft costs are becoming an increasingly larger fraction of the cost of installing solar. read more

U.S. Solar PV Generation Increased by a Whopping 83% Says NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The report, which is released each year and assesses U.S. green energy

It’s Still Hard To Get A Grip On Solar Power’s “Soft Costs”

The last time we checked, solar cell hardware accounted for only half the cost of a typical solar installation. Well, that’s nothing. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has come out with two new studies demonstrating that non-hardware “soft costs” now account for a whopping 64% of the total. Show More Summary

83% Increase In US Solar PV Capacity In 2012

According to a data book from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar PV generation capacity increased by 83% across the United States in 2012. The study was compiled on behalf of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as part of an annual effort to monitor and promote renewable energy utilization. Show More Summary

NREL To Research Revolutionary Battery Storage Approaches In Support Of ARPA-E RANGE Program

Originally published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has announced that a project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is among 22Show More Summary

NREL Forum Attracts Clean Energy Investors And Entrepreneurs

Originally published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Thirty clean energy companies, including seven companies based in Colorado, will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts in Denver, Dec. Show More Summary

NREL Debunks 15% Ethanol Blend Car Damage Claims

There is no evidence that engines that use gasoline with a 15 percent ethanol component will experience engine failure, according to a report conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. Review and Evaluation of Studies on the Use of E15 in Light-Duty Vehicles found that the available literature did not [...]

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