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NREL explains the higher cellulolytic activity of a vital microorganism

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into the performance of Clostridium thermocellum. Show More Summary

NREL: Solar Cell Defects Might Improve Solar Cells

Originally published on CleanTechnica The time-honored adage that we sometimes learn best by the mistakes we’ve made is now being applied by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in their study of defects in solar cell defects, stating the results may lead to improved performance. Show More Summary

NREL: Solar Cell Defects Might Improve Solar Cells

The time-honored adage that we sometimes learn best by the mistakes we’ve made is now being applied by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in their study of defects in solar cell defects, stating the results may lead to improved performance. Show More Summary

Cobalt nanomaterial converts CO2 into clean energy

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The overabundance of CO2 in the atmosphere could become the source of cheap, clean and renewable energy. Scientists from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences in Hefei, China, have developed a nanomaterial made of cobalt oShow More Summary

NREL theorizes defects could improve solar cells

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are studying what may seem paradoxical - certain defects in silicon solar cells may actually improve their performance. The findings run counter to conventional wisdom, according to Pauls Stradins, the principal scientist and a project leader of the silicon photovoltaics group at NREL. read more

TODAY’S STUDY: STATE NEW ENERGY MANDATES WORK

A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose, et. al., January 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary State renewable portfolio standards (RPS) currently exist in 29 states and Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

NREL's Min Zhang keeps her 'hugs' happy, leading to biofuel breakthroughs

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Scientist Min Zhang has a special relationship with Zymomonas mobilis, a rod-shaped bacterium that has bioethanol-producing capabilities. Of her 80 peer-reviewed papers and 21 U.S. patents in the field of biochemistry and biofuels, many reference this sugar-eating 'bug.' read more

Inventive thinkers at NREL reach record number

The eureka moments can come fast and furious at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which last fiscal year racked up a record 169 inventions. Chris Deline's idea came to him while jogging, and from that...Show More Summary

NREL and CSEM jointly set new efficiency record with dual-junction solar cell

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly set a new world record for converting non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction III-V/Si solar cell. read more

NREL research advances hydrogen production efforts

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. read more

A metabolic pathway in cyanobacteria could yield better biofuels and bioproducts from photosynthesis

Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable...Show More Summary

NREL research advances understanding of photoelectrodes

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new probe that could lead to a better photoelectrochemical cell. A paper on the discovery, 'Semiconductor interfacial carrier dynamics...Show More Summary

NREL estimates economically viable US renewable generation

Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing, for the first time, a method for measuring the economic potential of renewable energy across the United States. A study applying this newShow More Summary

NREL research identifies increased potential for perovskites as a material for solar cells

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a way to significantly increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of energy lost to heat. A paper on the...Show More Summary

30 Clean Energy Startups To Present At NREL Forum

A whole slew of clean energy companies are assembling in Denver on November 3-4 for the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) annual Industry Growth Forum. They will present their business ideas in a competition to try to get support. Show More Summary

Perovskite Solar Cell Boost From Brown

We’ve been spilling a lot of ink over perovskite solar cells recently, and here comes Brown University with yet another breakthrough. Along with researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Brown team has figured out a way to grow larger perovskite solar cells while keeping the conversion efficiency at a fairly high level. Show More Summary

US Could Have 3.3 GW Offshore Wind By End Of Decade

The US currently has no offshore wind capacity, but a new report has suggested that that could grow to 3.3 GW by the end of this decade. A new report from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...Show More Summary

Taking Solar to the Next Level

Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Google grabbed headlines last month with a tool that makes it easier than ever before to go solar. Project Sunroof allows its users to determine exactly how much solar power could be generated...Show More Summary

See What The #1-Derived Greenhouse Gas Tool Can Do For Your City (CT Exclusive Interview)

Autodesk's new open source greenhouse gas tool for cities can fill a big strategic void identified by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory See What The #1-Derived Greenhouse Gas Tool Can Do For Your City (CT Exclusive Interview)...Show More Summary

Renewables Could Generate 48% of ICT Industry’s Power Supply By 2020

Renewable energy could supply up to 48% of America's total ICT industry electricity supply by 2020, reports the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Renewables Could Generate 48% of ICT Industry’s Power Supply By 2020 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

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