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New Software Tool Could Push Wind Energy Into Mainstream

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory believes that a new software tool it has been developing could push wind energy into the mainstream and past the Department of Energy’s goal for 20% of all energy coming from wind energy by 2030. Show More Summary

Power Blackout Management Research Could Benefit Renewable Energy Integration

A researcher from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory who has been investigating how to better manage and track electrical power blackouts may also have developed a way to better integrate renewable energy into the power grid. Show More Summary

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

TODAY’S STUDY: THE BENEFITS OF PUMPED HYDRO STORAGE CALCULATED

Quantifying the Operational Benefits of Conventional and Advanced Pumped Storage Hydro on Reliability and Efficiency I. Krad, E. Ela, V. Koritarov, July 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Abstract Pumped storage hydro (PSH) plants have significant potential in providing reliability and efficiency benefits in future electric power systems. Show More Summary

Cetane data used for development of energy efficient fuels and engines updated

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory 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

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

TODAY’S STUDY: COMPARING SOLAR IN JAPAN AND THE U.S.

Comparing Photovoltaic (PV) Costs and Deployment Drivers in the Japanese and U.S. Residential and Commercial Markets B. Friedman, R. Margolis, J. Seel, July 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Japan has reemerged...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE COST OF ADDING SOLAR TO A UTILITY’S OPERATIONS

Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations Mills, et al, October 2013, (Argonne National Laboratory, Berkeley Lab, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEMOS IN PACIFIC PARADISES

Residential Energy Efficiency Demonstration; Hawaii and Guam Energy Improvement Technology Demonstration Project L. Earle and B. Sparn and A. Rutter and D. Briggs, March 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Guam Sustainability Solutions LLC and Naval Base Guam) Executive Summary In order to meet its energy goals, the U.S. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: WIRES TO CONNECT THE HIGH PLAINS WITH THE WEST COAST

California-Wyoming Grid Integration Study; Phase 1—Economic Analysis D. Corbus, D. Hurlbut, P. Schwabe, E. Ibanez, M. Milligan, G. Brinkman, A. Paduru, V. Diakov, and M. Hand March 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: WHY THOSE WIND TURBINES AREN’T TURNING

Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment: Experience and Practices in the United States Lori Bird, Jaquelin Cochran, and Xi Wang, March 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Curtailment is a reduction in the output of a generator from what it could otherwise produce given available resources, typically on an involuntary basis. 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

Nevermind the Naysayers, Switching to Renewable Energy is a Bargain for States

The evidence is in and there is no sticker shock from states adding more clean energy to their power grid. A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory entitled "A Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit

TODAY’S STUDY: THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING NEW ENERGY

An Analysis of the Costs, Btarget="_blank"enefits, and Implications of Different Approaches to Capturing the Value of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Mark Bolinger, May 2014 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary In...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

Solar Decathlon -- Innovation in Home Design

One of the truly wonderful events that occur bi-annually in this country is the Solar Decathlon (SD), an educational program of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Show More Summary

Americans Using More Energy Than Ever — Energy Use In The US Still Growing Rapidly

Americans are using more and more energy every year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Across the board, more energy of every type — everything from renewables, to fossil fuels, to nuclear — is being used. Show More Summary

Dan Arvizu: Current Energy System Is Unsustainable

Originally published on Renew Economy.  Dan Arvizu, the head of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US, the world’s largest renewable energy research facility, has some simple points to make when he says that the energy system of today is unsustainable. Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: Americans Used More Energy, Increased Carbon Emissions in 2013

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory just released its annual energy flow charts, and the latest infographics reveal that Americans used more energy in 2013 from all sources -- renewable, fossil and nuclear. In total, Americans used used an additional

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