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TODAY’S STUDY: The Wind Market Now

2016 Wind Technologies Market Report Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, et.al., August 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Wind power capacity in the United States experienced strong growth in 2016. Show More Summary

Study shows India can integrate 175 GW of renewable energy into its electricity grid

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India's grid by 2022.

NREL-led research effort creates new alloys, phase diagram

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A multi-institutional team led by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a way to create new alloys that could form the basis of next-generation semiconductors.

Middle School Students Test Their Designs in 27th Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races

This month, 53 teams (around 170 middle school students) gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to spend the day racing vehicles that they designed and built -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

NREL's advanced atomic layer deposition enables lithium-ion battery technology

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Forge Nano to commercialize NREL's patented battery materials and systems capable of operating safely in high-stress environments. Show More Summary

NREL's advanced atomic layer deposition enables lithium-ion battery technology

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Forge Nano to commercialize NREL's patented battery materials and systems capable of operating safely in high-stress environments. Show More Summary

New method of microbial energy production discovered

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) For all living things to succeed, they must reproduce and have the energy to do so. An organism's ability to extract energy from its surroundings-and to do it better than its competitors-is a key requirement of survival. Show More Summary

The Magic Number Is 800: US Energy Dept. Rolls Out Welcome Mat For New Boss

In the latest development, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory welcomed Mr. Simmons on board -- not by name, but with a pitch for the 800 technologies in its licensing stable The Magic Number Is 800: US Energy Dept. Rolls Out Welcome...Show More Summary

Experts outline pathway for generating up to 10 terawatts of power from sunlight by 2030

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized.

NREL's new perovskite ink opens window for quality cells

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new perovskite ink with a long processing window that allows the scalable production of perovskite thin films for high-efficiency solar cells.

NREL researchers capture excess photon energy to produce solar fuels

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat.

NREL establishes world record for solar hydrogen production

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process.

Researchers capture excess photon energy to produce solar fuels

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat.

Americans use more clean energy in 2016

(DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption was nearly flat.

Crystalline material could replace silicon to double efficiency of solar cells

A new material has been shown to have the capability to double the efficiency of solar cells by researchers at Purdue University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

NREL Publishes Landmark Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage Cost Breakdown

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published a landmark report extensively detailing component and system-level cost breakdowns for residential PV solar systems equipped with energy storage. NREL Publishes Landmark Residential...Show More Summary

New report shines light on installed costs and deployment barriers for residential solar PV with energy storage

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential photovoltaic (PV) solar systems equipped with energy storage-and quantifying previously unknown soft costs for the first time.

TODAY’S STUDY: What Utility Bill Demand Charges Are And What They Do

Exploring Demand Charge Savings from Residential Solar Naïm Darghouth, Galen Barbose, Andrew Mills, Ryan Wiser, Pieter Gagnon, Lori Bird, January 2017 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Overview This...Show More Summary

Research pinpoints promise of polycrystalline perovskites

A team of scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells.

Scientists Develop a "Better Way" to Produce Renewable Hydrogen

Scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a “better way” to make hydrogen using renewable energy, according to a paper published this... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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