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

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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...

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NREL: Solar STAT Blog -  

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Outreach Policy Basics Publications Request Assistance Technical Assistance Project Map Solar STAT Blog The Solar STAT blog discusses the most recent NREL and DOE SunShot...

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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. December 16, 2014 NREL Demonstrates 45.7%...

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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: News Feature - Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building  

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Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building September 29, 2010 Photo of the sun reflecting off of a solar panel on a roof. Enlarge image More than 1,800 solar panels are being...

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NREL: Solar Research - NREL Forges Foundation for Advanced Concentrati...  

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Forges Foundation for Advanced Concentrating Solar Power Receivers September 16, 2014 As part of DOE's SunShot effort, NREL's Thermal Systems Group is performing research and...

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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: Technology Deployment - Solar Technical Assistance Team  

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City Finance Technical Assistance Requested: Assistance finding funding sources for solar development Results: NREL provided information on solar financing options 2014...

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NREL: Climate Neutral Research Campuses - Solar Thermal  

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cooling system in 2006. Back to Top Technology Basics The following resources explain the fundamentals of solar thermal technologies: NREL Solar Energy Basics: Descriptive overview...

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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: Innovation Impact - Solar  

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Solar Energy Menu Home Home Solar Solar Wind Wind Analysis Analysis Bioenergy Bioenergy Buildings Buildings Transportation Transportation Manufacturing Manufacturing Energy Systems...

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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: Transmission Grid Integration - Solar Integration National...  

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Develops Sub-Hour Solar Power Data Set This fact sheet explains how NREL data will help utilities incorporate solar energy into their electric power systems. Sub-Hour Solar Data...

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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: 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: 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 - 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: 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.

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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-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 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: State and Local Governments - DIY Solar Market Analysis...  

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Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The following sessions are available: Scenario Solar PV Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model Top Solar Tools: What are they...

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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: News Feature - Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs  

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A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won...

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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: 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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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: 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 Afshín Andreas Afshín 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: Workforce Development and Education Programs - Junior Solar...  

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Laboratory (NREL) hosts car competitions that race solar- and battery-powered model vehicles. Middle School teams from all around Colorado participate in this fun, educational,...

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NREL: State and Local Governments - Solar 101 STAT Webinars  

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the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The following sessions are available: Solar Technical Assistance Overview and Applications Policy Environments That Draw...

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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: Solar Research - News Release Archives  

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6 November 30, 2006 More Than Pretty Maps-NREL Uses GIS to Find Workable Energy Solutions NREL's geographic information systems (GIS) team produces maps of renewable energy...

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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: 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: 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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Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment Practices (Presentation), NREL...  

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Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment Practices Lori Bird, Co-authors: Jaquelin Cochran, Xi Wang, NREL UVIG October 17, 2014 San Antonio, Texas NRELPR-6A20-63054 2 Goals of Project *...

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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: 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: Concentrating Solar Power Research - NREL Forges Foundation...  

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targets with systems that can supply solar power on demand through the use of thermal energy storage. The thermal energy from the receiver can be stored and subsequently...

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NREL and Industry Advance Low-Cost Solar Water Heating R&D (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL and Rhotech develop cost-effective solar water heating prototype to rival natural gas water heater market.

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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.

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Portland, Oregon Grassroots Solarize...  

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30% News Watch a video on the Solarize movement Pallets of PV: Communities Purchase Solar and Drive Down Costs Together Solarize Portland Solarize New York Solarize...

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Unlocking Secrets of New Solar Material  

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Unlocking Secrets of New Solar Material April 15, 2014 Close-up of a gloved hand holding tweezers that are within inches of a plastic device that contains squares of yellow,...

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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 Success Stories - Quest for Inexpensive Silicon Solar Cells  

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Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) share their story about a successful partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Ampulse Corporation and how support from the US Department of Energy's Technology Commercialization & Deployment Fund has helped it and their silicon solar cell research thrive.

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NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Solar Energy  

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Solar Energy The following resources can provide you with more information on solar energy. Solar Energy Technology Basics U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency &...

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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: 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: 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'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: 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: 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: 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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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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NREL Policy Stacking Theory Correlates Key Indicators with Solar Market Success (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL's Integrated Applications Group evaluated the time-dependent relationships between policy implementation and the success of solar markets using historical data for installed capacity of solar photovoltaic energy systems. This Science and Technology Highlights fact sheet summarizes their research.

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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.

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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.

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NREL: News - NREL Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power...  

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Testing with SolarCity and Hawaiian Electric at ESIF will cover the dynamics between inverter-based assets on a grid system, voltage regulation, and bi-directional power flows....

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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

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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,

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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

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Receiver R&D  

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Test Loop-Fully automated test loop to complement laboratory measurements of receiver heat loss. Thin-Film Deposition Research Facilities-Equipment allowing NREL to develop...

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Physics-Based GOES Satellite Product for Use in NREL's National Solar Radiation Database: Preprint  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), University of Wisconsin, and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are collaborating to investigate the integration of the Satellite Algorithm for Shortwave Radiation Budget (SASRAB) products into future versions of NREL's 4-km by 4-km gridded National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB). This paper describes a method to select an improved clear-sky model that could replace the current SASRAB global horizontal irradiance and direct normal irradiances reported during clear-sky conditions.

Sengupta, M.; Habte, A.; Gotseff, P.; Weekley, A.; Lopez, A.; Molling, C.; Heidinger, A.

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NREL Highlights SCIENCE Use of Earth-abundant materials in solar absorber films  

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NREL Highlights SCIENCE Use of Earth-abundant materials in solar absorber films is critical of these materials could open new opportunities for introducing thin-film solar technologies that combine both low near the FeS2 thin-film surfaces and grain boundaries that limit its open-circuit voltage, rather than

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Nepal-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

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Solar, Wind Topics Resource assessment Website http:www.nrel.govinternatio Country Nepal Southern Asia References NREL International Program 1 Abstract NREL is partnering...

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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

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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

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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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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

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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 ● 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

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NREL researchers develop a new tool that confirms the stability of the IMM solar cell's 1-eV metamorphic junction.  

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NREL researchers develop a new tool that confirms the stability of the IMM solar cell's 1-eV metamorphic junction. To test the robustness of NREL's inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) solar-cost power production using this device. One of NREL's industry partners, RF Micro Devices, demonstrated III

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NREL: State and Local Governments - Solar Hot Topics STAT Webinars  

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Education & Outreach Solar Technical Assistance Team Webinars Solar 101 Hot Topics DIY Solar Market Analysis Policy Basics Publications Request Assistance Technical Assistance...

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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.

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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.

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NREL: News - Winners for NREL's 24th Solar and Lithium Ion Car...  

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batteries used in the competition are supplied by the DOE and teams purchase authorized solar panels, then design and build the rest of their cars themselves. Solar and lithium...

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

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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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Concentrating Solar Power Facilities and Solar Potential | Department...  

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Facilities and Solar Potential Concentrating Solar Power Facilities and Solar Potential Concentrating Solar Power Facilities and CSP Energy Potential Gradient Click icons to filter...

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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.

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Building Technologies Analysis  

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transpired solar collectors, PV technologies, testing, building integration, codes and standards, solar resources, and financing. NREL's State and Local Initiatives NREL helps...

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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

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NREL: Solar STAT Blog - Utah: Monthly Net Energy Metering Fees...  

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blog in a four-part series of articles in which we discuss either the valuation of solar to the grid and various stakeholders or value-of-solar (VOS) tariffs and policies. For...

103

Using HOMER Software, NREL's Micropower Optimization Model, to Explore the Role of Gen-sets in Small Solar Power Systems; Case Study: Sri Lanka  

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This paper discusses using HOMER Software, NREL's Micropower Optimization Model, to explore the role of gen-sets in small solar power systems in Sri Lanka.

Givler, T.; Lilienthal, P.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Remote Shading Tool Has Potential...  

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Partners Solar Census Related Stories Solarize Contact Otto VanGeet, 303-384-7369 A solar heat map of a community from the new remote shading tool software The National Renewable...

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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.

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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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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:

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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-

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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

111

NREL: State and Local Governments - Value-of-Solar Tariffs  

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at a separate VOS rate in dollars per kilowatt hour (kWh). The VOS rate accounts for solar PV's benefits to stakeholders net its costs. Factors that affect VOS rate may...

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NREL Investigates Critical Properties of Perovskite Halides Solar...  

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Organometallic halide perovskites (e.g., CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 ) are a novel class of light- absorbing materials that have demon- strated exceptional progress in solar cell...

113

NREL Invention Speeds Solar Cell Quality Testing for Industry  

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Energy within the U.S. Department of Energy. QE is a measurement of how cells respond to light across the solar spectrum, but traditional methods for measuring QE had been too...

114

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

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For more PV resource maps, access the MapSearch site. For Geographic Information System (GIS) solar resource data, access the Data Resources page. For interactive maps and tools...

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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).

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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

118

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  

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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] [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - News Release Archives  

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with an "Excellence in Technology Transfer" Award. September 5, 2008 NREL's Optical Furnace Technology Sparks Solar Industry Interest Two startup companies are using NREL's...

122

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Webmaster  

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reply. Your name: Your email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Buildings Community Outreach Did you...

123

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Transportation  

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station. NREL's growing alternative fuel infrastructure will include compressed natural gas, ethanol 85, and electric vehicle charging stations. NREL's highly replicable...

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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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Potential for Development of Solar and Wind Resource in Bhutan  

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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

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NREL: News - NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for Concentrator...  

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solar cell at 234 suns concentration. This achievement represents one of the highest photovoltaic research cell efficiencies achieved across all types of solar cells. NREL's...

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Afghanistan-NREL Mission | Open Energy Information  

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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

128

NREL: About NREL - Visiting NREL  

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photo 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...

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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

130

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

131

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: 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.

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NREL GEF | OpenEI  

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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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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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THE POTENTIAL OF SOLAR ELECTRIC  

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.5 Energy and the Costs of Production.............................................................5 2 and Local Energy Benefits of PV.......................................15 5. CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSIONTHE POTENTIAL OF SOLAR ELECTRIC APPLICATIONS FOR DELAWARE'S POULTRY FARMS FINAL REPORT

Delaware, University of

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Israel-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

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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: News Feature - NREL Looks for Star Science Students  

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Hughes works on time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy in the Laser Lab at NREL's Solar Energy Research Facility as part of the Research Participant Program. Credit: Dennis...

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NREL: News - NREL Study Suggests Cost Gap for Western Renewables...  

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by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies,...

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NREL: News - NREL to Advance Technologies for Microgrid Projects  

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resources such as wind and solar energy, combined heat and power, energy storage, and demand response," NREL's Associate Director for Energy Systems Integration Bryan Hannegan...

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Solar energy potential in Pakistan  

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In view of the growing needs of energy in Pakistan the efficient use and development of renewable energy sources has become a major issue in the country. This has brought the intention of several national and multinational companies to design and implement a major work plan for energy conservation and construction of renewable energy sources like wind mills and solar panels. Fortunately Pakistan is among those countries in which sun warms the surface throughout the year and therefore has a strong potential for solar power generation. This study was conducted to explore those areas which are most suitable for solar energy potential using fifty eight meteorological stations covering the whole country. Angstrom equation and Hargreaves formula was used to calculate monthly solar energy potential by utilizing monthly climatical data of bright sunshine hours mean maximum and minimum temperatures. The lowest solar radiation intensity 76.49?W/m2 observed at Cherat during December and highest 339.25?W/m2 at Gilgit. The average monthly solar radiation intensity remains 136.05 to 287.36?W/m2 in the country. The results indicate that the values of solar radiation intensity greater than 200?W/m2 were observed in the months: February to October in Sindh March to October in almost all regions of Balochistan April to September in NWFP Northern Areas and Kashmir regions while March to October in Punjab. For 10?h a day average solar radiation intensity ranges from 1500?W/m2/day to 2750?W/m2/day in Pakistan especially in southern Punjab Sindh and Balochistan regions throughout the year. In an area of 100 m2 45?MW to 83?MW power per month may be generated in the above mentioned regions.

Shahzada Adnan; Azmat Hayat Khan; Sajjad Haider; Rashed Mahmood

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Maldives-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information  

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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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Science and Technology Highlights | NREL  

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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...

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NREL: News - Release Archives 2013  

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where honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards. December 2, 2013 NREL Reports Soft Costs Now Largest Piece of Solar Installation Total Cost Two reports offer more...

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NREL: About NREL  

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At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new...

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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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Rooftop Solar Potential Distributed Solar Power in NW  

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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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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: 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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NREL: Climate Neutral Research Campuses - Photovoltaics  

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this east coast campus. Back to Top Technology Basics The following resources explain the fundamentals of solar energy technologies, including PV: Solar Energy Basics: NREL...

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

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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 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: 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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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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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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Solar Resource Measurements in Cocoa, Florida (FSEC) - Equipment Loaned to NREL: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-318  

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Site-specific measurements of global and diffuse solar irradiance components, passively separated by alternate shading and unshading of a pyranometer mounted under a shading band with alternating opaque and open panels (for a site other than NREL) are needed to verify the underlying theory and mathematical techniques for developing direct, global and diffuse renewable resource data from such a system. These data are used for several research and development activities consistent with the NREL mission: Establish a national 30-year climatological database of measured solar irradiances; Support development of radiative transfer models for estimating solar irradiance from available meteorological observations; Provide solar resource information needed for technology deployment and operations. NREL will provide the supporting equipment (Shadow Bank Stand) for the specially designed shading band. FSEC will provide the calibrated pyranometer and perform data acquisition of the radiometer signal. Data acquired under this agreement will be shared with the NREL Principle Investigator for the purposes of validating techniques for estimating direct radiation from global and diffuse components measured with the ZEBRA system.

Stoffel, T.; Afshin, A.

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Property:NrelPartnerDescLink | Open Energy Information  

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

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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: 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-MapSearch | Open Energy Information  

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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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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: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools - Wind Data...  

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cells in the first column attempt to illustrate this concept. Printable Version NREL GIS Home About NREL GIS Renewable Energy Technical Potential Maps MapSearch Biomass Federal...

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RECIPIENT:NREL  

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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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Solar Technical Assistance Team | Department of Energy  

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(NREL) Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT). STAT leverages the expertise of NREL solar energy technology and deployment experts in order to provide information on solar...

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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: Energy Systems Integration - Energy Systems Integration...  

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Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical Grids The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative...

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NREL Investigates Critical Properties of Perovskite Halides Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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Results give insight on a novel, promising class of photoactive materials for solar conversion applications.

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NREL: Transportation Research - Working with Us  

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Partnerships Drive Transportation Solutions Photo of two men standing in front of a large solar panel and an electric vehicle. NREL offers industry, academia, and other government...

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Siemens Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Siemens Solar Place: Berlin, Germany Website: http:www.siemens.com References: Siemens Solar1 Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type...

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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: News - Solar Energy Prices See Double-digit Declines in...  

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714 Solar Energy Prices See Double-digit Declines in 2013; Trend Expected to Continue PV pricing to drop another 3 - 12 percent in 2014 October 20, 2014 Distributed solar...

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

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R&D 100 Awards June 22, 2011 A technique to turn silicon into ink, a faster way to assess solar cells, and a better furnace for heating solar cells - all developed at the U.S....

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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: Technology Deployment - U.S. Virgin Islands Cut Diesel...  

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with developing distributed generation (DG) solar projects. Fifteen megawatts of DG solar projects have been installed over the past few years. In December 2012, NREL wind...

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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

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NREL and Industry Advance Low-Cost Solar Water Heating R&D (Fact...  

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and Rhotech develop cost-effective solar water heating prototype to rival natural gas water heaters. Water heating energy use represents the second largest energy demand for homes...

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NREL Develops ZnSiP2 for Silicon-Based Tandem Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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Combining an Earth-abundant chalcopyrite with a silicon layer could significantly boost conversion efficiency above that of single-junction silicon solar cells.

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NREL: Disclaimer  

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Energy Laboratory (NREL) is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC ("Alliance"). As such the following rules apply:...

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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

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NREL Quantifies Value of CSP to the Grid (Fact Sheet), NREL ...  

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research- ers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analyzed concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES), looking at the value of both CSP-TES...

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NREL: Sustainable NREL -Green Purchasing  

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Green Purchasing Committed to protecting the natural environment, NREL promotes green purchasing-also referred to as sustainable acquisition-by: Implementing new policies,...

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NREL: Sustainable NREL Home Page  

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Energy Laboratory. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in sustainability. The lab's sustainability practices are fully integrated into the campus and...

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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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Solar power prices are dropping fast, NREL says | OpenEI Community  

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Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(107) Contributor 21 October, 2014 - 16:03 The price of solar power panels dropped as much as 19 percent nationwide in 2013 and are expected to...

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

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This is one-page, two-sided fact sheet presents high-level summary results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2, which examined operational impacts of high penetrations of variable renewable generation in the West.

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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.

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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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United Solar Systems | Open Energy Information  

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United Solar Systems Place: Troy, MI References: United Solar Systems1 Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type "CRADA" is not in the...

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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

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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: 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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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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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

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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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Careers | NREL  

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the marketplace. Hiring Process A woman wearing a bike helmet and backpack rides a bicycle. Imagine your career at NREL. We understand that in today's world a career means more...

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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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NREL: NREL in the Community - Events  

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related to NREL in the Community. November 2014 Education Center Holiday Hours November 26 - December 1, 2014 Golden, CO Contact: NREL Education Center 303-384-6565 The NREL...

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NREL Center for Photovoltaics  

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Solar cells, also called photovoltaics (PV) by solar cell scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. Solar cells are often used to power calculators and watches. The performance of a solar cell is measured in terms of its efficiency at turning sunlight into electricity. Only sunlight of certain energies will work efficiently to create electricity, and much of it is reflected or absorbed by the material that make up the cell. Because of this, a typical commercial solar cell has an efficiency of 15%?about one-sixth of the sunlight striking the cell generates electricity. Low efficiencies mean that larger arrays are needed, and that means higher cost. Improving solar cell efficiencies while holding down the cost per cell is an important goal of the PV industry, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, and they have made significant progress. The first solar cells, built in the 1950s, had efficiencies of less than 4%. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_photovoltaics_video_text.html

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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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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Greenhouse Gas Reduction  

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Greenhouse Gas Reduction A leader in federal greenhouse gas (GHG) management, NREL has conducted GHG inventories, developed reduction goals, and reported emissions since 2000. NREL...

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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.

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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 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.

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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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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Water Efficiency  

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Water Efficiency A photo of water spilling out of a downspout from the roof of a multi-story office building. NREL conserves water in a number of innovative ways. A photo of water...

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India-NREL Energy Activities | Open Energy Information  

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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

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NREL's Hydrogen Program  

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The research and development taking place today at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is paving the way for nature's most plentiful elementhydrogento power the next generation. NREL researchers are working to unlock the potential of hydrogen and to advance the fuel cell technologies that will power the automobiles, equipment, and buildings of tomorrow. Hydrogen and fuel cells are a fundamental part of the broader portfolio of renewable technologies that are moving our nation toward its goals of energy independence and sustainability.

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

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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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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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Potential of Concentrating Solar Power in Canada  

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Abstract In this paper, results of an analysis to assess the potential of concentrating solar thermal power applications in Canada are presented. First, a direct normal solar resource (DNI) resource map for Canada is introduced. This map indicates the locations where the DNI is the highest in Canada and is derived from the most recent Perez's SUNY satellite-based solar resource model Version number 3. Second, the methodology and results of a GIS analysis to identify the locations of the most suitable lands for concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) applications in Canada are discussed. The total areas of the CSP-suitable lands are presented in a tabulated and a map formats for each of the Canadian provinces where there is a maximum DNI solar resource. Third and finally, results of a technical economical analysis for two CSP system designs are discussed. The two CSP systems considered include parabolic trough with synthetic oil heat transfer fluid with and without storage, molten salt power tower with and without storage.

R. Djebbar; D. Belanger; D. Boutin; E. Weterings; M. Poirier

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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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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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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: Performance and Reliability R&D - PV Module Reliability...  

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Reliability R and D Printable Version PV Module Reliability Workshop NREL hosts an annual Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) so that solar technology experts can...

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - Connecting Tech to Market in New Ways  

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partners." Ready to Partner with Small or Large Businesses A smiling man poses next to a solar panel. NREL Principal Engineer Andy Walker works closely with many partners,...

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NREL Success Stories - SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future  

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NREL Scientists and SkyFuel share a story about how their partnership has resulted in a revolutionary concentrating solar power technology ReflecTech Mirror Film.

Jorgensen, Gary; Gee, Randy

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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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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

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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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A Good Neighbor: Corporate Responsibility | NREL  

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of 470,000 for the 2013-14 Charitable Giving Campaign. Photo of deer walking through solar panel field at south table mountain NREL campus on the mesa. Environmental...

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

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Africa - Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Technical Potential of...

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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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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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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: 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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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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NREL: Transportation Research - News  

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News NREL provides a number of transportation and hydrogen news sources. Transportation News Find news stories that highlight NREL's transportation research, development, and...

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Technology Licensing | NREL  

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Energy Innovation Portal. SPX Heat Transfer licensed NREL's advanced direct contact condenser to boost geothermal power plant output. Licenses Since 2000, NREL has executed more...

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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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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 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 - 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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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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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

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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: 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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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: Wind Research - NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind Technology...  

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NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind Technology for Statoil November 6, 2014 NREL engineers traveled to Oslo, Norway, to meet with Statoil representatives regarding NREL's analysis...

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NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind...  

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NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind Technology for Statoil November 6, 2014 NREL engineers traveled to Oslo, Norway, to meet with Statoil representatives regarding NREL's analysis...

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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: State and Local Governments - The Effect of State Policy...  

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The Effect of State Policy Suites on the Development of Solar Markets In the report The Effect of State Policy Suites on the Development of Solar Markets NREL analysts use...

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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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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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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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START Site Visit Examines Viability of Tribal Community Solar Project |  

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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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CREATING A SOLAR CITY Determining the Potential of Solar Rooftop  

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of Solar Rooftop Systems in the City of Newark Final Report Renewable Energy Applications for Delaware, AERCA Advisors ABBREVIATIONS BCR ­ Benefit Cost Ratios BIPV ­ Building Integrated Photovoltaics CEEP Portfolio Standard SREC ­ Solar Renewable Energy Credits TMY ­ Typical Meteorological Year #12;#12;TABLE

Delaware, University of

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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: 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,

272

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  

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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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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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Solar Position Algorithm for Solar Radiation Applications (Revised...  

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Afshin Michael Andreas afshinandreas@nrel.gov (303)384-6383 Measurement & Instrumentation Team Solar Radiation Research Laboratory National...

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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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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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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

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NREL: About NREL - Michael Himmel - Research Fellow  

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of the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program. Developed new facilities at NREL for biomass conversion research, including the Cellulase Biochemical Laboratory, a biomass...

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NREL: Technology Deployment - NREL Report Identifies Research...  

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2014 NREL and Argonne National Laboratory have published a new report, Evolution of Wholesale Electricity Market Design with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation. This...

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - NREL Report Identifies...  

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Needed to Address Power Market Design Challenges October 21, 2014 NREL and Argonne National Laboratory have published a new report, Evolution of Wholesale Electricity Market...

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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

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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

286

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.

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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.

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NREL: Education Center - Events  

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phone number is 303-384-6565. November 2014 Education Center Holiday Hours November 26 - December 1, 2014 Golden, CO Contact: NREL Education Center 303-384-6565 The NREL...

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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3 September 2003 NREL Scientists Take On Hydrogen Storage NREL Scientists Take On Hydrogen Storage As I buckle my baby daughter into our car, I marvel at the possibility that her...

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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...

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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 Petróleo 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

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NREL: Transportation Research - Publications  

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and fact sheets. Visit the following online resources to find publications about sustainable transportation research, development, and deployment. NREL Publications...

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Partnering with NREL  

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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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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

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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

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NREL-Philippine Wind Farm Analysis and Site Selection Analysis...  

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Philippine wind energy potential and foster wind farm development. Work to date includes completion of the NREL wind atlas for the Philippines as well as training courses and...

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Rural Energy Options Analysis Training Development and Implementation at NREL  

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Potential solar thermal integration in Spanish combined cycle gas turbines  

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Abstract Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) are volumetric machines, which means that their net power output decreases at air temperatures above the design point. Such temperatures generally occur during periods of high solar irradiation. Many countries where these conditions occur, including Spain, have installed a significant number of \\{CCGTs\\} in recent years, with the subsequent yield losses in the summer. This implies enormous potential for solar hybridization, increasing production in peak hours and overall efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. This paper analyzes the overall potential for solar thermal integration in 51 CCGTS (25,340MW) in mainland Spain under different operating scenarios based on increasing yield, solar fraction and the hourly operational range adapted to the Spanish electricity market, considering actual meteorological conditions. A production model for integrating solar energy into combined cycles is proposed and described and the code in R is freely released so that the assessment can be replicated.

J. Antonanzas; E. Jimenez; J. Blanco; F. Antonanzas-Torres

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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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Integrated: Geospatial Toolkit for Brazil from NREL - Datasets...  

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Brazil from NREL (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...

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NREL: State and Local Governments - Education and Outreach  

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Education and Outreach With support from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) develops a range of education and outreach...

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Pauls Stradins, Ph.D.  

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Fritzche's group at the University of Chicago followed by another five years in the Thin-Film Si Solar Cells Superlab of AIST Tsukuba, Japan before joining NREL in 2002. His work...

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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solar radiation | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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: 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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321

NREL: Innovation Spectrum Home Page  

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Solar Cells Rapid Deposition Technology Holds the Key for World's Largest Solar Manufacturer Reducing Enzyme Costs Increases Market Potential of Biofuels Wind Turbine...

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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.

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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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Indian Country Solar Energy Potential Estimates & DOE IE Updates  

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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

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Videos of the Research Support Facility  

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(YouTube) RSF Power Management Instructional Video (YouTube) Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Buildings Community Outreach Did you...

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - NREL Provides a Foundation for Home...  

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Version Share this resource NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance NREL-led guidelines effort enables breakthroughs for the home energy performance industry. A man...

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NREL: News - NREL Model Licensed to Improve Accuracy of Battery...  

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NREL is a recognized leader in vehicle energy storage R&D. In addition to groundbreaking thermal evaluation and analysis, NREL's energy storage modeling, simulation, and testing...

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NREL: Transportation Research - NREL Helps Utilities Develop...  

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NREL Helps Utilities Develop Next Generation Plug-in Hybrid Electric Trucks Photo of utility truck under test in a laboratory setting. A computer monitor is attached to the side of...

340

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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341

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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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

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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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

351

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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NREL Buildings Research Video  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Through research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed many strategies and design techniques to ensure both commercial and residential buildings use as little energy as possible and also work well with the surroundings. Here you will find a video that introduces the work of NREL Buildings Research, highlights some of the facilities on the NREL campus, and demonstrates these efficient building strategies. Watch this video to see design highlights of the Science and Technology Facility on the NREL campusthe first Federal building to be LEED Platinum certified. Additionally, the video demonstrates the energy-saving features of NRELs Thermal Test Facility. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/about_research_text_version.html

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Buildings Research Video  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Through research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed many strategies and design techniques to ensure both commercial and residential buildings use as little energy as possible and also work well with the surroundings. Here you will find a video that introduces the work of NREL Buildings Research, highlights some of the facilities on the NREL campus, and demonstrates these efficient building strategies. Watch this video to see design highlights of the Science and Technology Facility on the NREL campus?the first Federal building to be LEED Platinum certified. Additionally, the video demonstrates the energy-saving features of NRELs Thermal Test Facility. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/about_research_text_version.html

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Role of Concentrating Solar Power in Enabling High...  

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TP-6A20-56294 October 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for...

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NREL: Wind Research - @NWTC Newsletter  

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NREL Investigates the Logistics of Transporting and Installing Bigger, Taller Wind Turbines NREL Plays Founding, Developmental Role in Major Wind Journal Boosting Wind Plant...

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NREL: Continuum Magazine Home Page  

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6 Print Version Share this resource Continuum Magazine Dan Says NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance...

358

NREL: Education Center Home Page  

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Photo of the NREL Education Center. Clean Energy Innovation Programs for Student and Community Groups NREL's Education Center offers a variety of program topics and experiences for...

359

NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - News  

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Innovation and Commercialization: NREL's Partnering Facilities The award-winning Energy Systems Integration Facility is the latest addition to NREL's partnering sites....

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Potential of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in Zimbabwe  

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Abstract This study seeks to assess the potential of utilizing Concentrated Solar Power for electricity generation in Zimbabwe. Data from 26 meteorological stations which are widely distributed around the country was used to map the distribution of solar radiation. Geographic information systems were employed to locate sites with potential for installing concentrating solar power plants. Areas with good potential were identified by using the following assessment factors: direct normal irradiance (DNI), proximity to transmission lines and water bodies, flatness of the area and the vulnerability of vegetation and wild life. After considering all the assessment factors, a total area of 250000km2 was found to be suitable. If only 10% of the suitable land area is used and the technology with the least efficiency (810%) is adopted, about 71.4GW can be generated. The projected power generation is about thirty times the current power demand of the country.

S. Ziuku; L. Seyitini; B. Mapurisa; D. Chikodzi; Koen van Kuijk

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Welcome to NREL  

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Welcome presentation by Dale Gardner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, at the NREL/DOE Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop held June 11-13, 2012, in Golden, Colorado.

362

Mission and Programs | NREL  

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technology-neutral analysis, NREL aims to increase the understanding of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, and infrastructure and connections between these and...

363

NREL: Transportation Research - Projects  

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of a wide range of vehicle technologies and applications. NREL's innovative transportation research, development, and deployment projects accelerate widespread adoption of...

364

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...

365

Energy Education | NREL  

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Energy Education Learn how NREL's education programs inspire students, teachers, and executives to explore sustainable energy solutions to meet our future needs. Energy Education...

366

NREL: Education Center - Programs  

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the work of NREL. Monthly tours are also offered to give visitors an overview of our sustainable campus and featured buildings. Printable Version Education Center Home Hours,...

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Employment Policies | Careers | NREL  

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protected status. Review the Equal Employment Opportunity poster in PDF format. Drug-Free Workplace NREL complies with federal law prohibiting the possession and use of illegal...

368

NREL: Technology Deployment - Publications  

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Technical Assistance: The DOENREL Approach NREL Helps Greensburg Set the Model for Green Communities Renewable Energy Community: Key Elements Federal Agencies Department of...

369

NREL: NEWS - Features  

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alumni from NREL's Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs) are finding their green energy projects in the national spotlight as they put what they learned into...

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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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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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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)  

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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

374

NREL Quickens its Tech Transfer Efforts  

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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

375

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

376

NREL Research Support Facilities (RSF)  

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Golden, CO NREL's Research Support Facilities building (RSF) will be a total of 218,000 sq. feet. It will have two parallel secured employee wings, one of which will be 4 stories and the other 3 stories. A connector building housing most of the public spaces will run perpendicular through both wings. The RSF will provide workspace for 742 employees. The RSF is designed to be a zero energy building through the use of innovative energy efficiency, daylighting, and renewable energy strategies, including photovoltaic solar electric systems to generate electricity.

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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

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Simulation of long term solar power feed-in and solar balancing potential in European countries Simulation of long term solar power feed-in and  

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.4 0.6 0.8 1 Hourly incremental P/Pnom (%) CumulatedFrequency PV Offshore wind Europe, 2Simulation of long term solar power feed-in and solar balancing potential in European countries Simulation of long term solar power feed-in and solar balancing potential in European countries Kabitri Nag

Heinemann, Detlev

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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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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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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: 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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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: 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

387

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  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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 of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  

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satellite imagery to estimate solar radiation. NREL uses satellite images to generate hourly estimates to six hours in the future. Standard weather forecasting models, supplemented with mesoscale models

394

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?

395

Wind Energy at NREL's National Wind Technology Center  

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It is a pure, plentiful natural resource. Right now wind is in high demand and it holds the potential to transform the way we power our homes and businesses. NREL is at the forefront of wind energy research and development. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is a world-class facility dedicated to accelerating and deploying wind technology.

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396

NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives  

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4 November 6, 2014 NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind Technology for Statoil NREL engineers traveled to Oslo, Norway, to meet with Statoil representatives regarding NREL's...

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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

398

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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Solar Water Heating Webinar | Department of Energy  

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Weatherization Assistance Program Pilot Projects Solar Water Heating Webinar Solar Water Heating Webinar Watch a recording of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...

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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

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Tracking the Path of the Sun: Profiling an NREL Senior Scientist |  

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Tracking the Path of the Sun: Profiling an NREL Senior Scientist Tracking the Path of the Sun: Profiling an NREL Senior Scientist Tracking the Path of the Sun: Profiling an NREL Senior Scientist June 5, 2012 - 1:27pm Addthis Metrologist Ibrahim Reda (left) and software developer Afshin Andreas developed the Solar Position Algorithm now used by solar trackers, orchard growers, and movie-camera makers. The algorithm used in the SPA appears in the shadow. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL. Metrologist Ibrahim Reda (left) and software developer Afshin Andreas developed the Solar Position Algorithm now used by solar trackers, orchard growers, and movie-camera makers. The algorithm used in the SPA appears in the shadow. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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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: Solar STAT Blog - Podcasts  

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of Public Service Clean Energy Development Fund, discussing the current renewable energy policy climate in Vermont. Continue reading +6 Hot Topics: Policy Stacking This STAT...

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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.

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NREL: Publications - Obtain Publications  

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303-275-4363 (phone), or 303-275-4053 (fax). U.S. Department of Energy Information Bridge Search for NREL andor other U.S. Department of Energy publications, as well as...

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NREL: Library - Contacts  

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of the Information Commons at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Contact the library if you need assistance. Phone: 303-275-4215 E-mail: Library@nrel.gov 15013 Denver...

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OpenEI Community - NREL  

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61/0 en NREL releases 2012 61/0 en NREL releases 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book http://en.openei.org/community/blog/nrel-releases-2012-renewable-energy-data-book The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the nrel.gov/analysis/energy_data.html" rel="nofollow">2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.nrel-releases-2012-renewable-energy-data-book"

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NREL: Energy Analysis: High Renewable Generation  

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High Renewable Generation High Renewable Generation Feasibility of Higher Levels of Renewable Electricity Deployment As requirements for renewable electricity generation increase, with some states now requiring as much as 30% renewables in their renewable portfolio standards (RPS), the question arises: how much can renewables contribute to future electricity demand? NREL's grid integration studies use state-of-the-art modeling and analysis techniques to evaluate the operational and infrastructure impacts of higher wind and solar penetrations at regional and national scales. NREL's grid integration studies show that: The U.S. electric system is operable with 20%-50% variable generation from wind and solar power in the regional and national scenarios examined to date. Increased electric system flexibility, needed to enable electricity

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - News Release Archives  

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09 09 July 30, 2009 NREL Names Director for National Center for Photovoltaics Dr. Ryne P. Raffaelle has been named director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Raffaelle most recently has been Academic Director for the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and Director of the NanoPower Research Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York. July 27, 2009 CRSP and Colorado School of Mines REMRSEC Form Relationship The Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion (CRSP) and the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) have announced an important affiliation that will add value to both centers and enhance their work on solar energy research.

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Science and Technology Facility  

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Science and Technology Facility Science and Technology Facility Photo of the Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) at NREL. NREL's Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) has a sustainable and energy efficient design and will support solar cell, thin film, and nanostructure research. Solar cell, thin film, and nanostructure research are conducted in our Science and Technology Facility (S&TF) with the benefits of a forty percent reduction in energy use compared to standard laboratory buildings; energy recovery for ventilation in laboratories; and functional and flexible laboratory space. Designed specifically to reduce time delays associated with transferring technology to industry, the S&TF's 71,000 square feet is a multi-level facility of laboratory space, office space, and lobby connected by an

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Advancing Concentrating Solar Power Research (Fact Sheet)  

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provide scientific, engineering, and analytical expertise to help advance innovation in concentrating solar power (CSP). This fact sheet summarizes how NREL is advancing CSP research.

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Uses Industry Best Practices to Add...  

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NREL Uses Industry Best Practices to Add Partners July 28, 2014 Photo of a man and woman in hard hats inside NREL's Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility. Enlarge image Thanks...

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Interns Look Toward the Future  

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engineering at the University of Wisconsin. At NREL, she works with a catalytic fast-pyrolysis, tandem micro-reactor to process biomass samples at NREL's Field Test Laboratory...

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NREL: About NREL - Robert Thresher - Research Fellow  

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Robert Thresher - Research Fellow Robert Thresher - Research Fellow Photo of Robert Thresher. Dr. Robert Thresher has more than 40 years of research, development, engineering, and management experience in wind technology, plant engineering, and aerospace systems. As a professor at Oregon State University he worked with DOE to develop early wind technologies. At NREL he has been a principal researcher developing early wind technology and an architect of the wind program at NREL and the creation of the National Wind Technology Center. He has been a strategist and spokesperson for the initiation of a national research program to develop offshore wind, wave, tidal and current energy technology. Dr. Thresher provides unparalleled expertise in research, development and commercialization of wind and ocean

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NREL: About NREL - Helena Chum - Research Fellow  

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Helena Chum - Research Fellow Helena Chum - Research Fellow Photo of Helena Chum. Dr. Helena Chum is a Research Fellow in the National Bioenergy Center at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a member of the NREL Research Fellows Council that reports to the Science and Technology Deputy Director. Her expertise is in renewable fuels, transportation systems, and international renewable energy activities including biomass, biofuels, and biorefineries. Dr. Chum conducts research on the sustainability of biomass and biofuels in the global context. She has developed technologies for the conversion of biomass and a variety of organic wastes into fuels, including hydrogen, chemicals, electricity, and high value materials. She directed analytical chemical research and the development of standards and reference materials

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NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Wind Research  

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Offshore Wind Research Offshore Wind Research Photo of a European offshore wind farm. Early progress in European Offshore Wind Energy over the last decade provides a glimpse into the vast potential of the global offshore resource. For more than eight years, NREL has worked with the Department of Energy to become an international leader in offshore wind energy research. Capabilities NREL's offshore wind capabilities focus on critical areas that reflect the long-term needs of the offshore wind energy industry and the U.S. Department of Energy including: Offshore Design Tools and Methods Offshore Standards and Testing Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems Offshore Wind Resource Characterization Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Key Research NREL documented the status of offshore wind energy in the United States in

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NREL: Energy Sciences - Su-Huai Wei  

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Su-Huai Wei Su-Huai Wei Principle Scientist and Group Manager Photo of Su-Huai Wei Phone: (303) 384-6666 Email: suhuai.wei@nrel.gov At NREL Since: 1985 Dr. Wei received his B.S. in Physics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1985 under the supervision of Prof. Henry Krakauer. His Ph.D. work is on the development of a general potential, self-consistent linearized augmented plane wave (LAPW) code to study electronic and structural properties of semiconductors, metal surfaces, d-band and f-band metals, and compounds. He joined NREL in 1985 as a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Alex Zunger. He is now a principal scientist and group manager of Theoretical Materials Science in the Center for Chemical and

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Technical Assistance for Tribes  

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Tribes Tribes NREL provides technical assistance to help tribes build capacity to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy technology projects. We work with tribal communities across the continental United States and Alaska through two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs: the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tribal Energy Program and the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. Village of Venetie Village of Venetie NREL Technical Assistance Leads to Lower Electric Bills for Alaskans Forest County Potawatomi Tribe Renewable Energy Projects Help Tribe Reduce Carbon Footprint Technical Assistance and Capacity Building NREL technical assistance and capacity building on U.S. tribal lands includes: Providing unbiased technical expertise and analysis on potential

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Community Solar Scenario Tool: Planning for a Fruitful Solar Garden  

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As part of a Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) is presenting a live webinar titled, "Community Solar Scenario Tool: Planning for a...

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NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website | Open Energy Information  

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NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website NREL's Renewable Energy Project Finance Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL's RE Project Finance Website Agency/Company /Organization: NREL Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar, - Concentrating Solar Power, - Solar Hot Water, - Solar PV, Wind Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options Topics: Background analysis, Finance, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices, Publications, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: financere.nrel.gov/finance/ Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America Coordinates: 39.7444909°, -105.1520004° 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":39.7444909,"lon":-105.1520004,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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OpenEI - solar radiation  

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monthly and monthly and annual average latitude tilt GIS data at 40km resolution for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands from NREL http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/500 (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

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

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Bookmark and Share Printable Version Bookmark and Share Printable Version News Release NR-1809 NREL Research Garners Three Prestigious R&D 100 Awards July 22, 2009 An ultra-accelerated weathering system, a parabolic trough solar concentrating collector, and a microbattery - all developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - were honored today as top 100 innovations for 2009 by R&D Magazine. The Ultra-Accelerated Weathering System (UAWS) is a multifaceted ultraviolet solar concentrator used to speed up the exposure of coatings, paints, and other materials to determine their durability and resistance to weathering. Industry applications include coatings used for solar panels while other uses for the UAWS include paints or finishes used on homes,

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NREL: Learning - Center for Photovoltaics Video (Text Version)  

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Center for Photovoltaics Video (Text Version) Center for Photovoltaics Video (Text Version) This is the text version for the Center for Photovoltaics video. The video opens with the NREL logo, surrounded by "Department of Energy's NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory." A scene of a city skyline at sunset. The sky is a brilliant red, and the buildings are silhouetted in shadow. The scene shifts to an image of a shadowed field, lit by a bright red sunset. The image changes to the NREL Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF), a building with a long, diagonally sloping front with large windows and solar panels on the roof. (Voiceover) It is our constant source of light and heat and it's essential to a sustainable energy future. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado is a global leader in developing cost-effective, solar

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NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Photovoltaic Performance and  

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Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshops Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshops NREL hosts workshops focused on photovoltaic (PV) performance and reliability to encourage collaboration and communication among solar program staff, national laboratory teams, and industry partners. Workshop summaries and presentation content are available for the following meetings. Solar Power International Workshops on Bankability October 21, 2013 NREL and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) hosted two workshops during Solar Power International 2013 to discuss strategies for defining the bankability of new PV products. A detailed agenda is available. In addition, workshop presentations from the morning session are available for download. Today's Qualification Tests and Testing Beyond These-John Wohlgemuth, NREL

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NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Simple Cost of Energy Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Biomass, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Solar, Water Power, Wind Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Finance, Market analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: www.nrel.gov/analysis/tech_lcoe.html Web Application Link: www.nrel.gov/analysis/tech_lcoe.html OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools

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Uni-Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Uni-Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name: Uni-Solar Place: Auburn Hills, MI Website: http:www.uni-solar.com References: Uni-Solar1 Information About Partnership with NREL...

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NREL Uses Fuel Cells to Increase the Range of Battery Electric Vehicles (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL analysis identifies potential cost-effective scenarios for using small fuel cell power units to increase the range of medium-duty battery electric vehicles.

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NREL: Learning - Photovoltaics for Electricity Providers  

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Photovoltaics for Electricity Providers Photovoltaics for Electricity Providers Photo of a photovoltaic system in Virginia. This 15-kilowatt photovoltaic system in Virginia feeds clean energy into the utility grid that supplies the Pentagon with electricity. Utility companies can use the resources on this page to find out more about how utilities are using solar photovoltaics (PV) as well as information about designing solar energy programs. Research, Development and Deployment Utility Technical Engagement A central resource for utilities interested in designing solar energy programs and networking with other utilities with existing solar programs from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Program. NREL Photovoltaics Research A central resource for our nation's capabilities in PV, uniting diverse R&D

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NREL: More Search Options  

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More Search Options More Search Options Search More Search Options Site Map Printable Version The following options help you find information on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory site, locate NREL staff, browse publication and photograph collections, and see what hot topics other site visitors are looking for. Search the NREL Web Site Search Tip: use quotes to find exact phrases Example: "renewable energy" Tip: use plus signs to find results that contain all your search terms Example: +biodiesel +buses Search Help Find NREL Staff in the Employee Locator Search by first or last name: Search Select a search type Select your criteria Enter your search term Look at Recent Hot Topics Biomass HOMER (computer model) Hybrid Electric Vehicles Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Jobs PVWATTS (software)

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NREL: Biomass Research - News  

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News News Below are news stories related to NREL biomass research. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. November 7, 2013 NREL Developed Mobile App for Alternative Fueling Station Locations Released iPhone users now have access to a free application that locates fueling stations offering alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, e85 Ethanol, propane and hydrogen. The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the new mobile application for DOE's Clean Cities program. Clean Cities supports local stakeholders across the country in an effort to cut petroleum use in transportation. August 21, 2013 Can "Drop-In" Biofuels Solve Integration Issues? Lab works to create biofuels indistinguishable from conventional

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NREL: Wind Research - Publications  

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Publications Publications The NREL wind research program develops publications about its R&D activities in wind energy technologies. Below you'll find links to recently published publications, links to the NREL Avian Literature and Publications Databases, and information about the Technical Library at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The NWTC's quarterly newsletter, @NWTC, contains articles on current wind energy research projects and highlights the latest reports, papers, articles, and events published or sponsored by NREL. Subscribe to @NWTC. Selected Publications Featured Publication Large-scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers Here are some selected NWTC publications: 2011 Cost of Wind Energy Review Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap

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NREL: Geothermal Technologies - Publications  

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Publications Publications NREL's geothermal team develops publications, including technical reports and conference papers, about geothermal resource assessments, market and policy analysis, and geothermal research and development (R&D) activities. In addition to the selected documents available below, you can find resources on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Program Web site or search the NREL Publications Database. For additional geothermal documents, including those published since 1970, please visit the Office of Science and Technology Information Geothermal Legacy Collection. Policymakers' Guidebooks Five steps to effective policy. Geothermal Applications Market and Policy Analysis Program Activities R&D Activities Geothermal Applications

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NREL: Wind Research - Projects  

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Projects Projects NREL's wind energy research and development projects focus on reducing the cost of wind technology and expanding access to wind energy sites. Our specialized technical expertise, comprehensive design and analysis tools, and unique testing facilities help industry overcome challenges to bringing new wind technology to the marketplace. Some of these success stories are described in NREL's Wind R&D Success Stories. We also work closely with universities and other national laboratories supporting fundamental research in wind technologies, including aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, and material sciences essential in the development of new blade technologies and advanced controls, power electronics, and testing to further refine drivetrain topology.

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NREL Spectrum of Innovation  

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There are many voices calling for a future of abundant clean energy. The choices are difficult and the challenges daunting. How will we get there? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory integrates the entire spectrum of innovation including fundamental science, market relevant research, systems integration, testing and validation, commercialization and deployment. The innovation process at NREL is interdependent and iterative. Many scientific breakthroughs begin in our own laboratories, but new ideas and technologies come to NREL at any point along the innovation spectrum to be validated and refined for commercial use.

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liberia-NREL Biomass Resource Assessment | Open Energy Information  

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Liberia-NREL Biomass Resource Assessment Liberia-NREL Biomass Resource Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Liberia Biomass Resource Assessment Name Liberia Biomass Resource Assessment Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Focus Area Biomass Topics Resource assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Dataset, Maps, Software/modeling tools Website http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy09o Country Liberia Western Africa References Assessment of Biomass Resources in Liberia [1] Abstract This study was conducted to estimate the biomass resources currently and potentially available in the country and evaluate their contribution for power generation and the production of transportation fuels

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NREL: Energy Analysis Home Page  

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Examples of NREL Analysis Impacts Examples of NREL Analysis Impacts Resource Assessment Electric Sector Integration Jobs and Economic Competitiveness Geospatial Analysis Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Analysis of Project Finance Analysis at NREL aims to increase the understanding of the current and future interactions and roles of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, environmental impacts, and infrastructure. NREL analysis, data, and tools inform decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application. Learn more about NREL's analysis by downloading Realizing a Clean Energy Future: Highlights of NREL Analysis . Featured Analysis Realizing a Clean Energy Future: Highlights of NREL Analysis (Brochure) Status and Trends in the Green Power Market (2012 Data)

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NREL | OpenEI Community  

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NREL NREL Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 5 August, 2013 - 13:18 Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap featured on NREL Now geothermal NREL OpenEI regulatory roadmap Navigating the complex system of federal and state regulations to secure project approvals is one of the biggest hurdles geothermal power developers face-but not if they've got a map outlining every twist and turn. Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 26 June, 2013 - 09:17 NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data campus databus energy meter data NREL OpenEI Tool The Energy Databus began as a project aimed at addressing campus energy consumption and tracking issues at NREL. Now, with the ability to store large amounts of data, some of which measured by the second, along with

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Western Wind Dataset  

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Western Wind Dataset Western Wind Dataset Here you will find information about the Western Wind Dataset, including the methodology used to develop the dataset, the accuracy of the data, site selection, and power output. Alert! Important Note Obtain the Western Wind Dataset This dataset was originally created for the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study. These data are modeled data and not actual measured data. Learn more about the datasets including the similarities and differences between the Eastern and Western datasets and the differences from the NREL state wind maps. Methodology 3TIER created the Western Dataset with oversight and assistance from NREL. Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models were used to essentially recreate the historical weather for the western U.S. for 2004, 2005, and 2006. The

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NREL: Electricity Integration Research Home Page  

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Photo of power lines with sky and clouds in the background. Photo of power lines with sky and clouds in the background. Electricity integration at NREL enables renewable energy technologies to be fully integrated into the planning and operations of the grid-from ultra-high-voltage transmission systems to medium- and low-voltage distribution grids. The U.S. electric power system is undergoing significant changes in how electricity is produced and delivered to customers. Reduced costs and new requirements are increasing the amount of variable renewable energy that is being integrated into the power system. Smart Grid technologies that add communications and control to the grid are also changing the way the electric power system operates. Distributed Grid Integration Research Distributed grid integration R&D at NREL focuses on solar photovoltaic

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NREL: Energy Analysis: Impacts of Conventional Generators  

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Impacts on Conventional Generators Impacts on Conventional Generators Impacts of Renewable Electricity Generation on Efficiency and Emissions of Conventional Generators With increasing penetration of wind and solar generation, conventional fossil-fired power plants may be required to adjust their output level, start up, or shut down more frequently to accommodate the variability and uncertainty of these technologies. These operational changes can negatively impact plant efficiency and emissions. NREL's analyses are focused on understanding and quantifying the emissions and costs associated with these operational changes. NREL's impacts of renewable electricity generation on conventional generators analyses show that: While the emissions impacts of generator cycling and part-loading can be significant (e.g., combined cycle generators), these impacts are

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NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons (NPC-2003), September 22 - October 3, 2003, Golden, Colorado  

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NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons (NPCs) are held annually at the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) in Golden, Colorado. Open to all pyrheliometer owner/operators, the NPC provides an opportunity to determine the unique WRR transfer factor for each participating pyrheliometer.

Stoffel, T.; Reda, I.; Wilcox, S.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons (NPC1999), October 4-10, 1999, Golden, Colorado  

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NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons (NPCs) are held annually at the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) in Golden, Colorado. Open to all pyrheliometer owner/operators, the NPC provides an opportunity to determine the unique WRR transfer factor for each participating pyrheliometer.

Reda, I.; Stoffel, T.; Wilcox, S.

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: NEWS - Features  

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Raise the Roof on Solar Energy Colorado's largest school district leads by combining solar panels with solar curriculum. New Tool Makes Saving Electricity Easier New Tool...

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Sandia National Laboratories: NREL  

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Systems Evaluation Laboratory (PSEL), Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter, SunShot, Systems Analysis The solar industry is now more than 60% of the way toward achieving...

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A review of the solar city concept and methods to assess rooftop solar electric potential, with an illustrative application to the city of Seoul  

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A review of the solar city concept and methods to assess rooftop solar electric potential Nam Kim b a Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), 278 Graham Hall, University of Delaware 2014 Keywords: Solar city Photovoltaics Built environment Solar energy Peak shaving Urban solar

Delaware, University of

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting  

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NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting Facilities NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting Facilities Issue 4 Print Version Share this resource NREL's Energy Systems Integration Supporting Facilities Five recently constructed facilities prove clean technology performance for tomorrow's energy systems. A photo of the Energy Systems Integration Facility at NREL. Enlarge image NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility opened in December, 2012. Photo by Dennis Schroeder The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognizes energy systems integration's (ESI) growing importance in designing and managing the energy systems of the near future. A major factor in understanding systems integration issues and solutions is developing research facilities that can evaluate new technologies in a full-system context. To that end, several of

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NREL: News - Two New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research  

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Two New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research Two New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research Scientists will join 10 others as part of the laboratory's top advisory council August 5, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently named Dr. Maria Ghirardi and Dr. Angelo Mascarenhas to its Research Fellows Council, the laboratory's top advisory council comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers. Along with the 10 current members of the Research Fellows Council, Dr. Ghirardi and Dr. Mascarenhas will advise NREL executive management on the strategic direction of science and technology research at the laboratory. Dr. Maria Ghirardi Dr. Ghirardi is a principal scientist at NREL, a research associate professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and a Renewable and Sustainable

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Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Minigrid Development in Rural India  

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The goal of this report is to inform investors about the potential of solar minigrid technologies to serve India's rural market. Under the US-India Energy Dialogue, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is supporting the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)'s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in performing a business-case and policy-oriented analysis on the deployment of solar minigrids in India. The JNNSM scheme targets the development of 2GW of off-grid solar power by 2022 and provides large subsidies to meet this target. NREL worked with electricity capacity and demand data supplied by the Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA) from Leh District, to develop a technical approach for solar minigrid development. Based on the NREL-developed, simulated solar insolation data for the city of Leh, a 250-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system can produce 427,737 kWh over a 12-month period. The business case analysis, based on several different scenarios and JNNSM incentives shows the cost of power ranges from Rs. 6.3/kWh (US$0.126) to Rs. 9/kWh (US$0.18). At these rates, solar power is a cheaper alternative to diesel. An assessment of the macro-environment elements--including political, economic, environmental, social, and technological--was also performed to identify factors that may impact India?s energy development initiatives.

Thirumurthy, N.; Harrington, L.; Martin, D.; Thomas, L.; Takpa, J.; Gergan, R.

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

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km for km for Sri Lanka from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating 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 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 direct normal (DNI) GIS data at 40km resolution for  

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40km resolution for 40km resolution for Bangladesh from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly Average Solar Resource for 2-axis tracking concentrating collectors for Bangladesh. (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 global horizontal (GHI) GIS data at 40km resolution for  

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40km resolution for 40km resolution for Bangladesh from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Monthly average solar resource for horizontal flat-plate collectors for Bangladesh. (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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NREL: Innovation Impact - Analysis  

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Analysis Menu Home Home Solar Solar Wind Wind Analysis Analysis Bioenergy Bioenergy Buildings Buildings Transportation Transportation Manufacturing Manufacturing Energy Systems...

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations | Department of  

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations April 19, 2011 - 5:17pm Addthis At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder David Moore Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations | Department of  

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations April 19, 2011 - 5:17pm Addthis At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder David Moore Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Project Profile: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential...  

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with its baseline solar tower configuration, which is well represented by the System Advisor Model template for a 100-MW solar tower. This mature system-level design is the...

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Discrepancies in the Prediction of Solar Wind using Potential Field Source Surface Model: An  

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expansion near the Sun and the solar wind speed observed at earth was first noted by Levine, AltschulerDiscrepancies in the Prediction of Solar Wind using Potential Field Source Surface Model between the magnetic flux tube expansion factor (FTE) at the source surface and the solar wind speed

Zhao, Xuepu

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Electroabsorption measurements and built-in potentials in amorphous silicongermanium solar cells  

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-1130 S. Guha and J. Yang United Solar Systems Corporation, 1100 West Maple Road, Troy, Michigan 48084Electroabsorption measurements and built-in potentials in amorphous silicon­germanium solar cells J spectra in n-i-p solar cells with hydrogenated amorphous silicon­germanium alloy absorber layers. At lower

Schiff, Eric A.

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INTEGRATION OF HELIOCLIM-1 DATABASE INTO PV-GIS TO ESTIMATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA  

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INTEGRATION OF HELIOCLIM-1 DATABASE INTO PV-GIS TO ESTIMATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA T, the proper configuration of a PV system depends on the knowledge of solar resource, which, although generally service. The PV-GIS approach makes it possible to enhance the spatial resolution of the solar radiation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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NREL: News - NREL Names Santiago Grijalva Director for Power Systems  

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013 013 NREL Names Santiago Grijalva Director for Power Systems Engineering July 1, 2013 Today, the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a key hire to lead its Power Systems Engineering Center. Santiago Grijalva comes to NREL with both industry and academic experience, most recently from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he held the position of Georgia Power Distinguished Professor and Strategic Energy Institute Associate Director for Electricity. As part of the Energy Systems Integration team at NREL, Dr. Grijalva will provide leadership to develop the strategic direction of the Power Systems Engineering Center, enhance technical capabilities and steward core competencies that advance electric power technologies. He will also lead

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NREL: News - NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations  

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lab's greatest innovations from the past year during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony. The event also celebrated NREL's commercialization and...

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NREL Algal Biofuels Projects and Partnerships (Brochure), NREL...  

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techno-economic analysis, and analytical method harmonization. Optimization of Biogas Production from Algal Residues via Anaerobic Digestion NREL, together with Washington...

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention  

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pollution prevention programs support the goal of near-zero waste through NREL's 4R philosophy, composting, the chemical management system and excess chemical inventory, and our...

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NREL: News - NREL's Industry Growth Forum Brings Together Energy...  

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energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. For a list of participating companies and sponsors, please visit...

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - A Closer Look: NREL and Buildings...  

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private sector commercial building owners with tools, resources, and expertise to address energy challenges. In residential buildings, NREL researchers explore energy efficiency...

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NREL: Wind Research - NREL Supports Innovative Offshore Wind...  

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NREL Supports Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects Demonstration Projects Eligible for up to 46.7M Additional Funding An offshore wind turbine floating off the coast of...

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - NREL Joins Initiative to...  

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opportunities in an emerging industry. As a national leader in vehicle power electronics thermal management and reliability R&D, NREL's research in this area focuses on improved...

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NREL: About NREL - U.S. Department of Energy Programs  

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technologies to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil, improve our air quality, and support rural economies. Learn more about NREL's Bioenergy Research Program. For...

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NREL: Education Center - Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour  

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the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is held the third Friday...

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NREL: Wind Research - NREL/DOE Develop Collaboration with Japan...  

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(DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently traveled to Japan to develop a collaborative relationship between U.S. and Japanese offshore wind...

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges  

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Peregrine supercomputer. Enlarge image "Big data" is playing an increasing role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid. NREL's...

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NREL: News - NREL, Sandia Team to Improve Hydrogen Fueling Infrastruct...  

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led by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories will support H2USA, a public-private partnership co-launched by...

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NREL Sheds Light on Integration Costs of Variable Generation and  

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, such as wind and solar energy, provide benefits such as reduced environmental impact, lack of fuel consumptionNREL Sheds Light on Integration Costs of Variable Generation and Cost-Causation Integration costs are generally manageable, but calculating costs is challenging. Renewable energy generation sources

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NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons: 22 September - 3 October 2008  

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NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons (NPCs) are held annually at the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) in Golden, Colorado. Open to all pyrheliometer owner/operators, the NPC provides an opportunity to determine the unique WRR transfer factor for each participating pyrheliometer. This paper reports on the results of NPC-2008, which was scheduled from September 22 to October 3, 2008.

Stoffel, T.; Reda, I.

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Shell Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name Shell Solar Place The Hague, Netherlands Zip 2501 AN Sector Solar Product Shell Solar is developing non-crystalline PV technology, notably CIS, following the sale of nearly all its crystalline silicon PV operations to SolarWorld in early 2006. References Shell Solar[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Uses NREL Research Facilities Partnering Center within NREL National Center for Photovoltaics Partnership Year 2006 LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Shell Solar is a company located in The Hague, Netherlands . References ↑ "Shell Solar" Retrieved from

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NREL: Library - Visiting the Library  

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Visiting the Library Visiting the Library Lending Policy The NREL Library will lend material to outside requesters via their local library's Interlibrary Loan Services. Visitors may not borrow from our collection directly. The NREL Library comprises the main Library in Golden, Colorado and the Wind Technical Library at the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. The NREL Library comprises the main Library in Golden, Colorado and the Wind Technical Library at the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. NREL Library 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401-3305 Phone: 303-275-4215 Visiting Procedures Library hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call the Information Desk at 303-275-4215 before visiting either branch. Visitors to NREL must be badged and escorted. To visit the main NREL

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NREL: Transportation Research - Power Electronics and Electric...  

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decreasing costs. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL's power electronics and electric machines research focuses on systems for electric-drive vehicles (EDVs) that...

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NREL: Wind Research - Regional Test Centers  

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in 2009. DOE and NREL are subsidizing the certification testing of two small wind turbines at each RTC. In addition, NREL is providing technical assistance as needed during...

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Fuels Performance  

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about related NREL biomass research projects that focus on converting renewable biomass feedstocks into transportation fuels, chemicals, and products. Facilities NREL conducts...

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NREL Technology Partnerships: Fiscal Year 2014  

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in duration. NREL TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS: FISCAL YEAR 2014 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) works with hundreds of partners within industry, government,...

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NREL: Water Power Research - Working with Us  

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Working with Us NREL works with industry in a public-private contracting environment to research, design, and build advanced water power technologies. NREL's National Wind...

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NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - Publications  

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and fact sheets. The following online resources provide publications about hydrogen and fuel cell R&D. NREL Publications Database The NREL publications database offers a wide...

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Enhancement of Solar Energy Representation in the GCAM Model  

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The representation of solar technologies in a research version of the GCAM (formerly MiniCAM) integrated assessment model have been enhanced to add technologies, improve the underlying data, and improve the interaction with the rest of the model. We find that the largest potential impact from the inclusion of thermal Concentrating Solar Power plants, which supply a substantial portion of electric generation in sunny regions of the world. Drawing on NREL research, domestic Solar Hot Water technologies have also been added in the United States region where this technology competes with conventional electric and gas technologies. PV technologies are as implemented in the CCTP scenarios, drawing on NREL cost curves for the United States, extrapolated to other world regions using a spatial analysis of population and solar resources.

Smith, Steven J.; Volke, April C.; Delgado Arias, Sabrina

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Clayton Barrows  

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E-mail: clayton.barrows@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Power system modeling Primary research interests Power and energy systems Complex system optimization Network science...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Maureen Hand  

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maureen.hand@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Active control systems for utility-scale wind turbines Advanced control systems Numerical modeling and control system design Assessing...

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NREL: Buildings Research - Residential Capabilities  

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Residential Capabilities Photo showing a row of homes in the distance. The NREL Residential Buildings group is an innovative, multidisciplinary team focused on accelerating the...

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2009 NREL Environmental Performance Report  

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the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's Oil Inspection Section. NREL has two tanks larger than 660 gallons on the STM site that are registered with the Colorado...

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Technology Acceleration  

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assistance to federal and private industry to help address market barriers to sustainable energy technologies. Learn more about NREL's work in the following areas:...

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NREL: Learning - Geothermal Energy Basics  

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buildings. NREL helps advance technologies for the following geothermal applications: Heat pumps - Using the Earth's shallow ground temperature for heating and cooling....

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NREL: Biomass Research - Michael Resch  

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improve the hydrolysis efficiency of cellulase and hemicellulase enzyme digestion of biomass. This work will help NREL lower the industrial cost of lignocellulosic enzyme...

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NREL: Energy Systems Integration - Events  

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and future challenges. Photo of the courtyard and two surrounding building wings of the Energy Systems Integration Facility. NREL's Energy Systems Integration Seminar Series...

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Projects  

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Projects NREL's transmission integration projects provide data and models that help utilities and policymakers make informed decisions about the integration of variable generation,...

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NREL: Business Opportunities Home Page  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) offers numerous procurement opportunities to help commercialize renewable energy technologies and to supply the lab with essential...

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Ben Maples  

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G.; Maples, B.; Meadows, B.; Hand, M.; Musial, W.; Elkington, C.; Clayton, J. (2012). Offshore Wind Plant Balance-of-Station Cost Drivers and Sensitivities (Poster). NREL...

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NREL: Transportation Research - Fuels Performance  

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about related NREL biomass research projects that focus on converting renewable biomass feedstocks into transportation fuels, chemicals, and products. For more information, see...

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NREL: Transportation Research - Success Stories  

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Stories NREL understands real-world factors impacting industry and consumer adoption of sustainable transportation solutions, resulting in an impressive record of breaking down...

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RECIPIENT:NREl  

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DEPARTIVIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION PROJECT TITLE : Shuttle Service to South Golden Road RTD Bus Stop Page I of2 STATE: CO Funding Opportunity Announcement Number PrCH::uremcnt Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number NREL-11-010 0 Based on my review orthe information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A),1 have made the following determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: DOE/EA- 1440-5-1 Final Supplement to Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NRElJ 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: Technology Transfer - Events  

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Events Events February 2014 NASEO Energy Outlook Conference February 4 - 7, 2014 Washington , DC Add to calendar 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? 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? Submit We value your feedback. Thanks! We've received your feedback. Something went wrong. Please try again later. 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. NREL U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Ombuds  

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Technology Transfer Ombuds Technology Transfer Ombuds NREL's Technology Transfer Ombuds offers an informal process to help resolve issues and concerns regarding the laboratory's technology partnership, patent, and licensing activities. As a designated neutral party, our ombuds provides confidential, resolution-focused services. Through the ombuds process, we encourage collaborative techniques such as mediation to facilitate the speedy and low-cost resolution of complaints and disputes, when appropriate. The NREL Ombuds does not: Handle contract negotiation or other legal issues Act as a decision maker or draw conclusions Investigate or make formal recommendations on findings of fact. The ombuds also does not replace, override, or influence formal review or appeal mechanisms, or serve as an intermediary when legal action is

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NREL: Energy Analysis - News  

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Bookmark and Share Bookmark and Share News The Energy Analysis at NREL newsletter highlights the lab's analysts and analysis activities in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are having an impact on U.S. energy goals. The newsletter features recent publications and websites, updates to our models and tools, and staff activities. You can subscribe to receive the newsletter monthly by email. December 2013 NREL Analysis: Making an Impact A graphic showing the cover design for the Realizing a Clean Energy Future brochure. In Hawaiian mythology, Maui set out to lasso the sun in order to capture its energy. He succeeded. That may have been the most dramatic leap forward in clean energy systems that the world has known. Until now. Today, profound energy system transformation is underway. A combination of forces