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innovati nNREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar Power  

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innovati nNREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar Power To fully harvest the nation's bountiful wind and solar resources, it is critical to know how much electrical power from at adding enough wind and solar power capacity to the grid to produce 35% of the WestConnect's electricity

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Capabilities  

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Capabilities NREL's solar radiation research staff provides expertise in renewable energy measurement and instrumentation. Major capabilities include solar resource measurement,...

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NREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar...  

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data to carry out the study. The types of solar power represented in SAM include such CSP technologies as parabolic troughs, dish-Stirling systems, and power towers, as well as...

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NREL Energy Models Examine the Potential for Wind and Solar Grid Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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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.

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NREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar Power (Fact Sheet)  

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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.

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NREL’s Optical Furnace Technology Sparks Solar Industry Interest  

NREL Principal Engineer Bhushan Sopori has fired up an optical furnace he developed to efficiently fabricate solar cells. Credit: Ray David, NREL

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NREL: News - NREL Releases New Roadmap to Reducing Solar PV ...  

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113 NREL Releases New Roadmap to Reducing Solar PV "Soft Costs" by 2020 September 25, 2013 The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently issued...

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Working with Us  

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solar technologies into the clean energy market. There are many ways to work with NREL's solar radiation research program. Developing Technology Partnerships NREL offers a variety...

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Facilities  

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Facilities Facilities Photo of two researchers standing on a platform near a solar tracker at the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. The Solar Radiation Research Laboratory gathers solar radiation and meteorological data on South Table Mountain. NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) has been collecting continuous measurements of basic solar radiation components since 1981. Since then, it has expanded its expertise to include integrated metrology, optics, electronics, and data acquisition capabilities. In addition, the SRRL provides facilities for outdoor performance testing of new research instrumentation and energy conversion devices such as photovoltaic modules. The SRRL is located on NREL's South Table Mountain site in Golden, Colorado, where it has excellent solar access because of its unrestricted

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research Home Page  

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NREL's solar radiation research supports industry, government, and academia by providing solar radiation measurements, models, maps, and support services. These resources are used...

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Spectral Solar Radiation Data Base at NREL  

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*In September 1991 the Solar Energy Research Institute became the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. [Description taken from http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/old_data/spectral/

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Publications  

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Publications Publications NREL develops publications, including technical reports and papers, about its R&D activities in concentrating solar power, as well as related information. Below you'll find a list of selected NREL publications concerning these activities. Also see TroughNet's publications on parabolic trough technology, and market and economic assessment. For other NREL concentrating solar power publications, you can search NREL's Publications Database. Selected Publications These publications are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Utility-Scale Power Tower Solar Systems: Performance Acceptance Test Guidelines NREL Subcontract Report Author: David Kearney - Kearney & Associates Publication Date: March 2013 Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Solar Decathlon  

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Decathlon Decathlon Photo of a woman assembling the Team Alberta solar-powered house at the Solar Decathlon, with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background. Solar Decathlon is an international competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. NREL has provided technical expertise for this U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) event since its conception in 1999. Considered one of DOE's most successful efforts, the Solar Decathlon helps remove multiple barriers to the adoption of solar energy technologies by: Educating students and the public about the money-saving opportunities and environmental benefits presented by clean-energy products and design solutions Demonstrating to the public the comfort and affordability of homes

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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2 December 28, 2012 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 cell....

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Data and Resources  

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Data and Resources NREL solar radiation research information is available from the following sources. Measurement Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center (MIDC) Provides...

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NREL: Learning - Passive Solar  

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each side of a tower. The Zion National Park Visitor Center incorporates passive solar design features, including clerestory windows for daylighting and Trombe walls that absorb...

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NREL: Solar Research - News  

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News The following news stories highlight solar research, technologies, and resources. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. August 19, 2013 Third Consecutive IEEE...

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Systems Analysis  

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Systems Analysis Systems Analysis Featured Resource Learn more about NREL's capabilities in modeling and analysis of CSP Systems. NREL and other national laboratories support U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) systems analysis activities to evaluate and validate the cost, performance, durability, and grid penetration impacts for concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. DOE's systems analysis program focuses on the greatest opportunities for impact, based on estimates of the current and future costs of CSP plants, subsystems, and components. Opportunities and Potential Impact The DOE SunShot Initiative to reduce the installed cost of solar energy systems by 75% by the end of the decade will require low-cost configurations that are easy to integrate into the electric grid. Systems

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NREL: News - NREL Quantifies Significant Value in Concentrating Solar Power  

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413 413 NREL Quantifies Significant Value in Concentrating Solar Power CSP with thermal energy storage boosts California electric grid April 24, 2013 Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California electric grid managed by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). NREL used a commercial production cost model called PLEXOS to help plan system expansion, to evaluate aspects of system reliability, and to estimate fuel cost, emissions, and other operational factors within the CAISO system. The

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Laboratory Capabilities  

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Laboratory Capabilities Laboratory Capabilities To research, develop, and test a variety of concentrating solar power technologies, NREL features the following laboratory capabilities: High-Flux Solar Furnace (HFSF) Large Payload Solar Tracker Advanced Optical Materials Laboratory Advanced Thermal Storage Materials Laboratory Optical Testing Laboratory and Beam Characterization System Receiver Test Laboratory Heat Collection Element (HCE) Temperature Survey Photo of NREL's High-Flux Solar Furnace. NREL's High-Flux Solar Furnace. High-Flux Solar Furnace (HFSF) The power generated at NREL's High-Flux Solar Furnace (HFSF) can be used to expose, test, and evaluate many components-such as receivers, collectors, and reflector materials-used in concentrating solar power systems. The 10-kilowatt HFSF consists of a tracking heliostat and 25 hexagonal

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - News  

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News News Below are news stories related to NREL Concentrating Solar Power research. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. November 5, 2013 Solar Working Group Releases Standard Contracts A working group representing solar industry stakeholders has developed standard contracts that should help lower transaction costs and make it easier to access low-cost financing for residential and commercial solar power projects. 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.

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NREL: News - NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every...  

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3012 NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State U.S. RE Technical Potential study produces estimates across technologies July 26, 2012 A new study of renewable...

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Map Data: Solar Energy Potential | Department of Energy  

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Solar Energy Potential Map Data: Solar Energy Potential nrel-solar-pv-tilt-potential.zip More Documents & Publications Map Data: Recovery Act Funding...

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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1 1 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 Photocurrent Than Solar Photons Entering Cell Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited with photons from the high energy region of the solar spectrum. December 14, 2011 Tiny Solar Cell Could Make a Big Difference

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NREL Successfully Transfers VSHOT Technology to Solar Industry  

NREL Successfully Transfers VSHOT Technology to Solar Industry ... The increasing demand for concentrating solar power, ... Technology Transfer Home;

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NREL: News - NREL Assembles Industry Working Group to Advance Solar  

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713 713 NREL Assembles Industry Working Group to Advance Solar Securitization Webinar focusing on SAPC to be held on March 22 March 19, 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently convened the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group with a mission to enable securitization of solar PV assets and associated cash flows in the marketplace. SAPC's primary efforts center on the standardization of power purchase agreements, leases, and other documents relevant to residential and commercial deployment, and the development of robust datasets to assess performance and credit-default risk. These activities are designed to allow projects to be grouped into tradable securities. Securitization is expected to attract additional investors to the solar asset class, enabling the

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Research Staff  

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Research Staff Here you'll find contact information for NREL's concentrating solar power research team and staff. To learn more about us and our expertise, read the staff's...

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Partnerships  

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Partnerships Partnerships NREL maintains partnerships to advance concentrating solar power research, development, and deployment efforts. Currently, NREL works with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through SunLab-a partnership developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to administer its concentrating solar power R&D and analysis activities. SolarPACES Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES), an international program of the International Energy Agency, furthers collaborative development, testing, and marketing of CSP plants. NREL represents the U.S. activities and serves on various committees in SolarPACES, which now has 13 members: Algeria, Australia, Egypt, the European Commission, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and

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NREL's Concentrated Solar Radiation User Facility  

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Declared a national user facility in 1993, NREL's Concentrated Solar Radiation User Facility (CSR) allows industry, government, and university researchers to examine the effects and applications of as much as 50,000 suns of concentrated solar radiation using a High-Flux Solar Furnace and long-term exposure using an ultraviolet (UV) concentrator.

Lewandowski, A.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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3 3 December 2, 2013 NREL Reports Soft Costs Now Largest Piece of Solar Installation Total Cost Two reports offer more in-depth look at non-hardware costs November 21, 2013 NREL Releases Renewable Energy Data Book Detailing Growing Industry in 2012 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The annual report is an important assessment of U.S. energy statistics for 2012, including renewable electricity, worldwide renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and data on specific technologies. November 8, 2013 New Solar Cell Is More Efficient, Less Costly Innovation by NREL and First Solar acquisition TetraSun wins a 2013 R&D 100

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Projects  

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Projects Projects NREL's concentrating solar power (CSP) projects focus on components R&D and systems analysis related to power tower and parabolic trough technologies. We support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its CSP deployment efforts in the following areas: Collectors Receivers Power block Thermal energy storage Analysis. NREL received funding from DOE for concentrating solar power research projects. Through a competitive process, NREL was selected to lead the following projects: Novel Components to Overcome Existing Barriers-Particle Receiver Integrated with a Fluidized Bed Thermodynamic Cycle to Revolutionize CSP Systems-10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (s-CO2) Turbine Test Nanomaterials for thermal energy storage in CSP plants In addition to these efforts, NREL is also a key partner on two other

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NREL North American Solar Radiation Atlas (Presentation)  

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This presentation is about NREL's North American Solar Radiation Atlas, which currently includes 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii to be added in the future). It discusses the goals of the Atlas which are to: deliver basic solar performance estimates to general users, deliver a wide variety of additional information to more advanced users, be easy to use, full featured, and extensible.

George, R; Gray-Hann, P.

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL-Solar Technologies Market Report | Open Energy Information  

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NREL-Solar Technologies Market Report NREL-Solar Technologies Market Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: NREL-Solar Technologies Market Report Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar Topics: Market analysis, Technology characterizations Website: www.nrel.gov/analysis/pdfs/46025.pdf NREL-Solar Technologies Market Report Screenshot References: NREL Solar Tech Market Report[1] Logo: NREL-Solar Technologies Market Report "The focus of this report is the U.S. solar electricity market, including photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The report is organized into five chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of global and U.S. installation trends. Chapter 2 presents production and shipment data, material and supply chain issues, and solar industry

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Collector R&D  

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Collector R&D Collector R&D Featured Resource Learn more about NREL's capabilities in collector/receiver characterization. Collector research at NREL focuses on developing and testing the next generation of concentrating solar power (CSP) collectors that reduce delivered electricity costs by 50%. NREL's work involves improved reflector development, optical model development, optical measurement techniques, testing standards, and reliability assessments. NREL also works to upgrade and adapt optical tools to enhance laboratory testing capabilities. CSP collectors capture the sun's energy with mirrors that reflect and focus the sunlight onto a receiver, creating the heat that is used to generate electricity. Opportunities and Potential Impact Collectors-whether for parabolic trough, power tower, or dish

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research Home Page  

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A collage of Concentrating Solar Power photographs. The first photo shows a dish-engine solar system. The second is of a SAIC Stirling dish collector. And the third photo shows a SkyTrough solar concentrator located on a mesa top. A collage of Concentrating Solar Power photographs. The first photo shows a dish-engine solar system. The second is of a SAIC Stirling dish collector. And the third photo shows a SkyTrough solar concentrator located on a mesa top. NREL collaborates with industry to further the research and development (R&D) of concentrating solar power (CSP) plant and solar thermal technologies. NREL's projects in concentrating solar power focus on components R&D and systems analysis related to power tower and parabolic trough technologies: Collectors Receivers Power block Thermal energy storage Analysis. In addition, NREL has received funding through the following competitively awarded projects: 10-megawatt supercritical carbon dioxide (s-CO2) turbine test Near-blackbody, enclosed-particle receiver integrated with a

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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8 8 November 13, 2008 NREL and Private Industry Begin Nationwide Solar Measuring Network The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and IBERDROLA RENEWABLES have jointly deployed the first of several solar resource measuring stations as part of a planned instrumentation network throughout the United States. October 30, 2008 NREL's Clean Energy Forum Attracts National Investment Community The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) convened its most successful clean energy investment forum to date at the 21st Clean Energy Industry Growth Forum in Denver, Colo. October 28-30. The forum attracted about 500 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, and policymakers to the nation's leading clean energy technology investment

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Solar Technical Assistance Team  

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Technical Assistance Team Technical Assistance Team Strategic Sequencing for State Distributed PV Policies: A Quantitative Analysis of Policy Impacts and Interactions Recent NREL analysis of state policies revealed that the sequence of policy implementation can accelerate solar photovoltaic (PV) markets-and that policy change doesn't have to be costly. Download the full report or summary to learn more, or view the webinar. The Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) gathers NREL solar technology and deployment experts to provide information on solar policies, regulations, financing, and other issues for state and local government decision makers. The team provides a variety of technical assistance, including: Quick Response. For state and local governments that require a fast turnaround in response to a time-sensitive question or expert testimony on

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NREL Develops Sub-Hour Solar Power Data Set (Fact Sheet), NREL...  

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Sub-Hour Solar Power Data Set NREL data will help utilities incorporate solar energy into their electric power systems. Large-scale deployment of solar energy requires a favorable...

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NREL: News Feature - Saudi Arabia Looks to NREL for Solar Monitoring...  

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resource. The importance of setting up networks to gauge and predict the strength of solar radiation in varying meteorological conditions convinced the Saudis to choose NREL...

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NREL: Learning - Solar Energy Basics  

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Energy Basics Photo of a solar electric system in Colorado with snow-covered mountain peaks in the background. Solar panels installed on a home in Colorado. Solar is the Latin word...

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NREL: Solar Research Home Page  

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A collage of solar photographs. The first photo shows a parabolic solar trough at the Eldorado Valley site. The second is of a gird-tied high-concentration solar cell MicroDish....

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Jianbo Gao  

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at NREL in August 2009. His research project at NREL involves developing nanocrystalline solar cells with the potential to exhibit high efficiency photoconversion. Selected...

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Collector R&D  

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Thermal Energy Storage R&D Thermal Energy Storage R&D Featured Resource Learn more about NREL's capabilities in thermal storage and advanced heat transfer fluids. Thermal energy storage (TES) research at NREL focuses on reducing the costs of thermal storage and electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. NREL's TES effort contributes to these goals through materials and systems development, analysis, and modeling. CSP systems may include TES-a means of storing thermal energy for later use-to generate electricity any time when it is most needed and valuable, whether during the day, night, or cloudy intervals. Opportunities and Potential Impact TES usually reduces the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) compared to a system without storage because of better utilization of the power block.

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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09 09 October 21, 2009 Solar Technology Acceleration Center is Powering Up Members of the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and supporters convened in Aurora, Colo., today, to mark a milestone in "Powering Up" one of the world's largest solar test and demonstration facilities. Since announcing the initial launch of SolarTAC one year ago, the site infrastructure development has progressed to the point where members can now break ground for their planned solar technology implementation and testing. Today's occasion also included the announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have both signed letters of intent to join SolarTAC. October 8, 2009

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Solar Technology Analysis  

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Solar Technology Analysis Solar Technology Analysis NREL conducts analysis to support research and development done by the Solar Energy Technologies Program in three major technology areas: concentrating solar power; solar electricity, also known as photovoltaics or PV; and solar heating and lighting. For example, in the area of photovoltaics, EERE's systems modeling and analysis activity rigorously assesses the performance, reliability, installed costs, and levelized energy costs (LECs) of a wide variety of flat-plate PV system configurations and applications. R&D goals, which are supported by solar technology analysis, include: Investigating the steps needed to improve the impact of PV technologies in the marketplace through technical R&D, market analyses, and value and policy analyses

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Evaluation of solar radiation measurement systems: EPRI/NREL final test report. Volume 1  

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Measured solar radiation resource data are needed by electric utilities to evaluate the potential of renewable energy options like photovoltaics in their service territory. In this final test report, we document a cooperative project of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to compare available measurement system options for performing solar radiation resource assessments. We present the detailed results of a 6-month field comparison of thermopile-based pyranometer and pyrheliometer solar irradiance measurement systems with two different implementations of the rotating shadowband radiometer (RSR) concept installed at NREL`s Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) in Golden, Colorado.

Stoffel, T.; Riordan, C.; Bigger, J.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Research Staff  

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Research Staff Research Staff NREL's resource assessment and forecasting research staff provides expertise in renewable energy measurement and instrumentation through NREL's Power Systems Engineering Center. Photo of Mary Anderberg Mary Anderberg - Scientist M.S. Physics, University of Denver B.S. Physics, Auburn University Mary performs solar radiometric data quality analysis for the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program and provides programming support for the resource integration section. She also contributed to the National Solar Radiation Database update. In addition, Mary is the Web administrator of the Renewable Resource Data Center, for which she provides UNIX, C, Perl, and HTML support. Photo of AfshĂ­n Andreas AfshĂ­n Andreas - Senior Scientist

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NREL: Learning - Solar Hot Water  

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Hot Water Hot Water Photo of solar collectors on a roof for a solar hot water system. For solar hot water systems, flat-plate solar collectors are typically installed facing south on a rooftop. The shallow water of a lake is usually warmer than the deep water. That's because the sunlight can heat the lake bottom in the shallow areas, which in turn, heats the water. It's nature's way of solar water heating. The sun can be used in basically the same way to heat water used in buildings and swimming pools. Most solar water heating systems for buildings have two main parts: a solar collector and a storage tank. The most common collector is called a flat-plate collector. Mounted on the roof, it consists of a thin, flat, rectangular box with a transparent cover that faces the sun. Small tubes

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NREL Measures IMM Solar Cell Performance for CPV (Fact Sheet...  

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New measurement capability supports the development of high-efficiency solar cells for concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) application. NREL scientists recently completed a set of...

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NREL Makes Substantial Progress in Developing CZTSe Solar Cells...  

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non-toxic, Earth-abundant elements. Recently, NREL demonstrated an 8.4%-efficient CZTSe solar cell produced using commercially acceptable manufacturing techniques. Scientists...

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NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Concentrating Solar Power  

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and College Level NREL Concentrating Solar Power Research Features information about parabolic troughs, systems-driven modeling and analysis, and other advanced components and...

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NREL: News - NREL Report Firms Up Land-Use Requirements of Solar  

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NREL Report Firms Up Land-Use Requirements of Solar NREL Report Firms Up Land-Use Requirements of Solar Study shows solar for 1,000 homes would require 32 acres July 30, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report on the land use requirements of solar power plants based on actual land-use practices from existing solar facilities. "Having real data from a majority of the solar plants in the United States will help people make proper comparisons and informed decisions," lead author Sean Ong said. The report, "Land-use Requirements for Solar Power Plants in the United States," was written with NREL colleagues Clinton Campbell, Robert Margolis, Paul Denholm and Garvin Heath. Ong gathered data from 72% of the solar power plants installed or under

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NREL: Learning - Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics  

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Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player This video provides an overview of NREL's research in solar photovoltaic technology. Text Version Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called the PV effect. The PV effect was discovered in 1954, when scientists at Bell Telephone discovered that silicon (an element found in sand) created an electric charge when exposed to sunlight. Soon solar cells were being used to power space satellites and smaller items like calculators and watches. Today, thousands of people power their homes and businesses with individual

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NREL: Learning - Solar Process Heat  

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Process Heat Process Heat Photo of part of one side of a warehouse wall, where a perforated metal exterior skin is spaced about a foot out from the main building wall to form part of the transpired solar collector system. A transpired collector is installed at a FedEx facility in Denver, Colorado. Commercial and industrial buildings may use the same solar technologies-photovoltaics, passive heating, daylighting, and water heating-that are used for residential buildings. These nonresidential buildings can also use solar energy technologies that would be impractical for a home. These technologies include ventilation air preheating, solar process heating, and solar cooling. Space Heating Many large buildings need ventilated air to maintain indoor air quality. In cold climates, heating this air can use large amounts of energy. But a

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NREL: International Activities - India Solar Resource Maps  

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International Activities International Activities Search More Search Options Site Map Printable Version UPDATED India Solar Resource Maps This page provides 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps and data for India. The 10-km hourly solar resource data were developed using weather satellite (METEOSAT) measurements incorporated into a site-time specific solar modeling approach developed at the U.S. State University of New York at Albany. The data is made publicly available in geographic information system (GIS) format and as static maps below. The hourly data can also be downloaded for specific locations from NREL's Renewable Resource Data Center. The new maps and data were released in June 2013. The new data expands the time period of analysis from 2002-2007 to 2002-2011 and incorporates

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NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource  

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NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning January 14, 2014 2:00PM to 3:00PM EST Online Today's utility planners have a different market and economic context than their predecessors, including planning for the growth of renewable energy. State and federal support policies, solar photovoltaic (PV) price declines, and the introduction of new business models for solar PV "ownership" are leading to increasing interest in solar technologies, especially PV. In this free webinar, you will hear how utilities are incorporating solar generation into their resource planning processes. Analysts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Solar Electric Power

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Solar Deployment and Market Transformation  

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Solar Deployment and Market Transformation Solar Deployment and Market Transformation NREL enables faster, easier, and less expensive solar installations by applying our expertise and knowledge to projects that addresses challenges, inefficiencies, and market barriers to solar technology deployment. Northeast Denver Housing Center Solarize Grassroots Movement Drives Down Solar Prices 30% in Portland, Oregon Solarize Northeast Denver Housing Center NREL Identifies PV for 28 Affordable Housing Units Our technical experts work with policymakers, program administrators, regulators, utilities, transmission organizations, technology developers, financial organizations, and insurance companies to help break down barriers to solar technology deployment by: Developing and delivering policy and market design trainings

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Solar Technology Will Warm Air at ...  

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coved in perforated metal, with two men standing next to it. Enlarge image NREL's Craig Christensen and Chuck Kutscher stand next to a wall at the RSF that uses their...

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NREL Makes Substantial Progress in Developing CZTSe Solar Cells (Fact Sheet) (Revised)  

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By defining the deposition process, NREL has significantly improved the conversion efficiency of CZTSe solar cells.

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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7 7 December 7, 2007 Southwestern Energy Service Providers Work Together to Get Large-Scale Solar Project Built A multi-state consortium of southwestern energy service providers is issusing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a utility-scale concentrating solar power plant. The plant would be owned by a third party, with consortium members each signing long-term purchase power agreements. The plant, with size, design, and location to be determined by the RFP submissions, is expected to produce 250 megawatts and be located in either Arizona or Nevada. 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

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Southwest Concentrating Solar  

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Southwest Concentrating Solar Power 1000-MW Initiative Southwest Concentrating Solar Power 1000-MW Initiative Photos of various concentrating solar power systems. NREL, working through SunLab, supports the U.S. Department of Energy's goal to install 1,000 megawatts (MW) of new concentrating solar power systems in the southwestern United States by 2010. This level of deployment, combined with research and development to reduce technology component costs, could help reduce concentrating solar power electricity costs to $0.07/kilowatt-hour. At this cost, concentrating solar power can compete effectively in the Southwest's energy markets. To achieve the Initiative's goal, the U.S. Department of Energy is partnering with the Western Governors' Association to encourage concentrating solar power installations in Arizona, California, Colorado,

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NREL Partnering with GreenVolts to Commercialize IMM Solar Cell  

NREL Partnering with GreenVolts to Commercialize IMM Solar Cell March 31, 2009. NREL is partnering with GreenVolts to commercialize the Inverted ...

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Evaluation of solar radiation measurement systems: EPRI/NREL final test report  

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Measured solar radiation resource data are needed by electric utilities to evaluate the potential of renewable energy options like photovoltaics in their service territory. In this final test report, we document a cooperative project of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to compare available measurement system options for performing solar radiation resource assessments. We present the detailed results of a 6-month field comparison of thermopile-based pyranometer and pyrheliometer solar irradiance measurement systems with two different implementations of the rotating shadowband radiometer (RSR) concept installed at NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) in Golden, Colorado.

Stoffel, T.; Riordan, C.; Bigger, J.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News - NREL Reports Soft Costs Now Largest Piece of Solar  

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News Release NR-6313 News Release NR-6313 NREL Reports Soft Costs Now Largest Piece of Solar Installation Total Cost December 2, 2013 Two detailed reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) find that solar financing and other non-hardware costs - often referred to as "soft costs" - now comprise up to 64% of the total price of residential solar energy systems, reflecting how soft costs are becoming an increasingly larger fraction of the cost of installing solar. "The two new reports, along with previous reports, provide a comprehensive look at the full cost of installing solar, while delineating and quantifying the various contributors to that final cost," NREL analyst Barry Friedman said. The first new report, "Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance-of-System (Soft)

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NREL GIS Data: Hawaii Low Resolution Photovoltaic Solar Resource...  

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April 01st, 2011 (3 years ago) Keywords GIS hawaii NREL photovoltaic shapefile solar Data applicationzip icon Shapefile (zip, 1.2 MiB) Metadata Metadata accessible through...

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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of Land Management, the facility is expected to provide jobs and advance California's energy and climate goals. September 13, 2010 NREL Breakthrough Could Spawn Cheaper, More...

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NREL: News - NREL Reports 31.1% Efficiency for III-V Solar Cell  

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913 913 NREL Reports 31.1% Efficiency for III-V Solar Cell Conversion-efficiency mark is a world record for a two-junction solar cell measured under one-sun illumination June 24, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Lab has announced a world record of 31.1% conversion efficiency for a two-junction solar cell under one sun of illumination. NREL Scientist Myles Steiner announced the new record June 19 at the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Tampa, Fla. The previous record of 30.8% efficiency was held by Alta Devices. The tandem cell was made of a gallium indium phosphide cell atop a gallium arsenide cell, has an area of about 0.25 square centimeters and was measured under the AM1.5 global spectrum at 1,000 W/m2. It was grown inverted, similar to the NREL-developed inverted metamorphic multi-junction

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NREL: News - NREL Solar Research Gains Two R&D 100 Awards  

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Bookmark and Share Printable Version Bookmark and Share Printable Version News Release NR-2208 NREL Solar Research Gains Two R&D 100 Awards July 17, 2008 An ultra-light, highly efficient solar cell and use of ink-jet printing to manufacture thin-film photovoltaics-both developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory-have been named among this year's most significant innovations by Research & Development (R&D) Magazine. Known as "the Oscars of Invention," the R&D 100 Award showcases the most significant new technologies commercialized worldwide. NREL has won a total of 42 of the awards, which the magazine has been presenting annually since 1969. The new Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction solar cell was developed at NREL and is being commercialized by Emcore Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M., in

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NREL: News - NREL Launches Initiative to Build Solar Performance...  

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from solar facilities across the country. As part of DOE's SunShot Initiative, the Open Solar Performance and Reliability Clearinghouse (O-SPaRC) will give the private market...

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Become Part of SOLRMAP  

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Become Part of SOLRMAP Become Part of SOLRMAP The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is inviting additional participation in SOLRMAP-the Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project. In late 2008, we established this effort through a pilot project with a limited number of participants. The 2009 deadline for participation has passed, but we may expand the program in the future. SOLRMAP establishes high-quality solar measurements at targeted locations to enable deployment of concentrating solar thermal projects in the United States. The measurements also provide NREL with critical data for model development and other research that advances techniques in solar resource assessment. At the present time, NREL does not have funding to support SOLRMAP for photovoltaic projects.

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NREL's FY09 CSP Resource Assessment Plans: Solar Resource Assessment Workshop  

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Solar Resource Assessment Workshop, Denver CO, Oct 29, 2008 presentation: NREL's FY09 CSP Resource Assessment Plans

Renne, D.

2008-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Working with Us  

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Working with Us Working with Us NREL's interaction with industrial, university, and government partners is the key to moving advanced concentrating solar power technologies into the marketplace and the U.S. economy. We provide opportunities to develop technology partnerships, license our technology, and use our facilities. Developing Technology Partnerships NREL offers a variety of technology partnership agreements to help you gain access to our research expertise in concentrating solar power, including our laboratory and modeling and analysis capabilities. You can: Work collaboratively with us on a concentrating solar power research project through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Pay NREL to conduct research without your collaboration through a Work-for-Others agreement.

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Data and Resources  

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Data and Resources Data and Resources For concentrating solar power technologies, NREL features the following online solar radiation resource data and solar resource maps, as well as data for renewable energy power plants. Also see TroughNet's data and resources specifically for parabolic trough technology. Concentrating Solar Power Projects around the World NREL, in conjunction with SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems), maintains a database of CSP projects around the world with plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP technologies include parabolic trough, linear Fresnel reflector, power tower, and dish/engine systems. Each project profile includes background information, a listing of project participants, and data on the power-plant

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NREL: News - NREL and Stanford Team up on Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells  

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313 313 NREL and Stanford Team up on Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Devices could charge battery-powered products in the future January 10, 2013 It may be possible soon to charge cell phones, change the tint on windows, or power small toys with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells, thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). A scientific paper, "Peel and Stick: Fabricating Thin Film Solar Cells on Universal Substrates," appears in the online version of Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of the British scientific journal Nature. Peel-and-stick, or water-assisted transfer printing (WTP), technologies were developed by the Stanford group and have been used before for nanowire

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Updated Solar Resource Maps Available for  

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Updated Solar Resource Maps Available for India Updated Solar Resource Maps Available for India July 15, 2013 Through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of State, and in collaboration with India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, NREL has updated its 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps for India. The new maps incorporate updated 10-km hourly solar resource data developed using weather satellite measurements combined with site-time specific solar modeling. Additionally, the maps expand the time of analysis by four years, from 2002-2007 to 2002-2011 and include enhanced aerosols information to improve estimates of direct normal irradiance. The data is available in both geographic information system and static map formats on NREL's website for both global horizontal irradiance and

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Updated Solar Resource Maps Available for  

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Updated Solar Resource Maps Available for India Updated Solar Resource Maps Available for India July 15, 2013 Through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of State, and in collaboration with India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, NREL has updated its 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps for India. The new maps incorporate updated 10-km hourly solar resource data developed using weather satellite measurements combined with site-time specific solar modeling. Additionally, the maps expand the time of analysis by four years, from 2002-2007 to 2002-2011 and include enhanced aerosols information to improve estimates of direct normal irradiance. The data is available in both geographic information system and static map formats on NREL's website for both global horizontal irradiance and

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NREL Measures IMM Solar Cell Performance for CPV (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Science  

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New measurement capability supports the development of high-efficiency solar cells for concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) application. NREL scientists recently completed a set of measurements on the performance of an inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) solar cell as a function of concentration and cell operating temperature. The triple-junction cell had subcell bandgaps of 1.81, 1.40, and 1.00. Much of the work focused on developing and validating the measurement techniques (i.e., the spectral response of the three subcells was measured at five temperatures, and those data were used to properly adjust the solar simulators at each temperature). Multijunction concentrator solar cells are typically evaluated under flash illumination at 25 C, but this condition significantly underestimates the thermal load on the cell in an actual real-world module, where the steady-state concentrated illumination can raise the operating temperature to as high as 100 C. The NREL-developed measurement technique addresses this issue. This work demonstrated that the IMM cell has better temperature coefficients than its traditional upright, germanium-based, lattice-matched counterpart and will thus perform better in actual CPV applications. This new measurement capability will support NREL's development of IMM cells that are optimally designed for operation at temperatures relevant to actual systems operation.

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Competitiveness - Solar PV Manufacturing Cost  

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Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis Between 2000 and 2010 global shipments of PV cells/modules grew 53% (compound annual growth rate [CAGR]). At the same time, the U.S. market share has slipped from 30% to 7% (30% CAGR) while China/Taiwan has grown from <2% to 54% (115% CAGR) to become the leader in global production. NREL's manufacturing cost analysis has focused on understanding the regional competitiveness of solar PV manufacturing specifically: What factors have led to China's dramatic growth in PV? Is it sustainable? Can the US compete? NREL's manufacturing cost analysis studies show that: U.S. incentives to strengthen access to capital for investment in innovative solar technologies could offset China's current advantage U.S. incentives are dwarfed by the scale of Chinese incentives

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NREL: News - NREL Solar Research Garners Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards  

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Bookmark and Share Printable Version Bookmark and Share Printable Version News Release NR-2810 NREL Solar Research Garners Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards July 8, 2010 An etching technique that makes silicon wafers more efficient and a mammoth power generator that sets a new standard for the production of solar energy - both developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory - have been named among this year's most significant innovations by Research & Development (R&D) Magazine. The two prestigious awards, known in the research and development community as "the Oscars of Innovation," brings to 47 the number of R&D 100 awards that NREL has won since 1969, when the magazine launched the awards for the best new technologies from around the world.

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NREL Designs Promising New Oxides for Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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High-efficiency, thin-film solar cells require electrical contacts with high electrical conductivity, and the top contact must also have high optical transparency. This need is currently met by transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), which conduct electricity but are 90% transparent to visible light. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have derived three key design principles for selecting promising materials for TCO contacts. NREL's application of these design principles has resulted in a 10,000-fold improvement in conductivity for one TCO material.

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NREL: Distributed Grid Integration - Solar Distributed Grid Integration  

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Solar Distributed Grid Integration Projects Solar Distributed Grid Integration Projects NREL provides grid integration support, system-level testing, and systems analysis for DOE's Solar Distributed Grid Integration Projects supported by the SunShot Initiative. These projects address technical issues and develop solutions for high penetration grid integration of solar technologies into the electric power system to meet the following goals: Reduce cost: reduce interconnection costs by developing streamlined procedures including advanced integration models for utility interconnection of photovoltaics (PV) Reduce market barriers: work with utilities and system integrators to reduce market barriers by providing research on impacts of integration of high penetration of PV systems and developing solutions.

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Optical Metrology Laboratory  

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Optical Metrology Laboratory Optical Metrology Laboratory Photo of a laser and a spectral irradiance calibration system used to create lamp-detector alignment. Researchers use a spectral irradiance calibration alignment jig and a laser beam to align a calibration source and test unit. The NREL Optical Metrology Laboratory ensures that optical radiation resource measurement equipment is calibrated to national or international standards to ensure the quality and traceability of data. NREL considers optical radiation to range from 250 nm to 2,500 nm and to include the ultraviolet (250-400 nm), visible (400-750 nm), near infrared (750-1,100 nm), and shortwave infrared (1,100-2,500 nm) ranges. Activities The Optical Metrology Laboratory provides National Institute of Standards and Technology-traceable measurements for:

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NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Solar Hot Water  

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Solar Hot Water Solar Hot Water Photo of a school building next to a pond. Roy Lee Walker Elementary School in Texas incorporates many renewable energy design features, including solar hot water heating. The following resources will help you learn more about solar water heating systems. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to solar hot water. Grades 7-12 NREL Educational Resources Educational resources available to students from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. High School and College Level U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers: Solar Water Heaters Features comprehensive basic information and resources. U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers: Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Features comprehensive basic information and resources. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

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NREL's PV Incubator: Where Solar Photovoltaic Records Go to be Broken |  

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NREL's PV Incubator: Where Solar Photovoltaic Records Go to be NREL's PV Incubator: Where Solar Photovoltaic Records Go to be Broken NREL's PV Incubator: Where Solar Photovoltaic Records Go to be Broken June 28, 2011 - 11:44am Addthis NREL Principal Engineer Keith Emery prepares to load three-junction concentrator cells into NREL's
 High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator to test for efficiency. | Department of Energy Photo | Courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Photo by Dennis Schroeder | Public Domain | NREL Principal Engineer Keith Emery prepares to load three-junction concentrator cells into NREL's
 High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator to test for efficiency. | Department of Energy Photo | Courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Photo by Dennis Schroeder | Public Domain | Minh Le Minh Le

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Solar Integration National...  

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of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study and Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study datasets greatly advanced the modeling of wind and solar power production...

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NREL: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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148 million Solar America Initiative, will support the development of more efficient solar panels, known as photovoltaic devices. August 23, 2006 U.S. Department of Energy...

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NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Solar Energy  

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Energy The following resources can provide you with more information on solar energy. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to solar energy....

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Concentrating Solar Power Results - Life Cycle  

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Concentrating Solar Power Results - Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Concentrating Solar Power Results - Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Concentrating Solar Power (Factsheet) Cover of the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Concentrating Solar Power Download the Factsheet Flowchart that shows the life cycle stages for concentrating solar power systems. For help reading this chart, please contact the webmaster. Figure 1. Process flow diagram illustrating the life cycle stages for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. The yellow box defined by the grey line shows the systems boundaries assumed in harmonization. Enlarge image NREL developed and applied a systematic approach to review literature on life cycle assessments of concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, identify

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NREL: News - Solar Working Group Releases Standard Contracts  

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513 513 Solar Working Group Releases Standard Contracts NREL-organized group aims to improve access to low-cost capital November 5, 2013 A working group representing solar industry stakeholders has developed standard contracts that should help lower transaction costs and make it easier to access low-cost financing for residential and commercial solar power projects. The Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group, assembled by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is a consortium of solar energy developers, law firms, financiers and analysts with expertise in solar energy projects. The contracts cover residential leases and commercial power purchase agreements (PPAs). The working group members recognized that customizable contract templates could improve consumer transparency, increase

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NREL Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project: Status and outlook  

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This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of NREL's Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project during fiscal year 1991. Currently, the primary focus of the SRRAP is to produce a 1961--1990 National Solar Radiation Data Base, providing hourly values of global horizontal, diffuse, and direct normal solar radiation at approximately 250 sites around the United States. Because these solar radiation quantities have been measured intermittently at only about 50 of these sites, models were developed and applied to the majority of the stations to provide estimates of these parameters. Although approximately 93% of the data base consists of modeled data this represents a significant improvement over the SOLMET/ERSATZ 1952--1975 data base. The magnitude and importance of this activity are such that the majority of SRRAP human and financial in many other activities, which are reported here. These include the continued maintenance of a solar radiation monitoring network in the southeast United States at six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), the transfer of solar radiation resource assessment technology through a variety of activities, participation in international programs, and the maintenance and operation of NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. 17 refs.

Renne, D.; Riordan, C.; Maxwell, E.; Stoffel, T.; Marion, B.; Rymes, M.; Wilcox, S.; Myers, D.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Solar Energy Research Facility  

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Solar Energy Research Facility Solar Energy Research Facility Photo of the Solar Energy Research Facility. The exterior stepped clerestory of the Solar Energy Research Facility. Photovoltaics (PV) and basic energy sciences are two major research areas conducted in the Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF). The building incorporates a multitude of energy saving features that make it one of the government's most energy efficient buildings with 40 percent lower energy costs than similar buildings designed to meet federal energy standards. The SERF houses three adjoining modules each containing a laboratory pod and an office pod. Laboratories in the west module are used to develop semiconductor material for high-efficiency crystalline solar cells. Laboratories in the center module are used to fabricate prototype solar

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The Potential of Securitization in Solar PV Finance  

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The Potential of Securitization in Solar PV Finance Travis Lowder and Michael Mendelsohn Technical Report NRELTP-6A20-60230 December 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S....

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NREL Melds Nature with Nanotech for Solar-Powered Hydrogen Production...  

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Melds Nature with Nanotech for Solar-Powered Hydrogen Production NREL researchers are finding ways to mimic photosynthesis by combining enzymes with nanoparticles-particles on the...

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NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Metrology Laboratory  

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Metrology Laboratory Photo of Solar Radiation Research Laboratory researchers inspecting radiometers mounted to calibration tables at the outside test site. Researchers at the...

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Technology Basics  

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Technology Basics Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies can be a major contributor to our nation's future need for new, clean sources of energy, particularly in the Western...

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Webmaster  

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Your name: Your email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version Concentrating Solar Power Research Home Projects Research Staff Working with Us Data & Resources...

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Projects Home Page  

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of concentrating solar power plants. Activities include testing large-scale systems and developing advanced technologies, components, instrumentation, and analysis techniques....

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U.S. Solar Resource Maps and Tools from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  

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Solar maps provide monthly average daily total solar resource information on grid cells. The insolation values represent the resource available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented due south at an angle from horizontal to equal to the latitude of the collector location. [Copied from http://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html] Several types of solar maps are made available. The U.S. Solar resource maps show the resource potential for energy from photovoltaics and from concentrating solar power (CSP). Both sets of maps are available in low or high resolution. A dynamic map based on version 2 of PVWATTS calculates electrical energy performance estimates for a grid-connected photovoltaic system. The map of U.S. Solar Measurement Station Locations is also dynamic, showing the spatial distribution of measurement stations across the U.S. that are monitored by programs and agencies such as DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program or NREL's Cooperative Network for Renewable Resource Measurements (CONFRRM). Clicking on a station location will take the user to the website of that station. Finally, static map images providing solar resource information averaged by month are also available.

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Particle Receiver...  

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Bed-Novel Components to Overcome Existing Barriers Advancing concentrating solar power (CSP) systems to the target cost of 0.06 per kilowatt-hour, set by the U.S. Department of...

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NREL: Learning - Concentrating Solar Power Basics  

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Concentrating Solar Power Basics Many power plants today use fossil fuels as a heat source to boil water. The steam from the boiling water spins a large turbine, which drives a...

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NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools - Solar Maps  

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the Solar Maps Development - How the Maps Were Made page. Thumbnail image of the national solar photovoltaics (PV) resource potential in the United States map. Thumbnail image of...

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New GE Plant to Produce Thin Film PV Solar Panels Based on NREL Technology  

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New GE Plant to Produce Thin Film PV Solar Panels Based on NREL New GE Plant to Produce Thin Film PV Solar Panels Based on NREL Technology New GE Plant to Produce Thin Film PV Solar Panels Based on NREL Technology April 22, 2011 - 10:17am Addthis Photo courtesy of General Electric Photo courtesy of General Electric Minh Le Minh Le Program Manager, Solar Program Earlier this month, General Electric announced plans to enter the global marketplace for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in a big way - and to do it, they will be using technology pioneered at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). The record-breaking Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe) thin film photovoltaic technology GE has chosen for its solar panels was originally developed more than a decade ago by a team of scientists led by NREL's Xuanzhi Wu, and

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Transpired Solar Collector at NREL's Waste Handling Facility Uses Solar Energy to Heat Ventilation Air  

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Revised fact sheet describes the transpired solar collector that was installed on NREL's Waste handling Facility (WHF) in 1990 to preheat ventilation air. The electrically heated WHF was an ideal candidate for this technology - requiring a ventilation rate of 3,000 cubic feet per meter to maintain safe indoor conditions.

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NREL Researchers Demonstrate External Quantum Efficiency Surpassing...  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reduces conventional losses in photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, potentially increasing the power conversion efficiency-but not the...

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Detailed Physical Trough Model for NREL's Solar Advisor Model: Preprint  

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Solar Advisor Model (SAM) is a free software package made available by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratory, and the US Department of Energy. SAM contains hourly system performance and economic models for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, photovoltaic, solar hot-water, and generic fuel-use technologies. Versions of SAM prior to 2010 included only the parabolic trough model based on Excelergy. This model uses top-level empirical performance curves to characterize plant behavior, and thus is limited in predictive capability for new technologies or component configurations. To address this and other functionality challenges, a new trough model; derived from physical first principles was commissioned to supplement the Excelergy-based empirical model. This new 'physical model' approaches the task of characterizing the performance of the whole parabolic trough plant by replacing empirical curve-fit relationships with more detailed calculations where practical. The resulting model matches the annual performance of the SAM empirical model (which has been previously verified with plant data) while maintaining run-times compatible with parametric analysis, adding additional flexibility in modeled system configurations, and providing more detailed performance calculations in the solar field, power block, piping, and storage subsystems.

Wagner, M. J.; Blair, N.; Dobos, A.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Power Block R&D  

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the potential of advanced power cycles to integrate with concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. This research increases the efficiency and reduces the levelized cost of...

107

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Concentrating Solar Power  

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Concentrating Solar Power Resource Maps Concentrating Solar Power Resource Maps These direct-normal solar radiation maps-filtered by solar resource and land availability-identify the most economically suitable lands available for deploying of large-scale concentrating solar power plants in the southwestern United States. Each of the following seven states, as well as the southwestern U.S. region, has two maps: the left and right maps represent analyses excluding land with slopes >1% and >3%, respectively. Lower-resolution jpg versions are available below; much higher-resolution pdf files, suitable for plotting large-scale posters, can be requested. You can also access an unfiltered direct-normal solar radiation map of the southwestern United States. Download Adobe Reader. Southwestern U.S.

108

NREL: Solar Research - Solar Policy and Program Technical Assistance...  

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and comparison to best practices with suggestions for policy changes to better serve the solar DG market Unbiased analysis of economic and market impacts related to policy changes...

109

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Updated Solar Resource...  

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international activities and work with federal agencies. Printable Version Concentrating Solar Power Research Home Projects Research Staff Working with Us Data & Resources...

110

Simple Method Quantifies Recombination Pathways in Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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NREL's analytic equation uses open-circuit voltage data to NREL's analytic equation uses open-circuit voltage data to determine how much recombination occurs via different channels in a solar cell. Shockley-Reed-Hall recombination plays an important role in determining the performance of solar cells that are limited by defects. Critical regions with problematic defect recombina- tion can include the space-charge region (SCR), quasi-neutral region (QNR), base-emitter interface, and surfaces. The dominant recombination mechanism in a solar cell can be identified experimentally by measuring open-circuit voltage (V OC ) as a function of temperature and light intensity. But existing analytical formulas for V OC are currently derived for a single mechanism-and they do not permit separate determination of the magnitude of recombination in each region.

111

NREL: Solar Radiation Research - Solar Radiation Research Laboratory  

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Solar Radiation Research Laboratory Photographs Solar Radiation Research Laboratory Photographs The Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) houses more than 70 instruments to analyze and record solar radiation and surface meteorology data. Learn more about this equipment by exploring the photographs below. Click on a thumbnail to view the full image. Photo of researcher working on an instrument platform in front of the SRRL building. The SRRL is located on South Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado, at 39.74° N, 105.18° W, and 1,829 m AMSL. Photo of four researchers working on equipment atop the SRRL instrument deck. The SRRL's instrument deck is 96 ft long and 16 feet wide. Photo of two pyrheliometers mounted to an automatic sun-tracking base. These two SRRL pyrheliometers are mounted to automatically track the sun

112

NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Technology Solar Resource Data and Tools  

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Solar Resource Data and Tools Solar Resource Data and Tools Here you'll find resources on solar radiation data and tools for siting parabolic trough power plants. This includes solar radiation data for power plants in the United States and worldwide. You'll also find resources for direct solar radiation instrumentation. For an overview on solar resource terms and direct beam radiation used for concentrating solar power technologies, see NREL's Shining On Web site. U.S. Solar Radiation Resource Data The following resources include maps, and hourly metrological and solar resource data for parabolic trough power plants sites in the United States. NREL Concentrating Solar Power Resource Maps Features direct normal solar radiation maps of the southwestern United States, including state maps for Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico,

113

NREL Researchers Demonstrate External Quantum Efficiency Surpassing 100% in a Quantum Dot Solar Cell (Fact Sheet)  

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A new device that produces and collects multiple electrons per photon could yield inexpensive, high-efficiency photovoltaics. A new device developed through research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reduces conventional losses in photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, potentially increasing the power conversion efficiency-but not the cost-of the solar cells. Solar cells convert optical energy from the sun into usable electricity; however, almost 50% of the incident energy is lost as heat with present-day technologies. High-efficiency, multi-junction cells reduce this heat loss, but their cost is significantly higher. NREL's new device uses excess energy in solar photons to create extra charges rather than heat. This was achieved using 5-nanometer-diameter quantum dots of lead selenide (PbSe) tightly packed into a film. The researchers chemically treated the film, and then fabricated a device that yielded an external quantum efficiency (number of electrons produced per incident photon) exceeding 100%, a value beyond that of all current solar cells for any incident photon. Quantum dots are known to efficiently generate multiple excitons (a bound electron-hole pair) per absorbed high-energy photon, and this device definitively demonstrates the collection of multiple electrons per photon in a PV cell. The internal quantum efficiency corrects for photons that are not absorbed in the photoactive layer and shows that the PbSe film generates 30% to 40% more electrons in the high-energy spectral region than is possible with a conventional solar cell. While the unoptimized overall power conversion efficiency is still low (less than 5%), the results have important implications for PV because such high quantum efficiency can lead to more electrical current produced than possible using present technologies. Furthermore, this fabrication is also amenable to inexpensive, high-throughput roll-to-roll manufacturing.

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114

Two New Reports on Utility-Scale Solar from NREL | OpenEI Community  

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Two New Reports on Utility-Scale Solar from NREL Two New Reports on Utility-Scale Solar from NREL Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 5 June, 2012 - 14:33 imported OpenEI Article courtesy of the NREL Finance Blog Utility-scale solar is still something of a novelty in the renewable energy ecosystem. Large-scale deployment of these multi-megawatt (MW) installations has only recently been enabled in the United States by two key pieces of federal legislation and state-level implementation of renewable energy standards. The market boomed in 2011, adding more than 760 MW of capacity and ending the year with a bullish outlook for 2012. In April, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published a series of three reports on the market, technologies, policies, and cost of energy

115

NREL: Solar Research - NREL Teams with LBNL to Analyze PV Pricing...  

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in 2013 September 10, 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have released the...

116

NREL: NEWS - Features  

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New Demographic NREL study finds the finances of solar leasing appeal to younger homeowners in less affluent neighborhoods. March 2012 NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology...

117

NREL Explores Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using a theory-driven technique - sequential cation mutation - to understand the nature and limitations of promising solar cell materials that can replace today's technologies. Finding new materials that use Earth-abundant elements and are easily manufactured is important for large-scale solar electricity deployment.

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118

Better Solar Cells and Manufacturing Processes Using NREL's Ultrafast Quantum Efficiency Method (Fact Sheet)  

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Fact sheet on the FlashQE system, a 2011 R&D 100 Award winner. A solid-state optical system by NREL and Tau Science measures solar cell quantum efficiency in less than a second, enabling a suite of new capabilities for solar cell manufacturers.

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119

Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High Penetration PV Potential  

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Overview of the solar resource assessment conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in cooperation with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) in Hawaii to determine the technical feasibility of increasing the contribution of solar renewable energy generation on the island of Kauaii through the use of photovoltaic (PV) arrays. The analysis, which was performed using a custom version of NREL's In My Back Yard (IMBY) software tool, showed that there is potential to generate enough energy to cover the peak load as reported for Kauai in 2007.

Helm, C.; Burman, K.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

NREL: Technology Transfer - The Quest for Inexpensive Silicon ...  

The two NREL researchers and Kline decided it had potential to also ... we really want to help Ampulse change the face of solar electric energy and ...

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121

NREL Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project: Status and outlook. FY 1991 annual progress report  

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This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of NREL`s Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project during fiscal year 1991. Currently, the primary focus of the SRRAP is to produce a 1961--1990 National Solar Radiation Data Base, providing hourly values of global horizontal, diffuse, and direct normal solar radiation at approximately 250 sites around the United States. Because these solar radiation quantities have been measured intermittently at only about 50 of these sites, models were developed and applied to the majority of the stations to provide estimates of these parameters. Although approximately 93% of the data base consists of modeled data this represents a significant improvement over the SOLMET/ERSATZ 1952--1975 data base. The magnitude and importance of this activity are such that the majority of SRRAP human and financial in many other activities, which are reported here. These include the continued maintenance of a solar radiation monitoring network in the southeast United States at six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU`s), the transfer of solar radiation resource assessment technology through a variety of activities, participation in international programs, and the maintenance and operation of NREL`s Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. 17 refs.

Renne, D.; Riordan, C.; Maxwell, E.; Stoffel, T.; Marion, B.; Rymes, M.; Wilcox, S.; Myers, D.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

NREL: Education Programs - Junior Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel...  

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NREL Model Car Competitions Photo of a small, outdoor model car racetrack. People are kneeling around the track as they watch a race that is in progress. The National Renewable...

123

Uncertainty of calorimeter measurements at NREL's high flux solar furnace  

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The uncertainties of the calorimeter and concentration measurements at the High Flux Solar Furnace (HFSF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are discussed. Two calorimeter types have been used to date. One is an array of seven commercially available circular foil calorimeters (gardon or heat flux gages) for primary concentrator peak flux (up to 250 W/cm{sup 2}). The second is a cold-water calorimeter designed and built by the University of Chicago to measure the average exit power of the reflective compound parabolic secondary concentrator used at the HFSF (over 3.3 kW across a 1.6cm{sup {minus}2} exit aperture, corresponding to a flux of about 2 kW/cm{sup 2}). This paper discussed the uncertainties of the calorimeter and pyrheliometer measurements and resulting concentration calculations. The measurement uncertainty analysis is performed according to the ASME/ANSI standard PTC 19.1 (1985). Random and bias errors for each portion of the measurement are analyzed. The results show that as either the power or the flux is reduced, the uncertainties increase. Another calorimeter is being designed for a new, refractive secondary which will use a refractive material to produce a higher average flux (5 kW/cm{sup 2}) than the reflective secondary. The new calorimeter will use a time derivative of the fluid temperature as a key measurement of the average power out of the secondary. A description of this calorimeter and test procedure is also presented, along with a pre-test estimate of major sources of uncertainty. 8 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

Bingham, C.E.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Solar Energy and Capacity Value (Fact Sheet), NREL (National...  

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Solar Energy and Capacity Value e Solar Energy Can Provide Valuable Capacity to Utilities and Power System Operators Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and concentrating solar power...

125

NREL Produces Highly Efficient, Wide-Bandgap, Thin-Film Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are finding new ways to manufacture thin-film solar cells made from copper, indium, gallium, and selenium - called CIGS cells - that are different than conventional CIGS solar cells. Their use of high-temperature glass, designed by SCHOTT AG, allows higher fabrication temperatures, opening the door to new CIGS solar cells employing light-absorbing materials with wide 'bandgaps.'

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2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Evaluation of Novel Semiconductor Materials Potentially Useful in Solar Cells: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA number CRD-06-00172  

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Evaluation of novel semiconductor materials potentially useful in solar cells. NREL will fabricate, test and analyze solar cells from EpiWorks' wafers produced in 2-3 separate growth campaigns. NREL will also characterize material from 2-3 separate EpiWorks material development campaigns. Finally, NREL will visit EpiWorks and help establish any necessary process, such as spectral CV measurements and III-V on Si metalization processes and help validate solar cell designs and performance.

Geisz, J.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

NREL: Solar Research - NREL Hydrogen Expert Sees Promise in New Discovery  

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NREL Hydrogen Expert Sees Promise in New Discovery NREL Hydrogen Expert Sees Promise in New Discovery Photoelectrochemical pioneer John Turner says nickel film cracks the door for tandem artificial photosynthesis, greater efficiency January 8, 2014 Producing hydrogen directly from the sun -- and in a way that is commercially viable -- is more a reality, less a pipedream, thanks in part to a new discovery, renowned hydrogen water-splitting expert John Turner stated in a commentary in the journal Science. Turner, a research fellow at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, demonstrated 15 years ago that he could use sunlight in a photoelectrochemical process to extract hydrogen from water at a remarkable 12.4% efficiency. Ever since, researchers have been trying to make that process more stable

128

CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cell Research at NREL: FY04 Results and Accomplishments  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future A national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy NREL is operated by Midwest Research Institute â—Ź Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 Conference Paper NREL/CP-520-37020 January 2005 CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cell Research at NREL: FY04 Results and Accomplishments K. Ramanathan, R.N. Bhattacharya, M.A. Contreras, F.S. Hasoon, J. Abushama, and R. Noufi Presented at the 2004 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting October 25-28, 2004 Denver, Colorado NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337. Accordingly, the US

129

NREL: Working for NREL  

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Working for NREL Working for NREL We're always on the lookout for talented people who believe in our mission and support our values. NREL's inclusive work environment benefits from diversity throughout the organization, values individual differences, and encourages employees to develop and contribute to their full potential. Working for NREL is a challenging and exciting experience for nearly 2,300 staff members of all backgrounds. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. NREL Mission While our cultures and creeds, and lifestyles and languages may differ, we share a common desire to carry out our mission- To develop renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, To advance related science and engineering, and To transfer knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy

130

NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Western Wind and Solar...  

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Western Wind and Solar Integration Study The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study, one of the largest regional solar and wind integration studies to date, explores the...

131

NREL's PV Incubator: Where Solar Photovoltaic Records Go to be...  

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has energized our entire company." Solar Junction, San Jose, California - Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) manufacturer Solar Junction's multi-junction solar cell recently...

132

NREL: Technology Transfer - EPRI Joins SolarTAC  

EPRI Joins SolarTAC June 10, 2010. On May 26, the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) announced that the Electric Power Research Institute ...

133

NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Passive Solar Heating  

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teams to design the most attractive, energy-efficient, and effective solar-powered house. American Solar Energy Society Has publications on passive solar design and...

134

NREL GIS Data: Alaska Low Resolution Concentrating Solar Power Resource |  

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Alaska Low Resolution Concentrating Solar Power Resource Alaska Low Resolution Concentrating Solar Power Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Monthly and annual average solar resource potential for Alaska. Purpose: Provide information on the solar resource potential for Alaska. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented due south at an angle from horizontal equal to the latitude of the collector location. Supplemental_Information: This data provides monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximatley 40 km by 40 km in size. This data was developed from the Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. The CSR model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. Specific information about this model can be found in Maxwell, George and Wilcox (1998) and George and Maxwell (1999). This model uses information on cloud cover, atmostpheric water vapor and trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to calculate the monthly average daily total insolation (sun and sky) falling on a horizontal surface. The cloud cover data used as input to the CSR model are an 7-year histogram (1985-1991) of monthly average cloud fraction provided for grid cells of approximately 40km x 40km in size. Thus, the spatial resolution of the CSR model output is defined by this database. The data are obtained from the National Climatic Data Center in Ashville, North Carolina, and were developed from the U.S. Air Force Real Time Nephanalysis (RTNEPH) program. Atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and aerosols are derived from a variety of sources. The procedures for converting the collector at latitude tilt are described in Marion and Wilcox (1994). Where possible, existing ground measurement stations are used to validate the data. Nevertheless, there is uncertainty associated with the meterological input to the model, since some of the input parameters are not avalible at a 40km resolution. As a result, it is believed that the modeled values are accurate to approximately 10% of a true measured value within the grid cell. Due to terrain effects and other micoclimate influences, the local cloud cover can vary significantly even within a single grid cell. Furthermore, the uncertainty of the modeled estimates increase with distance from reliable measurement sources and with the complexity of the terrain. Units are in watt hours.

135

NREL GIS Data: Hawaii Low Resolution Concentrating Solar Power Resource |  

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Low Resolution Concentrating Solar Power Resource Low Resolution Concentrating Solar Power Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Monthly and annual average solar resource potential for Hawaii. Purpose: Provide information on the solar resource potential for Hawaii. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented due south at an angle from horizontal equal to the latitude of the collector location. Supplemental_Information: This data provides monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. This data was developed from the Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. The CSR model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. Specific information about this model can be found in Maxwell, George and Wilcox (1998) and George and Maxwell (1999). This model uses information on cloud cover, atmostpheric water vapor and trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to calculate the monthly average daily total insolation (sun and sky) falling on a horizontal surface. The cloud cover data used as input to the CSR model are an 7-year histogram (1985-1991) of monthly average cloud fraction provided for grid cells of approximately 40km x 40km in size. Thus, the spatial resolution of the CSR model output is defined by this database. The data are obtained from the National Climatic Data Center in Ashville, North Carolina, and were developed from the U.S. Air Force Real Time Nephanalysis (RTNEPH) program. Atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and aerosols are derived from a variety of sources. The procedures for converting the collector at latitude tilt are described in Marion and Wilcox (1994). Where possible, existing ground measurement stations are used to validate the data. Nevertheless, there is uncertainty associated with the meterological input to the model, since some of the input parameters are not avalible at a 40km resolution. As a result, it is believed that the modeled values are accurate to approximately 10% of a true measured value within the grid cell. Due to terrain effects and other micoclimate influences, the local cloud cover can vary significantly even within a single grid cell. Furthermore, the uncertainty of the modeled estimates increase with distance from reliable measurement sources and with the complexity of the terrain.

136

NREL Invention Speeds Solar Cell Quality Testing for Industry (Fact Sheet)  

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A solid-state optical system, invented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), measures solar cell quantum efficiency (QE) in less than a second, enabling a suite of new capabilities for solar cell manufacturers. QE is a measurement of how cells respond to light across the solar spectrum, but traditional methods for measuring QE had been too slow, limiting its application to small samples pulled from the production line and analyzed in laboratories. NREL's technique, commercialized by Tau Science as the FlashQE(TM) system, uses a solid-state light source, synchronized electronics, and advanced mathematical analysis to parallel-process QE data in a tiny fraction of the time required by the current method, allowing its use on every solar cell passing through a production line.

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137

An overview of NREL's PV solar radiation research task activities and results  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an overview of the recent activities and results of the Photovoltaics (PV) Solar Radiation Research task of NREL's PV Advanced Research and Development (PVAR D) Project. Topics covered include the Atmospheric Optical Calibration System (AOCS) and instrumentation systems for monitoring and characterizing the solar irradiance available to PV systems. Both types of instrumentation systems and activities are required for a thorough understanding of PV device performance and design.

Hulstrom, R.L.; Cannon, T.W.; Stoffel, T.; Riordan, C.J. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

NREL Spurred the Success of Multijunction Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Many scientists once believed that high-quality gallium indium phosphide (GaInP) alloys could not be grown for use as semiconductors because the alloys would separate. However, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) thought differently, and they employed GaInP in a material combination that allowed the multijunction cell to flourish. The multijunction cell is now the workhorse that powers satellites and the catalyst for renewed interest in concentrator photovoltaic products.

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139

NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL's Hydrogen-Powered Bus Serves ...  

... up at NREL’s on-site hydrogen fueling station, which dispenses some of the greenest hydrogen in the world made using wind and solar energy.

140

NREL: Renewable Resource Data Center - Solar Resource Data  

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Solar Resource Data The following solar resource data collections can be found in the Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC). Cooperative Networks for Renewable Resource...

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141

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - TroughNet Home Page  

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Site Map TroughNet is a technical resource for evaluation of parabolic trough solar power plant technologies. Parabolic Trough Technology Parabolic trough solar technology offers...

142

NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

are leading to increasing interest in solar technologies, especially PV. In this free webinar, you will hear how utilities are incorporating solar generation into their...

143

NREL GIS Data: Alaska Low Resolution Photovoltaic Solar Resource | OpenEI  

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8 8 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142278078 Varnish cache server NREL GIS Data: Alaska Low Resolution Photovoltaic Solar Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Monthly and annual average solar resource potential for Alaska. Purpose: Provide information on the solar resource potential for Alaska. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented due south at an angle from horizontal equal to the latitude of the collector location. Supplemental_Information: This data provides monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximatley 40 km by 40 km in size. This data was developed from the Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. The CSR model was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. Specific information about this model can be found in Maxwell, George and Wilcox (1998) and George and Maxwell (1999). This model uses information on cloud cover, atmostpheric water vapor and trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to calculate the monthly average daily total insolation (sun and sky) falling on a horizontal surface. The cloud cover data used as input to the CSR model are an 7-year histogram (1985-1991) of monthly average cloud fraction provided for grid cells of approximately 40km x 40km in size. Thus, the spatial resolution of the CSR model output is defined by this database. The data are obtained from the National Climatic Data Center in Ashville, North Carolina, and were developed from the U.S. Air Force Real Time Nephanalysis (RTNEPH) program. Atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and aerosols are derived from a variety of sources. The procedures for converting the collector at latitude tilt are described in Marion and Wilcox (1994). Where possible, existing ground measurement stations are used to validate the data. Nevertheless, there is uncertainty associated with the meterological input to the model, since some of the input parameters are not avalible at a 40km resolution. As a result, it is believed that the modeled values are accurate to approximately 10% of a true measured value within the grid cell. Due to terrain effects and other micoclimate influences, the local cloud cover can vary significantly even within a single grid cell. Furthermore, the uncertainty of the modeled estimates increase with distance from reliable measurement sources and with the complexity of the terrain.

144

Permitting Best Practices Make Installing Solar Easier: Technical Assistance (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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NREL staff NREL staff can help states and local jurisdictions assess permitting processes, standardization approaches across a region, and permit fee options. t e c h n i c a l a s s i s ta n c e Permitting Best Practices Make Installing Solar Easier Common-Sense Improvements Address Top-Three Permitting Issues The U.S. solar industry has reached a turning point. While photovoltaic (PV) hardware costs exhibit rapid decline, non-hardware balance of system (BOS) costs such as permitting and inspection have remained relatively constant. The United States comprises more than 18,000 local jurisdictions whose permitting requirements and fees vary widely. The lack of permitting standardization across jurisdictions and inefficient permitting processes create challenges

145

NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential (Fact Sheet)  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released new estimates of the U.S. potential for wind-generated electricity, using advanced wind mapping and validation techniques to triple previous estimates of the size of the nation's wind resources. The new study, conducted by NREL and AWS TruePower, finds that the contiguous 48 states have the potential to generate up to 37 million gigawatt-hours annually. In comparison, the total U.S. electricity generation from all sources was roughly 4 million gigawatt-hours in 2009.

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146

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - 10-Megawatt Supercritical...  

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Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine Test-Thermodynamic Cycle to Revolutionize CSP Systems Advancing concentrating solar power (CSP) systems to the target cost of 0.06...

147

NREL: Renewable Resource Data Center - Solar Resource Information  

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siting of any renewable energy system is critical to its success. However, siting a solar energy system can be particularly challenging because of the varying nature of the...

148

NREL: Energy Analysis - Solar Technology Analysis Models and...  

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Tool The In My Backyard (IMBY) tool estimates the electricity you can produce with a solar photovoltaic (PV) array at your home or business. Homeowners, businesses, and...

149

NREL: MIDC/University of Texas Panamerican Solar Radiation Lab...  

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The Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center collects Irradiance and Meterological data from the University of Texas Panamerican (UTPA) Solar Radiation Lab (SRL)....

150

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Solar Policy and Program Technical...  

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and comparison to best practices with suggestions for policy changes to better serve the solar DG market Unbiased analysis of economic and market impacts related to policy changes...

151

NREL: Technology Deployment - Solar Policy and Program Technical...  

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and comparison to best practices with suggestions for policy changes to better serve the solar DG market Unbiased analysis of economic and market impacts related to policy changes...

152

NREL: News - Student Winners Announced in Solar, Hydrogen and...  

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Student Winners Announced in Solar, Hydrogen and Lithium Ion Fuel Cell Car Races May 12, 2012 One hundred four teams from 23 Colorado schools participated in today's car...

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NREL: News - Students to race their innovative solar, hydrogen...  

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May 10, 2012 Middle school students from around the state will participate in the Junior Solar Sprint, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday,...

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Solar Energy Potential | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Centers Field Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Solar Energy Potential Solar Energy Potential Solar Energy Potential Addthis Browse By...

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NREL Designs Promising New Oxides for Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Designs Promising New Oxides Designs Promising New Oxides for Solar Cells High-efficiency, thin-film solar cells require electrical contacts with high electrical conductivity, and the top contact must also have high optical transparency. This need is currently met by transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), which conduct electricity but are 90% transparent to visible light. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have derived three key design principles for selecting promising materials for TCO contacts. NREL's application of these design principles has resulted in a 10,000-fold improvement in conductivity for one TCO material. The upper TCO contact in a solar cell allows light to reach the absorber material below, which is the layer that generates free electrons via the photovoltaic effect.

156

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Solar Decathlon Heads to California for 2013  

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Decathlon Heads to California for 2013 Event Decathlon Heads to California for 2013 Event Photo showing the aerial view of several structures with solar panels on top. Aerial view of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) January 11, 2013 For the first time, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will be held outside of Washington, D.C. This fall, 20 collegiate teams will head to the Orange Country Great Park in Irvine, California, to compete in this award-winning showcase of energy-efficient and solar-powered houses. The free event will take place in a specially constructed village Oct. 3-13, 2013. The competition houses will be open to visitors on eight days over two weekends. Public hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily:

157

NREL GIS Data: United States Hydrogen Potential From Renewable...  

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hydrogen development locally and regionally. These additional resources include offshore wind, concentrating solar power, geothermal, hydropower, photoelectrochemical, and...

158

Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis: U.S. Competitiveness in a Global Industry (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis: Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis: U.S. Competitiveness in a Global Industry Stanford University: Precourt Institute for Energy Alan Goodrich † , Ted James † , and Michael Woodhouse October 10, 2011 † Corresponding authors: alan.goodrich@nrel.gov, ted.james@nrel.gov NREL/PR-6A20-53938 2 Analysis Disclaimer DISCLAIMER AGREEMENT These manufacturing cost model results ("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 provided under the following conditions and warnings: (1) these Data have been prepared for reference purposes only; (2) these Data consist of forecasts, estimates or assumptions made on a best-

159

NREL Invents a Superior Diagnostics Tool for Solar Cell Manufacturing (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Invents a Superior Diagnostics Invents a Superior Diagnostics Tool for Solar Cell Manufacturing A solid-state optical system, invented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and commercialized by Tau Science, measures solar cell quantum efficiency (QE) in less than a second, enabling a suite of new capabilities for solar cell manufacturers. QE measurements indicate how well a solar cell converts the various wavelengths of sunlight into electricity. To ensure quality and optimize solar cell efficiency, solar cell manufacturers want to measure the QE of every cell they produce. When a cell does not perform in a certain wavelength range, that tells manufacturers to adjust their production tools to fix the problem. So measuring QE is a crucial diagnostic tool for solar cell performance.

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NREL: Awards and Honors - Triple-Junction Terrestrial Concentrator Solar  

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Triple-Junction Terrestrial Concentrator Solar Cell Triple-Junction Terrestrial Concentrator Solar Cell Developers: Dr. Jerry Olson, Dr. Sarah Kurtz, Dr. Daniel Friedman, Alan Kibbler, and Charlene Karmer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Dr. Richard King, Jim Ermer, Dmitri D. Krut, Hector Cotal, Peter Colter, Hojun Yoon, Nassar Karam, and Gregory S. Glenn, Spectrolab, Inc. The triple-junction solar cell - or TJ solar cell - generates a lot of energy from just a very little amount of material. How much energy? A 1-cm2 cell can generate as much as 35 W of power and produce as much as 86.3 kWh of electricity during a typical year under a Phoenix, AZ sun. This means that 100 to 150 of these cells could produce enough electricity to power the typical American household. This cell can do this, first, because it

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161

NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Receiver R&D  

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used to analyze the steady-state, off-sun thermal losses of receivers used in solar parabolic trough power plants; helps to reduce collector optical losses and reduce receiver...

162

NREL: News - Solar and Lithium Ion Car Race Winners Announced  

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913 Solar and Lithium Ion Car Race Winners Announced May 18, 2013 Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department...

163

NREL: About NREL - Angelo Mascarenhas - Research Fellow  

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working at NREL in the area of spectroscopic research on semiconductor materials for photonics and advanced Solar Cells. He was the project leader for Solid State Spectroscopy for...

164

Technique Reveals Critical Physics in Deep Regions of Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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NREL's improved time-resolved photoluminescence NREL's improved time-resolved photoluminescence method measures minority-carrier lifetime deep within photovoltaic samples to help develop more efficient solar cells. When developing a solar photovoltaic (PV) cell, designers benefit from having tools that can characterize bulk properties of samples. For measuring minority-carrier lifetime, analysis tools such as time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) are available. Unfortunately, meth- ods that use above-bandgap laser excitation are dominated by surface effects because of the very strong absorption and very shallow penetration depth of above-bandgap excita- tion. Therefore, the near-surface region of the sample can be examined, but the bulk proper- ties are usually dominated by the effects of the surface.

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NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL): Baseline Measurement System (BMS); Golden, Colorado (Data)  

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The SRRL was established at the Solar Energy Research Institute (now NREL) in 1981 to provide continuous measurements of the solar resources, outdoor calibrations of pyranometers and pyrheliometers, and to characterize commercially available instrumentation. The SRRL is an outdoor laboratory located on South Table Mountain, a mesa providing excellent solar access throughout the year, overlooking Denver. Beginning with the basic measurements of global horizontal irradiance, direct normal irradiance and diffuse horizontal irradiance at 5-minute intervals, the SRRL Baseline Measurement System now produces more than 130 data elements at 1-min intervals that are available from the Measurement & Instrumentation Data Center Web site. Data sources include global horizontal, direct normal, diffuse horizontal (from shadowband and tracking disk), global on tilted surfaces, reflected solar irradiance, ultraviolet, infrared (upwelling and downwelling), photometric and spectral radiometers, sky imagery, and surface meteorological conditions (temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, snow cover, wind speed and direction at multiple levels). Data quality control and assessment include daily instrument maintenance (M-F) with automated data quality control based on real-time examinations of redundant instrumentation and internal consistency checks using NREL's SERI-QC methodology. Operators are notified of equipment problems by automatic e-mail messages generated by the data acquisition and processing system. Radiometers are recalibrated at least annually with reference instruments traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR).

Stoffel, T.; Andreas, A.

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NREL Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project: Status and outlook  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report summaries the activities and accomplishments of the Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project during fiscal year 1992 (1 October to 30 September 1992). Managed by the Analytic Studies Division of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this project is the major activity of the US Department of Energy's Resource Assessment Program.

Renne, D.; Maxwell, E.; Stoffel, T.; Marion, B.; Rymes, M.; Wilcox, S.; Myers, D.; Riordan, C.; Hammond, E.; Ismailidis, T.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential for Development of Solar and Wind Resource in Bhutan  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) produced maps and data of the wind and solar resources in Bhutan. The solar resource data show that Bhutan has an adequate resource for flat-plate collectors, with annual average values of global horizontal solar radiation ranging from 4.0 to 5.5 kWh/m2-day (4.0 to 5.5 peak sun hours per day). The information provided in this report may be of use to energy planners in Bhutan involved in developing energy policy or planning wind and solar projects, and to energy analysts around the world interested in gaining an understanding of Bhutan's wind and solar energy potential.

Gilman, P.; Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

NREL: News Feature - Solar Cells Light Up Prison Cells on 'The Rock'  

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Solar Cells Light Up Prison Cells on 'The Rock' Solar Cells Light Up Prison Cells on 'The Rock' July 23, 2012 This photo shows an island in the middle of blue sea water, with industrial buildings taking up a good deal of the island. The 1,300 solar panels on the Cellhouse building are a dark blue. Enlarge image Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay is referred to as "The Rock" and was home to a notorious prison for 75 years. NREL recently helped the National Park Service and the DOE Federal Energy Management Program transform the island's electricity source from diesel fuel to photovoltaic panels on the rooftop of the Cellhouse building. Courtesy of the National Park Service "Machine Gun Kelly," Al Capone, the "Birdman" - Alcatraz prison has had some infamous residents on the craggy island known as "The Rock" in the

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NREL Explores Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Explores Earth-Abundant Explores Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Solar Cells Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using a theory-driven technique-sequential cation mutation-to understand the nature and limitations of promising solar cell materials that can replace today's technologies. Finding new materials that use Earth-abundant elements and are easily manufactured is important for large-scale solar electricity deployment. The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is to reduce the installed cost of solar energy systems by about 75% by the end of the decade. Obtaining that goal calls for photovoltaic (PV) technologies to improve in three main areas: solar-cell efficiencies, material processing costs, and scalability to the terawatt (TW), or 10

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Technical evaluation of Solar Cells, Inc., CdTe modules and array at NREL  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Engineering and Technology Validation Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts in-situ technical evaluations of polycrystalline thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules and arrays. This paper focuses on the technical evaluation of Solar Cells, Inc., (SCI) cadmium telluride (CdTe) module and array performance by attempting to correlate individual module and array performance. This is done by examining the performance and stability of the modules and array over a period of more than one year. Temperature coefficients for module and array parameters (P{sub max}V{sub oc}, V{sub max}, I{sub sc}, I{sub max}) are also calculated.

Kroposki, B.; Strand, T.; Hansen, R. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

NREL: Technology Transfer - Research Facilities  

NREL's Solar Energy Research Facility is one of many world-class facilities available to public and private agencies.

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Success Stories  

NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy. For the next generation of parabolic troughs, ...

173

Solar Energy Potential | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Potential Solar Energy Potential Solar Energy Potential Addthis Browse By Topic TOPICS Energy Efficiency ---Home Energy Audits --Design & Remodeling -Vehicles --Alternative...

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NREL Scientists Spurred the Success of Multijunction Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Scientists Spurred the Success Scientists Spurred the Success of Multijunction Solar Cells Before 1984, many scientists believed that high-quality gallium indium phosphide (GaInP) alloys could not be grown for use as semiconductors because the alloys would separate. One researcher at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) thought differently. His name was Jerry Olson, and his innovative thinking changed solar history. Olson identified a material combination that allowed the multijunction cell to flourish. It is now the workhorse that powers satellites and the catalyst for renewed interest in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) products. In the early 1980s, Olson was a scientist at SERI, the predecessor of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At the time, solar researchers were looking for the ideal combina-

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NREL: Science and Technology - News Release Archives  

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Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum. September 25, 2013 NREL Releases New Roadmap to Reducing Solar PV "Soft...

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Renewable Hydrogen Bus Teaches ...  

The bus filled up at NREL’s on-site hydrogen fueling station, which dispenses hydrogen made with wind and solar energy.

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NREL: News - Release Archives 2004  

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4 4 News releases covering laboratory activities, scientific discoveries, projects and more are archived below, chronologically. For more information about NREL and its research in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, e-mail public_affairs@nrel.gov. 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 August 26, 2004 NREL Praised for Efforts in Sustainable Pollution Prevention August 19, 2004 FLC Recognizes Laboratory's Technology Transfer Activities

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Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV Potential  

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956 956 April 2010 Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV Potential Chris Helm and Kari Burman National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov 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 Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A2-47956 April 2010 Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV Potential Chris Helm and Kari Burman Prepared under Task No. IDHW.9170 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

179

NREL: Sustainable NREL - News  

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News Below are news stories related to NREL's sustainability efforts. September 3, 2013 Architects and Building Engineers Flock to NREL National ASHRAE and AIA conferences in...

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NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential (Fact Sheet), The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Triples Previous Estimates of Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released new estimates of the U.S. potential for wind-generated electricity, using advanced wind mapping and validation techniques that triple previous estimates of the size of the nation's wind resources. The new study, conducted by NREL and AWS TruePower, finds that the contiguous 48 states have the potential to generate up to 37 million gigawatt-hours annually. In comparison, the total U.S. electricity generation from all sources was roughly 4 million gigawatt-hours in 2009. Detailed state-by-state estimates of wind energy potential for the United States show the estimated average wind speeds at an 80-meter height. The wind resource maps and estimates

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NREL Study Finds U.S. Wind Energy Potential Triples Previous Estimates (Fact Sheet)  

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The maximum potential to generate wind power in the contiguous United States is more than three times greater than previously estimated, according to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study. The new analysis is based on the latest computer models and examines the wind potential at wind turbine hub heights of 80 meters and 100 meters. These hub heights, which reflect current and future models of wind turbines, are higher than those used in previous national estimates and are mainly responsible for the increased wind potential in the study.

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182

Afghanistan-NREL Mission | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Afghanistan-NREL Mission Afghanistan-NREL Mission Jump to: navigation, search Logo: NREL Mission to Afghanistan Name NREL Mission to Afghanistan Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Buildings, Solar, Wind Topics Background analysis Program Start 2009 Country Afghanistan Southern Asia References NREL Now Lab Talk Week of December 21, 2009[1] Abstract In August 2009, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps sent a team of active-duty Marines accompanied by two civilian experts to visit bases in Afghanistan to assess the potential for reducing fuel and water demands through energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. In August 2009, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps sent a team of active-duty Marines accompanied by two civilian experts to visit bases in

183

NREL: About NREL - Visiting NREL  

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of the NREL campus. Golden Laboratories and Offices Photo of several multi-mega watt wind turbines with mountains in the background. National Wind Technology Center Photo of...

184

Research highlights potential for improved solar cells  

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Potential for improved solar cells Research highlights potential for improved solar cells Research has shown that carrier multiplication is a real phenomenon in tiny semiconductor...

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Scientists Identify New Quaternary Materials for Solar Cell Absorbers (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Science  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research provides insight for exploring use of earth-abundant quaternary semiconductors for large-scale solar cell applications. For large-scale solar electricity generation, it is critical to find new material that is Earth abundant and easily manufactured. Previous experimental studies suggest that Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} could be a strong candidate absorber materials for large-scale thin-film solar cells due to its optimal bandgap, high adsorption coefficient, and ease of synthesis. However, due to the complicated nature of the quaternary compound, it is unclear whether other quaternary compounds have physical properties suitable for solar cell application. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Fudan University, and University College London have performed systematic searches of quaternary semiconductors using a sequential cation mutation method in which the material properties of the quaternary compounds can be derived and understood through the evolution from the binary, to ternary, and to quaternary compounds. The searches revealed that in addition to Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4}, Cu{sub 2}ZnGeSe{sub 4} and Cu{sub 2}ZnSnSe{sub 4} are also suitable quaternary materials for solar cell absorbers. Through the extensive study of defect and alloy properties of these materials, the researchers propose that to maximize solar cell performance, growth of Cu{sub 2}ZnSnS{sub 4} under Cu-poor/Zn-rich conditions will be optimal and the formation of Cu{sub 2}ZnSn(S,Se){sub 4} alloy will be beneficial in improving solar cell performance.

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186

NREL: Energy Analysis - News Archive 2006  

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6 6 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 NREL Publishes Green Power Reports PV Value Clearinghouse Provides Distributed Power Analyses Online Analysts Meet with Stakeholders Energy Sector Market Analysis Lessons Learned from the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology/PV Manufacturing R&D and Thin-Film PV Partnership Projects Nontechnical Barriers to Solar Energy Use: Review of Recent Literature Analysts Meet with Stakeholders New Power Technologies Energy Data Book Available Online NREL Seeks Participants for RE Potential Initiative Eleventh National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference Analysts Meet with Stakeholders NREL Sponsors HOMER® Webcast Analysts Meet with Stakeholders Incorporating Wind Generation in Cap and Trade Programs

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NREL: Diversity at NREL Home Page  

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Diversity at NREL Diversity at NREL Search More Search Options Site Map Printable Version Diversity Efforts Across the Lab Workforce Photo of NREL Senior Scientist Xiaonan Li. NREL has created an inclusive work environment that benefits from diversity throughout the organization, values individual differences, and encourages employees to develop and contribute to their full potential. Our staff speak 30 different languages, and we value our diverse backgrounds. Educational Outreach Photo of high school students installing photovoltaic panels at NREL. We develop science programs that engage the minds of our future leaders, scientists, and engineers. We strive to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of students preparing to become scientific and technical professionals.

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Barry Friedman  

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Renewable Energy Laboratory). 28 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-55130. Friedman, B.; Jordan, P.; Carrese, J. (2011). Solar Installation Labor Market Analysis. 75 pp.; NREL Report...

189

NREL: Energy Analysis - Jenny Heeter  

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44 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-49938. Bird, L.; Heeter, J.; Kreycik, C. (2011). "Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Markets: Status and Trends." 58 pp.; NREL Report...

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - News  

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to a variety of solar news sources to keep you apprised of PV Research subprogram and solar industry activities. NREL PV News Keep current on all the latest news releases and...

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NREL GEF | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GEF GEF Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a concentrating collector, such as a dish collector, which tracks the sun continuously. Source NREL Date Released July 31st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated October 30th, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords atmospheric water vapor Carribean Islands Central America DNI GIS Mexico NREL GEF solar SWERA UNEP Data application/zip icon Download Shapefile (zip, 247.8 KiB) text/csv icon Download Data (csv, 370.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review

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Targeted Outreach: Marin Solar Program's Solar Potential Map  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This fact sheet explains how the Marin Solar Program (MSP) conducted market analysis and created a solar potential map on a small budget.

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2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

NREL: Department of Defense Energy Programs - NREL Helps the Navy with  

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NREL Helps the Navy with Renewable Energy Site Assessment at Indian Ocean NREL Helps the Navy with Renewable Energy Site Assessment at Indian Ocean Base December 20, 2013 Reaching Diego Garcia, a remote island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, is not easy, but recently NREL's Otto VanGeet and Owen Roberts embarked on the long journey there. As part of an integrated Navy and NREL team, their goal was to help the Navy reduce costs by integrating wind and solar power with fossil fuel generators. NREL staff, along with members of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, conducted a net-zero renewable energy site assessment in November at the atoll which stretches about 40 miles in a thin U-shape. The island's renewable energy potential-along with the possibilities for energy systems integration-really excited the team. "Because of its locale, the base is all diesel-powered," VanGeet said.

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NREL: Buildings Research - NREL Helps the Navy with Renewable Energy Site  

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NREL Helps the Navy with Renewable Energy Site Assessment at Indian Ocean NREL Helps the Navy with Renewable Energy Site Assessment at Indian Ocean Base December 20, 2013 Reaching Diego Garcia, a remote island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, is not easy, but recently NREL's Otto VanGeet and Owen Roberts embarked on the long journey there. As part of an integrated Navy and NREL team, their goal was to help the Navy reduce costs by integrating wind and solar power with fossil fuel generators. NREL staff, along with members of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, conducted a net-zero renewable energy site assessment in November at the atoll which stretches about 40 miles in a thin U-shape. The island's renewable energy potential-along with the possibilities for energy systems integration-really excited the team. "Because of its locale, the base is all diesel-powered," VanGeet said.

195

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Parking Garage  

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Parking Garage 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 maximize energy savings and environmental stewardship. The structure is expected to perform 90% better than a standard garage built just to code. Fast Facts Cost: $14,172 per parking space Cost is typically $15,500 to $24,500 per parking space Square Feet: 578,320 Parking Spaces: 1,800

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Rooftop Solar Potential Distributed Solar Power in NW  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

6/19/2013 1 Rooftop Solar Potential Distributed Solar Power in NW Massoud Jourabchi June 2013 1 in 2012 4 #12;6/19/2013 3 Regional Growth In Solar Energy Consumption Solar consumption both Thermal and PV h b t d i i lhas been on steady increase since early 1990s. From 2000-2010 Solar PV grow

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CREATING A SOLAR CITY Determining the Potential of Solar Rooftop  

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CREATING A SOLAR CITY Determining the Potential of Solar Rooftop Systems in the City of Newark of Solar Rooftop Systems in the City of Newark Final Report Renewable Energy Applications for Delaware-8405 Telefax: (302) 831-3098 Website: http://ceep.udel.edu #12;CREATING A SOLAR CITY Determining the Potential

Delaware, University of

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NREL: Sustainable NREL Home Page  

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and renewable energy technologies. NREL's sustainability model can be replicated by homeowners, universities, industry, and government agencies. At NREL, sustainability...

199

Israel-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NREL Cooperation NREL Cooperation Name Israel-NREL Cooperation Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Biomass, Solar, Transportation Topics Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio Program Start 2008 Country Israel Western Asia References NREL International Activities Website [1] Abstract NREL is supporting implementation of a bilateral agreement between DOE/EERE and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure to advance cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency. "NREL is supporting implementation of a bilateral agreement between DOE/EERE and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure to advance cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency. NREL is working with

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NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S. climate zones.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S in the U.S. market--to evaluate the cost of saved energy as a function of climate. The performance of HPWHs laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated

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Award-Winning Etching Process Cuts Solar Cell Costs (Revised) (Fact Sheet), The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Award-Winning Etching Process Award-Winning Etching Process Cuts Solar Cell Costs In general, when it comes to photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, the higher their efficiency, the higher their price tag. To increase cell efficiencies while lowering costs, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invented the "black silicon" nanocatalytic wet-chemical etch. This inexpensive, one-step method enables the creation of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells based on an innovative antireflection approach that promises to significantly reduce manufacturing costs. Most of today's solar cells are made from silicon, and NREL's simple antireflection etch turns silicon wafers black, allowing them to absorb more than 98% of incident sunlight. NREL's new process, a one-step immersion in a chemical bath, creates a highly antireflective

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Summary of the 20th NREL Industry Growth Forum  

Silicon Valley Solar Vortex Hydro Energy Quality Deal-Flow NREL’s annual Industry Growth Forum is the largest national venture event focused exclusively

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Maldives-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Maldives-NREL Cooperation Maldives-NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Maldives-NREL Cooperation Name Maldives-NREL Cooperation Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner U.S. Department of Energy Sector Energy Focus Area Solar, Wind Topics Resource assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Dataset, Maps, Software/modeling tools Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio Country Maldives Southern Asia References NREL International Program[1] Abstract NREL partnered with the Maldives to develop wind and solar assessments for the country. NREL partnered with the Maldives to develop wind and solar assessments for the country. References ↑ "NREL International Program" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Maldives-NREL_Cooperation&oldid=375297"

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Kai Zhu  

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At NREL Since: 2005 Dr. Kai Zhu's research interests include sensitized solar cells, electrical energy storage, and charge transport and recombination in...

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Angelo Mascarenhas  

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working at NREL in the area of spectroscopic research on semiconductor materials for photonics and advanced Solar Cells. He was the project leader for Solid State Spectroscopy for...

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NREL: News - Release Archives 2005  

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Solar Thermal Electric Generating Plant in Boulder City, Nev. September 29, 2005 NREL, Xcel Energy Sign Photovoltaic Development Agreement The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)...

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Natalia Azarova  

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at NREL focuses on the effect of metallic nanostructures on the optical absorption efficiency of organic solar cells (OSCs). Education 2011 University of Colorado-Boulder,...

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NREL: News - Release Archives 2001  

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Announced - (101901) NREL Research Teams Win Three R&D 100 Awards - (100401) Solar Home Tour and Exhibitor Showcase Open Doors to Renewable Energy Information - (100401)...

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NREL: Awards and Honors - News  

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Laboratory (NREL) whose testing and characterization laboratory brings credibility to the measurement of efficiency of solar cells and modules has been awarded the prestigious...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Ted James  

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E-mail: ted.james@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Knowledge of clean energy policy and solar technologies Environmental and regulatory strategy International trade and...

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NREL: About NREL  

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fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy. With...

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NREL: About NREL - Overview  

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video. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and...

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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0 0 December 2010 NREL Helps Corporate Fleets Go Green NREL Helps Corporate Fleets Go Green Researchers work with companies to evaluate the latest technology commercially available in the medium and heavy-duty truck markets. NREL Solar Scientists Epitomize Teamwork NREL Solar Scientists Epitomize Teamwork Collaboration and diversity in the form of multi-disciplinary teams with complementary skills replace the solo scientist of old. Hydrogen Bus Lets Lab Visitors Glimpse Future Hydrogen Bus Lets Lab Visitors Glimpse Future NREL uses wind energy to make the hydrogen fueling the lab's "green" shuttle. November 2010 Wind Turbines Whip Up Excitement, School Pride Wind Turbines Whip Up Excitement, School Pride Schoolyard wind turbines in 11 states propel interest in science and energy

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NREL: News - Solar Research Earns Three Prestigious R&D 100 Awards  

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laboratories around the world. Winners will be recognized at the R&D 100 Awards Banquet on Oct. 13 in Orlando, Fla. NREL is the Department of Energy's primary national...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Pamela Gray-Hann  

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and publications such as: "NREL North American Solar Radiation Atlas" "Current Status of Solar Measurement Programs in the U.S." Maintain the GIS Web site Personal interests...

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NREL: Science and Technology - News Release Archives  

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1 December 15, 2011 NREL Scientists Report First Solar Cell Producing More Electrons In Photocurrent Than Solar Photons Entering Cell Researchers from the U.S. Department of...

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Scientists Identify New Family of Iron-Based Absorber Materials for Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Science  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Use of Earth-abundant materials in solar absorber films is critical for expanding the reach of photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The use of Earth-abundant and inexpensive Fe in PV was proposed more than 25 years ago in the form of FeS{sub 2} pyrite - fool's gold. Unfortunately, the material has been plagued by performance problems that to this day are both persistent and not well understood. Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oregon State University, working collaboratively in the Center for Inverse Design, an Energy Frontier Research Center, have uncovered several new insights into the problems of FeS{sub 2}. They have used these advances to propose and implement design rules that can be used to identify new Fe-containing materials that can circumvent the limitations of FeS{sub 2} pyrite. The team has identified that it is the unavoidable metallic secondary phases and surface defects coexisting near the FeS{sub 2} thin-film surfaces and grain boundaries that limit its open-circuit voltage, rather than the S vacancies in the bulk, which has long been commonly assumed. The materials Fe{sub 2}SiS{sub 4} and Fe{sub 2}GeS{sub 4} hold considerable promise as PV absorbers. The ternary Si compound is especially attractive, as it contains three of the more abundant low-cost elements available today. The band gap (E{sub g} = 1.5 eV) from both theory and experiment is higher than those of c-Si and FeS{sub 2}, offering better absorption of the solar spectrum and potentially higher solar cell efficiencies. More importantly, these materials do not have metallic secondary phase problems as seen in FeS{sub 2}. High calculated formation energies of donor-type defects are consistent with p-type carriers in thin films and are prospects for high open-circuit voltages in cells.

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - About  

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About Sustainable NREL About Sustainable NREL NR EL 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 DOE Executive Order 13423 and Executive Order 13514. Sustainability Integrated in Mission and Operation Fully integrated in the lab's mission and operations, sustainability leadership is demonstrated by our involvement in optimizing resources, reducing waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the environment, and reaching out to the community. NREL Sustainability Efforts In addition to implementing on-site energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, NREL has rigorous sustainability policies that facilitate:

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Solar Power Potential in SE New Mexico  

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Solar Power Potential in Southeast New Mexico Solar Power Potential in Southeast New Mexico Solar Power Project Opportunities Abound in the Region The WIPP site is receives abundant solar energy with 6-7 kWh/sq meter power production potential As the accompanying map of New Mexico shows, the WIPP site enjoys abundant year-round sunshine. With an average solar power production potential of 6-7 kWh/sq meter per day, one exciting project being studied for location at WIPP is a 30-50 MW Solar Power Tower: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is is a national trade association promoting solar energy as a clean source of electricity, and provides a comprehensive resource for additional information. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is also a comprehensive resource for more information on renewable energy.

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NREL Demonstrates Efficient Solar Water Splitting by Metal Oxide Photoabsorber (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Science, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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New development demonstrates that inexpensive and New development demonstrates that inexpensive and robust metal oxide photoabsorbers hold great promise as photoanodes for water oxidation. The production of solar fuels (e.g., H 2 from H 2 O, hydrocarbons from CO 2 ) via direct photoelectrochemical reactions is a promising approach in the pursuit of renewable energy sources. Production of O 2 is the only scalable and renewable oxidation that can balance these fuel-forming reduction reactions. However, few materials have the necessary properties (e.g., strong visible light absorption, stability to corrosion, n-type conductivity) to evolve O 2 as photoanodes, and the few that meet these general requirements often have significant limitations (e.g., high charge recombination, sluggish charge transport, poor charge transfer to catalysts) that result in low

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NREL GHP [Geothermal Heat Pump] Showcase: GHP Installation and Intensive in situ and Performance Monitoring at NREL's Solar Radiation and Research Laboratory; Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document provides an overview of the geothermal heat pump (GHP) showcase at NREL and how it will help the SRRL site move forward with the goal of being a model of sustainability within the NREL campus, providing an effective demonstration of GHP systems and needed space conditioning for laboratory expansion.

Anderson, E. R.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Your home's solar potential  

SciTech Connect

This survey book offers a professional method of assessing your property's solar potential. Chapter I reviews the suitability of solar energy and the world energy crisis. Chapter II poses the ten most frequently asked questions about free solar energy and provides the answers. Chapter III surveys the fringe benefits about solar energy. Chapter IV lists the seven major factors concerning the evaluation of the home's solar potential, its existing heating system; its heat loss; its orientation and available sunlight; its roof slope; its exposure to sunlight; its indoor installation restrictions; and its outdoor installation restrictions. The following chapter will tell you why each of these factors is so important; how it affects your home's solar potential. Tally sheets are provided on which to score each solar potential factor. The book also includes lists of information sources, books, authors, government publications, consultants, design engineers, architects, manufacturers, installers, etc. (MCW)

Spetgang, I.; Wells, M.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating Photovoltaic Module Testing at NREL's Concentrating Solar Radiation Users Facility  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There has been much recent interest in photovoltaic modules designed to operate with concentrated sunlight (>100 suns). Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology offers an exciting new opportunity as a viable alternative to dish Stirling engines. Advantages of CPV include potential for>40% cell efficiency in the long term (25% now), no moving parts, no intervening heat transfer surface, near-ambient temperature operation, no thermal mass, fast response, concentration reduces cost of cells relative to optics, and scalable to a range of sizes. Over the last few years, we have conducted testing of several CPV modules for DOEs Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) program. The testing facilities are located at the Concentrating Solar Radiation Users Facility (CRULF) and consist the 10 kW High-Flux Solar Furnace (HFSF) and a 14m2 Concentrating Technologies, LLC (CTEK) dish. This paper will primarily describe the test capabilities; module test results will be detailed in the presentation.

Bingham, C.; Lewandowski, A.; Stone, K.; Sherif, R.; Ortabasi, U.; Kusek, S.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Components Makeover Gives Concentrating Solar Power a Boost (Fact Sheet), The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Components Makeover Gives Components Makeover Gives Concentrating Solar Power a Boost Parabolic trough technology is the most mature of the various concentrating solar power (CSP) options. But scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continue to make advances on trough systems through innovative research on various components in industrial partnerships with Acciona Solar Power, SkyFuel, Schott Solar, and others. The results are leading to improved system efficiencies and lower costs for CSP plants. Space Frames for Lower Costs To maximize the overall efficiency of the conventional glass-mirror trough system, NREL worked with Acciona Solar Power-then known as Solargenix Energy-to improve vari- ous system components. A key focus was the structural framework that holds the mirrors

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Potential for PV Solar Cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Energy Conversion – Photovoltaic, Concentrating Solar Power, and Thermoelectric. Presentation Title, Columnar p-n Heterostructures Formed by a ...

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NREL: News - RSS Feeds  

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RSS Feeds RSS Feeds RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is an easy way to track NREL news automatically. NREL news is available in the following RSS feeds. Research Programs Biomass Buildings Concentrating Solar Power Defense Geothermal Technologies Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Photovoltaics Vehicles and Fuels Wind News Awards and Honors Continuum Magazine Feature Stories News Releases Community Involvement Education Education Center Executive Energy Program Technology Applications Sustainable NREL Technology Deployment Technology Transfer Learn more about RSS. Printable Version NREL Newsroom Home Feature News News Releases Events Awards Research Support Facility Energy Systems Integration Facility Related Links 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

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NREL: Learning - Renewable Energy for Small Business Owners  

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include: Biofuels Geothermal heat pumps Passive solar heating Photovoltaic (solar cell) systems Solar hot water systems Wind energy More Information NREL Commercialization...

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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8 8 December 2008 See How Renewable Energy Works in Your Backyard See How Renewable Energy Works in Your Backyard Whether you live in a mansion or a cottage, NREL's In My Backyard can show you which solar or wind system might be right for your home almost anywhere in the U.S. In My Backyard helps calculate solar or wind resources, the economics of renewable energy systems and answers other basic questions. Researchers now have made the online tool more informative and easier to use. NREL to Work with Labs in China, Brazil and Germany NREL to Work with Labs in China, Brazil and Germany NREL is collaborating with laboratories on three continents to advance renewable power and fuel technologies and expand clean energy industries worldwide. The partnerships will team scientists and analysts in

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Property:NrelPartnerDescLink | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NrelPartnerDescLink NrelPartnerDescLink Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NrelPartnerDescLink Property Type URL Description Link to project description. Pages using the property "NrelPartnerDescLink" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 3 3M + http://www.nrel.gov/pv/pv_manufacturing.html + A A123Systems + http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2008/610.html + AVL Powertrain Engineering + http://www.nrel.gov/vehiclesandfuels/success_advisor.html + Abengoa Solar + http://www.nrel.gov/csp/news/2009/674.html + Abound Solar + http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/48353.pdf + Alcoa + http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/innovation/news/releases/solar_power.asp + Alstom Energy Systems + http://www.nrel.gov/features/20110429_wind.html + Alta Devices + http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2010/802.html +

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NREL GIS Data: Hawaii High Resolution Concentrating Solar Power | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Concentrating Solar Power Concentrating Solar Power Dataset Summary Description Abstract - Monthly and annual average solar resource potential for the state of Hawaii. Purpose - Provide information on the solar resource potential for the state of Hawaii. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a concentrating collector on a 2-axis tracker, such as a dish or a power tower. Supplemental Info - This data provides monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of 0.1 degrees in both latitude and longitude, or about 10 km in size. This data was developed using the State University of New York/Albany satellite radiation model. This model was developed by Dr. Richard Perez and collaborators at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other universities for the U.S. Department of Energy. Specific information about this model can be found in Perez, et al. (2002). This model uses hourly radiance images from geostationary weather satellites, daily snow cover data, and monthly averages of atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to calculate the hourly total insolation (sun and sky) falling on a horizontal surface. Atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and aerosols are derived from a variety of sources. A modified Bird model is used to calculate clear sky direct normal (DNI). This is then adjusted as a function of the ratio of clear sky global horizontal (GHI) and the model predicted GHI. Where possible, existing ground measurement stations are used to validate the data. Nevertheless, there is uncertainty associated with the meterological input to the model, since some of the input parameters are not avalable at a 10km resolution. As a result, it is believed that the modeled values are accurate to approximately 15% of a true measured value within the grid cell. Due to terrain effects and other microclimate influences, the local cloud cover can vary significantly even within a single grid cell. Furthermore, the uncertainty of the modeled estimates increase with distance from reliable measurement sources and with the complexity of the terrain.

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Cafeteria  

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Cafeteria 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, per year Energy Performance: The building performs 25% better than ASHRAE 90.1 2007 standards, or a cafeteria built to current commercial code. LEED Rating: Platinum Cost: $6.75 million Energy Efficiency Features Daylighting, accompanied by tubular skylights, helps achieve uniform

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Webinars  

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Webinars Webinars Want updates about future transmission grid integration webinars and publications? Join our mailing list. NREL periodically offers webinars on transmission grid integration topics to provide insight into its research. Explore the resources below to learn more. Upcoming Webinars Please check back. Details on future meetings and workshops will be posted as they are available. Past Webinars Results from The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2: An examination of how wind and solar power affect operations, costs, and emissions from fossil-fueled generators Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12:00 EDT (10:00 MDT) The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2 (WWSIS-2), launched in 2011, examines the potential impacts of up to 33% wind and solar energy

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NREL: News Feature - Prestigious Cherry Award Goes to NREL Scientist  

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Prestigious Cherry Award Goes to NREL Scientist Prestigious Cherry Award Goes to NREL Scientist June 20, 2011 In this photo, the two scientists are smiling as they peer at instruments that process and measure solar cells. Enlarge image National Renewable Energy Laboratory post-doc, John Simon, left, and NREL Principal Scientist, Jerry Olson, right, view test materials in a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) reactor in their lab at the Solar Energy Research Facility at NREL in Golden, Colo. Credit: Dennis Schroeder A physicist from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory who was a pioneer in multi-junction solar cells for use in outer space and on planet Earth has been awarded the prestigious Cherry Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Jerry Olson, a principal scientist at NREL, received the award at the

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NREL: News - NREL Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling  

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013 013 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 must ramp down and ramp up or stop and start conventional generators more frequently to provide reliable power for their customers - a practice called cycling. The study finds that the carbon emissions induced by more frequent cycling are negligible (<0.2%) compared with the carbon reductions achieved through the wind and solar power generation evaluated in the study. Sulfur dioxide

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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1 1 December 2011 Retailers Checking 'Nice' on Energy Savings List Retailers Checking 'Nice' on Energy Savings List NREL is working with the nation's commercial building owners to discover new and innovative ways to reduce energy use. Tiny Solar Cell Could Make a Big Difference Tiny Solar Cell Could Make a Big Difference Semprius is building a factory in North Carolina to make solar power modules after a fruitful partnership with NREL. New Lab to Help Utilities 'See' Grid of the Future New Lab to Help Utilities 'See' Grid of the Future NREL tackles the challenge of keeping the decades old power grid running reliably while adding new clean technologies. November 2011 Secretary Chu: We Can Win Clean Energy Battle Secretary Chu: We Can Win Clean Energy Battle Secretary of Energy touts American innovation and invention in visit to

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NREL-MapSearch | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NREL-MapSearch NREL-MapSearch Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL-MapSearch Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Solar, Wind Phase: Determine Baseline Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Maps, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: maps.nrel.gov/node/18 Web Application Link: www.nrel.gov/gis/mapsearch/index.html Cost: Free Language: English NREL-MapSearch Screenshot References: NREL MapSearch[1] NREL MapSearch allows you to easily and quickly find Geographic Information System (GIS) maps produced by NREL. About Use our MapSearch to easily search our collection of over a thousand maps created by the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team. A faceted search

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RECIPIENT:NREL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

f~·"O ~' f~·"O ~' RECIPIENT:NREL u.s. DEPAR U IENT OF ENERG Y EERE PROJECT MANAGEM ENT CENT ER NEPA DETERMINATION Page 1 of2 STATE: CO PROJECT TITL.E: High-Flux Solar Furnace Building Expansion; NREL Tracking No. 10-020 Funding Opportunity AnDouncement Number Procurement InstTumcot Number NEPA Control Number CID Nu mber NREL-10-020 G010337 Based on my review orlbe information concerning tbe proposed adion, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.IA), I han made the following ddermination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: DOE/EA- Final Sile-Site Wide Environmental Assessment of the National Renewable Energy laboratory's (NREL) South 1440 Table Mountain Complex (February 2003) DOE/EA· Finding of no significant impact and final environmental assessment of three site development projects at The

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NREL: Energy Sciences - William Tumas  

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Chemical & Nanoscale Science Theoretical Materials Science Materials Science Hydrogen Technology & Fuel Cells Process Technology & Advanced Concepts Research Staff Computational Science Printable Version William Tumas Associate Laboratory Director, Materials and Chemical Science and Technology Photo of William Tumas Phone: (303) 384-7955 Email: Bill.Tumas@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2009 Dr. William Tumas is the Associate Laboratory Director for Materials and Chemical Science and Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He is responsible for overall leadership, management, technical direction, and workforce development of the materials and chemical science and technology capabilities at NREL spanning fundamental and applied R&D for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Key program areas include solar

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NREL: Distributed Grid Integration - Projects  

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Projects Projects Photo of two NREL engineers sitting in front of two computer monitors, discussing a project. NREL engineers work on data capture for micro-grid synchronization waveforms. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. NREL's distributed energy projects support the integration of new technologies into the electric power grid. This work involves industry, academia, other national laboratories, and various standards organizations. Learn more about our projects: Codes and standards Data collection and visualization Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Microgrids Power systems modeling Solar Distributed Grid Integration (SunShot) Technology development Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Wind2Battery Printable Version Distributed Grid Integration Home Capabilities Projects Codes & Standards

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Publications  

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Publications 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 Flexible Energy Scheduling Tool for Integration of Variable generation (FESTIV) Active power controls Forecasting Grid Simulation. NREL Publications Database NREL's publications database offers a variety of documents related to transmission integration that were written by NREL staff and

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NREL: News - Release Archives 2010  

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engines and vehicles. September 10, 2010 NREL Releases Estimate of National Offshore Wind Energy Potential The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

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NREL: Internal NREL GIS Newsletter - Summer Edition  

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Internal NREL GIS Newsletter - Summer Edition Internal NREL GIS Newsletter - Summer Edition NREL's GIS team has been working on various projects throughout the last several months and the purpose of this newsletter is to introduce you to some of this work as well as highlight tools and inform you of new datasets and maps available for download. As you plan for Fiscal Year 2014 we wanted to give you an opportunity to see the type of work the GIS Team is doing in case you have projects that could use the team's help. For assistance, please contact Keith Searight or Dan Getman. Table of Contents Featured Projects Wind Barriers Impact Analysis Wind Transportation Study New Spatiotemporal Scenario Visualization Capabilities Rooftop Photovoltaics Analysis Solar Resource Data for India PVWatts - New Beta Site Ready for Testing!

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NREL: About NREL - Working with Us  

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Working with Us Working with Us NREL offers many opportunities to industry, organizations, governments, researchers, small businesses, students, educators, and vendors. Photo of two men in suits walking and talking with people in background. Industry, Organizations, and Governments We welcome organizations to partner with us on R&D and deployment projects and to use our research facilities. Partnering with NREL Capabilities Research Facilities Technology Transfer Frequently Asked Questions Photo of five researchers in lab coats looking at a solar cell on a substrate wafer. Researchers We invite researchers and professionals from around the world to work with us. Careers at NREL Foreign Nationals Program Research Participant Program Director's Fellowship Photo of people seated at a long table listening to a speaker on stage. Small Businesses, Subcontractors, and Vendors

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Events - National Renewable Energy ...  

Join NREL for the "Open PV Project Overview and Breakeven Analysis Demonstration" webinar. Because the solar photovoltaic (PV) market is the most diffuse of the large ...

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Federal Agency Technical Assistance  

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Federal Energy Management Program Solar Decathlon Sustainable Federal Fleets Wind Powering America. U.S. Department of Defense NREL actively supports the U.S. Army Net Zero...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - March 2013 Newsletter  

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blog "Recapture Rapture: Can Revised Tax Credit Policies Attract More Capital to Solar?" Thomson Reuters posted an article that references NREL's Open PV Project. An...

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Africa - Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

- Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy...

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NREL Melds Nature with Nanotech for Solar-Powered Hydrogen Production (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

NREL researchers are finding ways to mimic photosynthesis by combining enzymes with nanoparticles - particles on the scale of a billionth of a meter - to produce hydrogen directly from water and sunlight. This breakthrough project began in 2008 with scientists and researchers asking how they might learn from nature and develop a synthetic process that is more efficient than plants at converting sunlight to hydrogen. The goal was to find a new way to produce hydrogen that could then be commercialized inexpensively for fuel cells and other uses. Among the various approaches to making hydrogen, the NREL researchers wondered about a hybrid molecular assembly that might pair the best natural molecule with a synthesized nanoparticle. Researchers looked at using hydrogenase enzymes as one part of the equation. These biological catalysts can convert electrons and protons into hydrogen gas, or convert hydrogen into electrons and protons. The choice seemed worthwhile because the hydrogenase enzyme has some intriguing properties: a high substrate selectivity, meaning a very high preference for catalyzing reactions with protons rather than with other atoms and molecules; and fast turnover, which enables it to produce a hydrogen molecule in milliseconds.

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Potential of Securitization in Solar PV Finance  

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This report aims to demonstrate, hypothetically and at a high level, what volumes of solar deployment could be supported given solar industry access to the capital markets in the form of security issuance. Securitization is not anticipated to replace tax equity in the near- to mid-term, but it could provide an additional source of funds that would be comparatively inexpensive and could reduce the weighted average cost of capital for a given solar project or portfolio. Thus, the potential to securitize solar assets and seek financing in the capital markets could help to sustain the solar industry when the investment tax credit (ITC) -- one of the federal incentives that has leveraged billions of dollars of private capital in the solar industry -- drops from 30% to 10% at the close of 2016. The report offers analysis on the size of the U.S. third-party financed solar market, as well as on the volumes (in MW) of solar asset origination possible through a $100 million securitization fund (assuming no overcollateralization). It also provides data on the size of the relevant securities markets and how the solar asset class may fit into these markets.

Lowder, T.; Mendelsohn, M.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: About NREL - NREL Overview Video (Text Version)  

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NREL Overview Video (Text Version) This is a text only version for the NREL Overview video. Learn more about NREL here on the NREL Overview page. Dr. Dan Arvizu, Laboratory...

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NREL: News Feature - Super-Efficient Cells Key to Low-Cost Solar Power  

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Super-Efficient Cells Key to Low-Cost Solar Power Super-Efficient Cells Key to Low-Cost Solar Power February 16, 2011 This photo shows eight Amonix 7700 solar power generators, those in front tilted horizontally, those in the rear tilted near vertically. Each is a huge rectangle divided into hundreds of squares holding cells and lenses. Enlarge image The Amonix 7700 Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Solar Power Generators are showcasing reliability and undergoing validation-of-performance measurements at the SolarTAC facility in Aurora, Colo. Credit: Dennis Schroeder In this photo, a man in an orange safety vest and hardhat is using a laptop, with large concentrated photovoltaic generators in the background. Enlarge image A technician at SolarTAC in Aurora, CO, enters some numbers into a laptop as he monitors validation of the Amonix 7700 Solar Power Generators.

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NREL: News - Release Archives 1997  

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7 7 Local Middle School Receives School-to-Career Grant - (12/24/97) Free Consumer Workshops On Solar & Wind Power For Farm & Ranch At National Western Stock Show - (12/9/97) NREL Funds Research into Low-Cost Solar Electricity - (12/8/97) NREL Provides PV Holiday Lights for Christmas Tree - (12/2/97) Energy Saving Buildings Win National and Local Honors - (11/21/97) Alternative Fuel Vehicles: What Do the Drivers Say? - (11/19/97) Clean Energy Technologies Ready for Climate Change Challenge - (10/23/97) NREL Researcher on Assignment in South Africa - (10/20/97) The Best and Brightest in Solar Homes Open to the Public - (10/1/97) National Renewable Energy Laboratory to Host Demonstration of Ford's Electric Ranger Pickup Truck - (9/26/97) NREL Researchers Test Solar Thermal Technology - (9/23/97)

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Marissa Hummon  

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9 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-56204. Hodge, B. M.; Hummon, M.; Orwig, K. (2011). Solar Ramping Distributions over Multiple Timescales and Weather Patterns (Presentation)....

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D...  

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in the background. BP Solar's manufacturing capabilities include automatic sorting of solar cells after final testing. NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturing Research and...

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The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Wear-and-Tear Costs and Emissions Wear-and-Tear Costs and Emissions Impacts of Cycling and Ramping Are Relatively Small The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS) is one of the largest regional wind and solar integration studies to date. It examines the operational impact of up to 35% penetration of wind, photovoltaic (PV), and concentrating solar power (CSP) energy on the electric power system. The goal is to understand the effects of and investigate mitigation options for the variability and uncertainty of wind and solar. Phase 1 Research Phase 1 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS1) found no technical barriers to the integration of high penetrations of wind and solar power in the Western Interconnection power system if certain changes to opera- tional practices are made. The two most important changes

256

NREL: News Feature - New Solar Cell Is More Efficient, Less Costly  

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it comes to squeezing more efficiency and lower costs out of silicon, the workhorse of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules worldwide. A recent breakthrough - the product...

257

NREL: Continuum Magazine Home Page  

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NREL Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation NREL Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation Issue 3 Print Version Share this resource Continuum Magazine Dan Says NREL Leads Wind Farm Modeling Research NREL Leads Wind Farm Modeling Research Researchers study the atmosphere surrounding large turbines to optimize performance. Driving Solar Innovations from Laboratory to Marketplace Driving Solar Innovations from Laboratory to Marketplace Disruptive innovation is making solar cost competitive with non-renewable energy. Reaping a Harvest of Hope Reaping a Harvest of Hope Five years after a devastating tornado, Greensburg, Kansas has new energy and a new outlook. Energy Innovation Portal Bridging Information Gap Energy Innovation Portal Bridging Information Gap Database revolutionizes intellectual property transfer from DOE's national

258

Potential of Silicon Solar Cells from Metallurgical Process Route  

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About this Abstract. Meeting, 2013 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Symposium , Solar Cell Silicon. Presentation Title, Potential of Silicon Solar Cells from ...

259

Potential benefits of solar reflective car shells: Cooler cabins...  

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of solar reflective car shells: Cooler cabins, fuel savings and emission reductions Title Potential benefits of solar reflective car shells: Cooler cabins, fuel savings and...

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NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar ...  

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NREL's Optical Cavity Furnace Brings Together a Myriad of Advances for Processing Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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Fact sheet on 2011 R&D 100 Award winner, the Optical Cavity Furnace. The innovative furnace uses light and unique light-induced effects to make higher-efficiency solar cells at lower cost.

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2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Produces Highly Efficient, Wide-Bandgap, Thin-Film Solar...  

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Low-bandgap cells can lose 25% of their power output and efficiency ratings as solar cell operating temperatures climb to 75C or more, a common occurrence in hot and arid...

263

NREL: News - Release Archives 2003  

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2003 2003 News releases covering laboratory activities, scientific discoveries, projects and more are archived below, chronologically. For more information about NREL and its research in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, e-mail public_affairs@nrel.gov. 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 Solar Cells October 30, 2003 NREL's Art Nozik Elected AAAS Fellow October 21, 2003 Workshop Tackles Biological Hydrogen Production

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - News Release Archives  

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News Archives - 2012 December 28, 2012 Award-Winning PV Cell Pushes Efficiency Higher NREL and Solar Junction outsmart the solar spectrum and set a world record with a...

265

NREL: Science and Technology - News Release Archives  

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solar photovoltaic (PV) pricing in the U.S. November 27, 2012 NREL Updates Solar Radiation Database Golden, Colo., November 9, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)...

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NREL: Technology Deployment - News Release Archives  

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NREL. December 30, 2011 St. Thomas Airport Installs Largest Solar Project in U.S. Virgin Islands Solar energy is making its mark in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), as evidenced by...

267

NREL: Education Programs - News Release Archives  

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Calif., to compete in this award-winning showcase of energy-efficient and solar-powered houses. January 10, 2013 NREL and Stanford Team up on Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells It may be...

268

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Sustainable Buildings  

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Renewable Portfolio Standard. Thermal NREL's Renewable Fuel Heating Plant (RFHP), a wood-fired combustion boiler utilizes forest thinning and wood fuel. The RFHP provides...

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The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2 (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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of Energy Efficiency of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2 An examination of how wind and solar power affect operations, costs, and emissions from fossil-fueled generators The electric grid is a highly complex, interconnected machine. Changing one part of the grid can have consequences elsewhere. Adding variable renewable generation such as wind and solar power affects the operation of the other types of power plants, and adding high penetrations can induce cycling of fossil-fueled generators. Cycling leads to wear-and-tear costs and changes in emissions, but do those increases in costs and emissions from cycling negate the overall benefits of integrating renewables?

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Incorporation of NREL Solar Advisor Model Photovoltaic Capabilities with GridLAB-D  

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This report provides a summary of the work updating the photovoltaic model inside GridLAB-D. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Advisor Model (SAM) was utilized as a basis for algorithms and validation of the new implementation. Subsequent testing revealed that the two implementations are nearly identical in both solar impacts and power output levels. This synergized model aides the system-level impact studies of GridLAB-D, but also allows more specific details of a particular site to be explored via the SAM software.

Tuffner, Francis K.; Hammerstrom, Janelle L.; Singh, Ruchi

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Scientists Spurred the Success of Multijunction Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Before 1984, many scientists believed that high-quality gallium indium phosphide (GaInP) alloys could not be grown for use as semiconductors because the alloys would separate. One researcher at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) thought differently. His name was Jerry Olson, and his innovative thinking changed solar history. Olson identified a material combination that allowed the multijunction cell to flourish. It is now the workhorse that powers satellites and the catalyst for renewed interest in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) products.

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2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

NREL: News - NREL's Keith Emery Awarded Prestigious Cherry Award  

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713 713 NREL's Keith Emery Awarded Prestigious Cherry Award Top PV award goes to researcher who brought credibility to testing of solar cells and modules June 19, 2013 An engineer from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) whose testing and characterization laboratory brings credibility to the measurement of efficiency of solar cells and modules has been awarded the prestigious William R. Cherry Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Keith Emery, a principal scientist at NREL, received the award at the 39th IEEE's Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Tampa Bay. "Accredited measurements from Emery's laboratories are considered the gold standard by the U.S. and international PV communities," said NREL

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DOE/NREL Fundamental and Exploratory Research into Solar Cells: Preprint  

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This conference paper describes the U.S. Department of Energy / National Renewable Energy Laboratory supports fundamental and exploratory research into solar cells. The purpose of the following set of research projects is twofold: (1) to provide fundamental experimental and theoretical foundations to existing photovoltaic (PV)/solar cell technologies, and (2) to explore whole new possibilities in PV/solar cell technologies, however revolutionary or unconventional they might be. As surely as a number of revolutionary new solar cell technologies will most likely involve high-risk, long-term R&D to bring them to fruition, and may also well be needed as a complement to a future energy portfolio, so we also need timely results. As such, one of the primary driving motives for this effort is the possibility of developing one or more''leapfrog'' technologies. These are technologies that have the distinct possibility of''leaping ahead'' of existing technologies rather than taking the more characteristic development time of 10 to 20 years.

Matson, R.; McConnell, R.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project: Status and outlook. Annual progress report, FY 1992  

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This annual report summaries the activities and accomplishments of the Solar Radiation Resource Assessment Project during fiscal year 1992 (1 October to 30 September 1992). Managed by the Analytic Studies Division of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this project is the major activity of the US Department of Energy`s Resource Assessment Program.

Renne, D.; Maxwell, E.; Stoffel, T.; Marion, B.; Rymes, M.; Wilcox, S.; Myers, D.; Riordan, C.; Hammond, E.; Ismailidis, T.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INVENTORY OF SOLAR RADIATION/SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS ESTIMATORS, MODELS, SITE-SPECIFIC DATA, AND PUBLICATIONS  

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INVENTORY OF SOLAR RADIATION/SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS ESTIMATORS, MODELS, SITE-SPECIFIC DATA, and Buildings Systems Integration Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory 8 July 2009 SOLAR SYSTEM POTENTIAL/calculators/PVWATTS/version1/ http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/calculators/PVWATTS/version2/ Estimates the electrical energy

276

NREL: Continuum Magazine - Archive  

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Deliberate Science The NREL Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation NREL Leads Energy Systems Integration Sustainable Transportation Previous Next NREL is a national laboratory of...

277

NREL: Technology Transfer - Research Facilities  

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Research Facilities Research Facilities Photo of Solar Energy Research Facility building at NREL. NREL's Solar Energy Research Facility is one of many world-class facilities available to public and private agencies. For developing commercially viable energy products, organizations may partner with NREL to use our state-of-the-art laboratories, and testing and user facilities. Visit NREL's Research Facilities Web site to learn more about them. We typically develop technology partnership agreements for using our facilities and/or working with our researchers. Printable Version Technology Transfer Home About Technology Transfer Technology Partnership Agreements Licensing Agreements Nondisclosure Agreements Research Facilities Commercialization Programs Success Stories News Contacts Did you find what you needed?

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NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools - Solar Maps Development  

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Solar Maps Development - How the Maps Were Made Solar Maps Development - How the Maps Were Made 10km The State University of New York/Albany satellite radiation model was developed by Richard Perez and collaborators at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other universities for the U.S. Department of Energy. Specific information about this model can be found in Perez, et al. (2002). This model uses hourly radiance images from geostationary weather satellites, daily snow cover data, and monthly averages of atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to calculate the hourly total insolation (sun and sky) falling on a horizontal surface. Atmospheric water vapor, trace gases, and aerosols are derived from a variety of sources. The procedures for converting the collector at

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Africa - Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Africa - Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Africa - Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions in Africa Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar Topics: Resource assessment Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/44259.pdf Coordinates: -8.783195°, 34.508523° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":-8.783195,"lon":34.508523,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright  

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NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy In this video, NREL Principal Scientist Gary Jorgensen and SkyFuel Chief Technology Officer Randy Gee talk about their partnership to develop a thin film to substitute for bulkier glass mirrors on solar-collecting parabolic troughs. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Credit: Fireside Production More Information For more information about NREL's partnership with SkyFuel, read Award-Winning Reflector to Cut Solar Cost and New Solar Technology Concentrates on Cost, Efficiency. Learn more about NREL's Concentrating Solar Power Research. Printable Version Technology Transfer Home About Technology Transfer Technology Partnership Agreements Licensing Agreements Nondisclosure Agreements Research Facilities

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281

Targeted Outreach: Marin Solar Program's Solar Potential Map  

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This fact sheet explains how the Marin Solar Program (MSP) conducted market analysis and created a solar potential map on a small budget.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

An Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a California 33% Renewable Scenario (Report Summary) (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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An Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power An Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a California 33% Renewable Scenario (Report Summary) Paul Denholm, Yih-Huei Wan, Marissa Hummon, Mark Mehos March 2013 NREL/PR-6A20-58470 2 Motivation * Implement concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES) in a commercial production cost model o Develop approaches that can be used by utilities and system planners to incorporate CSP in standard planning tools * Evaluate the optimal dispatch of CSP with TES o How would a plant actually be used to minimize system production cost? * Quantify the value of adding storage to CSP in a high renewable energy (RE) scenario in California

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Strategic Energy Analysis (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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NREL Planning & Analysis NREL Planning & Analysis Dr. Robin Newmark Strategic Energy Analysis Center World Renewable Energy Forum May 16, 2012 Denver, Colorado NREL/PR-6A20-54950 Strategic Energy Analysis Innovation for Our Energy Future National Renewable Energy Laboratory RE Resource Mapping Innovation for Our Energy Future National Renewable Energy Laboratory RE Resource Mapping Innovation for Our Energy Future National Renewable Energy Laboratory RE Resource Mapping Innovation for Our Energy Future National Renewable Energy Laboratory RE Resource Mapping Innovation for Our Energy Future National Renewable Energy Laboratory Resource Solar PV/CSP) Wind Geothermal Water Power Biopower Theoretical Potential 206,000 GW (PV) 11,100GW (CSP) 8,000 GW (onshore)

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NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools Home Page  

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The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools website provides maps, data and tools for renewable energy resources that determine which energy technologies are viable solutions in domestic and international regions. MapSearch - While this site contains detailed information and quality data, if you want to search for the latest and most up-to-date maps created by NREL, please visit our MapSearch: http://www.nrel.gov/gis/mapsearch/ Renewable Energy Technical Potential with the image of a presentation slide with map. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's GIS team analyzes wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and other energy resources and inputs the data into the GIS. Read more about how NREL's GIS staff and capabilities enhance the

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Solar and the City: Online Map to Show NYC's Solar Potential | Department  

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Solar and the City: Online Map to Show NYC's Solar Potential Solar and the City: Online Map to Show NYC's Solar Potential Solar and the City: Online Map to Show NYC's Solar Potential October 13, 2010 - 11:32am Addthis Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE What does this project do? The online tool allows people to determine solar potential of homes and businesses. Think Google Maps for solar. Type in an address and instead of directions to a restaurant or movie theater, a home's solar potential comes up-and not just that, but energy and cost savings too. San Francisco and Boston have solar maps, and soon New York City will publish its own extensive online tool. That means starting early next year people will be able to determine how much solar power can be obtained from the rooftops of their homes or

286

NREL Nondisclosure Agreement Process  

Title: NREL Nondisclosure Agreement Process Subject: Shows NREL's nondisclosure agreement process Author: Heidi Rex Keywords: nondisclosure agreement NDA proprietary ...

287

Dye- and Semiconductor-Sensitized Nanoparticle Solar Cell Research at NREL  

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The major objective of this research program is to determine the operational characteristics key to efficient, low-cost, stable liquid-junction and solid-state solar cells based on sensitized nanoporous films (in collaboration with DOE's Office of Science Program). Toward this end, we are conducting experimental and theoretical studies to understand the unique physical and chemical factors governing cell performance. Current scientific issues addressed include the influence of film morphology, sensitizer, and electrolyte on the electron transport and recombination dynamics and on the light-harvesting, charge-injection, and charge-collection efficiencies. Recently, we investigated the relationship between (1) transport and recombination, (2) morphological factors of core-shell nanoparticle films and their PV properties, and (3) electron-electron interactions and their effect on the transport dynamics. In this paper, we discuss the connection between transport and recombination and its effect on cell performance.

Frank, A. J.; Kopidakis, N.; Benkstein, K. D.; van de Lagemaat, J.; Neale, N. R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

NREL: Photovoltaics Research Home Page  

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Photo of Photovoltaic Solar Panels. Photo of Photovoltaic Solar Panels. Solar Installer Surveys DOE needs your input to reduce the "soft costs" of solar PV installations that impact your business. Complete the residential survey and commercial survey today! Photovoltaic (PV) research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on boosting solar cell conversion efficiencies, lowering the cost of solar cells, modules, and systems, and improving the reliability of PV components and systems. NREL's PV effort contributes to these goals through fundamental research, advanced materials and devices, and technology development. Our scientists are pursuing critical activities that will help to accomplish the goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative-to make large-scale solar energy systems cost-competitive with

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Honduras from NREL | OpenEI  

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Honduras from NREL Honduras from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Guatemala from NREL | OpenEI  

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Guatemala from NREL Guatemala from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Ghana from NREL | OpenEI  

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Ghana from NREL Ghana from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

292

Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Bangladesh from NREL | OpenEI  

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Bangladesh from NREL Bangladesh from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

293

Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Nicaragua from NREL | OpenEI  

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Nicaragua from NREL Nicaragua from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Brazil from NREL | OpenEI  

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Brazil from NREL Brazil from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

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India-NREL Energy Activities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NREL Cooperation NREL Cooperation Name India-NREL Cooperation Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Buildings, Solar, Wind Topics Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Country India Southern Asia References National Renewable Energy Laboratory, EERE Supported International Activities FY 2009 Annual Operating Plan (August 25, 2009) Abstract The NREL tasks for buildings in India began in FY08 under the Building and Efficiency Task Force of the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP). NREL's efforts under the APP build on core DOE/NREL capabilities in building energy simulation and focus on key collaborative activities in the commercial building sector in India. India Buildings Activities

296

START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to right: James Jensen, Tom Johnson, Jody Rosier, and Rebecca Kauffman of Southern Ute Alternative Energy, and Otto VanGeet and Alex Dane of NREL, tour a potential solar array...

297

Solar resource-utility load matching assessment: NREL photovoltaic project summary  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Many utility planners may be unfamiliar with the potential for the development of photovoltaics (PV) in their service areas. The goal of the research summarized in this document is to provide information on the match existing between the output of PV powder plants and the load requirements of US utilities. This material indicates whether or not the effective capacity (hence the value) of this renewable resource should be higher than that traditionally assigned to an intermittent resource.

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1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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United Arab Emirates-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

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Emirates-NREL Cooperation Emirates-NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: United Arab Emirates-NREL Cooperation Name United Arab Emirates-NREL Cooperation Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner United Nations Environment Programme Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio Country United Arab Emirates Western Asia References NREL International Activities Website [1] Abstract Through its relationship with the United Nations Environment Programme, NREL is supporting the development of solar and wind resource maps and related geospatial analytic tools for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "Through its relationship with the United Nations Environment Programme, NREL is supporting the development of solar and wind resource maps and

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NREL: News - Release Archives 2007  

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7 7 News releases covering laboratory activities, scientific discoveries, projects and more are archived below, chronologically. For more information about NREL and its research in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, e-mail public_affairs@nrel.gov. 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 Technologies is the Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year A small company commercializing a novel solar energy technology has been

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Success Stories  

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Success Stories Success Stories We'd like to share our stories about innovation, industry partnerships, and the path towards commercializing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies developed at NREL. Materials Exposure Testing Market Expands with Ultra-Accelerated Weathering System The Ultra-Accelerated Weathering System will change the weathering industry. A partnership with Atlas, one of the leader's in materials exposure testing, will take NREL's technology to industry. Watch the video. NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy For the next generation of parabolic troughs, NREL Principal Scientist Gary Jorgensen and SkyFuel Chief Technology Officer Randy Gee have developed a lower-cost, more durable solution to glass mirrors. Watch the video.

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Daniel Ruddy  

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Ruddy Ruddy Scientist III Photo of Daniel Ruddy Phone: (303) 384-6322 Email: dan.ruddy@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2010 Dan Ruddy received a Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. His research combined synthetic molecular and materials chemistry with detailed characterization to study novel heterogeneous catalysts. He then worked on a variety of catalyst development projects at the Dow Chemical Company in the Renewable Feedstocks & Process Catalysis Group before joining the Chemical and Nanoscale Science Group at NREL in 2010. Dr. Ruddy's research at NREL integrates the synthesis and characterization of functional molecules and materials for advanced energy technologies including solar fuels production, biomass conversion catalysis, and next-generation PV materials.

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NREL: Energy Systems Integration - Partnerships  

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Partnerships Partnerships Photo of a researcher in a laboratory in front of various computer simulations Advanced Energy NREL and AE are teaming up on solar inverter testing. Photo of a hybrid sport utility vehicle in motion; the vehicle is marked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory logo. Toyota NREL and Toyota are studying grid impacts of electric vehicles. Photo of a glass cube containing power electronics equipment in a laboratory. Wyle NREL and Wyle are building a hybrid power system for the Army. The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently designated a national user facility by the Energy Department, so utilities, industry, and other national laboratories can use the facility to develop their technologies with the

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NREL: Technology Transfer - News Release Archives  

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2 2 October 25, 2012 NREL's Industry Growth Forum The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 25th Industry Growth Forum this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and policymakers to Denver. December 28, 2012 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 cell. December 20, 2012 Concentrated Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage Can Help Utilities' Bottom Line, Study Shows The storage capacity of concentrating solar power (CSP) can add significant value to a utility company's optimal mix of energy sources, a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests.

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Solar Energy Potential | Department of Energy  

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from Existing Non-powered Dams Creating an Energy Innovation Ecosystem Creating an Energy Innovation Ecosystem Sunshot Rooftop Solar Challenge Sunshot Rooftop Solar...

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NREL Study Finds U.S. Wind Energy Potential Triples Previous...  

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maximum potential to generate wind power in the contiguous United States is more than three times greater than previously estimated, according to a National Renewable Energy...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Margaret Mann  

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Milbrandt, A.; Mann, M. (2009). Hydrogen Resource Assessment: Hydrogen Potential from Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, and Hydro Power. 30 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-42773. Levene,...

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Reproducedwith permissionfromNREL FINAL REPORT  

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by humans comes directly from solar sources because harvesting solar energy using a photovoltaic (PV) panel energy laboratory (nrel) certifies konarkas photovoltaic solar cells at 6.4 [31] http://www.pv tech.org/news/ a/solarmer breaks organic solar pv cell conversion efficiency record hits nre/, Press release

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Property:NrelPartnerCenter | Open Energy Information  

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NrelPartnerCenter NrelPartnerCenter Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NrelPartnerCenter Property Type String Description Partnering Center within NREL.. Pages using the property "NrelPartnerCenter" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1366 Technologies + National Center for Photovoltaics + A A.O. Smith + Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration + A123Systems + Transportation Technologies and Systems + AAON + Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration + AQUA Products + Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration + AWS Truewind + Renewable Electricity & End Use Systems + Abengoa Solar + Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration + Abound Solar + National Center for Photovoltaics +

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NREL Certifies First All-Quantum-Dot Photovoltaic Cell; Demonstrates...  

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Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have certified the first all-quantum-dot photovoltaic cell, which was based on lead sulfide and demonstrated reasonable quantum dot solar...

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NREL: News Feature - Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers  

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strength, improving the yield of silicon solar cells by preventing breakage during cell fabrication. Credit: Dennis Schroeder NREL's Silicon Photovoltaic Wafer Screening...

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2007 Research Review  

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This 24-page document focuses on NREL's technology transfer activities for solar cells, hydrogen production, biofuels, nanotechnology, lithium batteries, grid integration, and building technologies.

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NREL: Technology Transfer - The Quest for Inexpensive Silicon ...  

Most of today's solar cells are made out of wafer crystalline silicon. ... Kline discovered that NREL had developed a process called hot-wire chemical ...

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Potential for Distributed and Central Electrolysis to Provide Grid Support Services (Fact Sheet), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Highlights (HFCTH), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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658 * July 2012 658 * July 2012 Potential for Distributed and Central Electrolysis to Provide Grid Support Services Project: Renewable Electrolysis Integrated System Development and Testing NREL Team: Kevin Harrison, Marc Mann, Danny Terlip, and Mike Peters Accomplishment: NREL operated both commercially available low-temperature electrolyzer technologies (PEM and alkaline) to evaluate their response to commands to increase and decrease stack power that shorten frequency disturbances on an alternating current (AC) mini-grid (Figure 1). Results show that both the PEM and alkaline electrolyzers are capable of adding or removing stack power to provide sub-second response that reduced the duration of frequency disturbances. Context: Management of distributed power systems is expected to become more commonplace as grids and devices

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NREL Evaluates Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S. climate zones.

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NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Experiments Advance Hydrogen ...  

Recent experiments by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researcher Heli Wang, however, ...

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Property:NrelPartner | Open Energy Information  

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NrelPartner NrelPartner Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NrelPartner Property Type Boolean Description Existing or Previous Partnership with NREL. Yes or No.. Pages using the property "NrelPartner" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1366 Technologies + true + 3 3M + true + A A.O. Smith + true + A123Systems + true + AAON + true + AQUA Products + true + AVL Powertrain Engineering + true + AWS Truewind + true + Abengoa Solar + true + Abound Solar + true + Advanced Energy Products + true + Affiliated International Management (AIM) + true + Affordable Comfort + true + Alcoa + true + Alliance to Save Energy + true + Alstom Energy Systems + true + Alta Devices + true + Ammonix + true + Ampulse + true + Apex Technology + true +

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NREL: National Center for Photovoltaics Home Page  

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Phone: 303-275-3744 Printable Version News NREL Teams with LBNL to Analyze PV Pricing Trends September 10, 2013 New Study Shows Solar Manufacturing Costs Not Driven Primarily...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - February 2013 Newsletter  

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Living Guy, and R&D Magazine also featured BITES. NREL Analysis and Analysts in the News Solar Daily mentions DOE report Photovoltaic (PV) Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and...

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Process Development and Integration...  

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the PDIL Capabilities How to Work with Us News NREL Teams with LBNL to Analyze PV Pricing Trends September 10, 2013 New Study Shows Solar Manufacturing Costs Not Driven Primarily...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - October 2012 Newsletter  

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Michael Mendelsohn, and Karlynn Cory, NREL This report is a summary of the finance trends for small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects (PV <1 MW), large-scale PV...

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NREL: Technology Deployment Home Page  

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Solar Decathlon 2013 Heading to California Solar Decathlon 2013 Heading to California U.S. Coast Guard Saves Energy, Money Training Results in Decreased Energy Use and Costs for Sector Guam Standard Work Specifications Tool Now Available Standard Work Specifications Tool Now Available Weatherization industry can save specifications online and streamline work NREL Federal Fueling Station Data Supports Sandy Recovery NREL Federal Fueling Station Data Supports Sandy Recovery Decision Makers Able to Coordinate Access to Fuel NREL works with federal, state, and local government and private industry and organizations to deploy commercially available energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Our experts help prepare the market for emerging technologies by removing barriers to adoption. Use our technology

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Jie Ma  

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Jie Ma Jie Ma Postdoctoral Researcher Photo of Jie Ma Phone: (303) 384-6511 Email: jie.ma@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2010 Dr. Ma graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and received a Ph.D. degree from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Jie joined the Computational Materials Science Team at NREL as a postdoctoral researcher in March, 2010. He is currently working on computational design and characterization of nanoscale materials for doping, water splitting, and solar cells, using quantum mechanical electronic structure calculation and molecular dynamics simulation techniques. Research Interests Low-dimensional systems (quantum dots, nanotube and nanowires, and surfaces) Doping in semiconductors. Solar cell and water splitting.

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - PV News  

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PV News PV News The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Photovoltaic (PV) Research Program highlights latest research and news accomplishments from the laboratory on this page. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. November 8, 2013 New Solar Cell Is More Efficient, Less Costly Innovation by NREL and First Solar acquisition TetraSun wins a 2013 R&D 100 Award. November 6, 2013 NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility Garners LEED® Platinum The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., has earned a LEED® Platinum designation for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

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Improving PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cell Power Conversion Efficiency to an NREL-Certified 4.4% (Fact Sheet)  

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Transition metal oxide improves overall efficiency and maintains performance with inexpensive metals. A research team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has demonstrated that inserting a transition metal oxide (TMO) between the lead sulfide (PbS) quantum dot (QD) layer and the metal electrode eliminates the Schottky barrier that impedes efficient hole extraction and thereby improves the overall conversion efficiency. This allows for inexpensive metals such as Al to be employed without loss of performance. n-type TMOs consisting of molybdenum oxide (MoO{sub x}) and vanadium oxide (V{sub 2}O{sub x}) were used as an efficient hole extraction layer (HEL) in heterojunction ZnO/PbS QD solar cells. A 4.4% NREL-certified device was reported based on the MoO{sub x} HEL with Al as the back contact material, representing a more than 65% efficiency improvement compared with the case of Au contacting the PbS QD layer directly. The team finds the acting mechanism of the HEL to be a dipole formed at the MoO{sub x} and PbS interface, which enhances band bending to allow efficient hole extraction from the valence band of the PbS layer by MoO{sub x}. The carrier transport to the metal anode is likely enhanced through shallow gap states in the MoO{sub x} layer.

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325

SolarDS | Open Energy Information  

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SolarDS SolarDS Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: SolarDS Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Market analysis, Pathways analysis, Resource assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials, Software/modeling tools Website: www.nrel.gov/analysis/analysis_tools_tech_sol.html Web Application Link: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/45832.pdf Language: English References: SolarDS[1] Logo: SolarDS The Solar Deployment System (SolarDS) model evaluates the potential market penetration of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. SolarDS examines the market competitiveness of Solar PV technologies from the building user's

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Nepal from NREL | OpenEI  

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Nepal from NREL Nepal from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners.To access the Geospatial toolkit, http://www.nrel.gov/international/geospatial_toolkits.html

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NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools - Publications  

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Publications Publications Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader. Click anywhere on the document title to see a summary or click on the PDF icon to see full text. PDF 3.5 MB Cassard, H.; Denholm, P.; Ong, S. (2011). Break-Even Cost for Residential Solar Water Heating in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities. 54 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-48986. PDF 5.6 MB Dahle, D.; Elliott, D.; Heimiller, D.; Mehos, M.; Robichaud, R.; Schwartz, M.; Stafford, B.; Walker, A. (2008). Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy Development on DOE Legacy Management Lands. 163 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-670-41673; DOE/GO-102007-2435. PDF 580 KB Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Short, W.; Heimiller, D. (2006). Concentrating Solar Deployment System (CSDS) - A New Model for Estimating U.S. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Market Potential: Preprint. 10 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-620-39682.

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Philippines-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

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NREL Cooperation NREL Cooperation Name Philippines-NREL Cooperation Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Wind Topics Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/wind/inter Country Philippines South-Eastern Asia References Wind Energy Resource Assessment of the Philippines [1] Abstract The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)conducted a wind resource analysis and mapping study for the Philippine archipelago to identify potential wind resource areas and to quantify the value of that resource within those areas. Wind Resource Assessment The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)conducted a wind resource analysis and mapping study for the Philippine archipelago to identify potential wind resource areas and to quantify the value of that resource

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NREL Analysis: Cost-Effective and Reliable Integration of High-Penetration Solar in the Western United States (Poster)  

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SunShot Initiative awardee posters describing the different technologies within the four subprograms of the DOE Solar Program (Photovoltaics, Concentrating Solar Power, Soft Costs, and Systems Integration).

Lew, D.; Brinkman, G.; Ibanez, E.; Hodge, B.; Lefton, S.; Kumar, N.; Agan, D.; Jordan, G.; Venkatataman, S.

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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6 November 2006 More Than Pretty Maps-NREL Uses GIS to Find Workable Energy Solutions More Than Pretty Maps-NREL Uses GIS to Find Workable Energy Solutions NREL's geographic...

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Solar Energy Potential | Department of Energy  

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Fueling Station Locator Energy Department National Labs and Minority Serving Institutions Energy Department National Labs and Minority Serving Institutions Solar Decathlon: How far...

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NREL: Education Programs - About  

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Education Programs Photo graphic representation of NREL Education Programs. NREL believes renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D is only part of the new energy future equation....

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NREL Employee Commuting  

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Commuting October 31, 2011 NREL Employee Commuting Frank Rukavina Director of Sustainability Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL Employee...

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RECIPIENT: NREL  

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OFENFRGY OFENFRGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NI'PA DE1'lllUIINATION Page 1 of4 STATE: TX PROJECT TITLE : Sologen Geothermal Co-Production Field Demonstration; NREL Tracking No. 12-020 Funding Opportunity Announcement Num~r Procurement Instrument Number DE-AC36-08G028308 NE:PA Control Number NREL-12-020 cm Number G028308 Based on my review oftbe information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I bave made the following determination : CX, EA, EIS APPIi:NDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering, analYSiS, and dissemination 81.18 Water supply wells B1.31 Installation or relocation of machinery and equipment Information gathering (including, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, site visits, and audits),

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NREL: News - NREL Highlights 2012 Utility Green Power Leaders  

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213 213 NREL Highlights 2012 Utility Green Power Leaders Top 10 programs support more than 4.2 million MWh of voluntary green power June 5, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, residential and commercial consumers can choose to help support additional electricity production from renewable resources - such as wind and solar - that diversify our nation's energy portfolio and protect our air and water. "Participating in utility green power programs allows consumers to support renewable energy above and beyond what utilities are procuring to comply with state renewable portfolio standards," NREL Analyst Jenny Heeter said. "These utilities are offering first-rate programs that give

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Ariz. Rooftops Key to Unlocking the Potential of Distributed Solar |  

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Ariz. Rooftops Key to Unlocking the Potential of Distributed Solar Ariz. Rooftops Key to Unlocking the Potential of Distributed Solar Ariz. Rooftops Key to Unlocking the Potential of Distributed Solar July 12, 2010 - 3:51pm Addthis APS will install solar photovoltaic panels like these in Castro Valley, Calif. for a pilot project studying distributed energy in Flagstaff, Ariz. | Photo courtesy of APS APS will install solar photovoltaic panels like these in Castro Valley, Calif. for a pilot project studying distributed energy in Flagstaff, Ariz. | Photo courtesy of APS Nestled in the mountains of northern Arizona and just 75 miles from Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff, Ariz. is an ideal city for the Arizona Public Service (APS) to pilot a high concentration of solar photovoltaic energy systems. "Flagstaff is unique electrically," says Eran Mahrer, Director of Renewable

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Afghanistan-NREL Resource Maps and Toolkits | Open Energy Information  

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Afghanistan-NREL Resource Maps and Toolkits Afghanistan-NREL Resource Maps and Toolkits Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Afghanistan Resources Maps and Toolkits Name Afghanistan Resources Maps and Toolkits Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Solar, Wind Topics Resource assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Dataset, Maps, Software/modeling tools Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio Country Afghanistan Southern Asia References NREL International Activities Website [1] Abstract NREL partnered with Afghanistan to develop high-resolution wind and solar resource maps and data products for Afghanistan. NREL partnered with Afghanistan to develop high-resolution wind and solar resource maps and data products for Afghanistan. The data were output in

338

Solar Decathlon  

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Sara Farrar-Nagy National Renewable Energy Laboratory sara.farrar-nagy@nrel.gov, 303-384-7514 April 3, 2013 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar...

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NREL: News Feature - Eco-Friendly SUV Gets a Hydrogen Mileage...  

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hydrogen fuel cell vehicles being tested at NREL. The new station is part of NREL and Xcel Energy's Wind to Hydrogen (Wind2H2) project. Wind2H2 uses wind and solar energy to...

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NREL: Water Power Research - Resource Characterization  

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Resource Characterization 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 the development potential of many different water-based energy technologies. Read about NREL's current water power resource characterization projects. Printable Version Water Power Research Home Capabilities Design Review & Analysis Device & Component Testing

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NREL: Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center (MIDC) Home Page  

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the following stations: NREL the following stations: NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (BMS) NREL/SRRL, Golden, Colorado National Wind Technology Center M2 Tower NREL/NWTC, Boulder, Colorado Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility RSR NREL/VTIF, Golden, Colorado Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) MRI, Aurora, Colorado SOLRMAP: Southwest Solar Research Park (SSRP) Southwest Solar Technologies Inc, Phoenix, Arizona SOLRMAP: University of Arizona (OASIS) University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona SOLRMAP: La Ola Lanai Lanai, Hawaii SOLRMAP: Kalaeloa Oahu Oahu, Hawaii SOLRMAP: Tri-State Escalante Tri-State, Prewitt, New Mexico SOLRMAP: Loyola Marymount University University Hall, Los Angeles, California SOLRMAP: Utah State Energy Program (Cedar) Utah Geological Survey, Cedar City, Utah

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Education Center  

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Education Center Education Center An aerial photo of a grey, angular building. NREL's Education Center NREL's Education Center on the South Table Mountain main campus incorporates a large number of energy efficiency and sustainability practices into its cutting-edge design. The lab's first showcase building, the facility proudly displays technologies that can save energy, create jobs, and generate clean electricity and fuels from plentiful domestic, carbon-free sources. Energy Efficiency Features Trombe wall lights and heats the exhibit hall Direct evaporative cooling system LED lights with lighting control system Energy management system monitors temperature, humidity and occupancy Sustainability Features Native and xeriscape vegetation Composting and recycling bins For more information, see the Education Center website

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NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Launches Renewable Energy ...  

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) ... For more information about REopt, visit the new website. Printable Version. Technology Transfer Home;

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NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Electrode Innovation ...  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technology Transfer NREL Electrode Innovation Poised to Shake Up the Li-ion Battery Industry

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Pawel Zawadzki  

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Pawel Zawadzki Pawel Zawadzki Postdoctoral Researcher Phone: (303) 384-6444 Email: pawel.zawadzki@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2012 Dr. Pawel Zawadzki joined the Chemical and Materials Science team at NREL in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology and Jules Verne University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark, where he worked on first-principles photocatalysis. Research Interests Amorphous materials Thin-film solar cells Photocatalysis Materials for energy storage and conversion Selected Publications Zawadzki P.; Laursen A. B.; Jacobsen K. W.; Dahl S.; Rossmeisl J. (2012). "Oxidative trends of TiO2 - hole trapping at anatase and rutile surfaces." Energy & Environmental Science (Advance Article:2012); Accessed November

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Liping Yu  

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Liping Yu Liping Yu Postdoctoral Researcher Photo of Liping Yu Phone: (303) 384-6455 Email: liping.yu@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2009 Dr. Yu joined NREL in August 2009 as a postdoctoral researcher in the Solid State Theory Team. He received his Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University in 2009 under the supervision of Dr. Jerry Bernholc. His research in computational materials science focuses on first principles (DFT) studies of defect, electronic, optical, and dielectric properties of real materials. Currently he works on the computational design and theoretical modeling of renewable energy materials for the Center of Inverse Design, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). Research Interests High-throughput calculations Solar photovoltaic and solid state lighting

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Nikos Kopidakis  

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Nikos Kopidakis Nikos Kopidakis Senior Scientist Photo of Nikos Kopidakis Phone: (303) 384-6222 Email: nikos.kopidakis@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2001 Dr. Kopidakis received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Crete in Greece. His thesis research focused on defect creation and photoconductivity spectroscopy in hydrogenated amorphous silicon. He then worked for a year as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of prof. Eric Schiff at the University of Syracuse, in Syracuse, New York. There he extended his amorphous silicon work to include photovoltaic devices and their interface and defect spectroscopy. During that time he also worked on dye-sensitized TiO2 solar cells, and in particular on measurements of their unique charge transport and recombination properties. He joined NREL in 2001 as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr.

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Solar: monthly and annual average direct normal (DNI), global horizontal  

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East Asia from NREL East Asia from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for horizontal and tilted flat-plates, and 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to solar collectors. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average direct normal (DNI), global horizontal  

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Africa from NREL Africa from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for horizontal and tilted flat-plates, and 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to solar collectors. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  

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.nrel.gov/csp TroughNet Parabolic Trough Solar Power Network www.nrel.gov/csp/troughnet This monthly energy flowNREL 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 ed NREL logo, June 15, 2009 Blue

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NREL Photovoltaic Program FY 1993  

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This report reviews the in-house and subcontracted research and development (R&D) activities under the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Photovoltaic (PV) Program from October 1, 1992, through September 30, 1993 (fiscal year [FY] 1993). The NREL PV Program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) National Photovoltaics Program, as described in the DOE Photovoltaics Program Plan, FY 1991 - FY 1995. The FY 1993 budget authority (BA) for carrying out the NREL PV Program was $40.1 million in operating funds and $0.9 million in capital equipment funds. An additional $4.8 million in capital equipment funds were made available for the new Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF) that will house the in-house PV laboratories beginning in FY 1994. Subcontract activities represent a major part of the NREL PV Program, with more than $23.7 million (nearly 59%) of the FY 1993 operating funds going to 70 subcontractors. In FY 1993, DOE assigned certain other PV subcontracting efforts to the DOE Golden Field Office (DOE/GO), and assigned responsibility for their technical support to the NREL PV Program. An example is the PV:BONUS (Building Opportunities in the U.S. for Photovoltaics) Project. These DOE/GO efforts are also reported in this document.

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NREL: News - Release Archives 1998  

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8 8 Popular Science Recognizes Innovative Solar Technologies - (12/16/98) Kazmerski Leads National Center for Solar Research - (12/1/98) MRI, Battelle and Bechtel to Manage National Renewable Energy Lab - (11/19/98) Prestigious Council to Advise National Renewable Energy Lab - (11/19/98) Tour Opens Doors, Minds to Solar Energy - (10/5/98) MRI, Battelle, Bechtel Team Wins National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contract - (10/1/98) NREL Meeting to Discuss Camp George West Land Exchange - (9/1/98) NREL Technologies Win National Awards - (8/10/98) Parade of Homes Display Features Energy-Saving Ideas - (7/29/98) Internships Shed Light on Renewable Energy - (7/29/98) Studies Highlight Biodiesel's Benefits - (7/6/98) Recognition Ceremony to Highlight Students' Success - (6/2/98)

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Energy Innovations: Science & Technology at NREL, Spring 2009 (Brochure)  

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This new Energy Innovations newsletter will increase the awareness of successes, progress, and activities at NREL. Audiences include VIP visitors to NREL, current and potential partners in our work, and key decision makers who want to know why NREL's R&D is worth funding.

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START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar Project |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar Project START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar Project August 21, 2013 - 12:50pm Addthis From left to right: James Jensen, Tom Johnson, Jody Rosier, and Rebecca Kauffman of Southern Ute Alternative Energy, and Otto VanGeet and Alex Dane of NREL, tour a potential solar array site on Southern Ute tribal land in Ignacio, CO. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL From left to right: James Jensen, Tom Johnson, Jody Rosier, and Rebecca Kauffman of Southern Ute Alternative Energy, and Otto VanGeet and Alex Dane of NREL, tour a potential solar array site on Southern Ute tribal land in Ignacio, CO. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL's Otto VanGeet (right) shows James Jensen of Southern Ute Alternative Energy how to use a SunEye tool to check solar availability of the site. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

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NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - Photoelectrochemical Laboratory  

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Photoelectrochemical Laboratory Photoelectrochemical Laboratory Photo of researcher examining a glass-enclosed photoelectrochemical cell producing hydrogen as a beam of light is shined on it. NREL researcher demonstrating direct production of hydrogen from light energy by a photoelectrochemical cell. Credit: Warren Gretz. NREL's Photoelectrochemical Laboratory enables NREL's pioneering work in photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from solar energy. Photoelectrochemical devices combine elements of solar cells and electrolyzers to produce hydrogen directly from sunlight in a single step. Efficient photoelectrochemical hydrogen production is a holy grail of renewable hydrogen production, and NREL researchers are at the forefront of this research effort. The primary focus is to identify and develop current photovoltaic

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Property:NrelPartnerType | Open Energy Information  

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NrelPartnerType NrelPartnerType Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NrelPartnerType Property Type String Description Partnership Type. Pages using the property "NrelPartnerType" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1366 Technologies + Incubator + 3 3M + CRADA + A A.O. Smith + Test & Evaluation Partner + A123Systems + CRADA + AAON + Test & Evaluation Partner + AQUA Products + Test & Evaluation Partner + AVL Powertrain Engineering + Licensing Agreement + AWS Truewind + Test & Evaluation Partner + Abengoa Solar + CRADA + Abound Solar + Other Relationship + Advanced Energy Products + Test & Evaluation Partner + Affiliated International Management (AIM) + Test & Evaluation Partner + Affordable Comfort + Test & Evaluation Partner +

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Data and Resources  

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Data and Resources Data and Resources NREL offers the following transmission integration-related data and resources. Eastern Wind Dataset A key task of the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study was to develop a dataset of three years of modeled time series wind speed and power. This dataset was designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies, compare potential wind sites spatially and temporally, and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants. Western Wind Dataset A primary task of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study was to produce a comprehensive dataset that could be used to model the build-out of potential wind plants in the Western United States. This dataset was designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies,

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NREL Core Program; Session: Wafer Silicon (Presentation)  

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This project supports the Solar America Initiative by working on: (1) wafer Si accounts for 92% world-wide solar cell production; (2) research to fill the industry R and D pipeline for the issues in wafer Si; (3) development of industry collaborative research; (4) improvement of NREL tools and capabilities; and (5) strengthen US wafer Si research.

Wang, Q.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Newsroom Home Page  

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The NREL Newsroom site contains a complete collection of news releases, The NREL Newsroom site contains a complete collection of news releases, listings for upcoming events and media contacts. You may also browse available photos on NREL's Image Gallery. News Releases News stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Subscribe | NREL's RSS Feed (XML) January 6, 2014 - NREL Expert Honored for Energy Systems Innovations January 2, 2014 - NREL Finds a New Cellulose Digestion Mechanism by a Fast-eating Enzyme Feature News Photo of a researcher inspecting equipment. Each week, we take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL researchers are working to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency. Subscribe | NREL's RSS Feed (XML) Quick Links Photographs (Image Gallery) Visiting NREL Renewable Resource Maps & Data

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - The Utility-Scale Future  

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Utility-Scale Future Utility-Scale Future Issue 1 Print Version Share this resource Continuum Magazine Dan Says New Facility to Transform U.S. Energy Infrastructure New Facility to Transform U.S. Energy Infrastructure The nation's electricity infrastructure needs an overhaul. NREL's newest research facility will lead the way. Wind Innovation Enables Utility-Scale Wind Innovation Enables Utility-Scale NREL research will enable wind energy to make major contributions to meeting the nation's electrical demand. Leading Solar Expertise-A Launch Pad to the Future Leading Solar Expertise- A Launch Pad to the Future NREL is speeding solar devices from the lab to utility-scale operation. Paint it Black: One-Step Etch Cuts Solar Cell Costs Paint It Black: One-Step Etch Cuts Solar Cell Costs NREL's technique provides the solar cell manufacturing industry with a

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NREL_0507  

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® Reprinted with permission from the July 2005 issue Emerging Markets For RECs: Opportunities And Challenges RECs are becoming the currency of renewable energy markets for a host of reasons. BY ED HOLT AND LORI BIRD Editor's note: This article is based on a report funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The entire report can be found online at www. nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37388.pdf. R enewable energy certificates (RECs) represent the attrib- utes of electricity generated from renewable energy sources. These are unbundled from the physical elec- tricity, and the two products - the environmental attributes embodied in the certificates and the commodity electricity - may be sold or traded separately. RECs are quickly becoming the

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RECIPIENT: NREL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DEPARThlJiNT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETllRJ\.IINATION Page 1 of2 STATE: Mult PROJECT TITLE ; Haiti Renewable Resource Study; NREL Tracking No . 12-018 Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE-AC36-08G028308 NREL·12-018 G028308 Based on my re'o'iew orlbe information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authori".,ed under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering, analysis, and dissemination A11 Technical advice and assistance to organizations Rational for detennination: Information gathering (including, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, site visits, and

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Potential market for solar equipment among California homeowners. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the research reported herein is to determine what is the nature of the potential market for residential solar equipment among California homeowners. The present study of 812 California homeowners builds upon a pilot study of 111 solar equipment owners and 104 of their nearby neighbors (Rogers and others, 1979). At present, seven out of eight California homeowners are at least aware of residential users in solar energy, but the majority have little current intention to purchase. About one-fourth knows someone who owns a solar residential system. The number of solar owners with whom homeowners are acquainted is a crucial influence on their intention to purchase solar equipment themselves. Other important predictors of intent to buy are: the number of years respondents believe it will take for solar equipment to pay for itself, attitudes about the viability of residential solar equipment, the extent to which respondents tend towards a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity, and the homeowners' socio-economic status. These five variables predict 46% of the total variance in interest and intention to puchase residential solar equipment.

Leonard-Barton, D.; Rogers, E.M.; Avi-Itzhak, T.; Patel, I.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for El Salvador from NREL | OpenEI  

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El Salvador from NREL El Salvador from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

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Integrated: Enhanced Geospatial Toolkit for Sri Lanka from NREL | OpenEI  

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Enhanced Geospatial Toolkit for Sri Lanka from NREL Enhanced Geospatial Toolkit for Sri Lanka from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): Enhancements to the GeoSpatial Toolkit (GsT) were funded by USAID's Southeast Asia Regional Initiative/Energy (SARI/E). These enhancements include additional functionality and data development not available with the standard GeoSpatial Toolkit.

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Sri Lanka from NREL | OpenEI  

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Sri Lanka from NREL Sri Lanka from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Stand-alone and easy to use geographic toolkit that allows non-GIS users to relate the renewable energy resource (solar and wind) data to other geographic data, such as land use, protected areas, elevation, etc. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the geospatial toolkit executable, Getting Started Document, and metadata.

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21-kW Thin-Film PV Technology Validation -- An NREL/Solar Energy Centre of India MOU Cooperative Project  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes findings during a one-week (27-31 October 2003) site visit to the Thin-Film Technology Test Bed at India's Solar Energy Centre (SEC) near New Delhi. The U.S. and Indian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2000 to undertake a 50-50 cost-shared 21-kW thin-film PV technology validation project to evaluate the performance of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules under Indian climatic conditions. This project benefits Indian researchers by giving them experience with cost-effective PV materials, and it benefits the United States because data will be sent to the appropriate U.S. thin-film PV manufacturers for evaluation and analysis. During the visit, NREL personnel engaged in technical discussions regarding thin-film PV technologies with Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources engineers and scientists. Issues included inspecting the newly constructed arrays, discussing better methods of electrically loading the PV arrays, taking I-V traces, and gathering baseline I-V data.

McNutt, P. F.; Ullal, H. S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21-kW Thin-Film PV Technology Validation -- An NREL/Solar Energy Centre of India MOU Cooperative Project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes findings during a one-week (27-31 October 2003) site visit to the Thin-Film Technology Test Bed at India's Solar Energy Centre (SEC) near New Delhi. The U.S. and Indian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2000 to undertake a 50-50 cost-shared 21-kW thin-film PV technology validation project to evaluate the performance of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules under Indian climatic conditions. This project benefits Indian researchers by giving them experience with cost-effective PV materials, and it benefits the United States because data will be sent to the appropriate U.S. thin-film PV manufacturers for evaluation and analysis. During the visit, NREL personnel engaged in technical discussions regarding thin-film PV technologies with Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources engineers and scientists. Issues included inspecting the newly constructed arrays, discussing better methods of electrically loading the PV arrays, taking I-V traces, and gathering baseline I-V data.

McNutt, P. F.; Ullal, H. S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Active Solar Heating Basics | Department of Energy  

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NREL Active Solar Heating Linear Concentrator System Basics for Concentrating Solar Power Rooftop solar water heaters need regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. |...

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NREL: About NREL - Success Stories and Accomplishments  

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Success Stories and Accomplishments Success Stories and Accomplishments NREL has a rich history of success in scientific discovery and developing innovative technologies to meet the challenges of a clean energy future. Innovation Impact (PDF) Examples of NREL's breakthrough research results. Technology Highlights Recent advances in scientific and technical research. Feature Stories News articles featuring research, programs, and people. Awards Award-winning science, scientists, and initiatives. Continuum Magazine Highlighting NREL's strategic focus, capabilities, and mission execution. Search Accomplishments Search Help Start Slideshow Start Slideshow Previous Next Builds batteries backwards for high performance Builds batteries backwards for high performance NREL researchers build batteries in reverse order, burying the fragile

372

NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Evaluates Fuel Cell ...  

... (i.e. forklift) applications across the United States. And the technology validation team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ...

373

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Research Support Facility  

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by NREL's Commercial Buildings Research Group to see predicted versus actual data for lighting, plug loads, heating and cooling use, rooftop PV production, and more. Construction...

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NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Collaborates to Commercialize ...  

Natural gas. Nuclear waste. Nuclear Filter Technology is also licensing several NREL inventions related to the fiber optic and thin film materials that sense the ...

375

Indian Country Solar Energy Potential Estimates & DOE IE Updates  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Potential for Renewable Energy Potential for Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands October 2012 1 Introduction * The DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (OI) requested ICF International (ICF) to identify areas within Tribal Lands that have a strong potential for renewable energy generation (solar and wind) as a source of Tribal revenue within the geographic area covered by the Western Electric Coordination Council (WECC) transmission grid * ICF used a combination of geospatial modeling and power flow modeling to identify sites where: - Conditions are optimal for solar or wind generation - Access to high-voltage transmission lines is favorable - Transmission upgrade costs would be minimal 2 Geospatial Analysis Phase I: Identify Potential Sites * Obtained GIS layers (e.g., wind/solar resources, transmission

376

NREL: Energy Analysis: Transmission Infrastructure  

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Transmission Infrastructure Transmission Infrastructure Grid expansion and planning to allow large scale deployment of renewable generation Large scale deployment of renewable electricity generation will require additional transmission to connect renewable resources, which are wide-spread across the US, but regionally-constrained, to load centers. Long-term transmission planning, based on potential future growth in electric loads and generation resource expansion options, is critical to maintaining the necessary flexibility required for a reliable and robust transmission system. NREL's analyses support transmission infrastructure planning and expansion to enable large-scale deployment of renewable energy in the future. NREL's transmission infrastructure expansion and planning analyses show

377

NREL: Education Programs - News Release Archives  

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09 09 August 7, 2009 NREL Summer Labs Season Science Students Rather than seeing summer as a welcome break from scholarship, some dedicated students embrace the season as a time of new discoveries and learning. Eighty students from across the country recently spent 10 weeks at NREL tackling real-world problems in an internship program that benefits the lab, the nation and the students. May 22, 2009 Solar, Hydrogen Model Cars Race Toward New Energy Future Bright skies and creative designs combined for blistering speeds at the 2009 Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competitions. The NREL-hosted event attracted 78 teams from 29 Colorado middle schools. For the 19th year, student teams raced solar or hydrogen powered vehicles that they designed and built themselves.

378

NREL: Energy Sciences - Qiang Xu  

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Qiang Xu Qiang Xu Postdoctoral Researcher Photo of Qiang Xu Phone: (303) 384-7929 Email: Qiang.Xu@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2009 Dr. Xu graduated from the physics department of East China University of Science & Technology and earned his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science in 2008. Qiang worked as a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University for two years. His research is focused on calculating and simulating the fundamental properties and electronic structures of materials using the first-principles method, such as doping in quantum dot and wires, band offset and deformation potential of semiconductors, and strain distribution in quantum dot. Qiang joined the Computational Materials Science Team at NREL as a postdoctoral researcher in March of 2010. Dr. Xu is currently

379

NREL: Energy Analysis: Resource Assessment  

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Resource Assessment Resource Assessment NREL has developed maps and tools to conduct renewable energy resource assessments at the state, national and international level. Around the world, interest is growing in renewable energy as a strategy to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy security. The starting point for new renewable energy projects is a characterization of the renewable resources available across a region, a resource assessment. NREL uses geospatial data sets to identify regions that are appropriate for renewable development and those that should be excluded such as water bodies, urban areas, cropland, forests, very steep terrain, and protected areas. Once resource data are available for a region, NREL can estimate the theoretical potential, or upper limit, for renewable energy in an area.

380

Assessment of Solar Energy Potential on Existing Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary goal of this research project discussed in this report is to assess the solar energy potential incident on Oahu's existing building rooftops. This assessment will provide reliable building-integrated and building-applied solar energy opportunities data for the Hawaiian Electric Company INC (HECO), its district, and the University of Hawaii. The first phase of the project (Phase I), is to provide the opportunity to develop and test the research protocols and establish the procedural methods th...

2004-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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381

NREL: Wind Research - Awards  

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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...

382

NREL: Energy Storage - News  

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Energy Storage News Below are news stories related to NREL's energy storage research. August 28, 2013 NREL Battery Calorimeters Win R&D 100 Award The award-wining Isothermal...

383

NREL: Technology Transfer - News Release Archives  

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8 8 December 3, 2008 DOE to Award $14.55 Million for Advanced Vehicle Technologies Ford Motor Company has received funds from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an energy-efficient way to cool, heat, and ventilate cars. NREL will serve on Ford's project team. November 20, 2008 NREL, Brazilian Energy Company to Collaborate on Bioenergy The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and PetrĂłleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) announced today that they have signed an agreement that could accelerate the development and international commercialization of biofuels. The announcement was made at the International Biofuels Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. November 13, 2008 NREL and Private Industry Begin Nationwide Solar Measuring Network

384

NREL: Publications - Popular NREL Publications  

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Federal Tax Deductions, Second Edition Solar Water Heating Policymaker's Guide to Feed-in Tariff Policy Design Zero Energy Buildings: A Critical Look at the Definition; Preprint...

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Sets the Bar for Office Building Energy Use  

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NREL Sets the Bar for Office Building Energy Use NREL Sets the Bar for Office Building Energy Use December 7, 2009 Photo of a truck delivering materials to an office building under construction. Enlarge image Designers met NREL's aggressive energy use requirement for the Research Support Facility by taking advantage Colorado's sunny climate. Large windows for daylighting and thermally sophisticated wall systems for solar heating are crucial to the net-zero energy design. Credit: Pat Corkery Technology - from sophisticated computer modeling to advanced windows that actually open! - will help the newest building at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory be one of the world's most energy efficient offices. But making NREL's new Research Support Facility into a showcase for engineering net zero energy office design didn't begin with rooftop solar

386

NREL: News - NREL Research Earns Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards  

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2412 2412 NREL Research Earns Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards June 20, 2012 A revolutionary new approach to air conditioning, and a three-junction solar cell that holds the world efficiency record - both developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - have been named among this year's most significant innovations by R&D Magazine. "These two R&D 100 awards honoring our work in solar cells and energy efficiency demonstrate how NREL research produces results that can be moved to the marketplace," NREL Director Dan Arvizu said. "Investments in energy research and development create jobs in America while also advancing the goal of a clean energy future." The two prestigious awards bring to 52 the number of R&D 100 awards that

387

Partnering with NREL  

SciTech Connect

An overview for industry and organizations about NREL's partnering opportunities including information about technology partnership agreements and technical area contacts.

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2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Rural Energy Options Analysis Training Development and Implementation at NREL  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL has developed a rural energy options analysis training program for rural energy decision makers that provides knowledge, skills and tools for the evaluation of technologies, including renewables, for rural energy applications. Through the Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP), NREL has refined materials for the program and developed a module that offers hands-on training in the preparation of data for options analysis using HOMER, NREL's micropower optimization model. NREL has used the materials for training in Brazil, the Maldives, Mexico, and Sri Lanka.

Gilman, P.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

NREL GIS Data: Texas High Resolution Wind Resource Abstract...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

potential within the state of Texas.

SupplementalInformation: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the...

390

NREL GIS Data: Hawaii High Resolution Wind Resource Abstract...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

potential within the state of Hawaii.

SupplementalInformation: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the...

391

NREL GIS Data: Wisconsin High Resolution Wind Resource Abstract...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

development potential in Wisconsin.

SupplementalInformation: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the...

392

NREL: Energy Analysis - Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands  

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Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands Map of U.S. Map of Potential Limbo Land Sites for Consideration for Renewable Energy Technology Development. Enlarge image NREL's...

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NREL: Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data...  

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has the space and resource to generate clean energy. NREL analysts conducted a spatial analysis to calculate energy technical potential for six different renewable technologies....

394

Current performance and potential improvements in solar thermal industrial heat  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A representive current state-of-the-art system using parabolic trough technology was developed using data from a system recently installed in Tehachapi, California. A simulation model was used to estimate the annual energy output from the system at three different insolation locations. Based on discussions with industry personnel and within NREL, we identified a number of technology improvements that offer the potential for increasing the energy performance and reducing the energy-cost of the baseline system. The technology improvements modeled included an evacuated-tube receiver, an antireflective coating on the receiver tube, an improved absorber material, a cleaner reflecting surface, a reflecting surface that can withstand contact cleaning, and two silver reflectors. The properties associated with the improvements were incorporated into the model simulation at the three insolation locations to determine if there were any performance gains. The results showed that there was a potential for a more am 50% improvement in the annual energy delivered by a 2677 m[sup 2] system incorporating a combination of the enumerated technology improvements. We discuss the commercial and technological status of each design improvement and present performance predictions for the trough-design improvements.

Hale, M.J.; Williams, T.; Barker, G.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Current performance and potential improvements in solar thermal industrial heat  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A representive current state-of-the-art system using parabolic trough technology was developed using data from a system recently installed in Tehachapi, California. A simulation model was used to estimate the annual energy output from the system at three different insolation locations. Based on discussions with industry personnel and within NREL, we identified a number of technology improvements that offer the potential for increasing the energy performance and reducing the energy-cost of the baseline system. The technology improvements modeled included an evacuated-tube receiver, an antireflective coating on the receiver tube, an improved absorber material, a cleaner reflecting surface, a reflecting surface that can withstand contact cleaning, and two silver reflectors. The properties associated with the improvements were incorporated into the model simulation at the three insolation locations to determine if there were any performance gains. The results showed that there was a potential for a more am 50% improvement in the annual energy delivered by a 2677 m{sup 2} system incorporating a combination of the enumerated technology improvements. We discuss the commercial and technological status of each design improvement and present performance predictions for the trough-design improvements.

Hale, M.J.; Williams, T.; Barker, G.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

NREL: Energy Analysis - News Archive 2007  

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7 7 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Experts Discuss Carbon Policy Design and the Implications for EE and RE at NREL Energy Analysis Forum TAP Webcast: Sustainability Plan for L.A. School District Analysts Meet With Stakeholders NREL Energy Analysis Forum Focuses on Carbon Policy Design and the Implications for EE and RE Solar Advisor Model (SAM) Expanded Utility Green Pricing Programs Interaction of Renewable Energy Markets Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity Analysts Meet With Stakeholders Last Call for Renewable Energy Marketing Conference Registration Renewable Resource Data Center Analysts Meet With Stakeholders Analysis of the Solar America Initiative Distributed Generation Wind Opportunities

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NREL: News - NREL/Boeing Spectrolab Team Wins Research and Development  

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1907 1907 NREL/Boeing Spectrolab Team Wins Research and Development Award July 20, 2007 A solar cell produced by Boeing Spectrolab under a subcontract with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory is among this year's most significant innovations, as judged by Research & Development (R&D) Magazine. The NREL/ Boeing Spectrolab R&D 100 Award for 2007 recognizes the High-Efficiency Metamorphic Multi-junction (HEMM) Concentrator Solar Cell, the first solar cell to break the 40 percent conversion efficiency barrier - the solar equivalent of breaking the four-minute mile. "This R&D 100 award is another important milestone in NREL's 30 year history of developing clean energy technologies, many of which are now available to the consumers," Director Dan Arvizu said. "Breaking the 40

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Algeria-NREL Energy Activities | Open Energy Information  

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NREL Energy Activities NREL Energy Activities Name Algeria-NREL Energy Activities Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner US Department of Energy Sector Energy Focus Area Solar Topics Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Country Algeria Northern Africa References NREL International Program Overview [1] Abstract NREL, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, has in the past collaborated with the Algerian government to pursue clean energy opportunities. NREL, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, has in the past collaborated with the Algerian government to pursue clean energy opportunities. Some of these collaborations included: Electric utility regulatory reform Support for developing a national subsidy program to encourage IPP

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solar radiation | OpenEI  

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radiation radiation Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for flat-plate collectors tilted at latitude, for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented due south at an angle from horizontal equal to the latitude of the collector location. Source NREL Date Released January 31st, 2004 (10 years ago) Date Updated October 30th, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords atmospheric water vapor Carribean Central America GEF. latitude tilt GIS Mexico NREL solar solar radiation SWERA TILT UNEP Data application/zip icon Download Shapefile (zip, 241.3 KiB)

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NREL: About NREL - Michael Seibert - Research Fellow Emeritus  

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Michael Seibert - Research Fellow Emeritus Michael Seibert - Research Fellow Emeritus Photo of Michael Seibert. Dr. Michael Seibert is a Research Fellow Emeritus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Research Professor in the Environmental Science and Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden. He received his BS in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1966 and his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. Before joining NREL in 1977, then known as the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), he did tissue culture and fast kinetics research at GTE Laboratories. Dr. Seibert's current research interests include primary processes of and water-oxidation in oxygenic photosynthesis, structure and function of [Fe]-hydrogenases, molecular engineering of

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Passive solar potential of a conventional home. Final report  

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A conventional home not designed for passive solar heating was found to use an average of 61% less natural gas for space heating when compared to four similarly used control homes of identical design during the 1979-1980 heating season in Fort Collins, Colorado. The significant savings are attributed to: (1) passive solar gain through conventional windows; (2) optimum orientation of the home placing windows and doors away from prevailing winds; (3) the use of low-cost insulating window shutters; (4) conventional winterization; and (5) energy-conscious life-styles of the occupants. The payback period for the minor investment made by the owners of the demonstration home was estimated to be approximately two years. The results demonstrate that passive solar has a much greater potential in a conventional home than is currently believed and suggest that all future homes be oriented and constructed for maximum solar exposure.

Waterman, E.L.

1981-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

402

NREL: Buildings Research - Facilities  

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Facilities Facilities NREL provides industry, government, and university researchers with access to state-of-the-art and unique equipment for analyzing a wide spectrum of building energy efficiency technologies and innovations. NREL engineers and researchers work closely with industry partners to research and develop advanced technologies. NREL's existing facilities have been used to test and develop many award-winning building technologies and innovations that deliver significant energy savings in buildings, and the new facilities further extend those capabilities. In addition, the NREL campus includes living laboratories, buildings that researchers and other NREL staff use every day. Researchers monitor real-time building performance data in these facilities to study energy use

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NREL: Buildings Research - Publications  

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Publications Publications NREL publishes a variety of documents related to its research, including technical reports, brochures, and presentations. Read the information below to find out how to find a publication about buildings research at NREL. Accessing Research Papers Buildings Technical Highlights Research Papers - Commercial Research Papers - Residential Accessing Buildings Research Documents Documents produced by NREL related to buildings technologies may be accessed online in several different ways. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publications Database The NREL Publications Database covers building technology documents written or edited by NREL staff and subcontractors from 1977 to the present. The database includes technical reports as well as outreach publications such

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Energy Innovations: Science & Technology at NREL, Winter 2010 (Brochure)  

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The Energy Innovations newsletter serves as a key outreach tool for NREL to tout the lab's accomplishments, progress, and activities to key stakeholders who can impact the lab's level of funding and potential resources. Audiences include VIP visitors to NREL, current and potential partners in our work, and key decision makers who want to know about NREL's R&D directions and the quality and significance of our results.

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2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Innovations: Science & Technology at NREL, Winter 2011 (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Energy Innovations newsletter serves as a key outreach tool for NREL to tout the lab's accomplishments, progress, and activities to key stakeholders who can impact the lab's level of funding and potential resources. Audiences include VIP visitors to NREL, current and potential partners in our work, and key decision makers who want to know about NREL's R&D directions and the quality and significance of our results.

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2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Innovations: Science & Technology at NREL, Summer 2010 (Brochure)  

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The Energy Innovations newsletter serves as a key outreach tool for NREL to tout the lab's accomplishments, progress, and activities to key stakeholders who can impact the lab's level of funding and potential resources. Audiences include VIP visitors to NREL, current and potential partners in our work, and key decision makers who want to know about NREL's R&D directions and the quality and significance of our results.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Energy Innovations: Science & Technology at NREL, Fall 2009  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Energy Innovations newsletter serves as a key outreach tool for NREL to tout the lab's accomplishments, progress, and activities to key stakeholders who can impact the lab's level of funding and potential resources. Audiences include VIP visitors to NREL, current and potential partners in our work, and key decision makers who want to know about NREL's R&D directions and the quality and significance of our results.

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2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

NREL: Energy Sciences - Yixin Zhao  

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Yixin Zhao Yixin Zhao Postdoc Phone: (303) 384-6403 Email: yixin.zhao@nrel.gov Yixin Zhao received his BS and MS degree in Chemistry from Shanghai Jiao Tong University at China in 2002 and 2005. He joined Case Western Reserve University in 2005 and studied as a graduate student in the laboratories of Professor Clemens Burda, focusing on nanomaterials for energy conversion. After receiving his PhD in 2010, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Penn State University, where he works with Professor Thomas E. Mallouk on solar energy conversion. Currently, Yixin Zhao worked as a postdoctoral fellow at NREL with Dr. Frank on sensitized metal oxide for photovoltaics and water splitting. Selected Publications Zhao, Y.X.; Burda, C. (2011). "Development of Plasmonic Semiconductor

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Obadiah Reid  

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Obadiah Reid Obadiah Reid Postdoctoral Researcher Photo of Obadiah Reid Phone: (303) 384-6588 Email: obadiah.reid@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2010 Obadiah Reid earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Washington in 2010. While at UW, he worked under the guidance of Prof. David Ginger studying the optoelectronic properties of nanostructured organic photovoltaic composites. He contributed to the development and application of photoconductive atomic force microscopy (pcAFM), a unique tool for mapping local photocurrent collection in solar cells with nanoscale resolution. He also developed numerical models to describe conductive and photoconductive AFM experiments, resulting in quantitative local measurements of charge carrier mobility made using conductive AFM,

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NREL: Computational Science - Hai Long  

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Hai Long Hai Long Computational Scientist Photo of Hai Long Phone: (303) 275-3742 Email: Hai.Long@nrel.gov Dr. Hai Long is a research scientist with NREL's Computational Science Center. His primary research uses computational simulation to understand the catalytic mechanism of hydrogenase, an enzyme that can generate hydrogenase gas from water using solar energy. He uses Brownian dynamics and molecular dynamics simulation to study the hydrogenase/ferredoxin and the hydrogenase/electrode binding mechanism. In addition, he investigates the gas diffusion pathways and proton transfer pathways in hydrogenase using computational techniques. Of late, he is also involved in conjugate polymer structure simulation and is starting a project to study the fuel cell membrane degradation mechanism. From 2006 to 2009, he worked as a

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NREL: Science and Technology - Science and Technology Highlights  

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Science and Technology Highlights Science and Technology Highlights NREL researchers' accomplishments in fundamental energy science contribute to a clean energy future for the nation. Take a look at recent technical highlights and learn about the key results and impacts in NREL's energy science research involving: Solar Photo of a large photovoltaic array. January 2014 Technique Reveals Critical Physics in Deep Regions of Solar Cells NREL's improved time-resolved photoluminescence method measures minority-carrier lifetime deep within photovoltaic samples to help develop more efficient solar cells. System Advisor Model Includes Analysis of Hybrid CSP Option NREL has created an analytical model to study a hybrid power option-concentrating solar power coupled with natural-gas-powered generation.

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Generator Modeling  

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Generator Modeling Generator Modeling NREL works with the solar and wind industries to provide utilities and grid operators with generator models to help them analyze the impact of variable generation on power system performance and reliability. As the amount of variable generation increases, the need for such models increases. Ensuring the models are as generic as possible allows for ease of use, model validation, data exchange, and analysis. To address this need, NREL researchers are developing generic dynamic models of wind and solar power plants. NREL's dynamic modeling efforts include: Collecting wind plant output data with corresponding wind resource data (speed, direction, and air density) from meteorological towers and performing multivariate analysis of the data to develop an equivalent wind

413

NREL: Wind Research - Small Wind Turbine Webinars  

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Small Wind Turbine Webinars Small Wind Turbine Webinars Here you will find webinars about small wind turbines that NREL hosted. Introducing WindLease(tm): Making Wind Energy Affordable NREL and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Wind Division co-hosted this webinar. (Text Version.) Date: August 1, 2013 Run Time: 40 minutes Joe Hess, VP of Business Development at United Wind, described United Wind's WindQuote and WindLease Program and explained the process from the dealer's and consumer's perspective. Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association NREL and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Wind Division co-hosted this webinar. (Text Version). Date: March 7, 2013 Run Time: 1 hour Russel Smith, Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association executive director and co-founder, provided an overview of the trade association

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Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array, NREL (Fact Sheet)  

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Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array System Specifications System size: 720 kilowatts (kW) DC Characteristics: Single axis tracker photovoltaic, ground mounted Annual output: 1.2 gigawatt hours (GWh) Location: Top of South Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado Start of operation: December 2008 Financial Terms System ownership: SunEdison financed, built, owns, operates and maintains the system Solar Power and Services Agreement (SPSA): SunEdison and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) entered into a 20-year SPSA to provide Solar Energy Services to the Department of Energy (DOE) for use at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Cost to DOE/NREL: There are no up-front costs to DOE or NREL * The price per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the power purchased from the

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Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array, NREL (Fact Sheet)  

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Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array System Specifications System size: 720 kilowatts (kW) DC Characteristics: Single axis tracker photovoltaic, ground mounted Annual output: 1.2 gigawatt hours (GWh) Location: Top of South Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado Start of operation: December 2008 Financial Terms System ownership: SunEdison financed, built, owns, operates and maintains the system Solar Power and Services Agreement (SPSA): SunEdison and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) entered into a 20-year SPSA to provide Solar Energy Services to the Department of Energy (DOE) for use at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Cost to DOE/NREL: There are no up-front costs to DOE or NREL * The price per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the power purchased from the

416

NREL: Technology Deployment - Other Federal Agency Support  

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Other Federal Agency Support Other Federal Agency Support Photo of a man and a woman standing behind a ground-mounted solar panel installation. Merry Edwards Winery in California is almost 100% solar powered and just one example of the more than 77,511 project applications reviewed by NREL prior to receiving funding through the U.S. Department of Treasury Recovery Act Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program. Courtesy of Ben Miller, Merry Edwards Winery Through work-for-others agreements, NREL supports other federal agencies in finding ways to meet energy savings goals through energy assessments, analysis, project guidance, and other activities. General Services Administration Since 2007, NREL has worked with the General Services Administration (GSA) to conduct energy assessments and identify opportunities for distributed

417

NREL: Energy Analysis - Janine Freeman  

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Janine Freeman 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: janine.freeman@nrel.gov 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 research interests Wind and solar power improvements Education and background training M.S. in mechanical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy NY, 2010 B.S. in mechanical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy NY, 2009 Prior work experience AWS Truepower, Albany NY, Solar Services Engineer (2011-2012)

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NREL: News - Release Archives 1996  

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6 6 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 Project - (10/2/96) New Report Compares Performance of Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Haulers to Diesel-Powered Trucks - (96) Innovative Catalytic Converter Wins National Award - (7/25/96) Solar Energy to Help Heat Major Commercial Facility - (6/21/96) Symposium Focuses on Women's Role in Worldwide Sustainable Development - (6/10/96) World Renewable Energy Congress Comes to Denver June 15-21 - (6/6/96)

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Modeling and Analysis of Solar Radiation Potentials on Building Rooftops  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The active application of photovoltaic for electricity generation could effectively transform neighborhoods and commercial districts into small, localized power plants. This application, however, relies heavily on an accurate estimation of the amount of solar radiation that is available on individual building rooftops. While many solar energy maps exist at higher spatial resolution for concentrated solar energy applications, the data from these maps are not suitable for roof-mounted photovoltaic for several reasons, including lack of data at the appropriate spatial resolution and lack of integration of building-specific characteristics into the models used to generate the maps. To address this problem, we have developed a modeling framework for estimating solar radiation potentials on individual building rooftops that is suitable for utility-scale applications as well as building-specific applications. The framework uses light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data at approximately 1-meter horizontal resolution and 0.3-meter vertical resolution as input for modeling a large number of buildings quickly. One of the strengths of this framework is the ability to parallelize its implementation. Furthermore, the framework accounts for building specific characteristics, such as roof slope, roof aspect, and shadowing effects, that are critical to roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. The resulting data has helped us to identify the so-called solar panel sweet spots on individual building rooftops and obtain accurate statistics of the variation in solar radiation as a function of time of year and geographical location.

Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Kodysh, Jeffrey B [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Solar: monthly and annual average latitude tilt GIS data at 40km resolution  

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Ghana from NREL Ghana from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for flat-plate collectors tilted at latitude for Ghana. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented horizontally. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water vapor and trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to

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421

Solar: monthly and annual average direct normal (DNI) GIS data at 40km  

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Ethiopia from NREL Ethiopia from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors for Ethiopia. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a concentrating collector, such as a dish collector, which tracks the sun continuously. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average global horizontal (GHI) GIS data at 40km  

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Nepal from NREL Nepal from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly average solar resource for horizontal flat-plate collectors for Nepal. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented horizontally. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average direct normal (DNI) GIS data at 40km  

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Ghana from NREL Ghana from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors for Ghana. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a concentrating collector, such as a dish collector, which tracks the sun continuously. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average global horizontal (GHI) GIS data at 40km  

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Ghana from NREL Ghana from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for horizontal flat-plate collectors for Ghana. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented horizontally. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

425

Solar: monthly and annual average direct normal (DNI) GIS data at 40km  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Brazil from NREL Brazil from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors for Brazil. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a concentrating collector, such as a dish collector, which tracks the sun continuously. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average global horizontal (GHI) GIS data at 40km  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Brazil from NREL Brazil from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly average solar resource for horizontal flat-plate collectors for Brazil. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented horizontally. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

427

Solar: monthly and annual average direct normal (DNI) GIS data at 40km  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Kenya from NREL Kenya from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors for Kenya. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a concentrating collector, such as a dish collector, which tracks the sun continuously. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average direct normal (DNI) GIS data at 40km  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Nepal from NREL Nepal from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors for Nepal. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a concentrating collector, such as a dish collector, which tracks the sun continuously. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average global horizontal (GHI) GIS data at 40km  

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Kenya from NREL Kenya from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly average solar resource for horizontal flat-plate collectors for Kenya. (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented horizontally. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

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Solar: monthly and annual average global horizontal (GHI) GIS data at 40km  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sri Lanka from NREL Sri Lanka from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for horizontal flat-plate collectors, for Sri Lanka (Purpose): Provide information on the solar resource potential for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available to a flat plate collector, such as a photovoltaic panel, oriented horizontally. (Supplemental Information): These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water

431

NREL: Biomass Research - Microalgal Biofuels Capabilities  

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Microalgal Biofuels Capabilities Microalgal Biofuels Capabilities Research into producing microalgal biofuels for transportation has been revitalized at NREL. Because algae have the potential to produce the feedstock for a number of transportation fuels-biodiesel, "green" diesel and gasoline, and jet fuel-NREL has developed strong capabilities in producing biofuels from microalgae. Through standard procedures for microalgal biofuels analysis, NREL helps scientists and researchers understand more about the chemical composition of algae. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. This video is a narrated animation that explains the microalgae-to-biofuels conversion process. NREL's capabilities in microalgal biofuels R&D include: Why is algal research important? Algae have the potential to produce the feedstock for transportation fuels.

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Taking stock of renewables: NREL teaches farm and ranch appliations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NREL workshop leaders find a receptive audience for renewable energy technologies among farmers and ranchers. As an exhibitor/participant in Denver`s National Western Stock Show, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Golden, Colorado sponsored an educational workshop to demonstrate applications of solar and wind energy on the farm and ranch, offering a very non-traditional energy approach to people who pride themselves in tradition. This article describes solar and wind energy applications to farms and ranches.

Marsh, M.G. [NREL, Golden, CO (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program  

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The DOE-NREL Minority University Research Associates Program (MURA) encourages minority students to pursue careers in science and technology. In this program, undergraduate students work with principal investigators at their universities to perform research projects on solar technology. Then, students are awarded summer internships in industry or at national laboratories, such as NREL, during the summer. Because of its success, the program has been expanded to include additional minority-serving colleges and universities and all solar energy technologies.

Posey Eddy, F.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Ghana from NREL | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Ghana from NREL Ghana from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Guatemala from NREL | OpenEI  

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Guatemala from NREL Guatemala from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for China from NREL | OpenEI  

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China from NREL China from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for El Salvador from NREL | OpenEI  

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El Salvador from NREL El Salvador from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Bangladesh from NREL | OpenEI  

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Bangladesh from NREL Bangladesh from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Nicaragua from NREL | OpenEI  

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Nicaragua from NREL Nicaragua from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Kenya from NREL | OpenEI  

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Kenya from NREL Kenya from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Cuba from NREL | OpenEI  

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Cuba from NREL Cuba from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Ethiopia from NREL | OpenEI  

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Ethiopia from NREL Ethiopia from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software.(Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Brazil from NREL | OpenEI  

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Brazil from NREL Brazil from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Honduras from NREL | OpenEI  

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Honduras from NREL Honduras from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software.(Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit GIS data for Sri Lanka from NREL | OpenEI  

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Sri Lanka from NREL Sri Lanka from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data intended for use in the Geospatial toolkit or with any GIS software. (Purpose): The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is a map-based software application that can be used for decision making and policy analysis in addition to planning for future energy projects. The SWERA application utilizes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to develop common scenarios to evaluate potential locations for solar or wind energy plants. (Supplemental Information): The zip file contains the available geospatial toolkit data and metadata. Each country's data package depends on the data provided by the SWERA partners. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Concentrating Solar Deployment System (CSDS) -- A New Model for Estimating U.S. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Market Potential: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper presents the Concentrating Solar Deployment System Model (CSDS). CSDS is a multiregional, multitime-period, Geographic Information System (GIS), and linear programming model of capacity expansion in the electric sector of the United States. CSDS is designed to address the principal market and policy issues related to the penetration of concentrating solar power (CSP) electric-sector technologies. This paper discusses the current structure, capabilities, and assumptions of the model. Additionally, results are presented for the impact of continued research and development (R&D) spending, an extension to the investment tax credit (ITC), and use of a production tax credit (PTC). CSDS is an extension of the Wind Deployment System (WinDS) model created at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). While WinDS examines issues related to wind, CSDS is an extension to analyze similar issues for CSP applications. Specifically, a detailed representation of parabolic trough systems with thermal storage has been developed within the existing structure.

Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Short, W.; Heimiller, D.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Texas at Austin: Maximizing Potential  

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Mobile Utility Unit's Airstream trailer and entryway at dusk. Mobile Utility Unit's Airstream trailer and entryway at dusk. Enlarge image The Mobile Utility Unit designed by the University of Texas at Austin is one of the core buildings associated with the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. (Courtesy of Kit Morris) Who: University of Texas at Austin What: Mobile Utility Unit Where: Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems 8604 FM 969 Austin, Texas 78724 Map This House Public tours: Visitors are welcome the first Friday of every month. For tour information, call 512-928-4786. Solar Decathlon 2002 University of Texas at Austin: Maximizing Potential Students from the University of Texas at Austin designed the Mobile Utility Unit for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2002. Based on an agreement with the University of Texas School of Architecture, the

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Transpired Solar Collector at NREL's Waste Handling Facility Uses Solar Energy to Heat Ventilation Air (Fact Sheet) (Revised), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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Highlights Highlights System Size 300 ft 2 transpired solar collector Energy Production About 125 Btu/hr/ft 2 (400 W/m 2 ) of heat delivery under ideal conditions (full sun) Installation Date 1990 Motivation Provide solar-heated ventilation air to offset some of the heating with conventional electric resistance heaters Annual Savings 14,310 kWh (49 million Btu/yr) or about 26% of the energy required to heat the facility's ventilation air System Details Components Black, 300 ft 2 corrugated aluminum transpired solar collector with a porosity of 2%; bypass damper; two-speed 3000 CFM vane axial supply fan; electric duct heater; thermostat controller Storage None Loads 188 million Btu/year (55,038 kWh/year) winter average to heat 1,300 ft 2 Waste Handling Facility

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Transpired Solar Collector at NREL's Waste Handling Facility Uses Solar Energy to Heat Ventilation Air (Fact Sheet) (Revised), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Highlights Highlights System Size 300 ft 2 transpired solar collector Energy Production About 125 Btu/hr/ft 2 (400 W/m 2 ) of heat delivery under ideal conditions (full sun) Installation Date 1990 Motivation Provide solar-heated ventilation air to offset some of the heating with conventional electric resistance heaters Annual Savings 14,310 kWh (49 million Btu/yr) or about 26% of the energy required to heat the facility's ventilation air System Details Components Black, 300 ft 2 corrugated aluminum transpired solar collector with a porosity of 2%; bypass damper; two-speed 3000 CFM vane axial supply fan; electric duct heater; thermostat controller Storage None Loads 188 million Btu/year (55,038 kWh/year) winter average to heat 1,300 ft 2 Waste Handling Facility

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NREL: News - NREL's Research Support Facility Certified LEED®...  

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411 NREL's Research Support Facility Certified LEED Platinum NREL's second LEED Platinum building is a replicable model of energy efficient commercial office design June 29, 2011...

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NREL: News - NREL Releases Renewable Energy Data Book Detailing...  

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Release NR-6113 NREL Releases Renewable Energy Data Book Detailing Growing Industry in 2012 November 21, 2013 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012...

452

NREL: About NREL - Golden Laboratories and Offices  

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offices and laboratories. V Screen reader users: click here for plain HTML Go to Google Maps Home NREL 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO, 80401 Loading... Map Sat Ter Did...

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NREL: About NREL - Golden - Local Information  

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CO weather as of: 700 PM MST SAT JAN 18 2014 Clear 41F (5C) Clear Details & Forecast Transportation NREL is accessible via bus on the RTD route 20 from Aurora and Denver....

454

NREL: Technology Transfer - News  

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News News December 13, 2013 NREL Electrode Innovation Poised to Shake Up the Li-ion Battery Industry NREL's groundbreaking manufacturing process uses a special kind of carbon nanotube to increase the volume of active material that can be stored within an electrode. November 12, 2013 Brilliant White Light with Amber LEDs; NREL Licensing Webinar December 10th NREL's Amber LED technology, when combined with red, green and blue LEDs, produces a broad-spectrum white light more efficiently than current LEDs. This new technology, which is available for licensing from NREL, results in a low-cost, easy-to-manufacture white LED, with improved luminosity. October 21, 2013 NREL Forum Attracts Clean Energy Investors and Entrepreneurs Thirty clean energy companies, including seven companies based in Colorado,

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NREL: News - News Releases  

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Releases Releases NREL's Public Relations Office works with media outlets on news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. You may subscribe to receive new NREL releases by email or via RSS feed. NREL News Releases RSS Feed (XML) Search All News Releases Search Help 2014 News Releases January 6, 2014 NREL Expert Honored for Energy Systems Innovations The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently won several prestigious awards, including honors for innovations in window air-conditioning efficiency, data sharing, and its energy-efficient computer data center. January 2, 2014 NREL Finds a New Cellulose Digestion Mechanism by a Fast-eating Enzyme Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy

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Property:NrelPartnerYear | Open Energy Information  

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NrelPartnerYear NrelPartnerYear Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NrelPartnerYear Property Type String Description Year partnership was initiated or announced.. Pages using the property "NrelPartnerYear" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1366 Technologies + 2009 + 3 3M + 2010 + A A123Systems + 2008 + AVL Powertrain Engineering + 2003 + AWS Truewind + 2008 + Abengoa Solar + 2008 + Alcoa + 2010 + Alstom Energy Systems + 2010 + Alta Devices + 2010 + Ammonix + 2010 + Ampulse + 2008 + Applied Materials + 2008 + Applied Optical Systems + 2008 + Archer Daniels Midland + 2008 + Ascent Solar + 2009 + Atlas Material Testing Solutions + 2009 + B BP Solar + 2002 + Bank of America + 2009 + Benteler Industries + 2002 + Bergey Windpower Co. + 1996 +

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Company Partners in Photovoltaic  

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Company Partners in Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D Company Partners in Photovoltaic Manufacturing R&D More than 40 private-sector companies partnered with NREL on successful efforts within the PV Manufacturing R&D Project. They included manufacturers of crystalline silicon, thin-film, and concentrator solar technologies. The companies are listed below. Advanced Energy Systems Alpha Solarco ASE Americas AstroPower/GE Energy Boeing Aerospace BP Solar Cronar Crystal Systems Dow Corning Energy Conversion Devices Energy Photovoltaics ENTECH Evergreen Solar First Solar Glasstech Solar Global Photovoltaic Specialists Global Solar Energy Golden Photon Iowa Thin Film Technologies ITN Energy Systems Kopin Mobil Solar Energy Omnion Power Engineering Photon Energy Photovoltaics International PowerLight RWE Schott Solar/Schott Solar

458

SunShot Initiative: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to  

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Solar Power Tower Improvements Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power

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NREL: News - Related Links  

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Home Feature News News Releases Events Awards Research Support Facility Energy Systems Integration Facility Related Links NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S....

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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more resilient, cleaner, integrated system crucial for America's future, says Secretary Moniz. Architects and Building Engineers Flock to NREL Architects and Building Engineers...

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Publications  

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of a Net Zero Energy Low-Income Residential Housing Development in Lafayette, Colorado Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis NREL...

462

NREL: NEWS - Features  

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An innovative microbattery based on a NREL team's inspired digression already is bringing home major awards. But those involved with the buried anode rechargeable battery's ongoing...

463

NREL: Energy Storage - Resources  

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Resources The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Energy Storage team and partners work within a variety of programs that have created test manuals to establish standard...

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NREL: Biomass Research - Facilities  

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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...

465

NREL: Biomass Research - Projects  

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Spectrometer analyzes vapors during the gasification and pyrolysis processes. NREL's biomass projects are designed to advance the production of liquid transportation fuels from...

466

NREL: Geothermal Technologies - Projects  

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and Technology Technology Transfer Technology Deployment Energy Systems Integration Geothermal Technologies Search More Search Options Site Map Printable Version Projects The NREL...

467

NREL: Library Home Page  

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of the Information Commons at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Lending Policy The NREL Library will lend material to outside requesters via their local library's...

468

NREL: Technology Deployment - News  

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Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam Plant with Efficient Biomass Cogeneration The Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) on Parris Island, seven miles south of...

469

NREL: Education Programs - News  

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Education Programs News Below are news stories involving NREL Education Programs. August 26, 2013 Wind for Schools Project Funding Case Studies This case study look at the project...

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NREL: Buildings Research - News  

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Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently issued a new report, "Non-Hardware ('Soft') Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial...

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Events  

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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...

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Modeling The Potential For Thermal Concentrating Solar Power Technologies  

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In this paper we explore the tradeoffs between thermal storage capacity, cost, and other system parameters in order to examine possible evolutionary pathways for thermal Concen-trating Solar Power (CSP) technologies. A representation of CSP performance that is suit-able for incorporation into economic modeling tools is developed. We find that, as the fraction of electricity supplied by CSP technologies grows, the application of thermal CSP technologies might progress from current hybrid plants, to plants with a modest amount of thermal storage, and potentially even to plants with sufficient thermal storage to provide base load generation capacity. The representation of CSP cost and performance developed here was implemented in the ObjECTS MiniCAM long-term integrated assessment model. Datasets for global solar resource characteristics as applied to CSP technology were also developed. The regional and global potential of thermal CSP technologies is examined.

Zhang, Yabei; Smith, Steven J.; Kyle, G. Page; Stackhouse, Jr., Paul W.

2010-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

473

Solar | Department of Energy  

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Laboratory (NREL) and why understanding meteorology is important for advancing reliable solar and wind energy. March 25, 2011 INL researchers use data from the weather stations...

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Research Staff  

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Research Staff Research Staff NREL's transmission grid integration research staff work to incorporate renewable energy into the transmission system primarily through NREL's Power Systems Engineering Center. Photo of Barbara O'Neill Barbara O'Neill, Transmission and Grid Integration Group Manager M.S., Energy Management and Policy, University of Pennsylvania Engineering Diploma, Petroleum Economics and Management, French Institute of Petroleum B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pratt Institute Barbara has a diverse background with expertise in such fields as wind and solar project development, energy forecasting, renewable energy power purchase agreements, interconnection issues, market structures, and stakeholder engagement. Barbara currently manages the Transmission and Grid

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NREL Quickens its Tech Transfer Efforts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Innovations and 'aha' movements in renewable energy and energy efficiency, while exciting in the lab, only truly live up to their promise once they find a place in homes or business. Late last year President Obama issued a directive to all federal agencies to increase their efforts to transfer technologies to the private sector in order to achieve greater societal and economic impacts of federal research investments. The president's call to action includes efforts to establish technology transfer goals and to measure progress, to engage in efforts to increase the speed of technology transfer and to enhance local and regional innovation partnerships. But, even before the White House began its initiative to restructure the commercialization process, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory had a major effort underway designed to increase the speed and impact of technology transfer activities and had already made sure its innovations had a streamlined path to the private sector. For the last three years, NREL has been actively setting commercialization goals and tracking progress against those goals. For example, NREL sought to triple the number of innovations over a five-year period that began in 2009. Through best practices associated with inventor engagement, education and collaboration, NREL quadrupled the number of innovations in just three years. Similar progress has been made in patenting, licensing transactions, income generation and rewards to inventors. 'NREL is known nationally for our cutting-edge research and companies know to call us when they are ready to collaborate,' William Farris, vice president for commercialization and technology transfer, said. 'Once a team is ready to dive in, they don't want be mired in paperwork. We've worked to make our process for licensing NREL technology faster; it now takes less than 60 days for us to come to an agreement and start work with a company interested in our research.' While NREL maintains a robust patent portfolio, often companies are looking to do more than just license a technology. These relationships are invaluable in successfully moving technologies from NREL to the marketplace. 'We may generate new and potentially valuable innovations, but our commercialization partners do the heavy work of building a successful business around our technology,' Farris said. Tools such as CRADAs (Cooperative Research and Development Agreements) allow NREL to continue working with companies to refine and develop technologies. And, working with businesses is an area where NREL excels. NREL is responsible for one quarter of the CRADAs in the DOE system. 'When you look at the results of our CRADA program, you can demonstrate that we are actively engaged with companies in collaborating on research and moving technologies to market,' Farris said. NREL is first among DOE labs with 186 active CRADAs. And last year, NREL also was first with the number of new CRADAs signed. 'Part of the success in our working with industry goes back to NREL's mission to grow and support new industries,' Farris added. 'NREL has basic research capabilities, but we are never going to be the ultimate producer of a commercial product. That is the role of the private sector.' Farris also credits the advocacy and support that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at DOE provides for these technology transfer activities. 'EERE's support is critical to our success,' Farris said. To assist the private sector in moving a technology from the lab to the manufacturing line, NREL has a number of programs in place to give that first, or even final, nudge toward commercialization. For instance, the Commercialization Assistance Program helps startups overcome technical barriers by granting free access to 40 hours of work at the lab. Through the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, NREL also helps clean energy businesses develop strong links with the financial community, as well as other key stakeholders in the commercialization process. In March, NREL formally opened the Colorado Center for Renewable Ene

Lammers, H.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brazil-NREL Biofuels and EERE Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

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NREL Biofuels and EERE Cooperation NREL Biofuels and EERE Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: US-Brazil Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Innovation Partnerships Name US-Brazil Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Innovation Partnerships Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner Brazil Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Biomass, Solar Topics Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/applying_t Country Brazil South America References NREL Int'l website [1] Abstract NREL is also working with partners in Brazil to perform a life-cycle assessment of biofuels. This is part of a multiyear effort to examine the sustainability of biofuels, direct/indirect land-use change, the benefits of integrated biorefineries (greenhouse gas reductions), and international conservation.

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Potential for supplying solar thermal energy to industrial unit operations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Previous studies have identified major industries deemed most appropriate for the near-term adoption of solar thermal technology to provide process heat; these studies have been based on surveys that followed standard industrial classifications. This paper presents an alternate, perhaps simpler analysis of this potential, considered in terms of the end-use of energy delivered to industrial unit operations. For example, materials, such as animal feed, can be air dried at much lower temperatures than are currently used. This situation is likely to continue while economic supplies of natural gas are readily available. However, restriction of these supplies could lead to the use of low-temperature processes, which are more easily integrated with solar thermal technology. The adoption of solar technology is also favored by other changes, such as the relative rates of increase of the costs of electricity and natural gas, and by energy conservation measures. Thus, the use of low-pressure steam to provide process heat could be replaced economically with high-temperature hot water systems, which are more compatible with solar technology. On the other hand, for certain operations such as high-temperature catalytic and distillation processes employed in petroleum refining, there is no ready alternative to presently employed fluid fuels.

May, E.K.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL-Biomass Resource Assessment | Open Energy Information  

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NREL-Biomass Resource Assessment NREL-Biomass Resource Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Biomass Resource Assessment Presentation Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Biomass, Transportation Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Maps Website: www.nrel.gov/international/biomass_resource.html References: Biomass Resource Assessment at NREL (Int'l)[1] Logo: Biomass Resource Assessment Presentation Overview "Biomass resource assessments quantify the existing or potential biomass material in a given area. Biomass resources include agricultural crops and residues; dedicated energy crops; forestry products and residues; animal wastes; residues and byproducts from food, feed, fiber, wood, and materials

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NREL-Biomass Resource Assessment | Open Energy Information  

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NREL-Biomass Resource Assessment NREL-Biomass Resource Assessment (Redirected from Biomass Resource Assessment Presentation) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Biomass Resource Assessment Presentation Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Biomass, Transportation Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Maps Website: www.nrel.gov/international/biomass_resource.html References: Biomass Resource Assessment at NREL (Int'l)[1] Logo: Biomass Resource Assessment Presentation Overview "Biomass resource assessments quantify the existing or potential biomass material in a given area. Biomass resources include agricultural crops and residues; dedicated energy crops; forestry products and residues; animal wastes; residues and byproducts from food, feed, fiber, wood, and materials

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NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools - Federal Energy  

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Federal Energy Management Program Federal Energy Management Program The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) teamed with Geospatial Analysis staff at NREL to update the analysis for this project and created an interactive FEMP Screening Map application. The previous maps have been archived. If you have a need for one of the archived maps, please contact the Webmaster. This new application examines the viability of three solar technologies in the United States with a high-level annualized economic calculation, with and without potential savings from available renewable energy incentives at the state and federal level. This map allows users to access the results of those calculations, look in more detail at their areas of interest, and overlay other layers, such as renewable energy resource data for solar,

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481

Microsoft Word - final_nrel_stm_ea_7_25_07.doc  

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waste or recycled in a manner consistent with NREL's facilities management and waste management policies applicable at that time. SolarTAC. The SolarTAC center would showcase...

482

NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Real-Time Reliability...  

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OTF does not have space for large PV systems, but NREL has a membership with the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and is developing a test field at that site for...

483

NREL: Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center (MIDC) Home Page  

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these stations: NREL these stations: NREL Restore original map zoom magnification Click station on map above or select from drop down and click go NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (BMS) NREL National Wind Technology Center (M2) NREL Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility RSR Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) SOLRMAP Southwest Solar Research Park SOLRMAP University of Arizona (OASIS) SOLRMAP La Ola Lanai (RSR) SOLRMAP Kalaeloa Oahu (RSR) SOLRMAP Tri-State Escalante (RSR) SOLRMAP Loyola Marymount University (RSR) SOLRMAP Utah Geological Survey - State Energy Program (Cedar City) SOLRMAP Utah Geological Survey - State Energy Program (Milford) SOLRMAP Sun Spot Two - Swink (RSR) Oahu Solar Measurement Grid Sun Spot One - San Luis Valley (RSR) Nevada Power Clark Station University of Nevada - Las Vegas Lowry Range Solar Station (RSR) Xcel Energy Comanche Station (RSR) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (RSR) US Virgin Islands Bovoni 2 US Virgin Islands Longford Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Anatolia) University of Texas Panamerican Solar Radiation Lab Humboldt State University (SoRMS) University of Oregon (GPS-based PWV) Elizabeth City State University Bluefield State College South Park Mountain Data San Clemente Island Data Lamar Low-Level Jet Project ARM Radiometer Characterization System (RCS) Go

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Jun-Wei Luo  

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Jun-Wei Luo Jun-Wei Luo Staff Scientist II Photo of Jun-Wei Luo Phone: (303) 384-6616 Email: jun-wei.luo@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 2007 Dr. Jun-Wei Luo jointed the Solid State Theory Team at NREL in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Researcher, and later became a Staff Scientist in November 2009. His main research interests are electronic structure and optical properties of semiconductor alloy, superlattice, and nanostructures, and computational design of nanostructure based solar cells. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Zhejiang University in China, and in 2007 received his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science, in Beijing, where he studied electronic structure of semiconductor quantum dots and nanometer MOSFET,

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Brian A. Gregg  

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A. Gregg A. Gregg Principal Scientist Photo of Brian A. Gregg Phone: (303) 384-6635 Email: brian.gregg@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 1990 Brian Gregg is a Principal Scientist at NREL in the Center for Chemical and Materials Science. Previous Experience 1988-1990 Postdoctoral research with Adam Heller at University of Texas at Austin; Topic: Enhanced Amperometric Biosensors 1980-1984 Engineer in the Display Research Group, Tektronix, Inc.; Topic: Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Displays 1974-1977 Research Technician, Universitäts Kinder Klinik, West Berlin; Topic: Development of a Breath-Based Glucose Tolerance Test Research Interests Photoconversion processes in organic semiconductors Design and synthesis of organic materials for solar energy conversion Liquid crystalline semiconductors

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NREL: News - NREL Scientists Win Dan David Prize in Future Category  

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0607 0607 NREL Scientists Win Dan David Prize in Future Category Pioneering work on super-efficient solar cells earns international honor March 6, 2007 See an interview with Jerry Olson and Sarah Kurtz about their pioneering work on super-efficient solar cells at NREL. Two scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been named Dan David Prize Laureates for 2007. Jerry Olson and Sarah Kurtz will receive their award in a March 8 ceremony in Paris. The NREL scientists will share the $1 million prize in the Future Time Dimension: Quest for Energy with NASA climate scientist James Hansen. Olson and Kurtz were selected for their "exceptional and profound contributions to the field of photovoltaic energy," the prize committee

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Contacts  

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Contacts Contacts Here you'll find contact information and resources to help answer any questions you may have about NREL's technology transfer and commercialization opportunities. Agreement for Commercializing Technology For more information about NREL's agreements for commercializing technology, contact Anne Miller, 303-384-7353. Financial and Funding Assistance NREL does not provide financial or funding assistance for any research projects. If you're a startup company, small business, or an inventor, visit the following Web sites: Grants.gov Small Business Administration. Industry Growth Forum Visit the NREL Industry Growth Forum website or contact Kate Cheesbrough for more information about this event. Investors and Entrepreneurs For more information about NREL's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center,

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NREL | OpenEI  

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NREL NREL Dataset Summary Description NREL's Research and Support Facility (RSF) energy model for 2011. Source NREL Date Released February 07th, 2013 (10 months ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 energy model NREL RSF Data text/csv icon rsf_energy_model_2011.csv (csv, 772 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Open Data Commons Attribution License Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote Comments Login or register to post comments If you rate this dataset, your published comment will include your rating. Dataset Summary Description

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RECIPIE~T:NREL  

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RECIPIE~T:NREL RECIPIE~T:NREL u.s. DEPARTl\IEN T OF ENER GY EERE PROJECT MAN AGEM ENT CEN T ER NEPA DETER.l.1INATION PROJECT TITLE: NREL leased Offsite Parking; NREL Tracking No. 10-017 Page 1 of2 STATE: CO Funding Opportunity Announcement Number PrIXunment Instrument Number NEPA Control Number em Number NREL· 10..017 G010337 Based on my review urtbe information concerning the proposed action, 35 NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: DOElEA· 1440-5-1 Final Supplement to Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment of the National Renewable Energy laboratory's (NREL) South Table Mountain Complex (May 2008) A7 Transfer, lease, disposition, or acquisition of interests in personal property (e.g., equipment and materials) or

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NREL: Buildings Research - Events  

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Events Events Below are upcoming events related to buildings research. January 2014 Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour January 17, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 Golden, CO Contact: Sarah Barba 303-275-3023 NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond.

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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Bookmark and Share Printable Version Bookmark and Share Printable Version Feature News The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. You may subscribe to receive weekly news features by e-mail or via RSS feed. NREL Features RSS Feed (XML) 2013 December 2013 New Test Facility to Improve Wind Turbines New Test Facility to Improve Wind Turbines Five-megawatt dynamometer will accelerate the development of next-generation wind energy technologies. Bright Ideas Chase Investor Dollars at Forum Bright Ideas Chase Investor Dollars at Forum Annual Industry Growth Forum sponsored by NREL is where green technology seeks greenbacks. NREL Takes Efficiency to the Great Outdoors NREL Takes Efficiency to the Great Outdoors

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DOE and NREL Technical Assistance  

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NREL provided technical assistance to NREL provided technical assistance to Greensburg, Kansas, in the following areas. MASTER PLAN FOR REBUILDING GREEN * Completed detailed studies on renewable energy sources, cost-effective energy options, and potential integrated energy solutions * Worked with federal, state, and local agencies; city leaders and residents; energy consultants; and others to further the town's vision of becoming an affordable sustainable community. HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS * Set aggressive energy efficiency goals for all new homes to use 30%-40% less energy than before the tornado, new city buildings to achieve LEED ® Platinum, and other commercial and public buildings to be designed to LEED Platinum or Gold. COMMUNITY WIND ENERGY * Conducted detailed computer modeling and

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NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office  

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NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released new-effective transmission infrastructure planning. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office

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NREL: Email Contact for NREL Newsroom  

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Printable Version Printable Version Email Contact for NREL Newsroom Use this form to contact Public Affairs for information about NREL or renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, including interviews, photographs, graphics and other help. Please enter your email address in the box provided, then type your message below. When you are finished, click "Send Message." If you enter your e-mail address incorrectly, we will be unable to reply. Your name: Your email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version NREL Newsroom Home Feature News News Releases Events Awards Research Support Facility Energy Systems Integration Facility Related Links Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to take a moment to tell us how we can improve this page?

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NREL: News - NREL and Partners Demonstrate Quantum Dots that Assemble  

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113 113 NREL and Partners Demonstrate Quantum Dots that Assemble Themselves Surprising breakthrough could bolster quantum photonics, solar cell efficiency February 8, 2013 Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other labs have demonstrated a process whereby quantum dots can self-assemble at optimal locations in nanowires, a breakthrough that could improve solar cells, quantum computing, and lighting devices. A paper on the new technology, "Self-assembled Quantum Dots in a Nanowire System for Quantum Photonics," appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature Materials. Quantum dots are tiny crystals of semiconductor a few billionths of a meter in diameter. At that size they exhibit beneficial behaviors of quantum

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Existing and potential market for residential solar energy use in California. Summary of findings from CEC solar market surveys  

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In order to assess the existing and potential solar energy market, the residential sector was split into four subgroups, each of which was interviewed in depth. These subgroups include homeowners who had retrofitted their houses with solar energy systems and a control group of their neighbors, homeowners in seven new solarized subdivisions and seven adjacent nonsolarized subdivisions, and individuals deciding to postpone or not purchase a solar energy system for a home, and a statewide random sample of California households. Five major questions are addressed: how much and what kinds of information about residential solar energy systems do Californians have now; what are the characteristics of individuals purchasing solar energy equipment, and do these individuals represent identifiable market segments; what are the major channels through which solar energy equipment information is flowing; what are the principal barriers to, and incentives for the adoption of solar energy systems; and what are public attitudes towards government regulations regarding the use of solar energy. (LEW)

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NREL: Energy Systems Integration - Energy Systems Integration...  

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Energy Systems Integration Facility NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility Garners LEED Platinum View the NREL Press Release. NREL's multistory Energy Systems Integration...

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NREL Nondisclosure Agreement Process - National Renewable ...  

NREL Licensing Agreement Process For more information about the licensing partnership agreement process, see the NREL Technology Transfer Web site at www.nrel.gov ...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Nate Blair  

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Nate Blair Nate Blair Photo of Nate Blair. Nate Blair is the group manager of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Group Manager On staff since September 2002 Phone number: 303-384-7426 E-mail: nate.blair@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Linear programming with General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) Building and system simulation tools, especially the TRaNsient SYstem Simulation Program (TRNSYS) EES Concentrating solar power system modeling Experimental solar water-heating experience Primary research interests Macroeconomic energy-impact analysis Wind-power market modeling Transient power system modeling Building performance measurement Education and background training M.B.A., 2002, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business M.S. in mechanical engineering, 1993, University of

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Michael Woodhouse  

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Woodhouse Woodhouse Photo of Michael Woodhouse Michael Woodhouse is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Solar PV Technologies and Economics Analyst On staff since 2008 Phone number: 303-384-7623 E-mail: Michael.Woodhouse@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Fundamental science of photovoltaics (PV) and solar hydrogen technologies Economics of PV - From manufacturing to levelized cost of energy (LCOE) Primary research interests Manufacturing costs, systems-level installation costs and LCOE estimates for PV technologies Capital costs and LCOE estimates for other power generating technologies, including other renewables and also the traditional sources Serve as Associate Editor for The Journal of Renewable and