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Sandia Labs Exec Joins DOE’s Renewables, Energy-Efficiency Lab

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Juan Torres has been tapped as associate laboratory director for energy systems integration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is the DOE’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. [Read More]

RES Providing Storage System For NREL Wind Tech Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is deploying Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) RESolve energy storage system for a pilot project at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colo. Researchers from NREL will use 10-plus demonstrated [Read More]

NREL: How Will The Eastern U.S. Accommodate More Wind And Solar?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

In a new study, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model how the power grid of the eastern U.S. could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind [Read More]

NREL’s Kurtz, Tegen Honored For Clean Energy Leadership

Posted by Lauren Tyler on June 02, 2016

The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program has honored Sarah Kurtz and Suzanne Tegen of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for their leadership and achievement in the field of renewable energy. The [Read More]

The 10 Greenest Power Programs Of Utilities, According To NREL

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its latest assessment of leading utility green power programs in the country. Using information provided by utilities, NREL has developed Top 10 rankings of utility green power programs [Read More]

Companies Ink Funding Under DOE Wind Competitiveness Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through the DOE’s distributed wind competitiveness improvement project (CIP). According to NREL, the CIP aims to help manufacturers of [Read More]

Smarter Grid Solutions To Demo Active Network Management With NREL

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2016

Smarter Grid Solutions says it is deploying a fully operational active network management (ANM) system in North America as part of its ongoing work under the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) “Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology [Read More]

Eagles Used To Test Methods Of Preventing Bird And Turbine Collisions

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 03, 2016

A team of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Auburn University has enlisted a pair of trained eagles to test radar and camera technologies aimed at eliminating bird collisions with wind turbines. The team is testing the [Read More]

U.S. Senator To Propose Bill To Extend ITC Until 2025

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2016

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has announced his intentions to propose a bill that would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) until 2025 and thus support the development of offshore wind power in the U.S. According to coverage from [Read More]