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What is the equation for solar market success?

Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful. Their findings indicate that while no...Show More Summary

Apply for NREL’s Renewable Energy Leadership Academy

The nation's premier renewable research laboratory offers an annual leadership program, and applications are open now.

New Solar Cell Can Handle The Force Of 1,000 Suns

A new solar cell from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is designed for a concentration of 1,000 suns and can reach 45.7 percent efficiency New Solar Cell Can Handle The Force Of 1,000 Suns was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

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

Your own energy ‘island’? Microgrid could standardize small, self-sustaining electric grids

When Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Yan Xu talks about “islanding,” or isolating, from the grid, she’s discussing a fundamental benefit of microgrids—small systems powered by renewables and energy storage devices. 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 ?

US Solar Now 59% Cheaper Than Analysts Predicted Back In 2010

The cost of utility-scale US solar energy is currently 59% cheaper than what industry analysts predicted back in 2010 it would be by now, according to a new report from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Show More Summary

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).

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

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