NREL GIS Data: Bhutan High Resolution Wind Resource This shapefile containing 50 meter height data has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However,...
Wind Technology Center at NREL provides a number of wind news sources to help you stay up-to-date with its activities, research, and new developments. NREL Wind News See...
Awards NREL has received many awards for its technical innovations in wind energy. In addition, the research conducted at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL has led...
Publications The NREL wind research program develops publications about its R&D projects, accomplishments, and goals in wind energy technologies. Here you will find links to some...
NREL and Clemson University Put Wind Turbine Drivetrains to the Test A photo of a large dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL's 5-megawatt dynamometer test...
Wind Energy Menu Home Home Solar Solar Wind Wind Analysis Analysis Bioenergy Bioenergy Buildings Buildings Transportation Transportation Manufacturing Manufacturing Energy Systems Integration Energy Systems Integration Wind turbines must withstand powerful aerodynamic forces unlike any other propeller-drive machines. Close NREL's work with industry has improved the efficiency and durability of turbine blades and gearboxes. Innovations include: Specialized airfoils Variable-speed turbines
Facilities Our facilities are designed to meet the wind industry's critical research needs with state-of-the-art design and testing facilities. NREL's unique and highly versatile facilities at the National Wind Technology Center offer research and analysis of wind turbine components and prototypes rated from 400 watts to 3 megawatts. Satellite facilities support the growth of wind energy development across the United States. National Wind Technology Center Facilities Our facilities are contained
International Wind Resource Maps NREL is helping to develop high-resolution projections of wind resources worldwide. This allows for more accurate siting of wind turbines and has led to the recognition of higher class winds in areas where none were thought to exist. This page provides access to NREL-developed wind resource maps and atlases for several countries. NREL's wind mapping projects have been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development, and
Standards and Testing NREL's Offshore Wind Testing Capabilities 35 years of wind turbine testing experience Custom high speed data acquisition system integrated for offshore...
Lower Costs NREL's Wind Technology Patents Boost Efficiency and Lower Costs March 22, 2013 Wind energy research conducted at the National Wind technology Center (NWTC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) during the last decade has earned the lab two patents, one for adaptive pitch control and one for a resonance blade test system that will ultimately help its industry partners increase the efficiency of wind technologies and reduce the cost of wind
Small Wind Turbine Development A photo of Southwest Windpower's Skystream wind turbine in front of a home. PIX14936 Southwest Windpower's Skystream wind turbine. A photo of the Endurance wind turbine. PIX15006 The Endurance wind turbine. A photo of the Atlantic Orient Corporation 15/50 wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center. PIX07301 The Atlantic Orient Corporation 15/50 wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL supports continued market expansion of small wind
Offshore Wind Turbine Research Photo of a European offshore wind farm. Photo by Siemens For more than eight years, NREL has worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to...
Wind Resource Characterization Map of the United States, showing the wind potential of offshore areas across the country. Enlarge image US offshore wind speed estimates at 90-m height NREL scientists and engineers are leading efforts in resource mapping, remote sensor measurement and development, and forecasting that are essential for the development of offshore wind. Resource Mapping For more than 15 years, NREL's meteorologists, engineers, and Geographic Information System experts have led the
Projects NREL Supports Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects Demonstration Projects Eligible for up to $46.7M Additional Funding An offshore wind turbine floating off the coast of Portugal, with no land in sight. WindFloat floating offshore foundation developed by Principle Power with a Vestas V-80 2-MW offshore wind turbine. Photo by Senu Sirnivas, NREL 27606 July 29, 2014 In December 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would fund seven offshore wind demonstration
NREL Researchers Advance Wind Energy Systems Engineering A photo of several round tables with people sitting around them and two screens at the front of the rooms projecting a...
Detailed license and usage information for this dataset Preview Download 50m GIS NREL Rhode Island energy high resoltuion renewable shapefile wind wind data wind...
@NWTC Newsletter @NWTC is a newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The vision of the NWTC is to be an essential partner for the technical development and deployment of wind and water power. This newsletter provides information about the NWTC's research and development projects, its accomplishments, upcoming events, and recent publications. Summer 2015 Issue Project and Program Updates NREL
Pakistan High Resolution Wind Resource This shapefile containing 50 meter height data has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is...
NREL and Alstom Celebrate Wind Turbine Installation 3 MW, 60 Hz Alstom ECO 100 Now Fully Operational at National Wind Technology Center April 26, 2011 Golden, Colo., April 26, 2011 - Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with officials from Alstom, today commemorated the successful installation and full capacity operation of a 3 megawatt Alstom ECO 100 wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. This event
Accredited Testing NREL has testing capabilities that are accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Currently, NREL is one of only two facilities in the United States that are A2LA accredited. Small and large wind turbines are given a suite of tests that test acoustic noise emissions, duration, load, power performance, power quality, and safety and function. Each of the tests is briefly described below. Tests are performed to International Electrotechnical
News Archives - 2014 November 6, 2014 NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind Technology for Statoil NREL engineers traveled to Oslo, Norway, to meet with Statoil representatives regarding NREL's analysis of Statoil's Hywind II offshore floating wind turbine design. November 3, 2014 NREL/DOE Develop Collaboration with Japan's Offshore Wind Programs A delegation from the offshore wind technical teams of the Energy Department and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently traveled to Japan to
Wind Research The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL is at the forefront of energy innovation. For more than three decades, our researchers have spent countless hours building unparalleled expertise in renewable energy technologies while supporting the vision that wind and water can create clean, reliable, and cost-effective electricity. The NWTC strives to be an essential partner to companies, other DOE laboratories, government agencies, and
Wind Energy Photo of a girl and a boy standing beneath a large wind turbine. Students can learn about wind energy by visiting a wind farm. The following resources can provide you with more information on wind energy. NREL National Wind Technology Center Wind Energy Basics U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Small Wind Electric Systems U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers Program American Wind Energy Association NREL Wind Research: Publications
Wind Energy Videos The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is pleased to offer video presentations of its world-class capabilities, facilities, research areas, and personnel. As shown in these videos, the center's impact is industry-wide, ranging from the creation and testing of award-winning components to helping partners develop the nation's most commercially successful renewable energy technologies. Overview NREL Supports Small Businesses in the Wind and Water Power Sectors Next Generation
6 December 14, 2006 NREL and Xcel Energy Dedicate Wind-Powered Hydrogen Generator DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Xcel Energy dedicated a new system to convert wind power into hydrogen on December 14th. The system, located at NREL's National Wind Technology Center, links two wind turbines to devices called electrolyzers, which pass the electricity through water to split the liquid into hydrogen and oxygen. December 14, 2006 Experimental "Wind to Hydrogen" System
Testing Photo of a large wind turbine blade sticking out of the structural testing laboratory; it is perpendicular to a building at the National Wind Technology Center. A...
National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country's premier wind energy technology research facility. September 23, 2015 Small Businesses Invited to Participate in DOE National...
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NREL and Partners Review Key Issues, Lessons Learned from U.S. Wind Integration Studies and Operating Practices April 17, 2015 As a complement to DOE's recently released Wind...
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Wind Turbine Design Codes Certified August 2, 2005 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that its wind turbine design codes-termed FAST and ADAMS-can now be used for worldwide turbine certification. Through a joint effort by the NREL and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) of Hamburg, Germany, the world's foremost certifying body for wind turbines, both codes were approved for calculating onshore wind turbine loads for design and
Events Below are upcoming events related to wind energy technology. December 2015 Wind and Water Power Small Business Voucher Open House December 2, 2015, 9:00 - 1:00 MST Boulder,...
Structural Testing Laboratory Photo of NREL's Wind Research User Facility. Shown in front are several test bays that protect proprietary information while companies disassemble turbines to analyze, test, and modify individual components. NREL's Structural Testing Laboratory includes office space for industry researchers, houses experimental laboratories, computer facilities, space for assembling turbines, components, and blades for testing. Credit: Patrick Corkery. NREL's Structural Testing
impact on the cost of wind farm operations. In 2007, NREL initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC). The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer...
Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Research NWTC Researchers in the nacelle of a Siemen's 2.3-MW, 80 meter wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center in Boulder County, Colorado. Photo by Dennis Schroeder NREL's utility-scale wind turbine research addresses performance and reliability issues that large wind turbines experience throughout their lifespan and reduces system costs through innovative technology development. NREL helps industry partners design larger, more efficient rotors by
Working with Us NREL works with industry in a public-private contracting environment to research, design, and build advanced wind energy technologies. We have an outstanding performance record for working with the wind industry to advance wind turbine science and lower the cost of wind-generated electricity. Companies partner with NREL when they have particular design challenges, when they wish to cost-share development of state-of-the-art wind turbines, and when they want to document their
Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-Walt Musial, Aaron Smith, and Tyler Stehly-released the 2014-2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report, which shows...
It is a pure, plentiful natural resource. Right now wind is in high demand and it holds the potential to transform the way we power our homes and businesses. NREL is at the forefront of wind energy research and development. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is a world-class facility dedicated to accelerating and deploying wind technology.
3 December 2, 2013 NREL and EPRI Actively Embrace Active Power Control Systems for Wind Power The Second Workshop on Active Power Control (APC) cohosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Broomfield, Colorado, last May drew more than 60 industry experts from around the world to participate in a comprehensive discussion about the need for and impacts of active power controls from wind plants. December 2, 2013 NREL Analysis
Regional Test Centers To increase the availability of small wind turbine testing and share field expertise, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL initiated the Regional Test Center (RTC) project in 2009. The project ended in early 2016. During the project, DOE and NREL subsidized certification testing of two small wind turbines at each RTC. In addition, NREL provided technical assistance during the testing and data analysis process. The project goal is for the RTCs to be self-sustaining,
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Field Test Sites Aerial view of the National Wind Technology Center with the Flatiron Mountains in the background NREL's NWTC has numerous test pads available to industry partners for testing wind turbines that range in size from a few hundred kilowatts to several megawatts. PIX 17711. Manufacturers can take advantage of NREL's numerous test pads and the technical expertise of its staff to field test prototypes of small and large wind turbines. Many of the small wind turbines tested at the NWTC
7 June 27, 2007 U.S., Danish laboratories to cooperate on wind energy research NREL and Denmark's Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), have signed an agreement to cooperate closely on improving wind energy technologies. June 25, 2007 Large Wind Turbine Blade Test Facilities to be in Mass., Texas NREL will work with consortiums from Texas and Massachusetts to design, build and operate new facilities to test the next generation of giant wind turbine blades. March 9,
NREL Wind Researcher Named IEEE Fellow January 28, 2010 Dr. Eduard Muljadi, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of IEEE. Each year, after a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the institute's
Market Acceleration and Deployment Three participants in the Collegiate Wind Competition work on computer components of a small wind turbine. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy NREL's market acceleration and deployment team provides accurate information that articulates the potential impacts and benefits of wind and water power technologies to state and local communities. In addition, NREL's WINDExchange team focuses its outreach efforts on education, rural economic development, public power
Small Wind Turbine Independent Testing One of the barriers for the small wind market has been the lack of small wind turbine systems that are independently tested and certified. To help industry provide consumers with more certified small wind turbine systems, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy (NREL/DOE) launched the Independent Testing project in 2007. Through a competitive solicitation, NREL selected five commercially available small wind turbine
Data and Resources Small wind turbine in a field at sunset with three buffalo in the foreground. Photo by Northwest Seed For more than 35 years, NREL researchers have spent...
Releases | NREL New Wind Turbine Dynamometer Test Facility Dedicated at NREL November 19, 2013 Today, the Energy Department (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) dedicated a new 5-megawatt (MW) Dynamometer Test Facility at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The $20 million facility enables NREL to work closely with industry engineers to enhance the drive trains and other electrical systems in the country's largest land based wind turbines. "Although wind
National Collegiate Wind Competition The National Collegiate Wind Competition, managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a forum for undergraduate college students of multiple disciplines to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building, and testing a wind turbine to perform according to a customized market data-derived business plan; and increase their knowledge of wind industry barriers. Successful teams will gain and then demonstrate
Research and Development A crew of researchers gather around a wind turbine site as they prepared to assemble and test a new turbine. Photo by Dennis Schroeder NREL has pioneered many of the components and systems that have taken wind energy technologies to the next level. The lab currently holds 20 patents for wind technologies and has received numerous awards recognizing the National Wind Technology Center's (NWTC's) innovation and excellent performance. Through our expertise and one-of-a-kind
Presentation of Blade Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center for the 2010 Sandia National Laboratories Blade Testing Workshop.
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0 October 27, 2010 Offshore Wind Energy Poised to Play a Vital Role in Future U.S. Energy Markets A new report analyzes the current state of the offshore wind energy industry in the United States. October 7, 2010 DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the release of a report from the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which comprehensively analyzes the key factors impacting
Names New Wind Center Director Fort Felker to begin new position May 18, 2009 May 14, 2009 Dr. Fort F. Felker has been named director of the National Wind Technology Center at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Felker, a co-founder of Winglet Technology LLC, and former director of engineering analysis and test at Kenetech Windpower, begins his new position May 18. "Dr. Felker's 30 years of aeronautical and mechanical engineering research and
NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD) Wind Research WILD WILD Browse By Reset All Geography Africa (45) Apply Africa filter...
Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation NREL Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & ...
Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications helps optimize layouts and controls of wind plant arrays. In 2014, researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched...
Drivetrain Testing - News Releases | NREL Announces Partnership Opportunity for Multimegawatt Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing March 23, 2011 Golden, Colo., March 21, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its first call for proposals from wind industry companies interested in forming a partnership with NREL to test a multimegawatt wind turbine drivetrain. The drivetrain will be tested in NREL's new 5 megawatt drivetrain test facility,
NREL NREL Enters Wind Energy Research Partnership in Hawaii April 1, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with UPC Wind to establish a Remote Research Affiliate Partner Site at UPC Wind's Kaheawa Wind Farm on Maui. It is the first such partner site for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's wind technology program outside of its base in Colorado. Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle announced the collaborative
The Wind Integration Datasets provide time-series wind data for 2004, 2005, and 2006. They are intended to be used by energy professionals such as transmission planners, utility planners, project developers, and university researchers, helping them to perform comparisons of sites and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants. NREL cautions that the information from modeled data may not match wind resource information shown on NREL;s state wind maps as they were created for different purposes and using different methodologies.
Wind and Water Power Fact Sheets The capabilities for research at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) are numerous. Below you will find fact sheets about the many facilities and capabilities at the NWTC, including field testing research, modeling and simulation, and the Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database. Fact Sheet Cover 35 Years of Innovation: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future Fact Sheet Cover Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD) Fact Sheet Cover NREL Software
capabilities to develop everything at one location-from small residential wind turbines and components to utility-scale offshore wind technologies. With the NWTC, partners...
Manager Dave Corbus Program Integration, Wind and Water Power Program Gene Holland Albert LiVecchi Dana Scholbrock Teresa Robinson Director, National Wind Technology Center...
of Energy NREL Readies New Wind Turbine Drivetrain for Commercialization NREL Readies New Wind Turbine Drivetrain for Commercialization May 18, 2015 - 3:52pm Addthis Illustration of a wind turbine drivetrain with a transparent case that shows the internal gears. In February, engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) assembled the innovative, medium-speed, medium-voltage wind turbine drivetrain that was the result of a study funded by
New Video Shows How NREL Is Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy Through Grid Integration January 23, 2015 NREL is spearheading engineering innovations that will help...
Wind Energy Basics We have been harnessing the wind's energy for hundreds of years. From old Holland to farms in the United States, windmills have been used for pumping water or grinding grain. Today, the windmill's modern equivalent-a wind turbine-can use the wind's energy to generate electricity. Wind turbines, like windmills, are mounted on a tower to capture the most energy. At 100 feet (30 meters) or more aboveground, they can take advantage of the faster and less turbulent wind. Turbines
by the numerical model. Barometric pressure, wind speed and direction (at 100 m above ground level), relative humidity, temperature, and air density data are available via an...
Wind Resource Assessment A map of the United States is color-coded to indicate the high winds at 80 meters. This map shows the wind resource at 80 meters for both land-based and...
In support of DOE's efforts to further develop distributed wind technology, NREL's National Wind Technology Center has released a Request for Proposal for the following Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Projects on the Federal Business
Site Tours Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. This is a simulated tour of the National Wind Technology Center showing its location in the state, elevation, and its facilities. Two site simulation tours of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) illustrate the NWTC's location, facilities, and wind resource. Site Simulation Showing Elevation This 40-second simulation begins with an overview of the entire state of Colorado, zooms in on the NWTC, and then flies around the site. This
Site Wind Resource Characteristics A graphic showing the location of National Wind Technology Center and its wind power class 2. Click on the image to view a larger version. Enlarge image This graphic shows the wind power class at the National Wind Technology Center. You can download a printable copy. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is on the Great Plains just miles from the Rocky Mountains. The site is flat and covered with short grasses. The terrain and lack of obstructions make the
Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems Chart of cost data for actual and projected offshore wind projects as reported by developers. Enlarge image NREL has a long history of successful research to understand and improve the cost of wind generation technology. As a research laboratory, NREL is a neutral, third party and can provide an unbiased perspective of methodologies and approaches used to estimate direct and indirect economic impacts of offshore wind. Market Analysis NREL's extensive research
Magazine | NREL Photo of a wind turbine nacelle bolted to a coupling device that, in turn, is connected to a large electric motor via a shaft. NREL's newest dynamometer is capable of testing wind turbines up to 5 megawatts in-capacity. The device exposes the wind turbine's drivetrain and generator-housed in the white nacelle on the left-to the loads and torques that they may experience in the field. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL From the Start: NREL Nurtures a Growing Wind Industry The
NREL Study Shows 20 Percent Wind is Possible by 2024 Analysis Shows Transmission Upgrades, Offshore Wind, and Operational Changes Needed to Incorporate 20 to 30 Percent Wind January 20, 2010 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS). This unprecedented two-and-a-half year technical study of future high-penetration wind scenarios was designed to analyze the economic, operational,
Studies Wind Farm Aerodynamics to Improve Siting NREL researchers are using advanced remote sensing instruments and high- performance computing to understand atmospheric turbulence and turbine wake behavior-a key to improving wind turbine design and siting within wind farms. As turbines and wind farms grow in size, they create bigger wakes and present more complex challenges to wind turbine and wind farm designers and operators. NREL researchers have confirmed through both observation and
Testing Equipment NREL Helps U.S. Virgin Islands Install Wind Testing Equipment Photo of wind turbines being erected. NREL's analysis and technical expertise is helping the U.S. Virgin Islands find ways to reduce fossil fuel use by 60% through the development of utility-scale wind opportunities. January 10, 2013 With the help of NREL, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) recently marked a major milestone on the way toward its goal of a 60% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2025. In December, NREL
Department of Energy NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities September 16, 2015 - 6:55pm Addthis A photo of a large dynamometer in a warehouse. In May, two of our nation's most advanced wind research and test facilities joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate effectively with the
Releases | NREL DOE and NREL Announce Inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition Teams April 11, 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are pleased to announce the teams selected to take part in the inaugural DOE Collegiate Wind Competition. The following 10 student teams were selected through a competitive process to compete in the inaugural competition: Boise State University California Maritime Academy Colorado School of Mines James Madison
Innovative Utility Takes to the Wind Golden, Colo., July 19, 2002 Waverly Wins National Award Named for NREL's Founding Director Waverly Light and Power, the municipal utility for Waverly, Iowa, which has helped lead the way for wind energy development across the Midwest, has been awarded the 2002 Paul Rappaport Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Award by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL inaugurated the national award this year in celebration
This NREL Highlight is being developed for the 2015 February Alliance S&T Meeting, and describes NREL's Simulator for Offshore Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) software in collaboration with Norway-based Statoil, to optimize layouts and controls of wind plants arrays.
In May, two of our nation's most advanced wind research and test facilities joined forces ... Read more about NREL's test facilities and wind energy research. Read more about the ...
NREL researchers have used high-tech instruments and high-performance computing to understand atmospheric turbulence and turbine wake behavior in order to improve wind turbine design and siting within wind farms.
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Transformation Wind Energy Deployment and Market Transformation NREL experts have a broad range of wind energy deployment and market transformation capabilities spanning more than 20 years of direct experience that help stakeholders understand and accelerate wind energy deployment in both the United States and internationally. Because NREL is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we undertake projects that fall outside of the services typically provided by high-end wind
Releases | NREL Releases Estimate of National Offshore Wind Energy Potential September 10, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces the release of a new report that assesses the electricity generating potential of offshore wind resources in the United States. According to the Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States, 4,150 gigawatts of potential wind turbine nameplate capacity (maximum turbine capacity) from offshore
News Releases | NREL NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities June 8, 2015 Two of our nation's most advanced wind energy research and test facilities have joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate more effectively with the electrical grid. Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy
Additional Resources Wind Prospector A web-based GIS applications designed to support resource assessment and data exploration associated with wind development. Wind Maps NREL's Geospatial Data Science Team offers both a national wind resource assessment of the United States and high-resolution wind data. The national wind resource assessment was created for the U.S. Department of Energy in 1986 by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory and is documented in the Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United
NREL-Statoil Collaborate to Make the First Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Array a Reality A photo of a floating wind turbine in the middle of open water. A Hywind floating...
NREL researchers are supporting offshore wind power development with computer models that allow detailed analyses of both fixed and floating offshore wind turbines. While existing computer-aided engineering (CAE) models can simulate the conditions and stresses that a land-based wind turbine experiences over its lifetime, offshore turbines require the additional considerations of variations in water depth, soil type, and wind and wave severity, which also necessitate the use of a variety of support-structure types. NREL's core wind CAE tool, FAST, models the additional effects of incident waves, sea currents, and the foundation dynamics of the support structures.
NREL also will sponsor an exhibit for the duration of the Stock Show with free literature on solar and wind energy in the Hall of Education. The workshops are free with admission ...
Wind Career Map Shows Wind Industry Career Opportunities, Paths A screenshot of the wind career map showing the various points on a chart that show different careers in the wind...
(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) | Department of Energy OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) This study was composed of several smaller studies done in cooperation with other local entities and experts, all of which are summarized in this report. PDF icon 48632.pdf More Documents & Publications Phase 2 Report:
For nearly 30 years, NREL has helped the wind turbine industry through design and research innovations. The comprehensive capabilities of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), ranging from specialized computer simulation tools to unique test facilities, has been used to design, develop, and deploy several generations of advanced wind energy technology.
in Pilot Lab-Corps Program NREL Engineers Accomplish Training for Participation in Pilot Lab-Corps Program January 19, 2016 Katherine Dykes and Rick Damiani completed six weeks of training as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's pilot Lab-Corps program. Lab-Corps seeks to "help move innovative technologies from national labs into the marketplace." Dykes and Damiani competed against other teams to represent the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the Lab-Corps program
National Wind Technology Center Video (Text Version) This is the text version for the National Wind Technology Center video. The video opens with spinning blades of wind turbines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory logo. It then cuts to images of windmills turning on farms. The video cuts in between shots of wind turbines and face-to-face interviews of scientists from NREL's National Wind Technology Center. (Voiceover) It is a pure, plentiful natural resource. Jim Johnson, Senior
NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center October 2, 2015 Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country's premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is
Wind2Battery Project photo of the Wind2Battery site near Luverne, Minnesota. Wind2Battery site near Luverne, Minnesota. Courtesy of Xcel Energy NREL is working with Xcel Energy to test the storage of wind energy in batteries. This is the first installation of a battery as a direct wind energy storage device in the United States and is important for demonstrating the capability and economic potential of large-scale renewable energy coupled with energy storage. The test site is located at a wind
A robust workforce is essential to growing domestic wind manufacturing capabilities. NREL researchers conducted research to better understand today's domestic wind workforce, projected needs for the future, and how existing and new education and training programs can meet future needs. This presentation provides an overview of this research and the accompanying industry survey, as well as the Energy Department's Career Maps, Jobs & Economic Development Impacts models, and the Wind for Schools project.
National Wind Technology Center Director Named ASME Fellow For more information contact: Terry Monrad, (303) 275-4096 Golden, Colo., January 25, 1996 -- Dr. Robert W. Thresher, director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), will receive the grade of Fellow from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in ceremonies Jan. 29, 1996, in Houston, Texas. The NWTC, part of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), conducts research on advanced wind
Storage & Transportation | Department of Energy Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation NREL Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation Presented at the Renewable Hydrogen Workshop, Nov. 16, 2009, in Palm Springs, CA PDF icon renewable_hydrogen_workshop_nov16_ramsden.pdf More Documents & Publications Hour-by-Hour Cost Modeling of Optimized Central Wind-Based Water Electrolysis
Building 251 and High Bay Photo of an aerial shot of a large blue and grey building with parking lot and cars in the foreground. Building 251 at the NWTC houses administrative and research support offices and well as a high bay for testing wind turbine components. Building 251 is the hub of the National Wind Technology Center. In addition to housing administrative and research support offices, the facility's conference rooms enable NREL to host international wind power specialists, conferences,
can increase reliability, decrease mass, improve efficiency, and reduce the cost of wind energy. In addition, the design can scale up to ratings as high as 10 megawatts (MW) while...
A robust workforce is essential to growing domestic wind manufacturing capabilities. This presentation provides an overview of an NREL analysis of wind-focused education at American colleges and universities. The second part of the presentation discusses DOE/NREL workforce-related projects, such as the Wind Career Map, the Collegiate Wind Competition, and the Wind for Schools project.
Wind-to-Hydrogen Project Photo of person in hard hat working on equipment in a laboratory setting. NREL engineer inspects hydrogen-producing electrolyzer system at the National Wind Technology Center. Photo by Greg Martin, NREL Formed in partnership with Xcel Energy, NREL's wind-to-hydrogen (Wind2H2) demonstration project links wind turbines and photovoltaic (PV) arrays to electrolyzer stacks, which pass the generated electricity through water to split it into hydrogen and oxygen. The resulting
Design Tools and Methods Graphic of a modular depiction of the FAST tool, which includes aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, control and electrical system dynamics, and structural dynamics modules. NREL's CAE Tool, FAST, and its Sub-Modules Illustration of wind turbines in various environments including land-based, shallow water (0-30m), transitional depth (30-60m), and deep water floating (greater than 60m). FAST has the capability of modeling a wide range of offshore wind system configurations
Wind and Hydropower Technology Analysis Wind and hydropower analysis supports advanced technologies that convert more of the nation's wind into electricity. Grid Operational Impact Analysis The wind program will address the variable, normally uncontrollable nature of wind power plant output, and the additional needs that its operation imposes on the overall grid. At present, the generation and transmission operational impacts that occur due to wind variability are not well quantified. This
2005, and 2006. These datasets were designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants. For the...
Collaborative Improves the Reliability of Wind Turbine Gearboxes Gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. To help minimize gearbox failures, in 2007 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC), which consists of manufacturers, owners, researchers, and consultants. The GRC was funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Gearbox deficiencies are the
2 September 25, 2012 Wind Energy Research Institutes Join Forces at the Inaugural Meeting of the North American Wind Energy Academy The North American Wind Energy Academy held its inaugural meeting August 7-9, 2012, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The meeting drew 92 participants from 17 states and Canada, including 22 universities, eight commercial companies, and four government laboratories. September 25, 2012 DOE Wind Program Funds University of Wisconsin-Madison Wind Workforce
Systems Engineering Wind Research The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) wind energy systems engineering initiative has developed an analysis platform to leverage its research capabilities toward integrating wind energy engineering and cost models across wind plants. This platform captures the important interactions between various subsystems to achieve a better understanding of how to improve system-level performance and achieve system-level cost reductions. The initiative's goal is to
09 September 14, 2009 IEA Wind Energy 2008 Annual Report Now Available for Free Download The IEA Annual Report for 2008 provides the latest information on wind industries in 20 ...
Dynamometer Test Facilities Dynamometer test configuration for a wind turbine drivetrain. Enlarge image Dynamometers enable industry and testing agencies to verify the performance and reliability of wind turbines drivetrain prototypes and commercial machines. Designs are tested by simulating operating field conditions in a laboratory environment. In a typical dynamometer test, a powerful motor replaces the rotor and blades of a wind turbine. Wind turbine dynamometer testing focuses on the
test the blades for endurance. To test the new, larger blades, NREL installed a larger blade test stand capable of testing blades up to 50 meters in length. At the STL, companies...
1 December 9, 2011 Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time Rich VanderVeen, president of Mackinaw Power, LLC in Michigan talks about wind power being an important wealth-building second crop for American farmers. November 22, 2011 New Database Assists with Wind Project Siting November 2, 2011 Wind Energy Has A Lot Riding on Programs up for Debate in Congress Lisa Daniels, Windustry executive director, talks about how wind energy has become a farm product and that clean energy program
Field Verification Project The mission of the Field Verification Project (FVP) was to enable U.S. industry to complete the research, testing, and field verification needed to fully develop advanced wind energy technologies that lead the world in cost-effectiveness and reliability. The project, completed in 2003, included cost-shared research with industry partners to lead to the development of advanced technology wind turbines and support for projects that verify performance of wind turbine
NREL's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability, lowering the cost of energy. Unintended gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. In 2007, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC), which follows a multi-pronged approach based on a collaborative of manufacturers, owners, researchers, and consultants. The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer testing, condition monitoring, and the development and population of a gearbox failure database. NREL and other GRC partners have been able to identify shortcomings in the design, testing, and operation of wind turbines that contribute to reduced gearbox reliability. In contrast to private investigations of these problems, GRC findings are quickly shared among GRC participants, including many wind turbine manufacturers and equipment suppliers. Ultimately, the findings are made public for use throughout the wind industry. This knowledge will result in increased gearbox reliability and an overall reduction in the cost of wind energy. Project essentials include the development of two redesigned and heavily instrumented representative gearbox designs. Field and dynamometer tests are conducted on the gearboxes to build an understanding of how selected loads and events translate into bearing and gear response. The GRC evaluates and validates current wind turbine, gearbox, gear and bearing analytical tools/models, develops new tools/models, and recommends improvements to design and certification standards, as required. In addition, the GRC is investigating condition monitoring methods to improve turbine reliability. Gearbox deficiencies are the result of many factors, and the GRC team recommends efficient and cost-effective improvements in order to expand the industry knowledge base and facilitate immediate improvements in the gearbox life cycle.
... He serves as a strategist and spokesperson for the national research programs to develop offshore renewables, such as wind, wave, tidal, and ocean current. Bob has received ...
at the NWTC are used to test new control schemes and equipment for reducing loads on wind turbine components and meteorological towers upwind are instrumented to collect data....
NREL recently led the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Harmonization Project, a study that provides more exact estimates of GHG emissions for renewable and conventional generation, clarifying inconsistent and conflicting estimates in the published literature, and reducing uncertainty. This involved a systematic review and harmonization of life cycle assessment (LCA) literature of utility-scale wind power systems in order to determine the causes of life cycle greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and, where possible, reduce variability in GHG estimates.
A collaborative at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability and lowers the cost of wind energy.
Sustainability Plan | Department of Energy and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan DOE and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan January 12, 2016 - 12:55pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today issued a formal notice of intent for organizations interested in developing a Sustainability Plan for the Wind for Schools project. This
Releases | NREL to Partner with RES Americas on Wind Balance-of-Plant Research June 17, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc. (RES Americas) have announced a partnership to evaluate the design and performance of vital wind energy support systems. Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), NREL and RES Americas will investigate structural loads on foundations of operating wind
| NREL NREL, Xcel Energy Sign Wind to Hydrogen Research Agreement May 8, 2006 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) recently signed a cooperative agreement for an innovative "wind to hydrogen" research, development and demonstration project. Researchers will analyze and compare hydrogen production from wind power and the electric grid. The hydrogen will be produced through electrolysis-the
Study explores how wind power can support power system reliability, and do so economically. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric...
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Presentation about NREL's Wind to Hydrogen Project and producing renewable hydrogen for both energy storage and transporation, including the challenges, sustainable pathways, and analysis results.
NREL researchers are the first to use a high-performance computing tool for a large-eddy simulation of an entire wind plant.
8 December 9, 2008 Colorado Study Confirms Low Grid Integration Costs for Wind A new study released this week once again adds to the body of peer-reviewed literature confirming that the cost of integrating wind energy with the electric grid is quite low. December 9, 2008 Extra-High-Voltage Line from AEP Would Connect Wind-Rich Dakotas American Electric Power is evaluating the feasibility of building a multi-state, extra-high-voltage transmission project across the Upper Midwest. December 2, 2008
Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Photograph of a wind turbine in the ocean. Located about 10 kilometers off the coast of Arklow, Ireland, the Arklow Bank offshore wind park consists of seven GE Wind 3.6-MW wind turbines. Much can be learned from the existing land-based integration research for handling the variability and uncertainty of the wind resource. Integration and Transmission One comprehensive grid integration study is the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS), in
Data: A Wind Powering America Success Story U.S. Virgin Islands Begins Collecting Wind Resource Data: A Wind Powering America Success Story March 25, 2013 In the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), electricity is so expensive that families struggle to pay utility bills and businesses close due to high energy costs. With technical assistance from the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the USVI Energy Office is preparing to develop the territory's first
Until now, wind turbine controls that reduce the impacts of wind gusts and turbulence were always reactive-responding to the wind rather than anticipating it. But with today's laser-based sensors that measure wind speed ahead of the turbine, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their industry partners are developing more intelligent controls. The world's first field tests of these controls are currently underway at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL, with plans for future commercialization.
Until now, wind turbine controls that reduce the impacts of wind gusts and turbulence were always reactive -- responding to the wind rather than anticipating it. But with today's laser-based sensors that measure wind speed ahead of the turbine, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their industry partners are developing more intelligent controls. The world's first field tests of these controls are currently underway at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL, with plans for future commercialization.
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Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan DOE and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan January 12, 2016 - 12:55pm Addthis ...
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Study Phase 3 Research 3 Research All of the large-scale regional wind and solar integration studies performed by NREL and others have identified the lack of power system dynamic analysis as a significant research gap. Acceptable dynamic performance of the grid in the fractions of a second to one minute following a large disturbance (e.g., loss of a large power plant or a major transmission line) is critical to system reliability, thus there is a need to analyze the dynamic behavior of North
Meet a Wind Energy Expert Archives The field of wind energy research and development is a diverse one. Our staff consists of a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Here you will find some of the profiles of our wind energy experts. Maureen Hand Pat Moriarty Printable Version Wind Research Home Research & Development Facilities Research Staff Working with Us Publications Data & Resources Awards News Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to
About NREL At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy. Take a photo tour through NREL's campus. Start the tour NREL Quick Facts 3 National Centers National Bioenergy Center National Center for Photovoltaics National Wind Technology Center 3 Collaborative Research Facilities
Department of Energy LBNL/NREL Analysis Predicts Record Low LCOE for Wind Energy in 2012-2013 LBNL/NREL Analysis Predicts Record Low LCOE for Wind Energy in 2012-2013 February 24, 2012 - 11:27am Addthis This is an excerpt from the First Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter. A recent analysis conducted by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests that lower capital costs and continued increases in wind
Facility (SWiFT): SWiFT carries out studies to improve the efficiency of wind farms in areas including wake energy loss, wake-induced loads, advanced rotor development,...
Generators (Poster) (Conference) | SciTech Connect Conference: NREL Controllable Grid Interface for Testing MW-Scale Wind Turbine Generators (Poster) Citation Details In-Document Search Title: NREL Controllable Grid Interface for Testing MW-Scale Wind Turbine Generators (Poster) In order to understand the behavior of wind turbines experiencing grid disturbances, it is necessary to perform a series of tests and accurate transient simulation studies. The latest edition of the IEC 61400-21
Solar Generation - News Releases | NREL Study Shows Power Grid can Accommodate Large Increase in Wind and Solar Generation Increased Coordination Over Wider Areas and More Frequent Scheduling Needed; Wind and Solar Significantly Reduce Carbon and Fuel Costs May 20, 2010 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released an initial study assessing the operational impacts and economics of increased contributions from wind and solar energy producers on the power grid. The Western
Energy NREL's 91-Year-Old Palmer Carlin-a Wind Energy Pioneer NREL's 91-Year-Old Palmer Carlin-a Wind Energy Pioneer July 2, 2015 - 11:57am Addthis A photo of an elderly man, Palmer Carlin, in the foreground and a solar array in the background. Three afternoons a week, 91-year-old Palmer Carlin comes into the Energy Department's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and begins having fun. That's where the senior engineer fields questions
Get to Know a Wind Energy Expert Some may know Shuangwen (Shawn) Sheng for his breakthrough work with the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) and condition monitoring; others may know him through his successful gearbox failures database development efforts. But what many don't know about Shawn is that his passion for wind energy didn't develop until he already had a bachelor's degree, which was a feat unto itself given his childhood spent in a rural village in the Heilongjiang province. When
As renewable energy generating sources, such as wind turbines and solar power systems, reach high levels of penetration in parts of the United States, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is helping the utility industry to peer into the future. Using software modeling tools that the lab developed, NREL is examining the future operation of the electrical grid as renewable energy continues to grow.
Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD) What is WILD? The Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD), developed and main- tained by the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is comprised of over 1,000 citations pertaining to the effects of land-based wind, offshore wind, marine and hydrokinetic power systems, power lines, and communication and television towers on wildlife. For the wind energy sector, WILD serves as an
Inflow Conditions | Department of Energy NREL and LLNL team with NOAA and University of Colorado to Study Wind Inflow Conditions DOE's NREL and LLNL team with NOAA and University of Colorado to Study Wind Inflow Conditions October 3, 2011 - 12:33pm Addthis This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2011 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter. Invisible to the eye, wind wakes created by multimegawatt wind turbines can nevertheless strongly impact performance of other turbines
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Poster presented at the AWEA 2010 conference illustrates NREL's testing of five small wind turbines in the first round of its independent testing project. Tests include power performance, noise, duration, safety and function, and power quality (where applicable).
Reliability - News Releases | NREL Study: Active Power Control of Wind Turbines Can Improve Power Grid Reliability January 20, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system. The rest of the power
News Releases | NREL to Partner with University of Delaware on Offshore Wind Research June 15, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Delaware (UD) today announced they will work to facilitate the potential establishment of a test site for commercial wind turbines off the Delaware coast. Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) worth $500,000 over the next five years, UD will work with federal and
Suzanne Tegen presented this information as part of the June 17, 2015 WINDExchange webinar: Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges III: Public Acceptance and Land Use. This presentation provides an overview of current NREL research related to wind energy deployment considerations, the DOE Wind Vision as it relates to public acceptance and land use, why public acceptance of wind power matters, where the U.S. wind resource is best, and how those rich resource areas overlay with population centers.
Chart the World's Wind Resource Potential The potential wind capacity of the United States at a hub height of 140 meters. This resource map represents near-future technology options. It shows land area with a gross capacity factor of 35% and higher, which may be suitable for wind energy development. The darker the color, the larger the potentially developable area. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) provide the wind industry,
Far off the shores of energy-hungry coastal cities, powerful winds blow over the open ocean, where the water is too deep for today's seabed-mounted offshore wind turbines. For the United States to tap into these vast offshore wind energy resources, wind turbines must be mounted on floating platforms to be cost effective. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are supporting that development with computer models that allow detailed analyses of such floating wind turbines.
Wind for Schools Program Adds Funding in Five States Universities in Alaska, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia to lead projects January 21, 2010 Today the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and DOE's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program announced the selection of five additional states to each receive approximately $60,000 in funding per year for three years for activities supporting Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools project.
Research turbine supports sustained technology development. For more than three decades, engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) have worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program and industry partners to advance wind energy technology, improve wind turbine performance, and reduce the cost of energy. Although there have been dramatic increases in performance and drops in the cost of wind energy-from $0.80 per kilowatt-hour to between $0.06 and $0.08 per kilowatt-hour-the goal of the DOE Wind Program is to further increase performance and reduce the cost of energy for land-based systems so that wind energy can compete with natural gas by 2020. In support of the program's research and development (R and D) efforts, NREL has constructed state-of-the-art facilities at the NWTC where industry partners, universities, and other DOE laboratories can conduct tests and experiments to further advance wind technology. The latest facility to come online is the DOE-GE 1.5-MW wind turbine test platform. Working with DOE, NREL purchased and installed a GE 1.5-MW wind turbine at the NWTC in 2009. Since then, NREL engineers have extensively instrumented the machine, conducted power performance and full-system modal tests, and collected structural loads measurements to obtain baseline characterization of the turbine's power curve, vibration characteristics, and fatigue loads in the uniquely challenging NWTC inflow environment. By successfully completing a baseline for the turbine's performance and structural response, NREL engineers have established a test platform that can be used by industry, university, and DOE laboratory researchers to test wind turbine control systems and components. The new test platform will also enable researchers to acquire the measurements needed to develop and validate wind turbine models and improve design codes.
Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL Preprint January 2001 * NREL/CP-500-29164 D.M. Heimiller S.R. Haymes To be presented at the 39 th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Reno, Nevada January 8-11, 2001 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 NOTICE The submitted
(WIND) Toolkit Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit Obtain the WIND Toolkit Please note: the WIND Toolkit is simulated wind power data to be used in renewable integration studies. Please read the associated validation reports and use the data appropriately. The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit is an update and expansion of the Eastern and Western Wind Datasets, and is intended to support the next generation of integration studies. The WIND Toolkit includes
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This presentation provides information on the activities conducted through the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), initiated in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and executed through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support the distributed wind industry. The CIP provides research and development funding and technical support to improve distributed wind turbine technology and increase the competitiveness of U.S. small and midsize wind turbine manufacturers. Through this project, DOE/NREL assists U.S. manufacturers to lower the levelized cost of energy of wind turbines through component improvements, manufacturing process upgrades, and turbine testing. Ultimately, this support is expected to lead to turbine certification through testing to industry-recognized wind turbine performance and safety standards.
A map depicting wind resources at 100 meters of the republic of the Philippines. Additional Resources Wind Prospector A web-based GIS applications designed to support resource assessment and data exploration associated with wind development. Philippines Wind Viewer Tutorial Learn how to navigate, display, query and download Philippines data in the Wind Prospector. Philippines Geospatial Toolkit EXE 926.5 MB Philippines Wind Resource Maps and Data In 2014, under the Enhancing Capacity for Low
to Enter the Wind Energy Workforce Collegiate Wind Competition Prepares Students to Enter the Wind Energy Workforce News Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. Comeback Kids Win DOE's Collegiate Wind Competition Program Manager Jose Zayas talks about Penn State's come-from- behind victory in last
Datasets Eastern and Western Wind Integration Datasets These datasets were designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants. Eastern Wind Dataset For the Eastern dataset, more than 1,326 simulated wind farms data points are available across the eastern United States. Western Wind Dataset For the Western dataset, more than 30,000 data points are available across the western United States. About the Eastern and
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fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) and a second for their work with Siemens on blade aerodynamics. A third team received a patent award for their approach to wind turbine...
Boise State University Wins Collegiate Wind Competition 2015 A group of five men wearing blue shirts hold up their first place trophy in the center of the photo. Collegiate Wind...
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Report summarizes regulations, standards, and guidelines for the design and operation of offshore wind projects in the United States.
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Colorado-based Wind Turbine Technology Area will focus on developing advanced composites manufacturing processes for turbine components, including blades, hubs, and nacelles. By...
This paper describes three wind energy related projects which are underway in Indonesia. The first is a USAID/Winrock Wind for Island and Nongovernmental Development (WIND) project. The objectives of this project are to train local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the siting, installation, operation, and maintenance of small wind turbines. Then to install up to 20 wind systems to provide electric power for productive end uses while creating micro-enterprises which will generate enough revenue to sustain the wind energy systems. The second project is a joint Community Power Corporation/PLN (Indonesian National Electric Utility) case study of hybrid power systems in village settings. The objective is to evaluate the economic viability of various hybrid power options for several different situations involving wind/photovoltaics/batteries/diesel. The third project is a World Bank/PLN preliminary market assessment for wind/diesel hybrid systems. The objective is to estimate the size of the total potential market for wind/diesel hybrid power systems in Indonesia. The study will examine both wind retrofits to existing diesel mini-grids and new wind-diesel plants in currently unelectrified villages.
Transmission Study Oahu Wind Integration and Transmission Study The Oahu Wind Integration and Transmission Study examined the integration of renewable energy as part of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative's Energy Agreement. The agreement includes a commitment to integrate up to 400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy from Molokai or Lanai and transmit it to Oahu via undersea cable systems. The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative also includes an aggressive mandate for the state of Hawaii to
examines current U.S. manufacturing and supply chain capabilities for advanced wind turbine drivetrain technologies. Innovative technologies are helping boost the capacity and...
New Study Reveals Potential 30% Penetration of Wind and Solar for the Eastern Interconnection An illustrated map of the U.S. northeast and midwest showing transmission lines...
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Wind Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Low emission development...
of current and pending wind and offshore design standards and guidelines. The results of these analyses must then be synthesized with national offshore meteorological, ocean, and ...
Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants February 18, 2015 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is pleased to announce that the Energy...
Distributed Wind Case Study: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, New York www.nrel.gov Baker and Belding installed a 10-kW Bergey Excel wind turbine in August 2011. Photo from Cross Island Farms, NREL/PIX 19923 Funding Summary * Total cost of wind turbine, including first developer: $82,000 * Total cost of wind turbine, excluding first developer: $73,000 * Total cost of solar: $40,000 * Propane generator: $8,000; including equipment, installation, and propane: $13,000 * USDA REAP grant:
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The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs. NREL's Measurement and Instrument Data Center provides data from NWTC's M2 tower which are derived from instruments mounted on or near an 82 meter (270 foot) meteorological tower located at the western edge of the NWTC site and about 11 km (7 miles) west of Broomfield, and approximately 8 km (5 miles) south of Boulder, Colorado. The data represent the mean value of readings taken every two seconds and averaged over one minute. The wind speed and direction are measured at six heights on the tower and air temperature is measured at three heights. The dew point temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, totalized liquid precipitation, and global solar radiation are also available.
Jager, D.; Andreas, A.
The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs. NREL's Measurement and Instrument Data Center provides data from NWTC's M2 tower which are derived from instruments mounted on or near an 82 meter (270 foot) meteorological tower located at the western edge of the NWTC site and about 11 km (7 miles) west of Broomfield, and approximately 8 km (5 miles) south of Boulder, Colorado. The data represent the mean value of readings taken every two seconds and averaged over one minute. The wind speed and direction are measured at six heights on the tower and air temperature is measured at three heights. The dew point temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, totalized liquid precipitation, and global solar radiation are also available.
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Gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. To help minimize gearbox failures, in 2007 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC), which consists of manufacturers, owners, researchers, and consultants. Based on all the lessons learned from the past five years, the GRC has now produced a new and improved design, which is projected to yield an operating lifetime of 12 years, more than triple that of the previous redesigned gearbox. The GRC findings will result in increased gearbox reliability and an overall reduction in the cost of wind energy.
parameters, can yield a rise in BOS cost, such as the spike near 500 megawatts. Figure 4. Offshore wind fixed substructure BOS costs decrease as turbine rating increases, which is...
4 Feature Stories The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. December 2004 NREL - Keeping Up with the Rapidly Growing Wind Industry NREL - Keeping Up with the Rapidly Growing Wind Industry Wind energy-it's the fastest growing electricity-generating technology in the world. And thanks to the successful research and development partnerships between industry and DOE's Wind Program at NREL and
Study Phase 2 Research 2 Research Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS-2) was initiated to determine the wear-and-tear costs and emissions impacts of cycling and to simulate grid operations to investigate the detailed impacts of wind and solar power on the fossil-fueled fleet in the West. Key Findings The negative impact of cycling on overall plant emissions is relatively small. The increase in plant emissions from cycling to accommodate variable renewables are more
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To fully harvest the nation's bountiful wind and solar resources, it is critical to know how much electrical power from these renewable resources could be integrated reliably into the grid. To inform the discussion about the potential of such variable sources, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched two key regional studies, examining the east and west sections of the U.S. power grid. The studies show that it is technically possible for U.S. power systems to integrate 20%-35% renewable electricity if infrastructure and operational improvements can be made.
North Wind 10020 Wind Turbine Developers: Gerry Nix and Brian Smith, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Johnathan Lynch, Clint Coleman, Garrett Bywaters, and Rob Roland,...
This CRADA was a purely funds-in CRADA with Modular Wind Energy (MWE). MWE had a need to perform full-scale testing of a 45-m wind turbine blade. NREL/NWTC provided the capabilities, facilities, and equipment to test this large-scale MWE wind turbine blade. Full-scale testing is required to demonstrate the ability of the wind turbine blade to withstand static design load cases and demonstrate the fatigue durability. Structural testing is also necessary to meet international blade testing certification requirements. Through this CRADA, MWE would obtain test results necessary for product development and certification, and NREL would benefit by working with an industrial partner to better understand the unique test requirements for wind turbine blades with advanced structural designs.
Report on Wind Turbine Subsystem Reliability ─ A Survey of Various Databases Shuangwen (Shawn) Sheng National Renewable Energy Laboratory June, 2013 NREL/PR-5000-59111 2 DISCLAIMER AGREEMENT These information ("Data") are provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC ("Alliance") for the U.S. Department of Energy (the "DOE"). It is recognized that disclosure of these Data is
This shared resources CRADA defines collaborations between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and SWAY. Under the terms and conditions described in this CRADA agreement, NREL and SWAY will collaborate on the SWAY 1/5th-scale floating wind turbine demonstration project in Norway. NREL and SWAY will work together to obtain measurement data from the demonstration system to perform model validation.
Draxl, Caroline; Hodge, Bri-Mathias
A webinar about the Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit was presented by Bri-Mathias Hodge and Caroline Draxl on July 14, 2015. It was hosted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The toolkit is a grid integration data set that contains meteorological and power data at a 5-minute resolution across the continental United States for 7 years and hourly power forecasts.
Eastern Asia References NREL's Bilateral Partnerships 1 Abstract NREL supports biofuels, wind, rural electrification, photovoltaics (PV), and buildings projects in China....
Aerodynamics Studies Improve Energy Capture and Lower Costs of Wind-Generated Electricity Researchers at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have expanded wind turbine aerodynamics research from blade and rotor aerodynamics to wind plant and atmospheric inflow effects. The energy capture from wind plants is dependent on all of these aerodynamic interactions, which impact the cumulative fatigue damage of turbine structural compo- nents
and Clemson University Put Wind Turbine Drivetrains to the Test A photo of a large dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL's 5-megawatt dynamometer test facility...
New NREL Report Showcases Potential of Domestic Offshore Wind Industry October 5, 2015 Several researchers at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy...
photovoltaic market in 2020. April 17, 2015 NREL and Partners Review Key Issues, Lessons Learned from U.S. Wind Integration Studies and Operating Practices As a complement...
Innovation Impact Publications NREL has a rich history of scientific innovation and partnering with industry in research and development across our primary areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency research: analysis, bioenergy, buildings, manufacturing, solar, transportation, and wind technologies. Learn more about NREL's Innovation Impact by viewing the fact sheets below on our key breakthrough results. Analysis NREL Case Study Leads to International Partnership In 2012, NREL analysts
Bloom, Aaron; Townsend, Aaron; Palchak, David
Balancing wind and solar in a model is relatively easy. All you need to do is assume a very large system with infinite flexibility! But what if you don't have an infinitely flexible system? What if there are thousands of generators nestled in a handful of regions that are unlikely to change their operational practices? Would you still have enough flexibility to balance hundreds of gigawatts of wind and solar at a 5 minute level? At NREL, we think we can, and our industry partners agree. This presentation was presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting by Aaron Bloom, highlighting results of the Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study.
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NREL teams with Dutch Energy Research Center Collaboration expected in energy analysis, wind and photovoltaic research May 28, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a research collaboration agreement with the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). NREL and ECN will join forces on areas such as policy studies, energy analysis, wind energy and solar photovoltaic energy. The cooperation between ECN and NREL ranges from an
Researchers Field-Test Advanced Control Turbine Systems to Increase Performance, Decrease Structural Loading of Wind Turbines and Plants Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) are studying component controls, including new advanced actuators and sensors, for both conventional turbines as well as wind plants. This research will help develop innovative control strategies that reduce aerodynamic structural loads and improve
Controllable Grid Interface for Testing MW-Scale Wind Turbine Generators (Poster) McDade, M.; Gevorgian, V.; Wallen, R.; Erdman, W. 17 WIND ENERGY WIND TURBINE TESTING;...
Specifically, the work under this CRADA includes, but is not limited to, the development of test procedures for an offshore test site in Delaware waters; testing of installed offshore wind turbines; performance monitoring of those turbines; and a program of research and development on offshore wind turbine blades, components, coatings, foundations, installation and construction of bottom-fixed structures, environmental impacts, policies, and more generally on means to enhance the reliability, facilitate permitting, and reduce costs for offshore wind turbines. This work will be conducted both at NREL's National Wind Technology Center and participant facilities, as well as the established offshore wind test sites.
NREL 32696 Companies that rely on batteries for enhanced energy efficiency-including electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, solar and wind energy generation companies, and...
ahead" at incoming wind conditions, which poten- tially eliminates this delayed control response. NREL researchers achieved this technology by using lidars, which use lasers...
hydrogen production, and vehicle performance. The vehicles, on loan to NREL, are fueled with renewable hydrogen made from wind and solar energy thanks to the...
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Model Wind Model The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Wind model allows the user to estimate economic development impacts from wind power generation projects. JEDI Wind has default information that can be used to run a generic impacts analysis assuming wind industry averages. Model users are encouraged to enter as much project-specific data as possible. User inputs specific to JEDI Wind include: Construction materials and labor costs Turbine, tower, blade costs, and local content
Search Sunlight Helps Laboratory Get Ready for Y2K - (122799) NREL Hosts Free Workshops on Solar and Wind Energy - (121599) Seminar Explores Benefits of Using Solar Power for ...
Technology Acceleration NREL offers technology-specific assistance to federal and private industry to help address market barriers to sustainable energy technologies. Learn more about NREL's work in the following areas: Biopower and Waste-to-Energy Biopower and Waste-to-Energy Buildings Buildings Fuels, Vehicles, & Transportation Fuels, Vehicles, and Transportation Microgrid Design Microgrid Design Solar Solar Wind Wind Contact Us For more information on NREL's market transformation work,
Baring-Gould, Ian; Gleason, Michael; Preus, Robert; Sigrin, Ben
The dWindDS model analyses the market diffusion of distributed wind generation for behind the meter applications. It is consumer decision based and uses a variety of data sets including a high resolution wind data set. It projects market development through 2050 based on input on specified by the user. This presentation covers some initial runs with draft base case assumptions.
About Sustainable NREL NREL proactively pursues sustainability in all its operations to meet the lab's environmental stewardship goals. NREL is also charged with providing leadership within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex to achieve energy and environmental goals as described in Executive Order 13693. Sustainability Integrated in Mission and Operation Fully integrated in the lab's mission and operations, sustainability leadership is demonstrated by our involvement in optimizing
News Below are news stories related to NREL's sustainability efforts. February 22, 2016 NREL analysis finds tax credit extensions can impact renewable energy deployment and electric sector CO2 emissions The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released new analysis exploring the potential impact of recently extended federal tax credits on the deployment of renewable generation technologies and related U.S. electric sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. February
Gebraad, Pieter; Fleming, Paul; Wright, Alan; Dykes, Katherine; van Wingerden, Jan-Willem
Presentation slides given at WINDFARMS 2015. The presentation gives an overview of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's work on wake control in wind power plants.
developed by Laufer Wind and NREL that may decrease the number of bird interactions with wind turbines. Photo by Ismael Mendoza, NREL A trained falcon named Houdini darts and...
Potential for Wyoming Wind Transmission to California Study Indicates Economic Potential for Wyoming Wind Transmission to California March 24, 2014 A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that the economic benefit of transmitting wind energy from Wyoming to the California energy market are likely to exceed the cost. The study, "California-Wyoming Grid Integration Study, Phase 1-Economic Analysis" was conducted by NREL for the
This is one-page, two-sided fact sheet presents high-level summary results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2, which examined operational impacts of high penetrations of variable renewable generation in the West.
Cafeteria A photo of a grey, single-story cafeteria on a large campus. NREL's onsite Café. Take a Closer Look NREL Café Fact Sheet NREL's state-of-the-art cafeteria (Café) on the South Table Mountain campus, certified to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum-level rating, uses about 25% less energy than a cafeteria built to current commercial code. Fast Facts Square feet: 12,140 Occupants: 240 Energy Use: 150 kBtu per square-foot,
Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment Department of Energy's National Wind Technology Center Golden, Colorado at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory DOE/EA-1914 May 2014 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK DOE/EA-1914 i May 2014 Department of Energy Golden Field Office 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT SITE-WIDE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER, GOLDEN, COLORADO AT THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE
0 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search NREL's Zunger Receives Top Scientific Honors - (11/29/00) Report Outlines Promising Opportunities for Addressing Climate Change - (11/15/00) Conference to Focus on Vast Need for 'Village Power' Solar, Wind Power Seen as Solutions for Developing World - (11/10/00) Energy Department Announces National Bioenergy Center - (11/01/00) NREL and California Air Agency to Test Clean
NREL Releases Report Card on Environmental Efforts October 23, 2015 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continued to improve its environmental protection efforts at its South Table Mountain and National Wind Technology Center sites during 2014 by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adding bird-safety features to campus structures, and assessing environmental impacts of potential laboratory development. NREL annually reports on the environmental performance and
the Annual Sustainability Report FY2014. Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Buildings Research Support Facility Science & Technology...
Capabilities Photo of a group of men in front of a computer visualization screen. NREL's energy systems integration research capabilities include high-resolution data visualization. Here, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz experiences a 3D wind turbine model during a tour of the Energy Systems Integration Facility. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL has unique research capabilities, experienced staff, and state-of-the-art equipment to find solutions to the challenges of effectively integrating
Microgrid Design Photo of a microgrid test site at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL designs independent electrical generation and distribution systems called microgrids, which deliver energy that is reliable, economical, and sustainable. NREL experts work with military, government, industry, and other organizations that cannot afford to lose power to develop reliable and cost-effective microgrid systems. Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers microgrid technical expertise and project
Technology Deployment Photo of a man with a blue hard hat on installing instrumentation on an 80 meter meteorological tower used to measure the wind resource in Bangladesh. With support from NREL, developing countries are realizing the benefits of Low Emission Development Strategies. Full story. More success stories. NREL provides market expertise and tools to governments, utilities, tribes, and industry to implement clean energy solutions. Learn how NREL's integrated technology deployment
in a public-private contracting environment to research, design, and build advanced water power technologies. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) has an outstanding...
and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. INITIAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF UTILITY-SCALE WIND INTEGRATION IN HAWAII NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any informa-
Wind Jump to: navigation, search Name: UPC Wind Place: Maui, HI Website: www.upcwind.com References: UPC Wind1 Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes...
NREL-Statoil Collaborate to Make the First Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Array a Reality A photo of a floating wind turbine in the middle of open water. A Hywind floating...
Keller, J.; Lacava, W.; Austin, J.; Nejad, A.; Halse, C.; Bastard, L.; Helsen, J.
This work investigates the minimum level of fidelity required to accurately simulate wind turbine gearboxes using state-of-the-art design tools. Excessive model fidelity including drivetrain complexity, gearbox complexity, excitation sources, and imperfections, significantly increases computational time, but may not provide a commensurate increase in the value of the results. Essential designparameters are evaluated, including the planetary load-sharing factor, gear tooth load distribution, and sun orbit motion. Based on the sensitivity study results, recommendations for the minimum model fidelities are provided.
Lantz, E.; Tegen, S.
NREL's JEDI Wind model performed an analysis of wind-power-related economic development drivers. Economic development benefits for wind and coal were estimated using NREL's JEDI Wind and JEDI Coal models.
New Siemens Research Turbine Commissioned at NREL Government-industry R&D partnership is largest ever October 19, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Siemens Energy Inc. today formally commissioned a new 2.3 megawatt Siemens wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. The turbine is the centerpiece of a multi-year project to study the performance and aerodynamics of a new class of large, land-based machines - in what will be
Resource Characterization Building on its success in wind resource characterization and assessment, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has extended its capabilities to the field of water power. NREL's team of scientists, engineers and computer experts has broad experience in physical oceanography, meteorology, modeling, data analysis, and Geographic Information Systems. Many years of experience in wind assessment have enabled NREL to develop the skills and methodologies to evaluate
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Siting Wind Energy Jump to: navigation, search Wind turbines at the Forward Wind Energy Center in Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties, Wisconsin. Photo from Ruth BaranowskiNREL, NREL...
NREL Driving Research on Hydrogen Fuel Cells March 24, 2014 In this photo, the hose of a hydrogen refueling device forms an arc above two men. In the foreground to the right is the side of a car, with the device plugged into what looks like a standard gasoline fuel tank. To the left in the foreground is a large sign that says Enlarge image Andrew Bermingham, left, fills up his Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL car with hydrogen with the help of NREL's Mike Peters at NREL's National Wind Technology
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This is a four-part Wind Vision project, consisting of Wind Vision Highlights, Executive Summary, a Full Report, and Appendix. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program, in close cooperation with the wind industry, led a comprehensive analysis to evaluate future pathways for the wind industry. The Wind Vision report updates and expands upon the DOE's 2008 report, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, and defines the societal, environmental, and economic benefits of wind power in a scenario with wind energy supplying 10% of national end-use electricity demand by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050.
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Publications Want updates about future transmission grid integration webinars and publications? Join our mailing list. NREL has an extensive collection of publications related to transmission integration research. Explore the resources below to learn more. Selected Project Publications Read selected publications related to these transmission integration projects: Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study Oahu Wind Integration and Transmission Study
NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR 2009 (Annual Site Environmental Report per DOE Order 231.1-1A Chg 2) Prepared by: Environment, Health, and Safety Office National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy and is Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC October 2010 NREL Environmental Performance Report- 2009 Page ii Cover Photo contributed by Bob Fiehweg, 2009 - Siemens Wind Turbine at the
NREL in the Community NREL takes pride in its world-class research, talented staff, sustainable campus, and results that positively impact our local, national, and global communities. There are many ways for those in our community to discover what we're all about. Group of adults wearing hard hats and holding informational banner. NREL staff gives back to the community in a number of ways including volunteering for local organization such as Grid Alternatives. Grid Alternatives installs solar
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5 April 17, 2015 NREL and Partners Review Key Issues, Lessons Learned from U.S. Wind Integration Studies and Operating Practices As a complement to DOE's recently released Wind Vision Report, a new paper summarizes the lessons learned from actual power systems operational practice, along with some of the most relevant and comprehensive wind integration studies conducted during the past several years. April 14, 2015 NREL Teams with Southern California Gas to Launch First Power-to-Gas Project in
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in sustainability. The lab's sustainability practices are fully integrated into the campus and operations through ...
Green Purchasing Committed to protecting the natural environment, NREL promotes green purchasing-also referred to as sustainable acquisition-by: Implementing new policies,...
Dana, S.; Damiani, R.; vanDam, J.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the modeling and prediction of small wind turbine dynamics, NREL tested a small horizontal axis wind turbine in the field at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The test turbine was a 2.1-kW downwind machine mounted on an 18-meter multi-section fiberglass composite tower. The tower was instrumented and monitored for approximately 6 months. The collected data were analyzed to assess the turbine and tower loads and further validate the simplified loads equations from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61400-2 design standards. Field-measured loads were also compared to the output of an aeroelastic model of the turbine. Ultimate loads at the tower base were assessed using both the simplified design equations and the aeroelastic model output. The simplified design equations in IEC 61400-2 do not accurately model fatigue loads. In this project, we compared fatigue loads as measured in the field, as predicted by the aeroelastic model, and as calculated using the simplified design equations.
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NREL Releases Alpha-Version of MLife NREL Releases Alpha-Version of MLife February 24, 2012 - 11:38am Addthis This is an excerpt from the First Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter. Computer modeling and turbine simulations are important elements of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Wind Program contributions to the industry's development of next-generation wind turbines. For more than two decades, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been developing
you may have about NREL's technology transfer opportunities. Partnering with NREL Anne Miller, 303-384-7353 Licensing NREL Technologies Eric Payne, 303-275-3166 Printable Version...
NREL's Min Zhang Keeps Her "Bugs" Happy, Leading to Biofuel Breakthroughs NREL's Min Zhang Keeps Her "Bugs" Happy, Leading to Biofuel Breakthroughs NREL researcher's partnership ...
how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. December 2010 NREL Helps Corporate Fleets Go Green NREL Helps Corporate Fleets Go Green Researchers work ...
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Nicaragua from NREL (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy...
Cuba from NREL (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy...
Geographic Information System Data Background NREL's GIS Team develops technology-specific GIS data maps for a variety of areas, including biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, and...
such as wind and solar energy, combined heat and power, energy storage, and demandresponse," NREL's Associate Director for Energy Systems Integration Bryan Hannegan said. ...
NREL Helping Virgin Islands Cut Fuel Use January 11, 2012 In this photo, a man and a woman are looking at a huge colorful wall map that shows sun resources in yellows and oranges, wind resources in blues. Enlarge image NREL's Adam Warren, left, and Karen Petersen examine a map that shows the wind and sun resources of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Credit: Dennis Schroeder The U.S. Virgin Islands are a great place to visit, but you wouldn't want to pay energy bills there. The tiny U.S. territory in the
Tyler Stehly Photo of Tyler Stehly. Tyler Stehly is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Engineering Wind Technology Analyst On staff since 2012 Phone number: 303-384-7190 E-mail: Tyler.Stehly@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Energy economic models Wind energy systems Cost of energy analysis Project cost estimation Technical report writing Primary research interests Wind technologies Renewable energy systems Mechanisms and
This presentation summarizes the missing money problem and whether the current electricity market structure will support high penetration levels of wind and solar.
Until now, wind turbine controls that reduce the impacts of wind gusts and turbulence were always reactive - responding to the wind rather than anticipating it. But with today's laser-based sensors that measure wind speed ahead of the turbine, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their industry partners are developing more intelligent controls. The world's first field tests of these controls are currently underway at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL, with plans for future commercialization.
Sustainability NREL is a leader in sustainability and our goal is to minimize the use of energy, materials, and water while carrying out the lab's mission of clean energy research. ...
Parking Garage A photo of a grey, five-story, above-ground parking garage. Solar panels are seen installed on the roof of the structure. NREL's multi-story parking garage. NREL's parking garage proves that large garages can be designed and built sustainably-at no additional cost. And although parking garages don't qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification, NREL designed the parking garage to LEED Platinum standards to
Research Researching energy systems and technologies-and the science behind them-for a future powered by clean energy. Subscribe Stay connected with the latest news and research breakthroughs from NREL. Sign up now Photo of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Systems Integration Facility at NREL. Energy Systems Integration Facility The only facility in the nation focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration. Learn More National Bioenergy Center National Center for Photovoltaics
2013 NWTC Wind Researcher's Article Named in "Top 25" List by ScienceDirect National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) post-doctoral researchers have a reputation for doing some...
0 June 15, 2010 NREL to Partner with University of Delaware on Offshore Wind Research The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Delaware (UD) today announced they will work to facilitate the potential establishment of a test site for commercial wind turbines off the Delaware coast. June 10, 2010 EPRI Joins SolarTAC The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has become a sponsoring member of the Solar Technology Acceleration Center
and NREL Help Greensburg Rebuild Sustainably DOE and NREL Help Greensburg Rebuild Sustainably June 6, 2014 - 11:35am Addthis The new LEED Platinum K-12 school in Greensburg, Kansas. | Photo from Greensburg GreenTown, NREL 19952 The new LEED Platinum K-12 school in Greensburg, Kansas. | Photo from Greensburg GreenTown, NREL 19952 The Greensburg Wind Farm is comprised of 10 1.25-MW wind turbines, supplying a total of 12.5-MW of renewable wind power to the town. | Photo from Native Energy, Inc.,
Sethuraman, Latha; Guo, Yi; Sheng, Shuangwen
This work discusses the dynamics of main bearing behavior in three-point suspension drivetrains for wind turbines. Three failure mitigation approaches and preliminary results are presented.
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Janine Freeman Photo of Janine Freeman Janine Freeman is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Energy System Modeling Engineer On staff since March 2013 Phone number: 303-275-4694 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Areas of expertise Solar instrumentation PV energy production modeling Solar resource estimates Vertical axis wind turbine analysis/wind tunnel experimentation PVsyst CAD modeling Campbell Scientific LoggerNet Matlab Primary
Maureen Hand Photo of Maureen Hand. Maureen Hand is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Senior Engineer On staff since 1995 Phone number: 303-384-6933 E-mail: email@example.com Areas of expertise Active control systems for utility-scale wind turbines Advanced control systems Numerical modeling and control system design Assessing future wind technology cost and performance estimates Survey methods for estimating the
Projects NREL's transmission integration projects provide data and models that help utilities and policymakers make informed decisions about the integration of variable generation, such as solar and wind energy, into the electric power system. Researchers are exploring the potential impacts of higher penetrations of solar and wind power on system operations. Our projects provide insights that enable improved and economical operation practices. Some projects also analyze bulk power market
for Integration Studies Technical Review Committee Principles for Integration Studies Working with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Utility Wind Integration Group has issued a set of principles for Technical Review Committee participation in wind integration studies. Coming from years of Utility Wind Integration Group and NREL Technical Review Committee involvement in a number of wind integration studies, this document provides guidance for
Disclaimer The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC ("Alliance"). As such the following rules apply: Copyright Status NREL-authored documents are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, with respect to such documents, the U.S. Government and others acting on its behalf retain a paid-up nonexclusive, irrevocable world-wide license to
NREL, Gamesa to Collaborate on R&D Project Venture serves to help develop next generation of wind turbines January 27, 2012 Golden, Colo., Jan. 27, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc. will study and test a variety of components and systems that will guide development of the next generation of wind turbines designed specifically for the U.S. marketplace. The public-private partnership expects to focus on
6 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search Companies Selected for Small Wind Turbine Project - (11/27/96) DOE Forms National Center for Photovoltaics - (11/19/96) The Brightest in Solar Homes to Shine in Public Tour - (10/4/96) New NREL Research Facility Slashes Energy Use by 66 Percent - (10/3/96) Agreement Moves Nevada Solar Plant Step Closer to Reality - (10/3/96) Would-Be Solar Electric Homeowners Sought For
Offshore Wind Power in the United States ASSESSMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERS September 2010 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or
Wind Energy Benefits Jump to: navigation, search Photo from Todd Spink, NREL 14821 Wind energy development is associated with a variety of positive impacts for surrounding...
Demand response may be a valuable flexible resource for low-carbon electric power grids. However, there are as many types of possible demand response as there are ways to use electricity, making demand response difficult to study at scale in realistic settings. This talk reviews our state of knowledge regarding the potential value of demand response in several example systems as a function of increasing levels of wind and solar power, sometimes drawing on the analogy between demand response and storage. Overall, we find demand response to be promising, but its potential value is very system dependent. Furthermore, demand response, like storage, can easily saturate ancillary service markets.
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(2012). 1 pg.; NREL Report No. FS-5500-53735; DOEGO-102012-3491. NREL Demonstrates Game-Changing Air Conditioner Technology (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research &...
Energy Storage News Keep up-to-date with NREL energy storage activities, research, and developments. October 30, 2015 NREL Innovation Improves Safety of Electric Vehicle Batteries ...
September 19, 2014 NREL Interns Look Toward the Future Forty-four interns spend summer at NREL researching topics from genetic engineering to technologies for hydrokinetic turbines...
DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published the first formal report on the efforts of the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) to address a major challenge for the wind energy industry—gearbox reliability. Gearbox failures require expensive and time-consuming replacement, significantly increasing the cost of wind plant operation while reducing the plant's power output and revenue.
Leadership The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is managed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, a partnership between Battelle and MRIGlobal. Our management team is led by Dr. Martin Keller. A photo of NREL's lab director Martin Keller. Dr. Martin Keller Director and Alliance President, Acting Deputy Laboratory Director, Science & Technology Photo of a woman smiling Ms. Bobi Garrett Deputy
6 November 30, 2006 More Than Pretty Maps-NREL Uses GIS to Find Workable Energy Solutions NREL's geographic information systems (GIS) team produces maps of renewable energy resources that demonstrate which technologies, whether solar, wind, hydrogen or biomass, are the best, most workable energy solutions. But that's not all. October 12, 2006 Energy Secretary Announces $13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced more
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Research Facilities Photo of person at work in laboratory setting. NREL researcher evaluates catalyst activity at the Electrochemical Characterization Laboratory. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL conducts hydrogen and fuel cell R&D at a variety of research facilities at our main 327-acre campus in Golden, Colorado, as well as the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. Industry, government, and university partners benefit from access to our state-of-the-art facilities and
Department of Energy NREL Announces Two New Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards NREL Announces Two New Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards September 12, 2014 - 10:39am Addthis A photo of a wind turbine from the point of view of looking upward at the blades and nacelle. In July, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced two new Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) awards. Northern Power Systems of Barre, Vermont, and Urban
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Photographs Collegiate Wind Competition Photographs Collegiate Wind Competition 1 of 124 Collegiate Wind Competition May 01, 2015- College students compete in the 2015 Collegiate Wind Competition held at NREL's National Wind Technology Center in the foothills just south of Boulder, Colorado. They built scale model wind turbines that were tested for performance in a wind tunnel at the NWTC. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL) Date taken: 2015-05-01 08:44 Collegiate Wind Competition 2 of 124
and structural dynamics such as power take-off and control system responses. Offshore Wind Modeling Researchers at NREL have developed a new complex modeling and analysis tool...
7 Feature Stories The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. December 2007 Major Construction Begins on NREL's Main Campus Major Construction Begins on NREL's Main Campus NREL is in the process of designing and building key facilities to meet the nation's crucial research objectives for clean and sustainable energy technologies. A $101 million increase to NREL's budget makes it possible for
Cara Marcy Photo of Cara Marcy Cara Marcy is a member of the Market and Policy Impact Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Renewable Electricity Analyst On staff since September 2015 Phone number: 303-275-3740 E-mail: Cara.Marcy@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Energy policy analysis Data analysis and modeling Utility-scale wind, solar, and energy storage Primary research interests Renewable electricity policy and market modelling Renewable generation and energy storage integration Regional
Josh Novacheck Photo of Josh Novacheck Josh Novacheck is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Electricity System Flexibility Analyst On staff since April 2015 Phone number: 303-275-3269 E-mail: email@example.com Areas of expertise Unit commitment and economic dispatch model of the power system Systems modeling and optimization Primary research interests Wind and solar energy integration into the grid Sustainable energy systems
facility's anaerobic digesters. Photo from Kathryn Craddock, NREL 16710 Distributed wind energy systems provide clean, renewable power for on-site use and help relieve...
Active Power Controls NREL has teamed with a number of organizations, including the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado, to research the potential of wind power plants to provide active power control (also known as real power or frequency control) to the electric power system. Released January 2014 Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps Project study report explores how wind power can support power system reliability, and do so economically with
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U.S. Virgin Islands Cut Diesel Use for Electricity and Water Production by 20% News NREL Helping Virgin Islands Cut Fuel Use U.S. Virgin Islands Begins Collecting Wind Resource...
Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts in the United States: Four Regional ... * www.nrel.gov Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts in the United ...
Landowners and Wind Energy Development Jump to: navigation, search Photo from Cielo Wind Power Corporation, NREL 10558 Many people will benefit from the clean air and economic...
Greenhouse Gas Reduction A leader in federal greenhouse gas (GHG) management, NREL has conducted GHG inventories, developed reduction goals, and reported emissions since 2000. NREL was the first federal facility to become a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program, and has played a critical support role in the development of federal guidelines for GHG accounting and reporting through DOE's Federal Energy Management Program. Carbon Neutrality NREL is committed to
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Publications The following are publications - including technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, and posters - focusing on the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) and Wind Deployment System (WinDS) models. 2016 Mai, Trieu, Wesley Cole, Eric Lantz, Cara Marcy, and Benjamin Sigrin. 2016. Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions. NREL/TP-6A20-65571. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US). Cole, Wesley,
Device and Component Testing NREL houses the nation's premier laboratory facilities for testing offshore wind and water power devices and maintains a staff of offshore-trained test engineers and technicians that conduct a wide range of field measurements to verify system performance and dynamic responses. Applying 35 years of wind turbine testing expertise, NREL has the capabilities to obtain high-resolution measurements in the laboratory and open water test sites. With the support of the U.S.
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characterize the potential benefits and impacts of variable generation on electric power system operations. Technology development: Energy systems integration research and...
help to alleviate common misconceptions about wind energy. Wind Energy Impacts Photo from Invenergy LLC, NREL 14371 Wildlife impacts vary by location,* and new developments have helped to reduce these effects. Photo from LuRay Parker, NREL 17429 Wind Energy Impacts Pre- and post-development studies, educated siting, and curtailment during high-activity periods have decreased wildlife impacts.** Additional strategies are being researched to better understand and further decrease impacts.
News Below are news stories related to NREL biomass research. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. June 3, 2015 NREL Cyanobacteria Ramps Up Photosynthesis-and New...
Events Below are upcoming events related to buildings research. March 2016 Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour March 18, 2016, 9:30 - 11:15 am Golden, CO Contact: NREL Education...
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Geothermal News Below are news stories involving geothermal research. March 10, 2016 NREL's Geothermal Experts Present at the 41st Annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop NREL geothermal experts attend the 41st Annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop--one of the world's longest-running technical meetings on the topic of geothermal energy. March 2, 2016 U.S. Bureau of Land Management Looks to NREL for Geothermal Technical Support The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into an
4 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 21, 2004 NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor November 23, 2004 NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor November 17, 2004 Basalt Middle School Teacher Recognized for Renewable Energy Efforts October 5, 2004 NREL Theorist Recognized for Highest Citation Impact September 24, 2004 NREL Selects Contractor for New Science & Technology Facility
An overview for industry and organizations about NREL's partnering opportunities including information about technology partnership agreements and technical area contacts.
1 December 30, 2011 Hawai'i Interactive Maps Website Showcases Renewable Energy Projects NREL worked with the state's Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism to develop an interactive maps website that highlights more than 40 clean energy projects. December 30, 2011 Largest Wind Farm in Alaska Moving Forward The 11-turbine, commercial-scale wind farm now under construction on Fire Island-three miles west of Anchorage, Alaska-is the product of many organizations' efforts,
Increased Wind and Solar in the West - News Releases | NREL Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West September 24, 2013 New research from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies the potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on the operators of fossil-fueled power plants in the West. To accommodate higher amounts of wind and solar power on the electric grid, utilities
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This presentation provides an overview of the wind energy resource mapping efforts conducted at NREL and by Truepower.
This presentation provides a summary of IEA Wind Task 26 report on Wind Technology, Cost, and Performance Trends in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the European Union, and the United States: 2007-2012
Generating 20 percent of the nation's electricity from clean wind resources will require more and bigger wind turbines. NREL is installing two large wind turbines at the National Wind Technology Center to examine some of the industry's largest machines and address issues to expand wind energy on a commercial scale.
provide information about integrating wind energy into the electricity grid. Wind Energy Integration Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL 25907 Wind energy currently contributes significant power to energy portfolios around the world. *U.S. Department of Energy. (August 2015). 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report. Wind Energy Integration In 2014, Denmark led the way with wind power supplying roughly 39% of the country's electricity demand. Ireland, Portugal, and Spain provided more than 20% of their
Wind Energy Community Acceptance Jump to: navigation, search Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL 21768 The following resources address community acceptance topics. Resources...
Test and User Facilities NREL has test and user facilities available to industry and other organizations for researching, developing, and evaluating renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here you'll find an alphabetical listing and brief descriptions of NREL's test and user facilities. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Advanced Research Turbines At our wind testing facilities, we have turbines available to test
Small Business Vouchers Pilot at NREL SBV Pilot Round 2 Opens February 2016 Find out more, on the SBV Pilot website NREL is a participating lab in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot, which matches clean energy small businesses with experts from NREL and other DOE national laboratories. The pilot provides businesses vouchers valued at $50,000 to $300,000 that can be exchanged for technical assistance from
South Entrance Building A photo of a grey building with a red and white security checkpoint to the right. NREL's South Entrance Building NREL's South Entrance Building on the South Table Mountain campus is designed to be a net zero-energy building and achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 1,575-square-foot facility is the the entry/exit point for many NREL and Golden Field Office staff and provides
Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors to our main South Table Mountain campus will learn about ...
Closer Look: NREL's Analysis Helps Enable the Energy System of the Future Putting efficient methods for operating power systems into the hands of industry NREL's science and...
New Video Shows How NREL Is Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy Through Grid Integration January 23, 2015 NREL is spearheading engineering innovations that will help...
advancement and electrochemistry. NREL was also named an Outstanding Large Company by IEEE. Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Recognizes Five NREL Employees The...
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Hydrogen Production Cost Analysis NREL analyzed the cost of hydrogen production via wind-based water electrolysis at 42 potential sites in 11 states across the nation. This analysis included centralized plants producing the Department of Energy (DOE) target of 50,000 kg of hydrogen per day, using both wind and grid electricity. The use of wind and grid electricity can be balanced either by power or cost, including or excluding the purchase of peak summer electricity. Current wind incentives-such
Through research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed many strategies and design techniques to ensure both commercial and residential buildings use as little energy as possible and also work well with the surroundings. Here you will find a video that introduces the work of NREL Buildings Research, highlights some of the facilities on the NREL campus, and demonstrates these efficient building strategies. Watch this video to see design highlights of the Science and Technology Facility on the NREL campus?the first Federal building to be LEED® Platinum certified. Additionally, the video demonstrates the energy-saving features of NRELs Thermal Test Facility. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/about_research_text_version.html
Names New Executive December 21, 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today named Barbara Goodman as Associate Laboratory Director for Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Systems to replace Dale Gardner who is retiring at the end of the year. Goodman will join NREL's executive leadership team and be responsible for the laboratory's transportation and fuels research and development programs, including hydrogen technologies, vehicle systems and biomass research.
Help Bring Financing to Solar Projects NREL is helping remove barriers that prevent pension and mutual funds from investing in solar power. NREL's Winning Hand of Clean...
NREL Publications View NREL publications for this staff member. Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Silicon Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials,...
Publications Access NREL publications on water power research. Snowberg, D., and Weber, J. 2015. Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management Framework. NREL...
Buildings Research Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. NREL's buildings research teams lead efforts in developing cutting-edge...
implications of the recent FERC ruling on variable generation. Speakers include: Kevin Porter, Exeter Associates; Aaron Bloom, NREL; and Michael Milligan, NREL. See the webinar:...
Wind Career Map Navigates Industry Jobs New Wind Career Map Navigates Industry Jobs November 3, 2014 - 2:00pm Addthis Workers prepare to service a turbine. | Photo credit National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Workers prepare to service a turbine. | Photo credit National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Siemens' employees Israel Garay, left and Eric Eggleston work on the nacelle of a Siemens 2.3 MW, 80 meter wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) in Boulder County, Colorado. |
Publications NREL's geothermal team develops publications, including technical reports and conference papers, about geothermal resource assessments, market and policy analysis, and geothermal research and development (R&D) activities. In addition to the selected documents available below, you can find resources on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office website or search the NREL Publications Database. Learn more about how research at NREL is accelerating
Nondisclosure Agreements NREL's nondisclosure agreement (NDA) process ensures the strict confidentiality of proprietary or confidential information between the laboratory and a partner. We've established this process to develop mutually beneficial R&D collaborations in a straightforward, flexible, timely, and efficient manner. Agreement Types Unilateral Nondisclosure Agreement - NREL Disclosing NREL provides its proprietary information to the other party. Download sample agreement Unilateral
Working With Us Join us in building a clean energy future. NREL offers many opportunities to industry, organizations, government, researchers, businesses, students, educators, and vendors. At NREL, we work with organizations large and small through research partnerships, licensing of NREL technologies, support for cleantech stakeholders, and fostering the clean energy economy. Join us to accelerate the movement of renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions into practical applications.
1 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 20, 2011 NREL Licenses Technology to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that Natcore Technology Inc. has been granted a patent license agreement to develop a line of black silicon products. December 15, 2011 NREL Scientists Report First Solar Cell Producing More Electrons In
3 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 12, 2013 NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the country to learn about
4 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 23, 2014 NREL Receives Editors' Choice Awards for Supercomputer Research Two prestigious scientific magazines have awarded the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with Editors' Choice awards for the Peregrine high-performance computer and the groundbreaking research it made possible. December 18, 2014 Three New Fellows to Help Guide NREL
Events and Activities See below for a list of upcoming NREL events and activities planned for our local community and Colorado visitors. Join our email list for campus events and information. February 2016 Traveling Exhibit Highlights NREL Mission February 1 - March 31, 2016 Broomfield, CO A traveling exhibit, developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is making a splash at libraries across the Denver Metro Area. The exhibit has been developed in
2016 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search March 10, 2016 NREL to Collaborate with Small Clean Energy Businesses as Part of DOE Pilot Program The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help the first group of small clean energy businesses advance their products under the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot launched last July by DOE. February 29, 2016 NREL Collaboration
Study Finds Barotrauma Not Guilty NREL Study Finds Barotrauma Not Guilty January 10, 2013 - 3:18pm Addthis This is an excerpt from the Fourth Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter. For years scientists have hypothesized that the increasing number of bat fatalities in wind farms is due to barotrauma-related injuries. But according to a study presented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at the ninth biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting in Denver, Colorado,
work on fuel cell electric vehicle technologies. Transportation and Hydrogen Newsletter Stay up to date on NREL's RD&D of transportation and hydrogen technologies with this...
Facilities At NREL's state-of-the-art biomass research facilities, researchers design and optimize processes to convert renewable biomass feedstocks into transportation fuels and...
is then separated, purified, and recovered for use as a transportation fuel. NREL biomass researchers and scientists have strong capabilities in many facets of biomass...
Spectrometer analyzes vapors during the gasification and pyrolysis processes. NREL's biomass projects are designed to advance the production of liquid transportation fuels from...
energy policymakers and investors. Worldwide Best Practices Integrate Renewables in Electricity Markets Close An NREL report proposes best practices for governments to enable...
3 Feature Stories The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. September 2003 NREL Scientists Take On Hydrogen Storage NREL Scientists Take On Hydrogen Storage As I buckle my baby daughter into our car, I marvel at the possibility that her first car could be powered by hydrogen-the third most abundant element on the Earth's surface. That is, if researchers-including those at NREL-can find a
News The following news stories highlight solar research, technologies, and resources. ... NREL Collaboration Boosts Potential for CdTe Solar Cells A critical milestone has been ...
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building technologies and innovations that deliver significant energy savings in buildings, and the new facilities further extend those capabilities. In addition, the NREL...
and hydrogen research. Helena Chum, David Ginley, Garry Rumbles, Bob Thresher and John Turner join the top rank of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers...
energy efficiency technologies. Search NREL Funding Reductions to Further Impact Lab's Work Force (122295) World Renewable Energy Congress To Be Held In Denver In 1996 (1218...
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Energy Storage Transportation Research Energy Storage Printable Version Awards R&D 100 2013 NREL's energy storage innovation has been recognized with numerous awards. R&D 100 ...
Prestigious Cherry Award Goes to NREL Scientist Jerry Olson's idea for a multi-junction solar cell now powers spacecraft and is the basis of today's photovoltaic...
This work includes, but is not limited to, research and development of joint technology development and certification efforts in the wind power sector; providing access to commercial wind farm and federal facilities to enhance R&D; identification of workforce development best practices. This work will be done at Contractor and Participant facilities.
Renewable Electrolysis Photo of wind turbines. Wind turbines can be used to produce hydrogen through a process called renewable electrolysis. NREL's renewable electrolysis research focuses on designing, developing, and testing advanced experimental and analytical methods to improve electrolyzer stack and system efficiency. Related activities include: Characterizing electrolyzer performance under variable-input power conditions Designing and developing shared power-electronics packages and
Research Staff Because the fundamental science behind hydrogen and fuel cell technologies spans NREL's diverse renewable energy specialties, scientists and engineers from across the laboratory-in photovoltaics, bioenergy, transportation, wind, buildings, and chemical and materials science-contribute to this work. Project Areas and Technical Leads NREL's hydrogen and fuel cell R&D is conducted according to the project areas listed below. Technical leaders work closely with Keith Wipke,
Bookmark and Share Data Resources NREL's Geospatial Data Science Team develops technology-specific GIS data maps for a variety of areas, as well as targeted analysis tools that can help determine availability of renewable energy resources. Geographic Information System Data NREL's Geospatial Data Science Team develops technology-specific GIS data maps for a variety of areas, including biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, and renewable hydrogen. The team has made some of our datasets available for
3 October 24, 2013 NREL Researcher Honored with Hispanic STEM Award A national organization devoted to getting more Hispanics into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), has honored a scientist at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with its annual Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. August 26, 2013 Wind for Schools Project Funding Case Studies This case study look at the project funding model for Thomas Harrison Middle School in
News Releases | NREL NREL Study Suggests Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025 August 23, 2013 A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies, if new renewable energy development occurs in the most productive locations. The report, "Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and
2015 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 21, 2015 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. December 11, 2015 A Metabolic Pathway in Cyanobacteria Could Yield Better Biofuels and Bioproducts from Photosynthesis Scientists from
Energy Education Learn how NREL's Workforce Development and Education Programs inspire students, teachers, and executives to explore sustainable energy solutions to meet our future needs. Energy Education for Students K-12 Energy Education Programs for Teachers Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program Graduate Student Research Program NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located in Golden, Colo., is charting the course with an aggressive plan to position the lab as the pivotal contributor to a new energy economy. NRELs work focuses on advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies from concept to commercialization. The laboratory partners with industry to move technologies to the marketplace.
Electrolysis: Hydrogen Cost Optimization Genevieve Saur and Todd Ramsden Technical Report NREL/TP-5600-50408 May 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Wind Electrolysis: Hydrogen Cost Optimization Genevieve Saur, Todd
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19, 2015 NREL Helps Federal Agencies Reach New Efficiency Targets Recent executive order puts increased importance on NREL's expertise. May 4, 2015 INL and NREL Demonstrate...
Frequently Asked Questions Here are frequently asked questions about partnering with NREL, partnership agreements, procurement, NREL funding and payment, technology licensing and commercialization. Types of Partners Who does NREL partner with? NREL partners with a variety of entities including government agencies, industry, academia, nonprofits, and small businesses. Some of our partners include Verizon, United Nations agencies, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Does NREL partner with
Tegen, S.; Hand, M.; Maples, B.; Lantz, E.; Schwabe, P.; Smith, A.
This document provides a detailed description of NREL's levelized cost of wind energy equation, assumptions, and results in 2010, including historical cost trends and future projections for land-based and offshore utility-scale wind.
Tegen, S.; Hand, M.; Maples, B.; Lantz, E.; Schwabe, P.; Smith, A.
This document provides a detailed description of NREL's levelized cost of wind energy equation, assumptions and results in 2010, including historical cost trends and future projections for land-based and offshore utility-scale wind.
This presentation is about the Wind-to-Hydrogen Project at NREL, part of the Renewable Electrolysis task and the examination of a grid-tied, co-located wind electrolysis hydrogen production facility.
Wind Energy Transmission Jump to: navigation, search Photoshop art created from two NREL-PIX photos (10929 & 15185) of a sunset view of electrical power towers combined with wind...
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Matthew O'Connell Photo of Matthew O'Connell. Matthew O'Connell is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Energy Systems Engineer On staff since December 2014 Phone number: 303-384-7445 E-mail: email@example.com Areas of expertise Wind ramp detection methods Energy storage systems for renewable energy generation Statistical data analysis and modeling Primary research interests Increased renewable energy penetration in the electric
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Transmission Planning and Analysis Thumbnail of map the United States that shows wind resources and transmission lines. Enlarge image This map shows the location of wind resources and transmission lines in the United States. See a larger image or state maps. NREL researchers are engaged in transmission planning and analysis to strengthen the electric power system through the integration of solar and wind power. As demand for electricity increases, electric power system operators must plan for
The Wind Vision analysis demonstrates the economic value that wind power can bring to the nation, a value exceeding the costs of deployment. Wind’s environmental benefits can address key societal challenges such as climate change, air quality and public health, and water scarcity. Wind deployment can provide U.S. jobs, U.S. manufacturing, and lease and tax revenues in local communities to strengthen and support a transition of the nation’s electricity sector towards a low-carbon U.S. economy. The path needed to achieve 10% wind by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050 requires new tools, priorities, and emphases beyond those forged by the wind industry in growing to 4.5% of current U.S. electricity demand. Consideration of new strategies and updated priorities as identified in the Wind Vision could provide substantial positive outcomes for future generations.
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2008 Technical Report Wind-To-Hydrogen Project: NREL... H271.3730 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole ... hydrogen on a scale much greater than current production. ...
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Energy Labora- tory (NREL) recently released an expanded version of its FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineer- ing tool under a new modularization framework. The new...
balancing intermittent wind and solar power production and reducing variability in energy prices. Source: NREL Award-winning research takes a fresh look at Geothermal Energy New...
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Cell Pushes Efficiency Higher Award-Winning PV Cell Pushes Efficiency Higher NREL and Solar Junction outsmart the solar spectrum and set a world record with a 44%-efficient solar...
non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction III-VSi solar cell. January 4, 2016 NREL's Cybersecurity Initiative Aims to Wall Off the Smart Grid...
a successful start-up company in Rochester, NY. GeoSolarHeat licensed NREL's transpired solar collector (TSC) technology, used in commercial poultry farming. Learn more on the...
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for the U.S. Department of Energy's Small Business Forum & Expo, June 16-18, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ. NREL continues its ongoing involvement with the small business community by...
December 23, 2009 New NREL Web Site Helps Campuses Go Green The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Cornell University have launched a Web site to ...
Each building on NREL's South Table Mountain campus is designed to meet the Gold or Platinum standards of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...
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The high-performance buildings across the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) South Table Mountain campus incorporate a number of state-of-the art energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, making them models for sustainability. Each building, designed to meet the Gold or Platinum standards of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program, brings NREL closer to developing the campus of the future.
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Appointments Announced Golden, Colo., Oct. 19, 2001 Two authorities on energy issues have been appointed to the panel that provides expert advice and independent guidance to the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Named to serve on the NREL National Advisory Council were Merribel S. Ayres, president of Lighthouse Energy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based energy and environmental consulting firm, and Father John M. Staudenmaier, a professor at University of Detroit,
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Date: March 25, 2015 Technology Area: Sustainability PIs: Daniel Inman and Garvin Heath Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information. NREL Sustainability Analysis WBS 184.108.40.206 2 Goal - Air Emissions from Bioenergy Systems NREL's sustainability analysis program aims to better understand air emissions from the biofuel supply chain, applicable air regulations and implications for cost,
3 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 22, 2003 Renewable Energy a Smart Choice for Farmers and Ranchers December 10, 2003 Georgia Tech's Rohatgi Wins Second Annual Rappaport Award December 9, 2003 Acclaim for Three Leaders at Annual NREL Stakeholders Reception November 14, 2003 World Renewable Energy Congress Provides International Forum November 12, 2003 NREL and Company Researchers Team Up on Thin-Film
7 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 4, 2007 Energy Lab Sets Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent from 2005 to 2009. The new goal is part of NREL's participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program. November 8, 2007 Wakonda
0 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search December 17, 2010 NREL Employees Significantly Increase Their Community Support For the second year in a row, employees of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) pledged significantly more to community organizations during its annual charitable giving campaign this holiday season. December 2, 2010 Scientists Generate Two Energetic
2016 Feature Stories The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. March 2016 Colorado School Earns Return Trip to National Science Bowl Colorado School Earns Return Trip to National Science Bowl Ridgeview Classical Charter School scores convincing victory at Colorado Science Bowl to secure trip to national competition. February 2016 Claims for Solar Cell Efficiency Put to Test at NREL Claims
2016 News Below are news stories related to Community. RSS Learn about RSS. February 11, 2016 Potential of Perovskite Solar Cells Featured in Solar Today In an interview published in Solar Today, Dr. Jao van de Lagemaat, director of the Chemistry and Nanoscience Center at the National Renewable Laboratory (NREL), highlighted various aspects of perovskites, which have received considerable attention by solar cell researchers at NREL and other institutions. February 4, 2016 Claims for Solar Cell
Education Center Printable Version Programs NREL's Education Center in Golden, Colorado, offers a variety of program topics and experiences for students and adult groups addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations and introducing the work of NREL. Monthly tours are also offered to give visitors an overview of our sustainable campus and featured buildings. Printable Version Education Center Home Hours, Directions & Contact Information Group Programs Students Adults Campus
Laboratories NREL has laboratories available to industry and other organizations for researching, developing, and testing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here you'll find an alphabetical listing and brief descriptions of NREL's laboratories. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N |O | P | Q |R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Accelerated Exposure Testing Laboratory Researchers use temperature- and humidity-controlled chambers in this lab to study weathering
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Report on the results of the power performance test that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted on Entegrity Wind System Inc.'s EW50 small wind turbine.
This study of wind energy integration in Nebraska was conducted at the request of the Nebraska Power Association. Executive summary can be found here: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/47285.pdf
least as much energy as it uses. The NREL site serves as a model for the construction of energy-efficient buildings and campuses. NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary...
NREL's Education Center offers a variety of program topics and experiences for student and adult groups addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations and introducing the work of NREL to audiences.
Drivetrains | Department of Energy Funds Advanced Magnet Lab and NREL to Develop Next-Generation Drivetrains DOE Funds Advanced Magnet Lab and NREL to Develop Next-Generation Drivetrains October 1, 2012 - 11:43am Addthis This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter. Investing in next generation drivetrains can help lower the cost and improve the reliability of wind turbines, particularly in larger offshore applications. This includes both
Appointments Announced for NREL Advisory Group April 24, 2003 Golden, CO. - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently appointed two new members to its independent panel of advisers. Named to the NREL National Advisory Council were Dr. James Sweeney, professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, and Bill Baxter, director of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). "NREL is delighted to have these distinguished experts join
Appointments Announced for NREL Advisory Group January 29, 2007 Thirteen prominent national leaders have accepted invitations to join the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The National Advisory Council provides external and independent counsel to NREL Director Dan Arvizu on the Laboratory's strategic direction. The council also monitors broader trends and anticipates changes that may affect NREL's mission. Council members
HP Supercomputer at NREL Garners Top Honor October 13, 2014 This photo shows three men in suits standing in front of a data center. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini (left), NREL Associate Lab Director Bryan Hannegan, and NREL Director Dan Arvizu discuss the high performance computer Peregrine during a tour of the ESIF. NREL collaborated with HP and Intel to develop the innovative warm-water, liquid-cooled supercomputer, which recently won an R&D 100 award. Peregrine is the first
NREL Researcher Honored with Hispanic STEM Award Santiago Grijalva will direct grid research portfolio for NREL's Energy System Integration Facility October 24, 2013 A national organization devoted to getting more Hispanics into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), has honored a scientist at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with its annual Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. Santiago Carlos Grijalva is NREL's new director of the
NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges June 26, 2014 Photo of NREL's Peregrine supercomputer. Enlarge image "Big data" is playing an increasing role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid. NREL's Peregrine supercomputer is already fulfilling the goal of handling large and complex datasets that exceed traditional database processes. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL "Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the
Deadline for NREL Director's Fellowships Approaching August 20, 2013 The September 30 application deadline for scientists and engineers interested in participating in the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director's Fellowships program is quickly approaching. NREL Director's Fellowships are designed to attract the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related
at WINDPOWER | Department of Energy Turbines go Blade-to-Blade in Wind Tunnel Tests at WINDPOWER Collegiate Wind Competition Turbines go Blade-to-Blade in Wind Tunnel Tests at WINDPOWER March 28, 2014 - 5:11pm Addthis This wind tunnel constructed by NREL engineers will test the small wind turbines designed by 10 university teams competing in DOE's Collegiate Wind Competition. This wind tunnel constructed by NREL engineers will test the small wind turbines designed by 10 university teams
News Stay up-to-date with the latest energy systems integration news from NREL with the following resources. Energy Systems Integration Newsletter Read a monthly recap of NREL's...
renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations and introducing the work of NREL to audiences. A launch-pad for energy innovations, NREL is home to world-renowned energy...
by Graham7781(2017) Super contributor 26 June, 2013 - 09:17 NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data campus databus energy meter data NREL OpenEI Tool The Energy Databus began...
Your Career at NREL From health and wellness to your financial future, we offer competitive salaries and benefits to help you grow personally and professionally. Interested in joining our team? Find your opportunity A man jogs on a treadmill with several empty treadmills next to him. More than just a job. Our benefits package for full-time employees includes: medical, dental, and vision coverage effective day one of employment; basic life insurance; retirement plans, including pension and 403(b)
Describes results to date of NREL's real-world fleet testing of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles.
conversion technologies, biomass process and sustainability analysis, and feedstock logistics. Capabilities The NREL National Bioenergy Center develops, refines, and validates...
6 (Annual Site Environmental Report per DOE Orders 231.1 and 5400.5) Prepared by: Environment, Safety, Health & Quality Office National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy and is Operated by Midwest Research Institute and Battelle September 2007 NREL Environmental Performance Report- 2006 Page 1 NREL Environmental Performance Report- 2006 Page 2 Cover Photo contributed by NREL Employee Ruth Baranowski, 2007: NWTC early morning view of
NREL Commercialization & Technology Transfer State Energy Advisory Board June 8, 2010 Bill Farris, V.P. Commercialization and Technology Transfer NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future NREL Mission It is NREL's mission to ... commercialization activities that enable widespread adoption of renewable
Insights Why is everyone talking about energy storage? NREL's Dave Mooney provides the answer in this Energy 101 tutorial for Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project. Learn more: NREL Analysis Insights: Energy Storage In partnership with utilities and industry, NREL is working to effectively, reliably, and economically integrate more renewable energy into the grid. In this 3-minute video, see how NREL is redefining what's possible for renewable energy on the grid. Learn more: Renewable
Transportation Research Silver Toyota Prius being driven in front of NREL entrance sign. NREL helps industry partners develop the next generation of energy efficient, high performance vehicles and fuels. Thermal image of two men standing in front of tractor trailer cab. NREL conducts research on the full range of vehicle types, from light-duty passenger cars to heavy-duty freight trucks. Female researcher holding coin cell battery. NREL's transportation research spans from the materials to the
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Education Overview Presenter: Linda Lung Date: April 23, 2012 NREL Education Programs Education Mission: Help ensure that DOE, NREL and the Nation have a sustained pipeline of highly trained science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers. Education Priorities: * Energizing students through programs and engineering competitions. * Developing the next generation of scientists through undergraduate research experiences * Renewing teacher skills and connecting NREL to classrooms
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NREL Bolsters Batteries with Nanotubes June 11, 2014 This photo shows a scientist in a white lab coat and with her right arm in a glove box. The glove box has a busy collection of plastic containers. Enlarge image NREL Scientist Chunmei Ban assembles a lithium-ion battery in the materials lab at the Solar Energy Research Facility at NREL. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods
A new study of renewable energy's technical potential finds that every state in the nation has the space and resources to generate clean energy. The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) produced the study, U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials, which looks at each state's available renewable resources for solar, wind, biopower, geothermal, and hydropower energy.
The publication is a compilation of various feature stories published on NREL's public Web site, nrel.gov, throughout 2009.
There are many voices calling for a future of abundant clean energy. The choices are difficult and the challenges daunting. How will we get there? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory integrates the entire spectrum of innovation including fundamental science, market relevant research, systems integration, testing and validation, commercialization and deployment. The innovation process at NREL is interdependent and iterative. Many scientific breakthroughs begin in our own laboratories, but new ideas and technologies come to NREL at any point along the innovation spectrum to be validated and refined for commercial use.
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Contacts Collegiate Wind Competition Contacts Contact information for the Collegiate Wind Competition and its support staff are listed below. Collegiate Wind Competition Project Coordinator Elise DeGeorge email@example.com 303-384-7136 Website contact Wind Tunnel Specifications
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NREL created aeroelastic simulators for horizontal-axis wind turbines accepted by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) WindEnergie GmbH for manufacturers to use for on-shore wind turbine certification.
because they have no fuel cost. Photo by Jenny Hager Photography, NREL 15990. 1. Wind energy is cost competitive with other fuel sources. The average levelized price of wind...
Cancelled Because of Weather For more information contact: e:mail: Public Affairs Golden, Colo., April 22, 1999 The Earth Day celebration planned for Saturday, April 24 at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden has been cancelled because of this week's snow storm. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Those interested in exploring NREL will have other opportunities to see firsthand how the sun, wind and plant matter can be used to make energy.
Engineering Tools Computer simulation of a floating point absorber in water. The water is represented by blue and red stripes. The absorber is represented by a red disk above water connected to a blue disk below water. NREL develops advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools to support the wind and water power industries with state-of-the-art design and analysis capabilities. NREL is developing a suite of integrated CAE tools for wave and tidal energy converters that will provide a full
Partnership Opportunities Join us in developing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advancing related science and engineering, and transferring knowledge and innovations to the market. NREL's partnering opportunities support industry, government, and research partners to conceive innovative ideas, develop concepts into prototypes, and improve and integrate technologies. We use the power of partnering to address energy challenges, from engineering entire systems to
Commercialization Programs Through our commercialization programs, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) helps accelerate the transfer of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies into the marketplace. Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development Formerly the Colorado Cleantech Initiative program, the Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED) is a joint effort between NREL, the State of Colorado, and affiliated stakeholders to provide
Events National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers believe technical information exchange and collaboration are critical to the United States PV industry success. The following events and meetings are of interest to partners of NREL Photovoltaics (PV) Research and the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV). Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials, Devices, & Processes Testing & Analysis Facilities
to create an innovative drivetrain. The innovative, medium speed, medium-voltage wind turbine drivetrain design was developed with CREE, DNV KEMA, Romax Technology, and...
| NREL New Wind Power Partnerships to Benefit Industry and Nation June 3, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today announced projects that will enhance the nation's ability to realize the full potential of wind power across the United States. The projects include: a new wind turbine blade test facility to be constructed in Texas; a partnership between NREL, DOE, and a state consortium led by University of Houston; a just-signed agreement
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for Industry NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability Workshop, held Feb. 23-25, 2016, in Golden, Colo. The program was designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and the photovoltaic (PV) industry. "NREL's PV Module Reliability Workshop is unique in its requirement
Industry NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability Workshop, held Feb. 23-25, 2016, in Golden, Colo. The program was designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and the photovoltaic (PV) industry. "NREL's PV Module Reliability Workshop is unique in its requirement for
Generation Plug-in Hybrid Electric Trucks Helps Utilities Develop Next Generation Plug-in Hybrid Electric Trucks Photo of utility truck under test in a laboratory setting. A computer monitor is attached to the side of the vehicle, with multiple cords extending below the monitor and away from the vehicle. PG&E utility vehicle undergoes testing at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL January 21, 2015 NREL's fleet test and evaluation, electric vehicle
Reliability Workshop for Industry NREL Hosts PV Module Reliability Workshop for Industry March 1, 2016 Nearly 200 researchers from more than 100 companies and representing 16 countries attended the 7th annual PV Module Reliability Workshop, held Feb. 23-25, 2016, in Golden, Colo. The program was designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and the photovoltaic (PV) industry. "NREL's PV Module Reliability Workshop is
New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research Solar Scientist and Biochemist will join five others in leading research February 23, 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) named Dr. Howard Branz and Dr. Michael Himmel to its Research Fellows Council, the Laboratory's top advisory council comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers. Branz is a leader in silicon photovoltaics who produced a world record in nano-structured solar cells,
Inventive Thinkers at NREL Reach Record Number December 17, 2015 A man wearing safety glasses stands next to large solar panels. NREL engineer Chris Deline came up with an idea for a device that would allow firefighters to quickly power down solar panels in case of a fire. Photo by Dennis Schroeder 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
NREL Examines Solar Policy Pathways for States February 26, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics. By organizing the 48 contiguous states into four peer groups based on shared non-policy characteristics, the NREL research team was able to contextualize the impact of various solar policies on photovoltaic (PV) installations. "Although it is widely accepted that solar
NREL Launches Energy Execs Institute July 22, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces its inaugural Energy Execs Institute a premier executive education program focused on delivering clean energy solutions. The Energy Execs institute is a condensed version of the highly successful NREL Executive Energy Leadership program. Interest in the leadership program spurred the creation of the Institute, which will be a regular program offering in
NREL Selected to Join Europe's DERlab June 8, 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been selected as a new member of the nonprofit Association of European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories (DERlab). DERlab is an international association of leading laboratories and research institutions in the field of distributed energy resources equipment and systems. NREL was selected by DERlab in recognition of its work researching the integration of
NREL Teams with French Researchers NREL Director to Receive Recognition for Joint Research Efforts April 14, 2010 Two men seated at a table with others looking on. Attending the MOU signing were: Véronique Péquignat, International Manager, Rhone Alps Economic Development Agency; Hervé Fradet, Director, Rhône Alps Economic Development Agency; David E. Rodgers, Director, Strategic Energy Analysis, DOE/EERE; Ron Benioff, International Programs Manager, NREL; Daniel Harris, Minister Counselor
NREL's Art Nozik Elected AAAS Fellow October 30, 2003 Golden, Colo. - NREL researcher Arthur Nozik has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the highest distinction bestowed on AAAS members by their peers. Nozik is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). During the past 30 years, Nozik has earned a leading position in the interdisciplinary fields of photoelectrochemistry,
Jefferson County honors NREL with Genesis Award March 7, 2003 Golden, CO. - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has received the Jefferson Economic Council's (JEC) Genesis Award for the Lab's contribution to the economic vitality of Jefferson County and its citizens. The annual award is given on behalf of Jefferson County in recognition of outstanding economic development that has significantly added to the long-term vitality of the county. NREL was
Companies Take Charge NREL's Battery Life Predictive Model Helps Companies Take Charge October 26, 2015 A series of batteries hooked together next to a monitor. An example of a stationary, grid-connected battery is the NREL project from Erigo/EaglePicher Technologies, LLC Technologies. Inverters and nickel cadmium batteries inside of a utility scale 300 kW battery storage system will support Department of Defense micro-grids. Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL 32696 Companies that rely on
to clean energy June 4, 2015 The economic impact of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was 872.3 million nationwide in fiscal year 2014,...
pathways to obtain the most value from all biofuel-relevant components in algal biomass. ... NREL researchers are developing technologies for the analysis of biofuel process-relevant ...
Open-source software provides essential modeling and simulation help in water power research and development. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL)...
- Continuum Magazine | NREL A large modern building complex shown from above. The Energy Systems Integration Facility is among the cutting-edge sites NREL uses to collaborate with its partners. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL Impacting Innovation and Commercialization: NREL's Partnering Facilities The award-winning Energy Systems Integration Facility is the latest addition to NREL's partnering sites. NREL's partner facilities are hard to resist-and increasingly, savvy collaborators from a
Distributed Wind Articles about Distributed Wind Below are stories about distributed wind featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program. October 1, 2015 Articles about Distributed Wind Energy Department Helps Manufacturers of Small and Mid-Size Wind Turbines Meet Certification Requirements On October 1, the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a fourth round of requests for proposals under the Energy Department's Competitiveness Improvement
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) provide the wind industry, policymakers, and other stakeholders with applied wind resource data, information, maps, and technical assistance. These tools, which emphasize wind resources at ever-increasing heights, help stakeholders evaluate the wind resource and development potential for a specific area.