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Union Point On Boston’s South Shore Is A Laboratory For Sustainable Cities

Union Point, located on land that used to be the Waymouth Naval Air Station on Boston's South Shore is a laboratory for how to build sustainable cities of the future, including using 100% renewable energy

Planned Community On Boston South Shore Will Be Laboratory For Sustainable Cities

A planned community on the Boston's South Shore will be a laboratory for sustainable cities worldwide, marrying internet of things technology with renewable energy to create a healthy environment for living and working.

Competition / U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) / U.S. Department of Energy

Collegiate institutions can start planning for the U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero), which is at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, April 21–22, 2018. The Race to Zero is an annual competition, open to students and faculty from any interested collegiate institution. Show More Summary

Research yields significant thermoelectric performance

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.

NREL inks technology agreement for high efficiency multijunction solar cells

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into a license agreement with MicroLink Devices, Inc. (Niles, IL) to commercialize NREL's patented inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction solar cells. Show More Summary

NREL, University of Washington scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Researchers at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.

NREL research yields significant thermoelectric performance

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.

NREL inks technology agreement for high efficiency multijunction solar cells

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has entered into a license agreement with MicroLink Devices Inc. to commercialize NREL's patented inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cells.

Pricey New Space Age Perovskite Solar Cell Aims For Low-Cost Rooftop Solar Market

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Washington, have come up with a strategy for driving down the cost of solar cells while ramping up efficiency: start at the top.

Fractal design boosts efficiency of concentrating solar power receivers

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can be a key part of a comprehensive renewable energy strategy, but progress is often focused on making the facilities bigger and bigger. Now, engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are improving...Show More Summary

NREL evaluates charging infrastructure needs for growing fleet of electric vehicles

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).

NREL evaluates charging infrastructure needs for growing fleet of electric vehicles

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A new study from the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles.

NREL, Johns Hopkins develop method to quantify life cycle land use of natural gas

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A case study of the Barnett Shale region in Texas, where hydraulic fracturing was first implemented, for the first time provides quantifiable information on the life cycle land use of generating electricity from natural gas based on physical measurements instead of using assumptions and averages that were previously used for evaluation.

The cost of solar power has dropped over 25% in one year

The clean energy revolution continues and solar is leading the charge. In a recently published report, the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories documented that the cost of utility-scale solar, generated from large plants rather than residential rooftops, has decreased by 30 percent within the past year. Show More Summary

Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research

An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability.

Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in latest research

An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability.

Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability.

NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, like molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius to store heat and generate electricity. AtShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Private Sector Gets Into The New Energy Biz

Charting the Emergence of Corporate Procurement of Utility-Scale PV Jenny Heeter, Jeffrey J. Cook, and Lori Bird, September 2017 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Corporations are procuring utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) generation to meet their renewable energy and financial goals for electricity. Show More Summary

Collaborative effort proves silicon-based solar cells can reach nearly 36% efficiency

Collaboration between researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) shows the high potential of silicon-based multijunction solar cells.

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