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  1. National Wind Technology Center | NREL

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    Center The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is about 5 miles south of Boulder, Colorado. The cities of Louisville and Broomfield are nearby. The NWTC is approximately 37 miles northwest of Denver International Airport. Please note that the NWTC is not located at the main NREL facility in Golden, Colorado; it is approximately 25 miles north of Golden. View Larger Map National Wind Technology Center Site Entrance Building - Boulder 18200 Highway 128 Boulder, CO 80303 303-384-6900 GPS

  2. NREL: National Wind Technology Center Home Page

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    NREL: National Wind Technology Center National Wind Technology Center The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. The NWTC advances the development of innovative land-based and offshore wind energy technologies through its research and testing facilities. Researchers draw on years of experience and their wealth of expertise in fluid dynamics and structural testing to also advance marine and hydrokinetic water power

  3. Wind Energy at NREL's National Wind Technology Center

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    2016-07-12

    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.

  4. NREL: Technology Deployment - National Collegiate Wind Competition

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    National Collegiate Wind Competition The National Collegiate Wind Competition, managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a forum for undergraduate college students of multiple disciplines to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building, and testing a wind turbine to perform according to a customized market data-derived business plan; and increase their knowledge of wind industry barriers. Successful teams will gain and then demonstrate

  5. Blade Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Presentation)

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    Hughes, S.

    2010-07-20

    Presentation of Blade Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center for the 2010 Sandia National Laboratories Blade Testing Workshop.

  6. National Wind Technology Center - Local Information | NREL

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    Center - Local Information This page provides information for travelers visiting the National Wind Technology Center. Transportation There is no public transportation to the National Wind Technology Center. Please note that the NWTC is not located at the main NREL facility in Golden, Colorado; it is approximately 25 miles north of Golden. Visit the Denver International Airport site to find: Car rental agencies Shuttle services, and Ground transportation options, including shuttles, taxicabs, and

  7. NREL Releases Estimate of National Offshore Wind Energy Potential - News

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    Releases | NREL Releases Estimate of National Offshore Wind Energy Potential September 10, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces the release of a new report that assesses the electricity generating potential of offshore wind resources in the United States. According to the Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States, 4,150 gigawatts of potential wind turbine nameplate capacity (maximum turbine capacity) from offshore

  8. NREL: Wind Research - NREL and Sandia National Laboratories to...

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    Sandia National Laboratories to Sharpen Wind Farm Turbine Controls A meteorological tower in the background, one wind turbine in the front, and one turbine to the right. A view ...

  9. NREL: Wind Research - NREL and Clemson University Put Wind Turbine...

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    NREL and Clemson University Put Wind Turbine Drivetrains to the Test A photo of a large dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL's 5-megawatt dynamometer test...

  10. NREL's National Wind Technology Center Director Named ASME Fellow

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    National Wind Technology Center Director Named ASME Fellow For more information contact: Terry Monrad, (303) 275-4096 Golden, Colo., January 25, 1996 -- Dr. Robert W. Thresher, director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), will receive the grade of Fellow from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in ceremonies Jan. 29, 1996, in Houston, Texas. The NWTC, part of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), conducts research on advanced wind

  11. Market Acceleration | Wind | NREL

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    NREL's team also offers energy and economic analysis, maps, forecasting, workforce development, and education. An aerial photo of three wind turbines at the National Wind ...

  12. 2006 News | Wind | NREL

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    6 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. December 14, 2006 NREL and Xcel Energy Dedicate Wind-Powered Hydrogen Generator DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Xcel Energy dedicated a new system to convert wind power into hydrogen on December 14th. The system, located at NREL's National Wind Technology Center, links two wind turbines to devices called electrolyzers, which pass the electricity through water to split the liquid into hydrogen and oxygen.

  13. NREL: Wind Research - National Wind Technology Center Map

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    National Wind Technology Center Map Explore the interactive graphic below to learn about the National Wind Technology Center's facilities and associated capabilities. Click on the ...

  14. NREL Software Models Performance of Wind Plants (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications helps optimize layouts and controls of wind plant arrays. In 2014, researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched the Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA), a coupled open-source software package and framework that allows users to inves- tigate effects of weather patterns, turbulence, and complex terrain on the performance of wind turbines and plants. SOWFA simulates fluid dynam- ics on scales from regional weather to turbine

  15. Wind Integration Datasets from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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    The Wind Integration Datasets provide time-series wind data for 2004, 2005, and 2006. They are intended to be used by energy professionals such as transmission planners, utility planners, project developers, and university researchers, helping them to perform comparisons of sites and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants. NREL cautions that the information from modeled data may not match wind resource information shown on NREL;s state wind maps as they were created for different purposes and using different methodologies.

  16. NREL and Sandia National Laboratories to Sharpen Wind Farm Turbine Controls

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    | Wind | NREL and Sandia National Laboratories to Sharpen Wind Farm Turbine Controls April 1, 2016 Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working to make the "brains" of a wind farm smarter and more efficient. Senior Research Engineer Paul Fleming along with Postdoctoral Researcher Pieter Gebraad and a team from the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL have designed control systems-the brains-which coordinate the controllers

  17. NWTC Collaborative Increases Gearbox Reliability and Helps Reduce Cost of Wind Energy; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-07-01

    A collaborative at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability and lowers the cost of wind energy.

  18. NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Wind Integration National...

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    of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, and ... Principles for Integration Studies Glossary News Did you find what you needed? ...

  19. 2007 News | Wind | NREL

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    7 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. June 27, 2007 U.S., Danish laboratories to cooperate on wind energy research NREL and Denmark's Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), have signed an agreement to cooperate closely on improving wind energy technologies. June 25, 2007 Large Wind Turbine Blade Test Facilities to be in Mass., Texas NREL will work with consortiums from Texas and Massachusetts to design, build and operate new facilities to

  20. NREL: Wind Research - Grid Integration

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    view of electrical power towers combined with wind machines. Photo Illustration by Raymond David NREL At the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), partners can study the ...

  1. Impacts | Wind | NREL

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    Impacts Read about NREL's impacts on innovations in wind energy research. Photo of four men in hard hats standing on top of a large wind turbine overlooking several other wind turbines in the distance. Fact Sheets Wind Energy Benefits thumbnail Wind Energy Benefits Screenshot of the cover of the national wind technology brochure. 35 Years of Innovation: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impact Model thumbnail JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impact

  2. 2009 News | Wind | NREL

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    9 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. September 14, 2009 IEA Wind Energy 2008 Annual Report Now Available for Free Download The IEA Annual Report for 2008 provides the latest information on wind industries in 20 International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind member countries. August 26, 2009 NWTC Installs Multimegawatt Research Turbines NREL's National Wind Technology Center installed the first of two multimegawatt wind turbines last week to be used for research to advance

  3. Contact Us | Wind | NREL

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    Contact Us Contact us to learn more about the wind energy research and development program at NREL. Research and Development Efforts Contact kelly.yaker@nrel.gov Partnering with NREL Contact brian.smith@nrel.gov

  4. NREL Studies Wind Farm Aerodynamics to Improve Siting (Fact Sheet), Innovation Impact: Wind, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Studies Wind Farm Aerodynamics to Improve Siting NREL researchers are using advanced remote sensing instruments and high- performance computing to understand atmospheric turbulence and turbine wake behavior-a key to improving wind turbine design and siting within wind farms. As turbines and wind farms grow in size, they create bigger wakes and present more complex challenges to wind turbine and wind farm designers and operators. NREL researchers have confirmed through both observation and

  5. Domestic Wind Energy Workforce; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Tegen, Suzanne

    2015-07-30

    A robust workforce is essential to growing domestic wind manufacturing capabilities. NREL researchers conducted research to better understand today's domestic wind workforce, projected needs for the future, and how existing and new education and training programs can meet future needs. This presentation provides an overview of this research and the accompanying industry survey, as well as the Energy Department's Career Maps, Jobs & Economic Development Impacts models, and the Wind for Schools project.

  6. NREL: Wind Research - NREL's Wind Technology Patents Boost Efficiency...

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    NREL's Wind Technology Patents Boost Efficiency and Lower Costs March 22, 2013 Wind energy research conducted at the National Wind technology Center (NWTC) at the U.S. Department ...

  7. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    6 December 14, 2006 NREL and Xcel Energy Dedicate Wind-Powered Hydrogen Generator DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Xcel Energy dedicated a new system to ...

  8. NREL: Wind Research - News

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    Wind Technology Center at NREL provides a number of wind news sources to help you stay up-to-date with its activities, research, and new developments. NREL Wind News See...

  9. NREL: Learning - National Wind Technology Center Video (Text...

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    The video opens with spinning blades of wind turbines and the National Renewable Energy ... The video shows an offshore wind farm, with several turbines spinning over the ocean. ...

  10. Mexico-NREL Wind Resource Assessments | Open Energy Information

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    NREL Wind Resource Assessments Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mexico-NREL Initiatives Name Mexico-NREL Initiatives AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy...

  11. Research Staff | Wind | NREL

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    Research Staff Learn more about the expertise and technical skills of the wind energy research team and staff at NREL by reading their biographical information. Photo of Daniel Laird Daniel Laird Center Director Dr. Daniel Laird is director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Laird also serves as an executive committee member of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmosphere to Electrons Wind Plant Optimization Initiative and provides leadership in the focus areas of high-fidelity

  12. Wind LCA Harmonization (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Not Available

    2013-06-01

    NREL recently led the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Harmonization Project, a study that provides more exact estimates of GHG emissions for renewable and conventional generation, clarifying inconsistent and conflicting estimates in the published literature, and reducing uncertainty. This involved a systematic review and harmonization of life cycle assessment (LCA) literature of utility-scale wind power systems in order to determine the causes of life cycle greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and, where possible, reduce variability in GHG estimates.

  13. Offshore Wind Research | Wind | NREL

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    A photo of several rows of wind turbines standing in the ocean with the sun overhead. Capabilities NREL's offshore wind turbine research capabilities focus on critical areas that ...

  14. NREL: Wind Research - Publications

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    Publications The NREL wind research program develops publications about its R&D projects, accomplishments, and goals in wind energy technologies. Here you will find links to some ...

  15. NREL and Alstom Celebrate Wind Turbine Installation - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL and Alstom Celebrate Wind Turbine Installation 3 MW, 60 Hz Alstom ECO 100 Now Fully Operational at National Wind Technology Center April 26, 2011 Golden, Colo., April 26, 2011 - Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with officials from Alstom, today commemorated the successful installation and full capacity operation of a 3 megawatt Alstom ECO 100 wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. This event

  16. The National Wind Energy Skills Assessment and Preparing for the Future Wind Workforce; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Tegen, Suzanne

    2015-07-10

    A robust workforce is essential to growing domestic wind manufacturing capabilities. This presentation provides an overview of an NREL analysis of wind-focused education at American colleges and universities. The second part of the presentation discusses DOE/NREL workforce-related projects, such as the Wind Career Map, the Collegiate Wind Competition, and the Wind for Schools project.

  17. 2014 News | Wind | NREL

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    4 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. November 12, 2014 NREL Research Facilitates Several Multi-Party Collaborations in Advanced Controls NREL's two Advanced Controls Research Turbines are providing the basis for several collaborative research projects involving multiple partners to advance the state-of-the-art wind turbine controls. November 6, 2014 NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind Technology for Statoil NREL engineers traveled to Oslo, Norway, to meet with

  18. NREL | National Nuclear Security Administration

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  19. NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Wind Research

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    NREL's Offshore Wind Testing Capabilities 35 years of wind turbine testing experience ... Testing Applying 35 years of wind turbine testing expertise, NREL has developed ...

  20. Wind | NREL

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    Wind Wind The U.S. wind energy industry continued its strong growth in 2015, adding new generating capacity faster than any other source of electricity generation. Get the latest update on the state of the industry in our 2015 Wind Market Reports. The U.S. wind energy industry continued its strong growth in 2015, adding new generating capacity faster than any other source of electricity generation. Get the latest update on the state of the industry in our 2015 Wind Market Reports. The United

  1. NREL: Wind Research - Testing

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    Testing Photo of a large wind turbine blade sticking out of the structural testing ... Power performance, noise, loads, and power quality testing: NREL is one of only two ...

  2. United States Supports Distributed Wind Technology Improvements; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Sinclair, Karin

    2015-06-15

    This presentation provides information on the activities conducted through the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), initiated in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and executed through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support the distributed wind industry. The CIP provides research and development funding and technical support to improve distributed wind turbine technology and increase the competitiveness of U.S. small and midsize wind turbine manufacturers. Through this project, DOE/NREL assists U.S. manufacturers to lower the levelized cost of energy of wind turbines through component improvements, manufacturing process upgrades, and turbine testing. Ultimately, this support is expected to lead to turbine certification through testing to industry-recognized wind turbine performance and safety standards.

  3. National Wind Technology Center to Debut New Dynamometer (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    New test facility will be used to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation wind energy technologies. This fall, the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will open a new dynamometer test facility. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new facility will offer wind industry engineers a unique opportunity to conduct a wide range of tests on the

  4. Capacity Value of Wind Plants and Overview of U.S. Experience (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Capacity Value of Wind Plants and Overview of U.S. Experience PSCC Michael Milligan, Ph.D. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Stockholm, Sweden Aug 22, 2011 NREL/PR-5000-52856 Composite photo created by NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Integration Issues in the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future U.S. Experience Overview * Overview of U.S. Wind status and the interconnected system; * Integration studies and key

  5. 2015 News | Wind | NREL

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    5 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. December 17, 2015 Inventive Thinkers at NREL Reach Record Number Researchers register ideas on everything from wave power to methane use. December 9, 2015 2014 Data Book Shows Increased Use of Renewable Electricity The 2014 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 15.5 percent of total installed capacity and 13.5 percent of total electricity generation. Published annually by the National Renewable

  6. NREL: Innovation Impact - Wind

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    Wind Energy Menu Home Home Solar Solar Wind Wind Analysis Analysis Bioenergy Bioenergy Buildings Buildings Transportation Transportation Manufacturing Manufacturing Energy Systems Integration Energy Systems Integration Wind turbines must withstand powerful aerodynamic forces unlike any other propeller-drive machines. Close NREL's work with industry has improved the efficiency and durability of turbine blades and gearboxes. Innovations include: Specialized airfoils Variable-speed turbines

  7. Distributed Wind Research | Wind | NREL

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    an introduction to distributed wind projects and a brief overview of topics to consider when developing a distributed wind energy ordinance. Distributed Wind Ordinances Photo from Byers and Renier Construction, NREL 18820 Distributed Wind Ordinances The U.S. Department of Energy defines distributed wind projects as: (a) The use of wind turbines, on- or off-grid, at homes, farms and ranches, businesses, public and industrial facilities, or other sites to offset all or a portion of the local

  8. Research | Wind | NREL

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    Research During the past 35 years of wind research and development, NREL has pioneered many of the components and systems that have taken wind energy technologies to new heights. Through its expertise and one-of-a-kind assets, the research performed at NREL has become a guiding force, advancing wind technologies from initial concepts to deployment. A photo of six megawatt-scale wind turbines at various heights on a flat field. Land-Based Wind A photo of a singular wind turbine on a yellow

  9. Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Draxl, Caroline; Hodge, Bri-Mathias

    2015-07-14

    A webinar about the Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit was presented by Bri-Mathias Hodge and Caroline Draxl on July 14, 2015. It was hosted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The toolkit is a grid integration data set that contains meteorological and power data at a 5-minute resolution across the continental United States for 7 years and hourly power forecasts.

  10. 2013 News | Wind | NREL

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    RSS Learn about RSS. December 2, 2013 NREL and EPRI Actively Embrace Active Power Control Systems for Wind Power The Second Workshop on Active Power Control (APC) cohosted by the ...

  11. NREL Wind Turbine Design Codes Certified - News Releases | NREL

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    Wind Turbine Design Codes Certified August 2, 2005 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that its wind turbine design codes-termed FAST and ADAMS-can now be used for worldwide turbine certification. Through a joint effort by the NREL and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) of Hamburg, Germany, the world's foremost certifying body for wind turbines, both codes were approved for calculating onshore wind turbine loads for design and

  12. NREL Assesses National Design Standards for Offshore Wind (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-06-01

    Report summarizes regulations, standards, and guidelines for the design and operation of offshore wind projects in the United States.

  13. Structural Testing Laboratory | Wind | NREL

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    Structural Testing Laboratory NREL's structural test facilities enable the characterization and validation of wind turbine blades and components. A photo of a wind turbine blade inside a testing room with sensors mounted to the surface of the blade. The extreme operating loads experienced by blades during field operation and accelerated fatigue lifetime loading can be simulated and tested in one of three laboratories at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Facilities are capable of

  14. NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC): M2 Tower; Boulder, Colorado (Data)

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    Jager, D.; Andreas, A.

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs. NREL's Measurement and Instrument Data Center provides data from NWTC's M2 tower which are derived from instruments mounted on or near an 82 meter (270 foot) meteorological tower located at the western edge of the NWTC site and about 11 km (7 miles) west of Broomfield, and approximately 8 km (5 miles) south of Boulder, Colorado. The data represent the mean value of readings taken every two seconds and averaged over one minute. The wind speed and direction are measured at six heights on the tower and air temperature is measured at three heights. The dew point temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, totalized liquid precipitation, and global solar radiation are also available.

  15. NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC): M2 Tower; Boulder, Colorado (Data)

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    Jager, D.; Andreas, A.

    1996-09-24

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs. NREL's Measurement and Instrument Data Center provides data from NWTC's M2 tower which are derived from instruments mounted on or near an 82 meter (270 foot) meteorological tower located at the western edge of the NWTC site and about 11 km (7 miles) west of Broomfield, and approximately 8 km (5 miles) south of Boulder, Colorado. The data represent the mean value of readings taken every two seconds and averaged over one minute. The wind speed and direction are measured at six heights on the tower and air temperature is measured at three heights. The dew point temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, totalized liquid precipitation, and global solar radiation are also available.

  16. Testing Small Wind Turbines at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (Poster)

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    Sinclair, K.; Bowen, A.

    2008-06-01

    WindPower 2008 conference sponsored by AWEA held in Houston, Texas on June 1-4, 2008. This poster describes four small wind electric systems that were tested to IEC and AWEA standards at NREL's NWTC.

  17. NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Wind Turbine Research

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    Offshore Wind Turbine Research Photo of a European offshore wind farm. Photo by Siemens ... NREL's offshore wind turbine research capabilities focus on critical areas that reflect ...

  18. The Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study: Flexibility and High Penetrations of Wind and Solar (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study: Flexibility and High Penetrations of Wind and Solar Aaron Bloom, Aaron Townsend, and David Palchak The National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1 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/PR-6A20-64795 IEEE PES General Meeting Denver, Colorado July 26-30, 2015 2 Simulated dispatch for high solar period in FRCC Simulated

  19. NREL: Wind Research - New NREL Report Showcases Potential of...

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    Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-Walt Musial, Aaron Smith, and Tyler Stehly-released the 2014-2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report, which shows...

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

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    NREL Supports Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects Demonstration Projects Eligible for ... it would fund seven offshore wind demonstration projects as part of an effort to ...

  1. National Wind Technology Center Video (Text Version) | NREL

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    National Renewable Energy Laboratory is at the ... on the plains in front of the mountains. Fort Felker: "It's great to be ... to off-set the site's power consumption. ...

  2. @NWTC Newsletter | Wind | NREL

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    from the Energy Department's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National ... an essential partner for the technical development and deployment of wind and water power. ...

  3. NREL: Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD) Home Page

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    NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD) Wind Research WILD WILD Browse By Reset All Geography Africa (45) Apply Africa filter...

  4. Offshore Wind Resource Characterization | Wind | NREL

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    Wind Resource Characterization NREL scientists and engineers are leading efforts in ... and development, and forecasting that are essential for the development of offshore wind. ...

  5. Testing Small Wind Turbines at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (Poster)

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    Bowen, A.; Huskey, A.; Hur, J.; Jager, D.; van Dam, J.; Smith, J.

    2010-05-01

    Poster presented at the AWEA 2010 conference illustrates NREL's testing of five small wind turbines in the first round of its independent testing project. Tests include power performance, noise, duration, safety and function, and power quality (where applicable).

  6. NREL Report Redefines Wind as a Grid Stabilizer, Not a Liability (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Modeling & Analysis, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Study explores how wind power can support power system reliability, and do so economically. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and University of Colorado, embarked on a comprehensive study to investigate a mitigation strategy that is not often discussed and is in some ways counter- intuitive: the use of wind power to support power system reliability by providing active power control (APC) at fast timescales. Various

  7. NREL Research Puts the Wind at an Industry's Back | Wind | NREL

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    NREL Research Puts the Wind at an Industry's Back August 29, 2016 A wide aerial view of a wind turbine testing site and the landscape surrounding it. One large wind turbine is in the foreground with four other wind turbines behind it, as well as several buildings and met towers. Mountains are in the background Aerial view of NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the base of the foothills just south of

  8. Wind Turbine Testing | Wind | NREL

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    Wind Turbine Testing Photo of a large wind turbine blade sticking out of the structural testing laboratory; it is perpendicular to a building at the National Wind Technology Center. A multimegawatt wind turbine blade extends outside of the structural testing facility at the NWTC. PIX #19010 Testing capabilities at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) support the installation and testing of wind turbines that range in size from 400 watts to 5.0 megawatts. Engineers provide wind industry

  9. Wind Power Siting: Public Acceptance and Land Use; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Tegen, Suzanne

    2015-06-17

    Suzanne Tegen presented this information as part of the June 17, 2015 WINDExchange webinar: Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges III: Public Acceptance and Land Use. This presentation provides an overview of current NREL research related to wind energy deployment considerations, the DOE Wind Vision as it relates to public acceptance and land use, why public acceptance of wind power matters, where the U.S. wind resource is best, and how those rich resource areas overlay with population centers.

  10. NREL Identifies Investments for Wind Turbine Drivetrain Technologies (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    examines current U.S. manufacturing and supply chain capabilities for advanced wind turbine drivetrain technologies. Innovative technologies are helping boost the capacity and operating reliability of conventional wind turbine drivetrains. With the proper manufacturing and supply chain capabilities in place, the United States can better develop and deploy these advanced technologies- increasing the competitiveness of the U.S. wind industry and reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

  11. NREL Enters Wind Energy Research Partnership in Hawaii - News Releases |

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    NREL NREL Enters Wind Energy Research Partnership in Hawaii April 1, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with UPC Wind to establish a Remote Research Affiliate Partner Site at UPC Wind's Kaheawa Wind Farm on Maui. It is the first such partner site for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's wind technology program outside of its base in Colorado. Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle announced the collaborative

  12. NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities...

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    example of how a university and a national laboratory can work together," said Brian Smith, acting center director for the National Wind Technology Center at NREL. "The ...

  13. Wind Turbine Control Systems | Wind | NREL

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    NREL is researching new control methodologies for both land-based wind turbines and offshore wind turbines. A photo of a wind turbine against blue sky with white blades on their ...

  14. NREL Wind Researcher Named IEEE Fellow - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Wind Researcher Named IEEE Fellow January 28, 2010 Dr. Eduard Muljadi, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of IEEE. Each year, after a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for one of the institute's

  15. NREL Announces Partnership Opportunity for Multimegawatt Wind Turbine

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    Drivetrain Testing - News Releases | NREL Announces Partnership Opportunity for Multimegawatt Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing March 23, 2011 Golden, Colo., March 21, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its first call for proposals from wind industry companies interested in forming a partnership with NREL to test a multimegawatt wind turbine drivetrain. The drivetrain will be tested in NREL's new 5 megawatt drivetrain test facility,

  16. Wind Data and Tools | Wind | NREL

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    Wind Data and Tools Learn more about wind energy through these NREL data and tools. A photo of two men silhouetted against a computer-generated simulation with white and blue rows illustrating wind plant aerodynamics. NWTC Information Portal This open-source library houses NREL's wind and water power simulation and modeling software and data, including computer-aided engineering tools and integrated system design and analysis tools. All software is available for download. Wind-Wildlife Impacts

  17. NREL Assesses National Design Standards for Offshore Wind (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Report summarizes regulations, standards, and guidelines for the design and operation of offshore wind projects in the United States. In 2012, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) published its Offshore Compliance Recommended Practices that are based on existing standards (Inter- national Electrotechnical Commission, International Organization for Standardiza- tion, and American Petroleum Institute) and guidelines (American Bureau of Ship- ping and DNV GL). Although the AWEA document

  18. NREL Study: Active Power Control of Wind Turbines Can Improve...

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    Study: Active Power Control of Wind Turbines Can Improve Power Grid Reliability January 20, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with ...

  19. NREL Releases RFP for Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Projects

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    In support of DOE's efforts to further develop distributed wind technology, NREL's National Wind Technology Center has released a Request for Proposal for the following Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Projects on the Federal Business

  20. Computer-Aided Engineering | Wind | NREL

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    Computer-Aided Engineering Illustration of an offshore wind turbine on a barge with an illustration of how the moorings would work. A simulation of a 5-MW wind turbine on an offshore semi-submersible with catenary moorings. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL develops advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools to support the wind and water power industries with state-of-the-art design and analysis capabilities. We have developed many software tools that produce realistic

  1. NREL: Wind Research - NREL Researchers Advance Wind Energy Systems...

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    NREL Researchers Advance Wind Energy Systems Engineering A photo of several round tables with people sitting around them and two screens at the front of the rooms projecting a...

  2. NREL: News - Innovative Utility Takes to the Wind

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    Innovative Utility Takes to the Wind Golden, Colo., July 19, 2002 Waverly Wins National Award Named for NREL's Founding Director Waverly Light and Power, the municipal utility for Waverly, Iowa, which has helped lead the way for wind energy development across the Midwest, has been awarded the 2002 Paul Rappaport Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Award by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL inaugurated the national award this year in celebration

  3. NREL Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary Grid Fault Response |

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    Energy Systems Integration | NREL NREL Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary Grid Fault Response April 1, 2016 Interior of the controllable grid interface test facility, showing a long hallway and shelves full of electronic equipment. The controllable grid interface test facility at the National Wind Technology Center makes it possible to research the effectiveness of wind energy in providing ancillary grid services such as frequency control. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL 27442 Image

  4. NREL Distributes Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Round Four

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    Funding - News Releases | NREL NREL Distributes Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Round Four Funding May 13, 2016 The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE's Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP). The CIP aims to help manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines improve their turbine design and manufacturing processes while reducing costs and improving

  5. NREL Study Shows 20 Percent Wind is Possible by 2024 - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Study Shows 20 Percent Wind is Possible by 2024 Analysis Shows Transmission Upgrades, Offshore Wind, and Operational Changes Needed to Incorporate 20 to 30 Percent Wind January 20, 2010 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS). This unprecedented two-and-a-half year technical study of future high-penetration wind scenarios was designed to analyze the economic, operational,

  6. Grid Integration of Wind Energy | Wind | NREL

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    Grid Integration of Wind Energy Researchers study grid integration of wind energy to better understand how variable generation resources such as wind energy impact the grid and how to increase the percentage of wind generation in the United States' energy portfolio. A photo of three wind turbines with transmission lines in the background. Capabilities NREL's grid integration analysts work with the U.S. Department of Energy, university researchers, independent system operators, and regional

  7. NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities |

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    Department of Energy NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities September 16, 2015 - 6:55pm Addthis A photo of a large dynamometer in a warehouse. In May, two of our nation's most advanced wind research and test facilities joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate effectively with the

  8. NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities -

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    News Releases | NREL NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities June 8, 2015 Two of our nation's most advanced wind energy research and test facilities have joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate more effectively with the electrical grid. Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy

  9. NREL Names New Wind Center Director - News Releases | NREL

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    Names New Wind Center Director Fort Felker to begin new position May 18, 2009 May 14, 2009 Dr. Fort F. Felker has been named director of the National Wind Technology Center at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Felker, a co-founder of Winglet Technology LLC, and former director of engineering analysis and test at Kenetech Windpower, begins his new position May 18. "Dr. Felker's 30 years of aeronautical and mechanical engineering research and

  10. NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar

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    Generation in the Eastern Power Grid | Energy Systems Integration | NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid NREL opens data to help planners and regulators understand implications of higher wind and solar generation August 31, 2016 A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to

  11. NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar

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    Generation in the Eastern Power Grid | Grid Modernization | NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid NREL opens data to help planners and regulators understand implications of higher wind and solar generation August 31, 2016 A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in

  12. NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar

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    Generation in the Eastern Power Grid | Solar | NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid NREL opens data to help planners and regulators understand implications of higher wind and solar generation August 31, 2016 A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented

  13. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    closely on improving wind energy technologies. June 25, 2007 Large Wind Turbine Blade Test Facilities to be in Mass., Texas NREL will work with consortiums from Texas and...

  14. @NWTC Newsletter: Spring 2013 Issue | Wind | NREL

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    Project and Program Updates Shedding Light on Offshore Wind Resources DOE Kicks Off ... Not Guilty NREL's Wind Technology Patents Boost Efficiency and Lower Costs Models ...

  15. NREL Readies New Wind Turbine Drivetrain for Commercialization | Department

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    of Energy Readies New Wind Turbine Drivetrain for Commercialization NREL Readies New Wind Turbine Drivetrain for Commercialization May 18, 2015 - 3:52pm Addthis Illustration of a wind turbine drivetrain with a transparent case that shows the internal gears. In February, engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) assembled the innovative, medium-speed, medium-voltage wind turbine drivetrain that was the result of a study funded by DOE's

  16. NREL: Wind Research - @NWTC Newsletter

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    from the Energy Department's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National ... an essential partner for the technical development and deployment of wind and water power. ...

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

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    Additional Resources Wind Prospector A web-based GIS applications designed to support resource assessment and data exploration associated with wind development. Wind Maps NREL's Geospatial Data Science Team offers both a national wind resource assessment of the United States and high-resolution wind data. The national wind resource assessment was created for the U.S. Department of Energy in 1986 by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory and is documented in the Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United

  18. Wind Resource Assessment | Wind | NREL

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    Wind Resource Assessment A map of the United States is color-coded to indicate the high winds at 80 meters. This map shows the wind resource at 80 meters for both land-based and ...

  19. NREL Research Wind Farm II | Open Energy Information

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    II Jump to: navigation, search Name NREL Research Wind Farm II Facility NREL Research Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Developer...

  20. NREL Research Wind Farm I | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    I Jump to: navigation, search Name NREL Research Wind Farm I Facility NREL Research Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Developer...

  1. Gearbox Reliability Collaborative | Wind | NREL

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    Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Premature gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. In 2007, NREL initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC). The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer testing, condition monitoring, and the development and population of a gearbox failure database in a multi-pronged approach to determine why many wind turbine gearboxes do not achieve their expected design life-the time period that manufacturers

  2. NREL Research Puts the Wind at an Industry's Back - News Feature | NREL

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    Research Puts the Wind at an Industry's Back August 29, 2016 A wide aerial view of a wind turbine testing site and the landscape surrounding it. One large wind turbine is in the foreground with four other wind turbines behind it, as well as several buildings and met towers. Mountains are in the background Aerial view of NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the base of the foothills just south of

  3. NREL: Wind Research - NREL and Partners Review Key Issues, Lessons...

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    NREL and Partners Review Key Issues, Lessons Learned from U.S. Wind Integration Studies and Operating Practices April 17, 2015 As a complement to DOE's recently released Wind...

  4. NREL: Wind Research - NREL Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary Grid Fault Response April 1, 2016 Interior of ... The controllable grid interface test facility at the National Wind Technology Center makes ...

  5. OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) | Department of Energy OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) This study was composed of several smaller studies done in cooperation with other local entities and experts, all of which are summarized in this report. 48632.pdf (1.76 MB) More Documents & Publications Phase 2

  6. Field Test Sites | Wind | NREL

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    Field Test Sites The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) field-test research site offers six wind turbines and four fully instrumented meteorological (met) towers that can ...

  7. NREL: Wind Research - Research Staff

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    Manager Dave Corbus Program Integration, Wind and Water Power Program Gene Holland Albert LiVecchi Dana Scholbrock Teresa Robinson Director, National Wind Technology Center...

  8. 2016 News | Wind | NREL

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    2016 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. September 13, 2016 Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs The cost of producing electricity ...

  9. 2012 News | Wind | NREL

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    2 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. September 25, 2012 Wind Energy Research Institutes Join Forces at the Inaugural Meeting of the North American ...

  10. 2010 News | Wind | NREL

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    0 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. October 27, 2010 Offshore Wind Energy Poised to Play a Vital Role in Future U.S. Energy Markets A new report ...

  11. 2011 News | Wind | NREL

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    1 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. December 9, 2011 Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time Rich VanderVeen, president of Mackinaw Power, ...

  12. Research Facilities | Wind | NREL

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    Photo of five wind turbines of varying sizes in the background and an office building in the foreground. Field Test Sites A photo of two people wearing hard hats in front of a wind ...

  13. Wind Energy Basics | NREL

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    ... How Wind Turbines Work U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Photo of a girl and a boy standing beneath a large wind turbine. Students can ...

  14. NREL: Wind Research - Events

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    Events Below are upcoming events related to wind energy technology. December 2015 Wind and Water Power Small Business Voucher Open House December 2, 2015, 9:00 - 1:00 MST Boulder,...

  15. Wind Energy Basics | NREL

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    Wind Energy Basics We have been harnessing the wind's energy for hundreds of years. From old Holland to farms in the United States, windmills have been used for pumping water or grinding grain. Today, the windmill's modern equivalent-a wind turbine-can use the wind's energy to generate electricity. Text Version Wind turbines, like windmills, are mounted on a tower to capture the most energy. At 100 feet (30 meters) or more aboveground, they can take advantage of the faster and less turbulent

  16. NREL Small Wind Turbine Test Project: Mariah Power's Windspire Wind Turbine Test Chronology

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    Huskey, A.; Forsyth, T.

    2009-06-01

    This report presents a chronology of tests conducted at NREL's National Wind Technology Center on Mariah Power's Windspire 1.2-kW wind turbine and a letter of response from Mariah Power.

  17. Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems | Wind | NREL

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    Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems NREL has a long history of successful research to understand and improve the cost of wind generation technology. As a research laboratory, NREL is a neutral, third party and can provide an unbiased perspective of methodologies and approaches used to estimate direct and indirect economic impacts of offshore wind. Chart of cost data for actual and projected offshore wind projects as reported by developers. Market Analysis NREL's extensive research on installed

  18. NREL: Wind 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 wind energy technologies. We have an outstanding ...

  19. NREL: Wind Research - Wind Energy Videos

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    Wind Energy Videos The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is pleased to offer video presentations of its world-class capabilities, facilities, research areas, and personnel. As ...

  20. 2008 News | Wind | NREL

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    8 News Below are news stories related to Wind. RSS Learn about RSS. December 9, 2008 Extra-High-Voltage Line from AEP Would Connect Wind-Rich Dakotas American Electric Power is evaluating the feasibility of building a multi-state, extra-high-voltage transmission project across the Upper Midwest. December 9, 2008 Colorado Study Confirms Low Grid Integration Costs for Wind A new study released this week once again adds to the body of peer-reviewed literature confirming that the cost of integrating

  1. NREL GIS Data: Bhutan High Resolution Wind Resource - Datasets...

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    NREL GIS Data: Bhutan High Resolution Wind Resource This shapefile containing 50 meter height data has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However,...

  2. NREL: Wind Research - Site Wind Resource Characteristics

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    Site Wind Resource Characteristics A graphic showing the location of National Wind Technology Center and its wind power class 2. Click on the image to view a larger version. ...

  3. NREL Innovations Help Drive Wind Industry Transformation (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-08-01

    For nearly 30 years, NREL has helped the wind turbine industry through design and research innovations. The comprehensive capabilities of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), ranging from specialized computer simulation tools to unique test facilities, has been used to design, develop, and deploy several generations of advanced wind energy technology.

  4. DOE and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project...

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    and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan DOE and ... January 12, 2016 - 12:55pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in ...

  5. Summer 2015 @NWTC Newsletter | Wind | NREL

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    5 @NWTC Newsletter Below is the Summer 2015 issue of the @NWTC newsletter. Subscribe to the @NWTC Newsletter. Summer 2015 Issue Project and Program Updates NREL to Play Pivotal Role in White House Initiative to Bolster America's Manufacturing Future NREL-Statoil Collaborate to Make the First Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Array a Reality New Study Reveals Potential 30% Penetration of Wind and Solar for the Eastern Interconnection NREL and Clemson University Put Wind Turbine Drivetrains to the

  6. NREL Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary Grid Fault Response | Wind

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    | NREL Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary Grid Fault Response April 1, 2016 Interior of the controllable grid interface test facility, showing a long hallway and shelves full of electronic equipment. The controllable grid interface test facility at the National Wind Technology Center makes it possible to research the effectiveness of wind energy in providing ancillary grid services such as frequency control. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL 27442 Image of a single wind turbine with

  7. Winds of Change Blowing for Wind Farm Research with NREL's SOWFA Tool |

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    Wind | NREL Winds of Change Blowing for Wind Farm Research with NREL's SOWFA Tool April 1, 2016 Before the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released its Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) simulation tool in August 2013, there had not been an open-source, freely available tool of this capability that researchers all over the world could embrace. Now, the winds of change are blowing. SOWFA is a software framework allowing users-ranging from academia to

  8. NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - Wind-to-Hydrogen Project

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    Wind-to-Hydrogen Project Photo of person in hard hat working on equipment in a laboratory setting. NREL engineer inspects hydrogen-producing electrolyzer system at the National Wind Technology Center. Photo by Greg Martin, NREL Formed in partnership with Xcel Energy, NREL's wind-to-hydrogen (Wind2H2) demonstration project links wind turbines and photovoltaic (PV) arrays to electrolyzer stacks, which pass the generated electricity through water to split it into hydrogen and oxygen. The resulting

  9. NREL Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation

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    Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation NREL Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center Todd Ramsden, Kevin Harrison, Darlene Steward November 16, 2009 NREL/PR-560-47432 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 Wind2H2 RD&D Project * The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in partnership with Xcel Energy and

  10. NREL National Bioenergy Center Overview

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    Foust, Thomas; Pienkos, Phil; Sluiter, Justin; Magrini, Kim; McMillan, Jim

    2014-07-28

    The demand for clean, sustainable, secure energy is growing... and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is answering the call. NREL's National Bioenergy Center is pioneering biofuels research and development and accelerating the pace these technologies move into the marketplace.

  11. @NWTC Newsletter: Spring 2015 Issue | Wind | NREL

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    5 Issue Project and Program Updates NREL Researchers Advance Wind Energy Systems Engineering Report Says Western Grid Can Weather Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations Guidelines Help Manage Risks and Encourage the Development of Marine and Hydrokinetic Technologies Models and Tools NREL's WIND Toolkit Provides the Data Needed to Conduct Power System Simulations FAST Revs Up with a v8 Wind Career Map Shows Wind Industry Career Opportunities, Paths Recent Publications 35 Years of

  12. Winter 2015 @NWTC Newsletter | Wind | NREL

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    Winter 2015 @NWTC Newsletter Below is the Winter 2015 issue of the @NWTC newsletter. Project and Program Updates NREL Researchers Advance Wind Energy Systems Engineering Report Says Western Grid Can Weather Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations Guidelines Help Manage Risks and Encourage the Development of Marine and Hydrokinetic Technologies Models and Tools NREL's WIND Toolkit Provides the Data Needed to Conduct Power System Simulations FAST Revs Up with a v8 Wind Career Map Shows Wind

  13. Work With Us | Wind | NREL

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    Work With Us Flexibility is the key to government-industry collaborations at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), where companies get the support they need and can take full advantage of the center's facilities and research and development capabilities. An aerial photo of buildings at the National Wind Technology Center with mountains in the background. We have an outstanding performance record for working with the wind industry to advance wind turbine science and lower the cost of

  14. NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center October 2, 2015 Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country's premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is

  15. Summer 2014 @NWTC Newsletter | Wind | NREL

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    4 @NWTC Newsletter Below is the Summer 2014 issue of the @NWTC newsletter. Summer 2014 Issue Project and Program Updates NREL Investigates the Logistics of Transporting and Installing Bigger, Taller Wind Turbines NREL Plays Founding, Developmental Role in Major Wind Journal Boosting Wind Plant Power Output by 4%-5% through Coordinated Turbine Controls Models and Tools WEC-Sim Aims to Bring New Wave Energy Devices to the Surface of an Emerging Industry New 100-Meter Map Keeps Pace with Growing

  16. NREL's Water Power Software Makes a Splash (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Open-source software provides essential modeling and simulation help in water power research and development. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center are continuing their work on the Wave Energy Converter SIMulator (WEC-Sim), a free, open-source software modeling tool being jointly developed by NREL and Sandia National Laboratories. WEC-Sim promises to help level the playing field in the wave energy converter (WEC) industry. WEC-Sim allows

  17. Review of dWindDS Model Initial Results; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Baring-Gould, Ian; Gleason, Michael; Preus, Robert; Sigrin, Ben

    2015-06-17

    The dWindDS model analyses the market diffusion of distributed wind generation for behind the meter applications. It is consumer decision based and uses a variety of data sets including a high resolution wind data set. It projects market development through 2050 based on input on specified by the user. This presentation covers some initial runs with draft base case assumptions.

  18. Dynamometer Test Facilities | Wind | NREL

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    Dynamometer Test Facilities Dynamometers test wind turbine drivetrains by replacing the rotor and blades of a turbine with a powerful motor. The National Wind Technology Center features dynamometers that can test wind turbine systems from 1 kilowatt (kW) to 5 megawatts (MW). Photo of large blue and red test machinery with a man looking up at it. Capabilities Perform steady-state testing to determine a turbine's "power curve": how its electrical production relates to the input

  19. Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study: Flexibility and High Penetrations of Wind and Solar; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Bloom, Aaron; Townsend, Aaron; Palchak, David

    2015-07-29

    Balancing wind and solar in a model is relatively easy. All you need to do is assume a very large system with infinite flexibility! But what if you don't have an infinitely flexible system? What if there are thousands of generators nestled in a handful of regions that are unlikely to change their operational practices? Would you still have enough flexibility to balance hundreds of gigawatts of wind and solar at a 5 minute level? At NREL, we think we can, and our industry partners agree. This presentation was presented at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting by Aaron Bloom, highlighting results of the Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study.

  20. Offshore Design Tools and Methods | Wind | NREL

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    NREL's CAE Tool, FAST, and its Sub-Modules Illustration of wind turbines in various environments including land-based, shallow water (0-30m), transitional depth (30-60m), and deep ...

  1. Visiting NREL | NREL

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    Visiting NREL To plan your visit, select the location below. Not sure? Contact your NREL host to confirm the location for your meeting. NREL Golden Campus, Laboratories, and Administrative Offices National Wind Technology Center Education Center Washington, D.C. Office Community Members and General Public Sign up for an NREL tour or group program. LEARN MORE

  2. @NWTC Newsletter Archives | Wind | NREL

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    @NWTC Newsletter Archives Find archives of the previous issues of the National Wind Technology Center's (NWTC) @NWTC newsletter. Winter 2015 Summer 2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2013

  3. NREL Develops New Controls that Proactively Adapt to the Wind (Fact Sheet)

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    2012-11-01

    Until now, wind turbine controls that reduce the impacts of wind gusts and turbulence were always reactive-responding to the wind rather than anticipating it. But with today's laser-based sensors that measure wind speed ahead of the turbine, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their industry partners are developing more intelligent controls. The world's first field tests of these controls are currently underway at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL, with plans for future commercialization.

  4. NREL Develops New Controls that Proactively Adapt to the Wind (Fact Sheet)

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    2012-10-01

    Until now, wind turbine controls that reduce the impacts of wind gusts and turbulence were always reactive -- responding to the wind rather than anticipating it. But with today's laser-based sensors that measure wind speed ahead of the turbine, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their industry partners are developing more intelligent controls. The world's first field tests of these controls are currently underway at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL, with plans for future commercialization.

  5. 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.

  6. NREL to Partner with RES Americas on Wind Balance-of-Plant Research - News

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    Releases | NREL to Partner with RES Americas on Wind Balance-of-Plant Research June 17, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc. (RES Americas) have announced a partnership to evaluate the design and performance of vital wind energy support systems. Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), NREL and RES Americas will investigate structural loads on foundations of operating wind

  7. NREL, Xcel Energy Sign Wind to Hydrogen Research Agreement - News Releases

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    | NREL NREL, Xcel Energy Sign Wind to Hydrogen Research Agreement May 8, 2006 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) recently signed a cooperative agreement for an innovative "wind to hydrogen" research, development and demonstration project. Researchers will analyze and compare hydrogen production from wind power and the electric grid. The hydrogen will be produced through electrolysis-the

  8. DOE and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project

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    Sustainability Plan | Department of Energy NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan DOE and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan January 12, 2016 - 12:55pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today issued a formal notice of intent for organizations interested in developing a Sustainability Plan for the Wind for Schools project. This formal

  9. NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern

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    Power Grid | Department of Energy NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid September 1, 2016 - 12:41pm Addthis Through high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools, the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) determined that the eastern United States could handle even higher penetration levels of wind and solar. The

  10. NREL's Kurtz, Tegen Honored for Clean Energy Leadership | Wind | NREL

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    NREL's Kurtz, Tegen Honored for Clean Energy Leadership July 22, 2016 Photo shows Sarah Kurtz. Sarah Kurtz The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program has honored Sarah Kurtz and Suzanne Tegen of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for their leadership and achievement in the field of renewable energy. The C3E program, led by the Energy Department in collaboration with the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative,

  11. Initial Economic Analysis of Utility-scale Wind Integration in Hawaii, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. INITIAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF UTILITY-SCALE WIND INTEGRATION IN HAWAII NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any informa-

  12. Working with NREL (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Working with NREL By partnering with companies and organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory accelerates the movement of renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions into practical application. 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. A critical part of the laboratory's mission is the transfer of NREL- developed technologies

  13. Recommendations on Model Fidelity for Wind Turbine Gearbox Simulations; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Keller, J.; Lacava, W.; Austin, J.; Nejad, A.; Halse, C.; Bastard, L.; Helsen, J.

    2015-02-01

    This work investigates the minimum level of fidelity required to accurately simulate wind turbine gearboxes using state-of-the-art design tools. Excessive model fidelity including drivetrain complexity, gearbox complexity, excitation sources, and imperfections, significantly increases computational time, but may not provide a commensurate increase in the value of the results. Essential designparameters are evaluated, including the planetary load-sharing factor, gear tooth load distribution, and sun orbit motion. Based on the sensitivity study results, recommendations for the minimum model fidelities are provided.

  14. Federal Wind Energy Assistance through NREL (Fact Sheet)

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    2009-09-01

    NREL assists with wind resource assessment and development activities initiated by federal agencies to facilitate distributed renewable energy projects at federal agency sites. This brief outlines the process for requesting NREL assistance with federal wind energy projects.

  15. Land-Based Wind Turbine Research | Wind | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    A photo of two large wind turbines in a green field with a farm and silo next to the turbines. Capabilities NREL works with industry partners to design and operate more ...

  16. NREL-International Wind Resource Maps | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Shenyang 50m Wind Power China Tianjin 50m Wind Power China Yinchuan 50m Wind Power East China Map Reference Eastern Visayas Philippines Wind Speed 100m-01 NREL-30m-US-Wind...

  17. NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar

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    Generation in the Eastern Power Grid - News Releases | NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid NREL opens data to help planners and regulators understand implications of higher wind and solar generation August 31, 2016 NREL's David Palchak, co-author of the Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study, examines data visualizations developed with computing resources in NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility. NREL's

  18. Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States (Highlights); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-03-01

    This is a four-part Wind Vision project, consisting of Wind Vision Highlights, Executive Summary, a Full Report, and Appendix. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program, in close cooperation with the wind industry, led a comprehensive analysis to evaluate future pathways for the wind industry. The Wind Vision report updates and expands upon the DOE's 2008 report, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, and defines the societal, environmental, and economic benefits of wind power in a scenario with wind energy supplying 10% of national end-use electricity demand by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050.

  19. New Wind Turbine Dynamometer Test Facility Dedicated at NREL...

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    New Wind Turbine Dynamometer Test Facility Dedicated at NREL November 19, 2013 Today, the ... dynamometer test, a powerful motor replaces the rotor and blades of a wind turbine. ...

  20. NREL's Wind Powering America Team Helps Indiana Develop Wind Resources (Fact Sheet)

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    2010-10-01

    How does a state advance, in just five years, from having no installed wind capacity to having more than 1000 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity? The Wind Powering America (WPA) initiative, based at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), employs a state-focused approach that has helped accelerate wind energy deployment in many states. One such state is Indiana, which is now home to the largest wind plant east of the Mississippi.

  1. NREL: Wind Research - Winds of Change Blowing for Wind Farm Research...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Winds of Change Blowing for Wind Farm Research with NREL's SOWFA Tool Simulation from SOWFA that shows a number of wind turbines and how the wind is flowing between them, with the ...

  2. NREL Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary Grid Fault Response | Grid

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Modernization | NREL Research Proves Wind Can Provide Ancillary Grid Fault Response April 1, 2016 Interior of the controllable grid interface test facility, showing a long hallway and shelves full of electronic equipment. The controllable grid interface test facility at the National Wind Technology Center makes it possible to research the effectiveness of wind energy in providing ancillary grid services such as frequency control. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL 27442 Image of a single wind

  3. U.S. Distributed Wind Sector Finds Support from NREL

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    Sinclair, Karin

    2015-02-02

    Small and mid-sized wind turbine manufacturers in the United States have led the international distributed wind market in installed capacity for decades. Continued reductions in the cost of distributed wind systems are essential to successfully compete with currently economical photovoltaic systems. Annual capacity additions in 2013 were particularly low. In an effort to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of distributed wind systems manufactured in the United States, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided funding through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support several projects.

  4. NREL: National Center for Photovoltaics Home Page

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    National Center for Photovoltaics The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at NREL focuses on technology innovations that drive industry growth in U.S. photovoltaic (PV)...

  5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Documents | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    About Us Business Operations Golden Field Office Golden Field Office Reading Room National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Documents National Renewable Energy ...

  6. NREL Signs Agreement With China's National Utility - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Signs Agreement With China's National Utility Scope of MOU Covers Coordination on Research Projects September 11, 2015 Representatives of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and China's State Grid Energy Research Institute today signed a first-ever memorandum of understanding between the two organizations. The State Grid Energy Research Institute (SGERI), located in Beijing, is a subsidiary of China's national utility, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC).

  7. NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Wind Resource Characterization

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    Wind Resource Characterization Map of the United States, showing the wind potential of offshore areas across the country. Enlarge image US offshore wind speed estimates at 90-m ...

  8. NREL: Wind Research - Wind Resource Assessment

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    State Wind Maps International Wind Resource Maps Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools Due to the existence of special ... to anticipate wind generation levels and adjust the ...

  9. NREL SBV Pilot Wind Technologies

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    capabilities to develop everything at one location-from small residential wind turbines and components to utility-scale offshore wind technologies. With the NWTC, partners...

  10. New Wind Power Partnerships to Benefit Industry and Nation -...

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    New Wind Power Partnerships to Benefit Industry and Nation June 3, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today announced projects ...

  11. NREL Technologies Win National Awards

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    September 17, 1997—Technologies developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been selected to receive two 1997 R&D 100 Awards by Research and Development Magazine. The annual awards recognize the years 100 most important, unique and useful innovations. The magazine recognized PV Optics as one of the most important technological advances of 1997. PV Optics is the first computer program capable of accurately analyzing light trapping

  12. NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor Annan Directed Federal Research Efforts for More Than Two Decades November 23, 2004 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has presented the 2004 Paul Rappaport Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Award to Robert "Bud" Annan, who oversaw government-sponsored research into solar energy for more than 20 years. Annan is credited with conceiving and directing research programs that

  13. NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Academy - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Academy February 13, 2012 Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 2012 Executive Energy Leadership Academy (Energy Execs). Energy Execs is a leadership program focused on educating business, community, and government leaders about clean energy solutions through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The two Energy Execs learning opportunities are the

  14. Grid Integration of Offshore Wind | Wind | NREL

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    Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Much can be learned from the existing land-based integration research for handling the variability and uncertainty of the wind resource. Photograph of a wind turbine in the ocean. Located about 10 kilometers off the coast of Arklow, Ireland, the Arklow Bank offshore wind park consists of seven GE Wind 3.6-MW wind turbines. Integration and Transmission One comprehensive grid integration study is the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS), in

  15. Controllable Grid Interface | Wind | NREL

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    Controllable Grid Interface Engineers have developed a cross-cutting approach to testing grid integration using the Controllable Grid Interface (CGI) that provides grid operators with the performance information they need for a fraction of the time and cost it would take to test a turbine in the field. Photo of a long gray building surrounded by energy boxes and gravel with a man approahing it from the left. NREL's 7-megavolt amperes CGI test system can reduce certification testing time and

  16. NREL's 91-Year-Old Palmer Carlin-a Wind Energy Pioneer | Department of

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    Energy NREL's 91-Year-Old Palmer Carlin-a Wind Energy Pioneer NREL's 91-Year-Old Palmer Carlin-a Wind Energy Pioneer July 2, 2015 - 11:57am Addthis A photo of an elderly man, Palmer Carlin, in the foreground and a solar array in the background. Three afternoons a week, 91-year-old Palmer Carlin comes into the Energy Department's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and begins having fun. That's where the senior engineer fields questions

  17. NREL: Wind Research - New Video Shows How NREL Is Redefining...

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    New Video Shows How NREL Is Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy Through Grid Integration January 23, 2015 NREL is spearheading engineering innovations that will help...

  18. NREL Study Shows Power Grid can Accommodate Large Increase in Wind and

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    Solar Generation - News Releases | NREL Study Shows Power Grid can Accommodate Large Increase in Wind and Solar Generation Increased Coordination Over Wider Areas and More Frequent Scheduling Needed; Wind and Solar Significantly Reduce Carbon and Fuel Costs May 20, 2010 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released an initial study assessing the operational impacts and economics of increased contributions from wind and solar energy producers on the power grid. The Western

  19. NREL Innovations Contribute to an Award-Winning Small Wind Turbine (Fact Sheet)

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    2010-12-01

    The Skystream 3.7 wind turbine is the result of a decade-long collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Southwest Windpower, a commercially successful small wind turbine manufacturer. NREL drew heavily on its research experience to incorporate innovations into the Skystream 3.7, including a unique blade design that makes the wind turbine more efficient and quieter than most.

  20. LBNL/NREL Analysis Predicts Record Low LCOE for Wind Energy in 2012-2013

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    A recent analysis conducted by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests that lower capital costs and continued increases in wind turbine productivity will drive down the levelized cost of wind energy for U.S. wind projects constructed in 2012 – 2013.

  1. NREL: Wind Research - NREL's WIND Toolkit Provides the Data Needed...

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    by the numerical model. Barometric pressure, wind speed and direction (at 100 m above ground level), relative humidity, temperature, and air density data are available via an...

  2. NREL: Wind Research - Field Verification Project

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    that verify performance of wind turbine technologies in actual operational applications. ... National Wind Technology Center (NTWC) for safety, performance, noise, and duration. ...

  3. NREL: Wind Research - Small Wind Turbine Development

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    Small Wind Turbine Development A photo of Southwest Windpower's Skystream wind turbine in ... Testing included power performance, safety and function, noise, and partial loads tests. ...

  4. Transportation Deployment (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable...

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    Crosscutting Expertise Puts More Green Vehicles on the Road Automakers, commercial fleet ... National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to help put more green vehicles on the road. ...

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

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    2013-11-01

    As renewable energy generating sources, such as wind turbines and solar power systems, reach high levels of penetration in parts of the United States, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is helping the utility industry to peer into the future. Using software modeling tools that the lab developed, NREL is examining the future operation of the electrical grid as renewable energy continues to grow.

  6. NREL Hosts Free Workshops on Solar and Wind Energy

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    Workshops on Solar and Wind Energy For more information contact: e:mail: Public Affairs Golden, Colo., Dec. 15, 1999 - Engineers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) next month will host three workshops on "Solar and Wind Power for Farms and Ranches" at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The workshops will feature hands-on displays of clean, renewable energy systems that farmers and ranchers can use today. The consumer-oriented

  7. NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor - News Releases | NREL

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    December 21, 2004 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) today took the first steps toward establishing a joint research institute, one of an anticipated series of partnerships between the two leading organizations for energy research. NREL Director Richard Truly and CSM President John Trefny signed a Memorandum of Understanding, paving the way for a number of planned collaborative efforts, today at

  8. NREL: Wind Research - Accredited Testing

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    Acoustic Noise Emissions Acoustic noise emissions testing summarizes typical noise levels emitted from the turbine at different wind speeds. Sound data are recorded (one tower ...

  9. NREL: Wind Research - Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems

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    Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems Chart of cost data for actual and projected offshore wind projects as reported by developers. Enlarge image NREL has a long history of ...

  10. Wind Power Reliability Research | Wind | NREL

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    Wind Power Reliability Research The U.S. wind power industry is well established, with nearly 75 gigawatts of installed capacity across the United States. Given this large base of ...

  11. Wind Energy Modeling and Simulation | Wind | NREL

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    Wind Energy Modeling and Simulation Wind turbines are unique devices that are typically anchored to the ground but operate in the atmosphere, which subjects them to a variety of ...

  12. Validation of Simplified Load Equations through Loads Measurement and Modeling of a Small Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine Tower; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Dana, S.; Damiani, R.; vanDam, J.

    2015-05-18

    As part of an ongoing effort to improve the modeling and prediction of small wind turbine dynamics, NREL tested a small horizontal axis wind turbine in the field at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The test turbine was a 2.1-kW downwind machine mounted on an 18-meter multi-section fiberglass composite tower. The tower was instrumented and monitored for approximately 6 months. The collected data were analyzed to assess the turbine and tower loads and further validate the simplified loads equations from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61400-2 design standards. Field-measured loads were also compared to the output of an aeroelastic model of the turbine. Ultimate loads at the tower base were assessed using both the simplified design equations and the aeroelastic model output. The simplified design equations in IEC 61400-2 do not accurately model fatigue loads. In this project, we compared fatigue loads as measured in the field, as predicted by the aeroelastic model, and as calculated using the simplified design equations.

  13. NREL: Technology Deployment - NREL Helps U.S. Virgin Islands Install Wind

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    Testing Equipment NREL Helps U.S. Virgin Islands Install Wind Testing Equipment Photo of wind turbines being erected. NREL's analysis and technical expertise is helping the U.S. Virgin Islands find ways to reduce fossil fuel use by 60% through the development of utility-scale wind opportunities. January 10, 2013 With the help of NREL, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) recently marked a major milestone on the way toward its goal of a 60% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2025. In December, NREL

  14. NREL: Renewable Resource Data Center - Wind Resource Information

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    Wind Resource Information Photo of five wind turbines at the Nine Canyon Wind Project. The Nine Canyon Wind Project in Benton County, Washington, includes 37 wind turbines and 48 MW of capacity. Detailed wind resource information can be found on NREL's Wind Research website. This site provides access to state and international wind resource maps. Wind Integration Datasets are provided to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies and estimate power production from hypothetical

  15. NREL: Energy Analysis - Wind Technology Analysis

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    Wind and Hydropower Technology Analysis Wind and hydropower analysis supports advanced technologies that convert more of the nation's wind into electricity. Grid Operational Impact Analysis The wind program will address the variable, normally uncontrollable nature of wind power plant output, and the additional needs that its operation imposes on the overall grid. At present, the generation and transmission operational impacts that occur due to wind variability are not well quantified. This

  16. NREL: Wind Research - NREL Heads to Big Easy to Host Collegiate...

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    NREL Heads to Big Easy to Host Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 May 20, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 begins May 24-less than a week from ...

  17. NREL to Partner with University of Delaware on Offshore Wind Research -

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    News Releases | NREL to Partner with University of Delaware on Offshore Wind Research June 15, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Delaware (UD) today announced they will work to facilitate the potential establishment of a test site for commercial wind turbines off the Delaware coast. Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) worth $500,000 over the next five years, UD will work with federal and

  18. NREL Collaborates to Improve Wind Turbine Technology (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-01-01

    NREL's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability, lowering the cost of energy. Unintended gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. In 2007, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC), which follows a multi-pronged approach based on a collaborative of manufacturers, owners, researchers, and consultants. The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer testing, condition monitoring, and the development and population of a gearbox failure database. NREL and other GRC partners have been able to identify shortcomings in the design, testing, and operation of wind turbines that contribute to reduced gearbox reliability. In contrast to private investigations of these problems, GRC findings are quickly shared among GRC participants, including many wind turbine manufacturers and equipment suppliers. Ultimately, the findings are made public for use throughout the wind industry. This knowledge will result in increased gearbox reliability and an overall reduction in the cost of wind energy. Project essentials include the development of two redesigned and heavily instrumented representative gearbox designs. Field and dynamometer tests are conducted on the gearboxes to build an understanding of how selected loads and events translate into bearing and gear response. The GRC evaluates and validates current wind turbine, gearbox, gear and bearing analytical tools/models, develops new tools/models, and recommends improvements to design and certification standards, as required. In addition, the GRC is investigating condition monitoring methods to improve turbine reliability. Gearbox deficiencies are the result of many factors, and the GRC team recommends efficient and cost-effective improvements in order to expand the industry knowledge base and facilitate immediate improvements in the gearbox life cycle.

  19. NWTC Helps Guide U.S. Offshore R&D (Fact Sheet), NREL (National...

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    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ... As the U.S. increases its efforts to tap the domestic energy sources needed to ...

  20. Main Bearing Dynamics in Three-Point Suspension Drivetrains for Wind Turbines; National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Sethuraman, Latha; Guo, Yi; Sheng, Shuangwen

    2015-05-18

    This work discusses the dynamics of main bearing behavior in three-point suspension drivetrains for wind turbines. Three failure mitigation approaches and preliminary results are presented.

  1. NREL Software Models Performance of Wind Plants (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2015-01-01

    This NREL Highlight is being developed for the 2015 February Alliance S&T Meeting, and describes NREL's Simulator for Offshore Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) software in collaboration with Norway-based Statoil, to optimize layouts and controls of wind plants arrays.

  2. NREL Studies Wind Farm Aerodynamics to Improve Siting (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-04-01

    NREL researchers have used high-tech instruments and high-performance computing to understand atmospheric turbulence and turbine wake behavior in order to improve wind turbine design and siting within wind farms.

  3. From the Start: NREL Nurtures a Growing Wind Industry - Continuum...

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    NREL's newest dynamometer is capable of testing wind turbines up to 5 megawatts in-capacity. The device exposes the wind turbine's drivetrain and generator-housed in the white ...

  4. File:NREL-bhutan-wind.pdf | Open Energy Information

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    File Edit with form History File:NREL-bhutan-wind.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Bhutan - 50m Wind Power Size of this preview: 776 600 pixels. Full...

  5. NREL Computer Models Integrate Wind Turbines with Floating Platforms (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-07-01

    Far off the shores of energy-hungry coastal cities, powerful winds blow over the open ocean, where the water is too deep for today's seabed-mounted offshore wind turbines. For the United States to tap into these vast offshore wind energy resources, wind turbines must be mounted on floating platforms to be cost effective. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are supporting that development with computer models that allow detailed analyses of such floating wind turbines.

  6. NREL: Wind Research - International Wind Resource Maps

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    U.S. Agency for International Development, and United Nations International Programme. ... SWERA is a UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) project with co-financing from ...

  7. NREL: Technology Deployment - Wind Energy Deployment and Market

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    Transformation Wind Energy Deployment and Market Transformation NREL experts have a broad range of wind energy deployment and market transformation capabilities spanning more than 20 years of direct experience that help stakeholders understand and accelerate wind energy deployment in both the United States and internationally. Because NREL is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we undertake projects that fall outside of the services typically provided by high-end wind

  8. NREL Updates National Solar Radiation Database - News Releases | NREL

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    Updates National Solar Radiation Database May 25, 2007 The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and collaborators have updated the National Solar Radiation Database, a planning tool that provides critical information about the amount of solar energy that is available at any given location. The database is widely used by solar system designers, building architects and engineers, renewable energy analysts and others to plan, size and site solar energy systems.

  9. NREL: Wind Research - Advanced Research Turbines

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    and meteorological towers upwind are instrumented to collect data. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) uses two large turbines to conduct advanced controls research. ...

  10. NREL: Wind Power Research - NREL Research Helps Convert Overabundant...

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    NREL Research Helps Convert Overabundant Methane into Useful Products March 18, 2016 Photo of a fermentation vessel cultivating our bacteria to produce lactic acid. Using ...

  11. NREL: Wind Power Research - NREL's Geothermal Experts Present...

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    Charles Visser, geologist, NREL principal scientist, Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis of the Snake River Plain: Phase 1 and GIS Methodology for Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis: ...

  12. 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.

  13. NREL Names Director for National Center for Photovoltaics - News Releases |

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    NREL NREL Names Director for National Center for Photovoltaics Ryne Raffaelle to join NREL August 31, 2009 July 30, 2009 Photo of Dr. Ryne P. Raffaelle Dr. Ryne P. Raffaelle has been named director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at NREL. 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

  14. NREL: Technology Transfer - New NREL Report Showcases Potential...

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    New NREL Report Showcases Potential of Domestic Offshore Wind Industry October 5, 2015 Several researchers at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy...

  15. Wind and Water Power Fact Sheets | Wind | NREL

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    Wind and Water Power Fact Sheets The capabilities for research at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) are numerous. Below you will find fact sheets about the many facilities and capabilities at the NWTC, including field testing research, modeling and simulation, and the Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database. Screenshot of the cover of the national wind technology brochure. 35 Years of Innovation: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD)

  16. 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 ...

  17. Missing Money--Will the Current Electricity Market Structure Support High (~50%) Wind/Solar?; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Milligan, Michael

    2015-05-15

    This presentation summarizes the missing money problem and whether the current electricity market structure will support high penetration levels of wind and solar.

  18. The National Wind Technology Center

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    Thresher, R.W.; Hock, S.M.; Loose, R.R.; Cadogon, J.B.

    1994-07-01

    Wind energy research began at the Rocky Flats test site in 1976 when Rockwell International subcontracted with the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The Rocky Flats Plant was competitively selected from a number of ERDA facilities primarily because it experienced high instantaneous winds and provided a large, clear land area. By 1977, several small wind turbines were in place. During the facility`s peak of operation, in 1979-1980, researchers were testing as many as 23 small wind turbines of various configurations, including commercially available machines and prototype turbines developed under subcontract to Rocky Flats. Facilities also included 8-kW, 40-kW, and 225-kW dynamometers; a variable-speed test bed; a wind/hybrid test facility; a controlled velocity test facility (in Pueblo, Colorado); a modal test facility, and a multimegawatt switchgear facility. The main laboratory building was dedicated in July 1981 and was operated by the Rocky Flats Plant until 1984, when the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) and Rocky Flats wind energy programs were merged and transferred to SERI. SERI and now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continued to conduct wind turbine system component tests after 1987, when most program personnel were moved to the Denver WEst Office Park in Golden and site ownership was transferred back to Rocky Flats. The Combined Experiment test bed was installed and began operation in 1988, and the NREL structural test facility began operation in 1990. In 1993, the site`s operation was officially transferred to the DOE Golden Field Office that oversees NREL. This move was in anticipation of NREL`s renovation and reoccupation of the facility in 1994.

  19. NREL: Wind Research - NREL-Statoil Collaborate to Make the First...

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    NREL-Statoil Collaborate to Make the First Multi-Turbine Floating Offshore Array a Reality A photo of a floating wind turbine in the middle of open water. A Hywind floating...

  20. Standard Hydrogen Test Protocols for the NREL Sensor Testing Laboratory (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Hydrogen Test Protocols for the NREL Sensor Testing Laboratory December 2011 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. Photo by Robert Burgess, NREL/PIX 18420 0 1 Standard Test Protocols for the NREL Hydrogen Sensor Test Laboratory Researchers at the NREL Hydrogen Safety Sensor Test Laboratory 1 developed a variety of test protocols to quantitatively assess critical

  1. NREL Software Aids Offshore Wind Turbine Designs (Fact Sheet)

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    2013-10-01

    NREL researchers are supporting offshore wind power development with computer models that allow detailed analyses of both fixed and floating offshore wind turbines. While existing computer-aided engineering (CAE) models can simulate the conditions and stresses that a land-based wind turbine experiences over its lifetime, offshore turbines require the additional considerations of variations in water depth, soil type, and wind and wave severity, which also necessitate the use of a variety of support-structure types. NREL's core wind CAE tool, FAST, models the additional effects of incident waves, sea currents, and the foundation dynamics of the support structures.

  2. NREL: Wind Research - Wind and Water Power Fact Sheets

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    Wind and Water Power Fact Sheets The capabilities for research at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) are numerous. Below you will find fact sheets about the many facilities ...

  3. National Center for Photovoltaics at NREL

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    VanSant, Kaitlyn; Wilson, Greg; Berry, Joseph; Al-Jassim, Mowafak; Kurtz, Sarah

    2013-11-07

    The National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on technology innovations that drive industry growth in U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. The NCPV is a central resource for our nation's capabilities in PV research, development, deployment, and outreach.

  4. National Center for Photovoltaics at NREL

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    VanSant, Kaitlyn; Wilson, Greg; Berry, Joseph; Al-Jassim, Mowafak; Kurtz, Sarah

    2016-07-12

    The National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on technology innovations that drive industry growth in U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. The NCPV is a central resource for our nation's capabilities in PV research, development, deployment, and outreach.

  5. NREL: Wind Research - Wind Career Map Shows Wind Industry Career...

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    Wind Career Map Shows Wind Industry Career Opportunities, Paths A screenshot of the wind career map showing the various points on a chart that show different careers in the wind...

  6. Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL: Preprint

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    Geographic Information Systems in Support of Wind Energy Activities at NREL Preprint January 2001 * NREL/CP-500-29164 D.M. Heimiller S.R. Haymes To be presented at the 39 th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Reno, Nevada January 8-11, 2001 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 NOTICE The submitted

  7. NREL Establishes a 1.5-MW Wind Turbine Test Platform for Research Partnerships (Fact Sheet)

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    2012-03-01

    Research turbine supports sustained technology development. For more than three decades, engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) have worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program and industry partners to advance wind energy technology, improve wind turbine performance, and reduce the cost of energy. Although there have been dramatic increases in performance and drops in the cost of wind energy-from $0.80 per kilowatt-hour to between $0.06 and $0.08 per kilowatt-hour-the goal of the DOE Wind Program is to further increase performance and reduce the cost of energy for land-based systems so that wind energy can compete with natural gas by 2020. In support of the program's research and development (R and D) efforts, NREL has constructed state-of-the-art facilities at the NWTC where industry partners, universities, and other DOE laboratories can conduct tests and experiments to further advance wind technology. The latest facility to come online is the DOE-GE 1.5-MW wind turbine test platform. Working with DOE, NREL purchased and installed a GE 1.5-MW wind turbine at the NWTC in 2009. Since then, NREL engineers have extensively instrumented the machine, conducted power performance and full-system modal tests, and collected structural loads measurements to obtain baseline characterization of the turbine's power curve, vibration characteristics, and fatigue loads in the uniquely challenging NWTC inflow environment. By successfully completing a baseline for the turbine's performance and structural response, NREL engineers have established a test platform that can be used by industry, university, and DOE laboratory researchers to test wind turbine control systems and components. The new test platform will also enable researchers to acquire the measurements needed to develop and validate wind turbine models and improve design codes.

  8. Fleet Tools; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-04-01

    From beverage distributors to shipping companies and federal agencies, industry leaders turn to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to help green their fleet operations. Cost, efficiency, and reliability are top priorities for fleets, and NREL partners know the lab’s portfolio of tools can pinpoint fuel efficiency and emissions-reduction strategies that also support operational the bottom line. NREL is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in medium- and heavy-duty vehicle research and development (R&D) and the go-to source for credible, validated transportation data. NREL developers have drawn on this expertise to create tools grounded in the real-world experiences of commercial and government fleets. Operators can use this comprehensive set of technology- and fuel-neutral tools to explore and analyze equipment and practices, energy-saving strategies, and other operational variables to ensure meaningful performance, financial, and environmental benefits.

  9. NREL Director Arvizu Elected to National Academy of Engineering - News

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    Releases | NREL Director Arvizu Elected to National Academy of Engineering February 6, 2014 Photo of NREL Director Dan Arvizu NREL Director Dan Arvizu Dan Arvizu, director of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding

  10. Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs | Wind | NREL

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    Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs September 13, 2016 The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology. These findings are detailed in new study published in the journal Nature Energy and conducted by the Energy Department's National Renewable

  11. Drivers for the Value of Demand Response under Increased Levels of Wind and Solar Power; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Hale, Elaine

    2015-07-30

    Demand response may be a valuable flexible resource for low-carbon electric power grids. However, there are as many types of possible demand response as there are ways to use electricity, making demand response difficult to study at scale in realistic settings. This talk reviews our state of knowledge regarding the potential value of demand response in several example systems as a function of increasing levels of wind and solar power, sometimes drawing on the analogy between demand response and storage. Overall, we find demand response to be promising, but its potential value is very system dependent. Furthermore, demand response, like storage, can easily saturate ancillary service markets.

  12. Eagles are Making Wind Turbines Safer for Birds | Wind | NREL

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    Eagles are Making Wind Turbines Safer for Birds March 17, 2016 A bald eagle named Spirit and a golden eagle named Nova recently helped a team of researchers at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) collect terabytes of data for a project aimed at helping researchers make wind energy safer for birds. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory partnered with industry to gather data about bird flight patterns, which will help the companies develop technology to reduce bird collisions with

  13. National Center for Photovoltaics | Photovoltaic Research | NREL

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    National Center for Photovoltaics The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on technology innovations that drive industry growth in U.S. photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing. The NCPV includes multiple capabilities in PV research, development, deployment, and outreach. To help the U.S. photovoltaic industry maintain a competitive position, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) in 1996.

  14. NREL: Workforce Development and Education Programs - NREL and...

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    and Clemson University Put Wind Turbine Drivetrains to the Test A photo of a large dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL's 5-megawatt dynamometer test facility...

  15. NREL: Wind Research - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative

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    In 2007, NREL initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC). The project combines ... Read about: The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Gearbox Reliability Collaborative ...

  16. NREL in the Community; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-02-01

    NREL's Education Center offers a variety of program topics and experiences for student and adult groups addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations and introducing the work of NREL to audiences.

  17. NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on...

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    NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid NREL: Solar and Wind Could Provide up to 30% of Electricity on Eastern Power Grid September 1, ...

  18. 35 Years of Innovation - Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER 35 YEARS OF INNOVATION Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future 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. The NWTC goes to great lengths-and heights- to help wind turbine manufacturers develop advanced technologies that improve performance and lower costs. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL 27195 Vision The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Wind

  19. Transport Energy Impact Analysis; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Gonder, J.

    2015-05-13

    Presented at the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Spring 2015 Symposium on May 13, 2015, this presentation by Jeff Gonder of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides information about NREL's transportation energy impact analysis of connected and automated vehicles.

  20. NREL: Wind Research - Eagles are Making Wind Turbines Safer for...

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    A bald eagle named Spirit and a golden eagle named Nova recently helped a team of researchers at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) collect terabytes of data for a project ...

  1. NREL's Clean Energy Forum Attracts National Investment Community...

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    NREL's Clean Energy Forum Attracts National Investment Community Three clean energy companies honored at awards event November 5, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy's National ...

  2. NREL Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Storage & Transportation | Department of Energy Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation NREL Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation Presented at the Renewable Hydrogen Workshop, Nov. 16, 2009, in Palm Springs, CA renewable_hydrogen_workshop_nov16_ramsden.pdf (1.5 MB) More Documents & Publications Hour-by-Hour Cost Modeling of Optimized Central Wind-Based Water Electrolysis

  3. Subcribe to @NWTC Newsletter | Wind | NREL

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    Subscribe to the @NWTC Newsletter Subscribe or unsubscribe to @NWTC, the newsletter of the National Wind Technology Center. Subscribe Please provide and submit the following information to subscribe to the @NWTC newsletter. The mailing list addresses are never sold, rented, distributed, or disclosed in any way. Name (first & last): Organization/Affiliation: Email Address: Submit Clear Form Unsubscribe Please enter your email address to unsubscribe from the @NWTC mailing list. Email Address:

  4. NWTC Helps Guide U.S. Offshore R&D; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-07-01

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is helping guide our nation's research-and-development effort in offshore renewable energy, which includes: Design, modeling, and analysis tools; Device and component testing; Resource characterization; Economic modeling and analysis; Grid integration.

  5. NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Wind Integration Datasets

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    Wind Integration Datasets The datasets below provide energy professionals with a consistent set of ... Eastern and Western Wind Datasets WIND Toolkit Solar Integration Datasets ...

  6. NREL: Wind Research - NREL, Collaborators Complete Gearbox of...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    can increase reliability, decrease mass, improve efficiency, and reduce the cost of wind energy. In addition, the design can scale up to ratings as high as 10 megawatts (MW) while...

  7. NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Wind Energy

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    Wind Energy Photo of a girl and a boy standing beneath a large wind turbine. Students can learn about wind energy by visiting a wind farm. The following resources can provide you ...

  8. National Labs Gather at NREL for Innovative Summit | Grid Modernization |

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    NREL National Labs Gather at NREL for Innovative Summit May 23, 2016 A man stands in front of microphones at a podium. Assistant Secretary David Danielson closes the EERE National Lab Impact Summit held at NREL. Photo by Dennis Schroeder Fostering clean energy technologies requires collaboration between industry, the Energy Department, and its 17 national laboratories. The nearly 300 people present at the National Lab Impact Initiative Summit earlier this month witnessed this vision

  9. National Wind Tecnology Center Provides Dual Axis Resonant Blade Testing

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    Felker, Fort

    2016-07-12

    NREL's Structural Testing Laboratory at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) provides experimental laboratories, computer facilities for analytical work, space for assembling components and turbines for atmospheric testing as well as office space for industry researchers. Fort Felker, center director at the NWTC, discusses NREL's state-of-the-art structural testing capabilities and shows a flapwise and edgewise blade test in progress.

  10. National Wind Tecnology Center Provides Dual Axis Resonant Blade Testing

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    Felker, Fort

    2013-11-13

    NREL's Structural Testing Laboratory at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) provides experimental laboratories, computer facilities for analytical work, space for assembling components and turbines for atmospheric testing as well as office space for industry researchers. Fort Felker, center director at the NWTC, discusses NREL's state-of-the-art structural testing capabilities and shows a flapwise and edgewise blade test in progress.

  11. Feedstocks (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

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    Feedstocks Customized milling and continuous handling of a wide variety of feedstocks Integrated Biorefi nery Research Facility | NREL * Golden, Colorado | December 2011 | NREL...

  12. NREL Announces Leaders for National Executive Education Program - News

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    Releases | NREL NREL Announces Leaders for National Executive Education Program May 18, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 20 national leaders to participate in its 2011 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), a premier leadership program focused on delivering clean energy solutions. The five-month program gives executive decision-makers throughout the United States an in-depth look at renewable energy and energy

  13. NREL Solar Researcher Named to National Academy of Engineering - News

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    Releases | NREL NREL Solar Researcher Named to National Academy of Engineering March 3, 2005 Golden, Colo. - Dr. Lawrence Kazmerski, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) since its inception, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors accorded an engineer, bestowed on those in the profession who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research,

  14. National Wind Technology Center (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2011-12-01

    This overview fact sheet is one in a series of information fact sheets for the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Wind energy is one of the fastest growing electricity generation sources in the world. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility, fosters innovative wind energy technologies in land-based and offshore wind through its research and testing facilities and extends these capabilities to marine hydrokinetic water power. Research and testing conducted at the NWTC offers specialized facilities and personnel and provides technical support critical to the development of advanced wind energy systems. From the base of a system's tower to the tips of its blades, NREL researchers work side-by-side with wind industry partners to increase system reliability and reduce wind energy costs. The NWTC's centrally located research and test facilities at the foot of the Colorado Rockies experience diverse and robust wind patterns ideal for testing. The NWTC tests wind turbine components, complete wind energy systems and prototypes from 400 watts to multiple megawatts in power rating.

  15. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    2 September 25, 2012 Wind Energy Research Institutes Join Forces at the Inaugural Meeting of the North American Wind Energy Academy The North American Wind Energy Academy held its ...

  16. NREL: Wind Research - Dynamometer Test Facilities

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    Dynamometer test configuration for a wind turbine drivetrain. Enlarge image Dynamometers ... dynamometer test, a powerful motor replaces the rotor and blades of a wind turbine. ...

  17. Motor Fuel Excise Taxes (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable...

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center

    Motor Fuel Excise Taxes A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) explores the role of alternative fuels and energy efficient vehicles in motor fuel taxes. ...

  18. NREL Announces Participants in National Executive Education Program...

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    May 23, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected ... Kelly de la Torre - de la Torre Law, LLC Thom Johnson - Eaton Energy Solutions, Inc. ...

  19. NREL Heads to Big Easy to Host Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 | Wind |

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    NREL NREL Heads to Big Easy to Host Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 May 20, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 begins May 24-less than a week from now-at the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana. Whether you're part of the action or hearing about it for the first time, Collegiate Wind Competition is a unique event for everyone-and something to keep on your radar. Funded by the Energy

  20. NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Education Program - News Releases

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    | NREL NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Education Program February 17, 2010 Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 2010 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs). Energy Execs is a leadership program focused on educating business, community and government leaders about clean energy solutions through renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The 5-month leadership program gives

  1. NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy - News Releases |

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    NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy December 12, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and financing. Leaders in government, communities,

  2. NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy 2013 - News

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    Releases | NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy 2013 January 30, 2013 Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a leadership program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools

  3. NREL Seeks National Executive Energy Leadership Academy Participants for

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    2015 - News Releases | NREL Seeks National Executive Energy Leadership Academy Participants for 2015 December 15, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for its 2015 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a program which enables decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and

  4. NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - National Fuel Cell Technology

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    Evaluation Center National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center The National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC) at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) plays a crucial role in NREL's independent, third-party analysis of hydrogen fuel cell technologies in real-world operation. The NFCTEC is designed for secure management, storage, and processing of proprietary data from industry. Access to the off-network NFCTEC is limited to NREL's Technology Validation Team,

  5. NREL Seeks Participants for 2016 National Executive Energy Leadership

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    Program - News Releases | NREL Seeks Participants for 2016 National Executive Energy Leadership Program February 23, 2016 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is now accepting applications for its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Program, also known as Energy Execs, provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy

  6. Wind Integration Data Sets | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    competitive. *Wiser, R.; Bolinger, M. (2015). 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report. U.S. Department of Energy. Wind Energy Benefits Photo from DOE Flickr. 465 020 003 In 2014, the average levelized price of signed wind power purchase agreements was about 2.35 cents per kilowatt-hour. This price is cost competitive with new gas-fired power plants and projects compare favorably through 2040.* 2. Wind energy creates jobs. American Wind Energy Association. (2015). U.S. Wind Energy Annual Market

  7. NREL: Wind Research - Systems Engineering Home Page

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    Illustration of a wind farm with a town in the background and a crane lifting the turbine blades onto the last turbine. A complete wind energy system includes the plant's energy ...

  8. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    ... June 3, 2013 DOE Releases Wind Powering America Impact Study DOE released an independent review of Wind Powering America that assessed the impacts of the WPA activity both in ...

  9. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    09 September 14, 2009 IEA Wind Energy 2008 Annual Report Now Available for Free Download The IEA Annual Report for 2008 provides the latest information on wind industries in 20 ...

  10. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    1 December 9, 2011 Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time Rich VanderVeen, president of Mackinaw Power, LLC in Michigan talks about wind power being an important ...

  11. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    0 October 27, 2010 Offshore Wind Energy Poised to Play a Vital Role in Future U.S. Energy Markets A new report analyzes the current state of the offshore wind energy industry in ...

  12. SWAY/NREL Collaboration on Offshore Wind System Testing and Analysis: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-11-459

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    Robertson, Amy

    2015-02-01

    This shared resources CRADA defines collaborations between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and SWAY. Under the terms and conditions described in this CRADA agreement, NREL and SWAY will collaborate on the SWAY 1/5th-scale floating wind turbine demonstration project in Norway. NREL and SWAY will work together to obtain measurement data from the demonstration system to perform model validation.

  13. Advanced Wind Turbine Controls Reduce Loads (Fact Sheet)

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    2012-03-01

    NREL's National Wind Technology Center provides the world's only dedicated turbine controls testing platforms.

  14. NREL: Wind Research - Small and Distributed Wind Turbine Research

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    Small and Distributed Wind Turbine Research A distributed wind farm in Wisconsin at ... Standards: The suite of tests conducted on small wind turbines includes acoustic noise ...

  15. NREL Wind Integrated System Design and Engineering Model

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2013-09-30

    NREL_WISDEM is an integrated model for wind turbines and plants developed In python based on the open source software OpenMDAO. NREL_WISDEM is a set of wrappers for various wind turbine and models that integrate pre-existing models together into OpenMDAO. It is organized into groups each with their own repositories including Plant_CostSE. Plant_EnergySE, Turbine_CostSE and TurbineSE. The wrappers are designed for licensed and non-licensed models though in both cases, one has to have access to andmore » install the individual models themselves before using them in the overall software platform.« less

  16. National Skills Assessment of the U.S. Wind Industry in 2012

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    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 A National Skills Assessment of the U.S. Wind Industry in 2012 M. Leventhal and S. Tegen Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-57512 June 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S.

  17. NREL: Wind Research - Research and Development

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    simulation tools to produce realistic models of wind and water power technologies in complex environments Analyze turbine connectivity with the utility grid to increase the amount ...

  18. NREL: Wind Research - Market Acceleration and Deployment

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    power technologies to state and local communities. ... economic development impacts from wind power generation projects. ... They include webinars, maps and data, and publications. ...

  19. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    the Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, ... of Domestic Offshore Wind Industry Several researchers ...

  20. NREL: Wind Research - Structural Testing Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    and improve new blade designs, analyze blade structural properties, and improve their manufacturing processes. As wind turbines grow in size and their blades become longer and...

  1. NREL: Wind Research - Regional Test Centers

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Regional Test Centers To increase the availability of small wind turbine testing and share ... processing, and analysis Acoustic noise emissions testing Small turbine testing ...

  2. NREL Develops Simulations for Wind Plant Power and Turbine Loads (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-04-01

    NREL researchers are the first to use a high-performance computing tool for a large-eddy simulation of an entire wind plant.

  3. NREL Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage & Transportation (Presentation)

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    Ramsden, T.; Harrison, K.; Steward, D.

    2009-11-16

    Presentation about NREL's Wind to Hydrogen Project and producing renewable hydrogen for both energy storage and transporation, including the challenges, sustainable pathways, and analysis results.

  4. NREL teams with Dutch Energy Research Center - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL teams with Dutch Energy Research Center Collaboration expected in energy analysis, wind and photovoltaic research May 28, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a research collaboration agreement with the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). NREL and ECN will join forces on areas such as policy studies, energy analysis, wind energy and solar photovoltaic energy. The cooperation between ECN and NREL ranges from an

  5. NREL Director Arvizu Named Chair of National Science Board -...

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    NREL Director Dan Arvizu Dan Arvizu, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been elected Chairman of the National Science Board. The ...

  6. NREL: Wind Research - News Release Archives

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    Spain is also saving large sums of money in the process. November 11, 2008 Puget Sound Energy Files to Pass on Wind Financial Benefits to Customers Puget Sound Energy (PSE) wants ...

  7. NREL: Wind Research - Research Staff Biographies

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... She also is the secretary of the IEC maintenance team for the wind turbine noise standard. Arlinda was also involved in the accreditation of certification testing at the NWTC. Mark ...

  8. NREL: Wind Research - Data and Resources

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Through this growing community, users can view, edit, add, and download data. Wind Energy Basics The turbines in use around the world today are nothing like the windmills used in ...

  9. Transportation Deployment; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-06-01

    Automakers, commercial fleet operators, component manufacturers, and government agencies all turn to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to help put more green vehicles on the road. The lab’s independent analysis and evaluation pinpoint fuel-efficient and low-emission strategies to support economic and operational goals, while breaking down barriers to widespread adoption. Customized assessment of existing equipment and practices, energy-saving alternatives, operational considerations, and marketplace realities factor in the multitude of variables needed to ensure meaningful performance, financial, and environmental benefits. NREL provides integrated, unbiased, 360-degree sustainable transportation deployment expertise encompassing alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and related infrastructure. Hands-on support comes from technical experts experienced in advanced vehicle technologies, fleet operations, and field data collection coupled with extensive modeling and analysis capabilities. The lab’s research team works closely with automakers and vehicle equipment manufacturers to test, analyze, develop, and evaluate high-performance fuel-efficient technologies that meet marketplace needs.

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  11. NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings June 24, 2011 - 12:31pm Addthis The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National

  12. NREL Collaborative Improves the Reliability of Wind Turbine Gearboxes (Fact Sheet)

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    2013-09-01

    Gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. To help minimize gearbox failures, in 2007 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC), which consists of manufacturers, owners, researchers, and consultants. Based on all the lessons learned from the past five years, the GRC has now produced a new and improved design, which is projected to yield an operating lifetime of 12 years, more than triple that of the previous redesigned gearbox. The GRC findings will result in increased gearbox reliability and an overall reduction in the cost of wind energy.

  13. Argentina-NREL Bi-National Energy Working Group | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Argentina-NREL Cooperation AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Website http:www.nrel.govinternatio...

  14. NREL: Wind Research - Small Wind Turbine Independent Testing

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Small Wind Turbine Independent Testing One of the barriers for the small wind market has been the lack of small wind turbine systems that are independently tested and certified. To ...

  15. NREL: Wind Research - Grid Integration of Offshore Wind

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Photograph of a wind turbine in the ocean. Located about 10 kilometers off the coast of Arklow, Ireland, the Arklow Bank offshore wind park ...

  16. NREL Improves System Efficiency and Increases Energy Transfer with Wind2H2 Project, Enabling Reduced Cost Electrolysis Production (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-11-01

    This fact sheet describes NREL's accomplishments in improving energy transfer within a wind turbine-based hydrogen production system. Work was performed by the Wind2H2 Project team at the National Wind Technology Center in partnership with Xcel Energy.

  17. National Wind | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Wind Jump to: navigation, search Name: National Wind Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota Zip: 55402 Sector: Wind energy Product: Wind project developer in the upper Midwest and Plains...

  18. Get to Know a Wind Energy Expert | Wind | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Get to Know a Wind Energy Expert Lifelong devotion to wind leads to international recognition. Some may know Shuangwen (Shawn) Sheng for his breakthrough work with the Gearbox ...

  19. Solar Integration National Dataset Toolkit | Grid Modernization | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Integration National Dataset Toolkit NREL is working on a Solar Integration National Dataset (SIND) Toolkit to enable researchers to perform U.S. regional solar generation integration studies. It will provide modeled, coherent subhourly solar power data, information, and tools. Subhourly solar power research leverages NREL's extensive experience in solar power analysis, deployment, and integration. The goals of the SIND Toolkit project are to: Create a new national solar database with higher

  20. NREL Picks 20 Leaders for National Executive Education Program - News

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Releases | NREL Picks 20 Leaders for National Executive Education Program June 1, 2010 Photo of a large group of people standing under a blue sky. Additional photos available upon request. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 20 national leaders to participate in its 2010 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), a premier leadership program focused on educating business, community and government leaders about clean energy

  1. New Siemens Research Turbine Commissioned at NREL - News Releases...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    New Siemens Research Turbine Commissioned at NREL Government-industry R&D partnership is ... a new 2.3 megawatt Siemens wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. ...

  2. Wind Vision. A New Era for Wind Power in the United States (Executive Summary, Full Report, and Appendices); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None, None

    2015-03-02

    The Wind Vision analysis demonstrates the economic value that wind power can bring to the nation, a value exceeding the costs of deployment. Wind’s environmental benefits can address key societal challenges such as climate change, air quality and public health, and water scarcity. Wind deployment can provide U.S. jobs, U.S. manufacturing, and lease and tax revenues in local communities to strengthen and support a transition of the nation’s electricity sector towards a low-carbon U.S. economy. The path needed to achieve 10% wind by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050 requires new tools, priorities, and emphases beyond those forged by the wind industry in growing to 4.5% of current U.S. electricity demand. Consideration of new strategies and updated priorities as identified in the Wind Vision could provide substantial positive outcomes for future generations.

  3. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2006 Research Review

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    Not Available

    2007-07-01

    This 2006 issue of the NREL Research Review again reveals just how vital and diverse our research portfolio has become. Our feature story looks at how our move to embrace the tenants of "translational research" is strengthening our ability to meet the nation's energy goals. By closing the gap between basic science and applied research and development (R&D)--and focusing a bright light on the valuable end uses of our work--translational research promises to shorten the time it takes to push new technology off the lab bench and into the marketplace. This issue also examines our research into fuels of the future and our computer modeling of wind power deployment, both of which point out the real-world benefits of our work.

  4. NREL Produces Ethylene via Photosynthesis (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Science, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Environmentally friendly process offers intriguing alternative to fossil-fuel-based ethylene for chemicals and transportation fuels. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a new way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene. NREL scientists introduced a gene for ethylene forming enzyme (EFE) into a cyanobacterium and demonstrated that the organism remained stable through at least four generations, producing ethylene gas that could be easily captured.

  5. NREL: Biomass Research - National Bioenergy Center

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    of four technical groups and a technical lead for partnership development with industry. Partnership development includes work performed at NREL under Cooperative Research...

  6. Fermentation (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Fermentation Bench-scale to pilot-scale capabilities for the conversion of biomass to sugars, fuels, and chemicals Integrated Biorefi nery Research Facility | NREL * Golden,...

  7. File:NREL-50m-Alaska-Wind-Map.pdf | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    File Edit with form History File:NREL-50m-Alaska-Wind-Map.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Alaska 50m Wind Resource (PDF) Size of this preview: 776 ...

  8. NREL: Wind Research - Meet a Wind Energy Expert Archives

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Meet a Wind Energy Expert Archives The field of wind energy research and development is a diverse one. Our staff consists of a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Here you will...

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

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    Not Available

    2011-10-01

    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.

  10. Kaw Nation - Wind Energy Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Project Wind Energy Project Pre Pre - - Development Phase Development Phase Bob Gaddis, P.E., P.G. Bob Gaddis, P.E., P.G. Utilities Commissioner & Utilities Commissioner & Acting Director Acting Director Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Development on Tribal Lands Lands FY 2003 FY 2003 - - 06 Project 06 Project Dept. of Energy NREL Dept. of Energy NREL Oct 17 Oct 17 - - 20, 2005 20, 2005 Radisson Hotel Radisson Hotel Denver Stapleton Plaza Denver Stapleton Plaza

  11. NREL Announces Participants in National Executive Education Program - News

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Releases | NREL Announces Participants in National Executive Education Program May 12, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 17 leaders to participate in its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities. The five-month program offers executive decision-makers from throughout the U.S. an in-depth look at renewable energy and energy efficiency

  12. NREL Announces Participants in the National Executive Education Program -

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    News Releases | NREL Announces Participants in the National Executive Education Program June 4, 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 19 leaders to participate in its 2012 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), a premier leadership program focused on delivering clean energy solutions. The five-month program gives executive decision-makers from throughout the United States an in-depth look at renewable energy and energy

  13. NREL Highlight: Truck Platooning Testing; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-05-21

    NREL's fleet test and evaluation team assesses the fuel savings potential of semi-automated truck platooning of line-haul sleeper cabs with modern aerodynamics. Platooning reduces aerodynamic drag by grouping vehicles together and safely decreasing the distance between them via electronic coupling, which allows multiple vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously. In 2014, the team conducted track testing of three SmartWay tractor - two platooned tractors and one control tractor—at varying steady-state speeds, following distances, and gross vehicle weights. While platooning improved fuel economy at all speeds, travel at 55 mph resulted in the best overall miles per gallon. The lead truck demonstrated fuel savings up to 5.3% while the trailing truck saved up to 9.7%. A number of conditions impact the savings attainable, including ambient temperature, distance between lead and trailing truck, and payload weight. Future studies may look at ways to optimize system fuel efficiency and emissions reductions.

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

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Wind Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Low emission development...

  15. NREL: Wind Research - Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants February 18, 2015 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is pleased to announce that the Energy...

  16. NREL: Wind Research - NWTC Engineer Wins Prestigious International...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    NWTC Engineer Wins Prestigious International Electrotechnical Commission Award Group photo ... can have a global impact. A principal engineer at the National Wind Technology Center ...

  17. Wind Technology, Cost, and Performance Trends in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the European Union, and the United States: 2007 - 2012; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hand, Maureen

    2015-06-15

    This presentation provides a summary of IEA Wind Task 26 report on Wind Technology, Cost, and Performance Trends in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the European Union, and the United States: 2007-2012

  18. NREL: Wind Research - Get to Know a Wind Energy Expert

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Get to Know a Wind Energy Expert Some may know Shuangwen (Shawn) Sheng for his breakthrough work with the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) and condition monitoring; others ...

  19. NREL’s Controllable Grid Interface Saves Time and Resources, Improves Reliability of Renewable Energy Technologies; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-07-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) controllable grid interface (CGI) test system at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is one of two user facilities at NREL capable of testing and analyzing the integration of megawatt-scale renewable energy systems. The CGI specializes in testing of multimegawatt-scale wind and photovoltaic (PV) technologies as well as energy storage devices, transformers, control and protection equipment at medium-voltage levels, allowing the determination of the grid impacts of the tested technology.

  20. Accelerating Geothermal Research (Fact Sheet), NREL (National...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Big Geyser has been in operation since 1980 and is a dry steam-type geothermal power plant. Photo from Calpine Corporation, NREL 17270 A hot spring near Steamboat Springs, ...

  1. NREL: Awards and Honors - North Wind 100/20 Wind Turbine

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    North Wind 10020 Wind Turbine Developers: Gerry Nix and Brian Smith, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Johnathan Lynch, Clint Coleman, Garrett Bywaters, and Rob Roland,...

  2. NREL: Environment, Health, and Safety - Construction Subcontractors...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    performed on NREL-owned property, including South Table Mountain and the National Wind Technology Center. The Construction Environment, Health & Safety Plan (CEHSP). Each...

  3. NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Technical Review Committee...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Working with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Utility Wind ... for Integration Studies Glossary News Did you find what you needed? ...

  4. Environmental Management Assessment of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    This report documents the results of the environmental management assessment performed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The onsite portion of the assessment was conducted from September 14 through September 27, 1993, by DOE`s Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24) located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health (EH-1). During this assessment, the activities conducted by the assessment team included reviews of internal documents and reports from previous audits and assessments; interviews with US Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL contractor personnel; and inspections and observations of selected facilities and operations. The environmental management assessment of NREL focused on the adequacy of environmental management systems and assessed the formality of programs employing an approach that recognizes the level of formality implementing environmental programs may vary commensurate with non-nuclear research and development operations. The Assessment Team evaluated environmental monitoring, waste management and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities at NREL, from a programmatic standpoint. The results of the evaluation of these areas are contained in the Environmental Protection Programs section of this report. The scope of the NREL Environmental Management Assessment was comprehensive and included all areas of environmental management. At the same time, environmental monitoring, waste management, and NEPA activities were evaluated to develop a programmatic understanding of these environmental disciplines, building upon the results of previous appraisals, audits, and reviews performed at the NREL.

  5. JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impact Model (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    WindExchange

    JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impact Model The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the gross economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation, transmission, and biofuel plants at the state or national level. First developed by NREL's researchers to model wind energy jobs and impacts, JEDI has been expanded to also estimate the economic impacts of biofuels and biopower, coal, conventional hydro, concentrating solar power,

  6. JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impact Model (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impact Model The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the gross economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation, transmission, and biofuel plants at the state or national level. First developed by NREL's researchers to model wind energy jobs and impacts, JEDI has been expanded to also estimate the economic impacts of biofuels and biopower, coal, conventional hydro, concentrating solar power,

  7. NREL Controllable Grid Interface for Testing MW-Scale Wind Turbine Generators (Poster)

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    McDade, M.; Gevorgian, V.; Wallen, R.; Erdman, W.

    2013-04-01

    In order to understand the behavior of wind turbines experiencing grid disturbances, it is necessary to perform a series of tests and accurate transient simulation studies. The latest edition of the IEC 61400-21 standard describes methods for such tests that include low voltage ride-through (LVRT), active power set-point control, ramp rate limitations, and reactive power capability tests. The IEC methods are being widely adopted on both national and international levels by wind turbine manufacturers, certification authorities, and utilities. On-site testing of wind turbines might be expensive and time consuming since it requires both test equipment transportation and personnel presence in sometimes remote locations for significant periods of time because such tests need to be conducted at certain wind speed and grid conditions. Changes in turbine control software or design modifications may require redoing of all tests. Significant cost and test-time reduction can be achieved if these tests are conducted in controlled laboratory environments that replicate grid disturbances and simulation of wind turbine interactions with power systems. Such testing capability does not exist in the United States today. An initiative by NREL to design and construct a 7-MVA grid simulator to operate with the existing 2.5 MW and new upcoming 5-MW dynamometer facilities will fulfill this role and bring many potential benefits to the U.S. wind industry with the ultimate goal of reducing wind energy integration costs.

  8. Meet a Wind Energy Expert Archives | Wind | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    This Year's Winners of the Lawrence Award Meet This Year's Winners of the Lawrence Award July 23, 2015 - 9:15am Addthis Mei Bai, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1 of 9 Mei Bai, Brookhaven National Laboratory Mei Bai's work helps us understand more about how the universe works, from the smallest subatomic particles to the largest stars. A nuclear physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bai's tool of choice is the Lab's flagship particle accelerator -- the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. With

  9. NREL: Wind Research - New Wind Resource Maps Reach Higher Heights

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    capacity map at a 140-meter hub height. Photo courtesy of WINDExchange August 11, 2015 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and AWS Truepower LLC recently released maps...

  10. Offshore Renewable Energy R&D (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    and structural dynamics such as power take-off and control system responses. Offshore Wind Modeling Researchers at NREL have developed a new complex modeling and analysis tool...

  11. DOE/NREL supported wind energy activities in Indonesia

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Drouilhet, S.

    1997-12-01

    This paper describes three wind energy related projects which are underway in Indonesia. The first is a USAID/Winrock Wind for Island and Nongovernmental Development (WIND) project. The objectives of this project are to train local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the siting, installation, operation, and maintenance of small wind turbines. Then to install up to 20 wind systems to provide electric power for productive end uses while creating micro-enterprises which will generate enough revenue to sustain the wind energy systems. The second project is a joint Community Power Corporation/PLN (Indonesian National Electric Utility) case study of hybrid power systems in village settings. The objective is to evaluate the economic viability of various hybrid power options for several different situations involving wind/photovoltaics/batteries/diesel. The third project is a World Bank/PLN preliminary market assessment for wind/diesel hybrid systems. The objective is to estimate the size of the total potential market for wind/diesel hybrid power systems in Indonesia. The study will examine both wind retrofits to existing diesel mini-grids and new wind-diesel plants in currently unelectrified villages.

  12. NREL-Led Team Improves and Accelerates Battery Design (Fact Sheet), Innovation Impact: Transportation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    FS-6A42-60650 * November 2013 NREL prints on paper that contains recycled content. NREL-Led Team Improves and Accelerates Battery Design The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is leading some of the best minds from U.S. auto manufacturers, battery developers, and automotive simulation tool developers in a $20 million project to accelerate the development of battery packs and thus the wider adoption of electric-drive vehicles. The Computer-Aided Engineer- ing for Electric Drive Vehicle

  13. A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in ...

  14. Proceedings of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop

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    Dykes, K.

    2014-12-01

    The second National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop was held in Broomfield, Colorado, from January 29 to February 1, 2013. The event included a day-and-a-half workshop exploring a wide variety of topics related to system modeling and design of wind turbines and plants. Following the workshop, 2 days of tutorials were held at NREL, showcasing software developed at Sandia National Laboratories, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Laboratories, and NREL. This document provides a brief summary of the various workshop activities and includes a review of the content and evaluation results from attendees.

  15. NREL's Controllable Grid Interface Saves Time and Resources, Improves Reliability of Renewable Energy Technologies (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a controllable grid interface (CGI) test system that can significantly reduce certification testing time and costs. The CGI also provides system engineers with a better understanding of how wind turbines, photovoltaic (PV) inverters, and energy storage systems interact with the grid and react to grid disturbances. For the energy industry, this will save time and resources while minimizing integration issues, improve

  16. NREL Director Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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    Director Elected to National Academy of Engineering For more information contact: George Douglas, 303-275-4096 e:mail: George Douglas Golden, Colo., Feb. 18, 2000 - Richard Truly, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, an honor that is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. He was cited by the academy for leadership and personal contributions in the

  17. NREL: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Home Page

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    National Residential Efficiency Measures Database National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Residential Efficiency Measures Database is a publicly available, centralized resource of residential building retrofit measures and costs for the U.S. building industry. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, NREL developed this tool to help users determine the most cost-effective retrofit measures for improving energy efficiency of existing homes. Learn more about the database. By

  18. NREL: News - Director of National Bioenergy Center Named

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    Director of National Bioenergy Center Named Thursday December 12, 2002 Golden, CO. - Michael Pacheco has accepted the position of director of the National Bioenergy Center (NBC). The center was formed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in November 2000 and is based in the department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. The virtual center is the focal point for technology development and information about bioenergy in the United States, giving industry a one-stop

  19. Robert Thresher - Research Fellow | NREL

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    Robert Thresher - Research Fellow Photo of Robert Thresher Research Fellows Dr. Thresher has more than 40 years of research, development, engineering, and management experience in wind technology, plant engineering, and aerospace systems. At NREL, he has been a principal researcher developing early wind technology and an architect of the wind program at NREL and creation of the National Wind Technology Center. About Dr. Thresher Publications As a professor at Oregon State University he worked

  20. NREL: Transportation Research - NREL Describes to U.S. Senate Role National

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    Labs Play in Sustainable Transportation Innovation Describes to U.S. Senate Role National Labs Play in Sustainable Transportation Innovation January 26, 2016 On Thursday, January 21, 2016, NREL's Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center Director Chris Gearhart provided a testimony on new technologies in the automobile industry before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Members of the committee are currently evaluating a bipartisan bill that will include several

  1. NREL Quantifies Value of CSP to the Grid (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    In California study, greater penetration of renewable energy means greater value of CSP with thermal energy storage. The penetration of variable-generation renewable energy sources is growing in the state of California. To help utility planners understand the potential impact of this situation, 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 and utility-scale

  2. NREL Releases Report Card on Environmental Efforts - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Releases Report Card on Environmental Efforts October 23, 2015 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continued to improve its environmental protection efforts at its South Table Mountain and National Wind Technology Center sites during 2014 by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adding bird-safety features to campus structures, and assessing environmental impacts of potential laboratory development. NREL annually reports on the environmental performance and

  3. Wind Integration National Dataset Toolkit | Grid Modernization...

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    Wind Integration National Dataset Toolkit The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit is an update and expansion of the Eastern Integration Data Set and Western Wind ...

  4. High-Tech Tools Tackle Wind Farm Performance - News Feature | NREL

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    High-Tech Tools Tackle Wind Farm Performance September 20, 2012 Two men in silhouette stand in front of a screen and demonstrate a computer simulation. On the screen is a computer simulation showing how the wind flows through a group of wind turbines. Enlarge image NREL's Steve Hammond, director of the Computational Science Center, and Kenny Gruchalla, senior scientist, discuss a 3D model of wind plant aerodynamics that shows low-velocity wakes and the resulting impact on downstream turbines.

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

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    The foundations of effective studies are coherent datasets (for solar, wind, and load, among ... will help utilities incorporate solar energy into their electric power systems. ...

  6. National Wind Technology Center sitewide, Golden, CO: Environmental assessment

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    1996-11-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation`s primary solar and renewable energy research laboratory, proposes to expand its wind technology research and development program activities at its National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Golden, Colorado. NWTC is an existing wind energy research facility operated by NREL for the US Department of Energy (DOE). Proposed activities include the construction and reuse of buildings and facilities, installation of up to 20 wind turbine test sites, improvements in infrastructure, and subsequent research activities, technology testing, and site operations. In addition to wind turbine test activities, NWTC may be used to support other NREL program activities and small-scale demonstration projects. This document assesses potential consequences to resources within the physical, biological, and human environment, including potential impacts to: air quality, geology and soils, water resources, biological resources, cultural and historic resources, socioeconomic resources, land use, visual resources, noise environment, hazardous materials and waste management, and health and safety conditions. Comment letters were received from several agencies in response to the scoping and predecisional draft reviews. The comments have been incorporated as appropriate into the document with full text of the letters contained in the Appendices. Additionally, information from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site on going sitewide assessment of potential environmental impacts has been reviewed and discussed by representatives of both parties and incorporated into the document as appropriate.

  7. NREL's Water Power Software Makes a Splash; NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-06-01

    WEC-Sim is a DOE-funded software tool being jointly developed by NREL and SNL. WEC-Sim computationally models wave energy converters (WEC), devices that generate electricity using movement of water systems such as oceans, rivers, etc. There is great potential for WECs to generate electricity, but as of yet, the industry has yet to establish a commercially viable concept. Modeling, design, and simulations tools are essential to the successful development of WECs. Commercial WEC modeling software tools can't be modified by the user. In contrast, WEC-Sim is a free, open-source, and flexible enough to be modified to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the WEC industry. By modeling the power generation performance and dynamic loads of WEC designs, WEC-Sim can help support the development of new WEC devices by optimizing designs for cost of energy and competitiveness. By being easily accessible, WEC-Sim promises to help level the playing field in the WEC industry. Importantly, WEC-Sim is also excellent at its job! In 2014, WEC-Sim was used in conjunction with NREL’s FAST modeling software to win a hydrodynamic modeling competition. WEC-Sim and FAST performed very well at predicting the motion of a test device in comparison to other modeling tools. The most recent version of WEC-Sim (v1.1) was released in April 2015.

  8. Structural Testing at the NWTC Helps Improve Blade Design and Increase System Reliability; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-08-01

    Since 1990, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL's) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) has tested more than 150 wind turbine blades. NWTC researchers can test full-scale and subcomponent articles, conduct data analyses, and provide engineering expertise on best design practices. Structural testing of wind turbine blades enables designers, manufacturers, and owners to validate designs and assess structural performance to specific load conditions. Rigorous structural testing can reveal design and manufacturing problems at an early stage of development that can lead to overall improvements in design and increase system reliability.

  9. NREL/University of Delaware Offshore Wind R&D Collaboration: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-393

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    Musial, Walt

    2015-11-12

    Specifically, the work under this CRADA includes, but is not limited to, the development of test procedures for an offshore test site in Delaware waters; testing of installed offshore wind turbines; performance monitoring of those turbines; and a program of research and development on offshore wind turbine blades, components, coatings, foundations, installation and construction of bottom-fixed structures, environmental impacts, policies, and more generally on means to enhance the reliability, facilitate permitting, and reduce costs for offshore wind turbines. This work will be conducted both at NREL's National Wind Technology Center and participant facilities, as well as the established offshore wind test sites.

  10. NREL Study Suggests Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow...

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    A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-comp...

  11. NREL: Water Power Research - Device and Component Testing

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    NREL houses the nation's premier laboratory facilities for testing offshore wind and water ... to obtain high-resolution measurements in the laboratory and open water test sites. ...

  12. Dominica Island-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

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    Island-NREL Cooperation AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Wind Topics Background analysis Website http:...

  13. NREL National Wind Technology Center Site Map

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    Row 3 Site 3.4 Site 3.3 Site 4.4 Site 4.5 Site 4.1 Site 4.0 4.0 Met Tower Administration & Engineering Bldg. 251 Office Trailer Bldg. 250 Office Trailer Bldg. 249 Office Trailer Bldg. 248 251 Parking W. 120th Ave. W . 1 1 9 t h A v e . 4.1 Met Tower 4.4 Met Tower Site 3.1 5-MW Dyno Bldg. 258 Site 1.1 Site M1 Structural Testing Laboratory (STL) Bldg. 254 Modal Laboratory Bldg. 256 Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility (DERTF) Building A-60 Office Trailer Bldg. 257 Site 1.2 Site 1.3 Site

  14. Photobiology Research Laboratory (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Photobiology Research Laboratory Understanding fundamental biological processes for the production of fuels and chemicals, and understanding electron transport for hybrid generation of solar fuels 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. The photobiology group's research is in four main areas: * Comprehensive studies of fuel-producing photosynthetic, fermentative, and

  15. NREL: Technology Deployment - Microgrid Design

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    Microgrid Design Photo of a microgrid test site at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL designs independent electrical generation and distribution systems called microgrids, which deliver energy that is reliable, economical, and sustainable. NREL experts work with military, government, industry, and other organizations that cannot afford to lose power to develop reliable and cost-effective microgrid systems. Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers microgrid technical expertise and project

  16. National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) | Open Energy...

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    Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Name: National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Address:...

  17. NREL Breaks New Ground in Plant Pretreatment for Biofuels (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Science, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    NREL researchers use imaging technologies to broaden knowledge of plant cell wall structures and identify ideal pretreatment of plant material. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and BioEnergy Science Center combined different microscopic imaging methods to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between biomass cell wall structure and enzyme digestibility. This breakthrough could lead to optimizing sugar yields and lowering the

  18. NREL Shows How Cyanobacteria Build Hydrogen-Producing Enzyme (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Science, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Results will help researchers improve microbial hydrogen production. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated how the cyanobacterium Synechosystis sp. PCC 6803 assembles five different protein subunits to produce a functional hydrogenase enzyme complex. The NREL scientists used genetic tools to perform an in-depth study of Hox hydrogenase, an organometallic enzyme that catalyzes the photoproduction of hydrogen in Synechocystis, and generated new data on the

  19. NREL Solves Residential Window Air Conditioner Performance Limitations (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401 303-275-3000 | www.nrel.gov Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% post consumer waste. 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. Comprehensive performance tests lead to enhanced modeling capability and affordable methods to increase energy efficiency. Window air conditioners

  20. Western Wind Integration Data Set | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Western Wind Integration Data Set The Western Wind Integration Data Set was designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies and estimate power production ...

  1. Research Staff | Water Power | NREL

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    Research Staff Learn more about the expertise and technical skills of the water power research team and staff at NREL. Photo of Daniel Laird Daniel Laird Center Director Daniel Laird is director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Prior to joining NREL in 2015, he spent 19 years at Sandia National Laboratories leading wind energy and water power research efforts in structural analysis and simulation, computational design tools, advanced manufacturing, composite materials, and blade

  2. National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development...

    Energy Savers

    National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of the Offshore Wind Industry in the United States National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of ...

  3. NREL: Speeches - Nation's Energy Future at Risk

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    Energy Future at Risk, National Lab Director Says For more information contact: George Douglas, 303-275-4096 e:mail: George Douglas Washington, D.C., July 27, 1999 — America must invest in its energy future now, Richard Truly, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory said today. Otherwise, he said, the nation could face supply shortages and fall behind foreign competitors. Truly, speaking at the National Press Club's Newsmakers program, said that U.S.

  4. Eastern Wind Integration Data Set | Grid Modernization | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Wind Integration Data Set The Eastern Wind Integration Data Set was designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies and estimate power production from hypothetical wind power plants in the United States. Access the Eastern Wind Integration Data Set Resources ACCESS DATA SET DOWNLOAD REPORT Methodology The Eastern Wind Integration Data Set consists of 3 years (2004-2006) of 10-minute wind speed and plant output values for 1,326 simulated wind power plants as well as

  5. National Wind Assessments formerly Romuld Wind Consulting | Open...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Assessments formerly Romuld Wind Consulting Jump to: navigation, search Name: National Wind Assessments (formerly Romuld Wind Consulting) Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota Zip: 55416...

  6. Wind and Water Power Modeling and Simulation at the NWTC (Fact...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Wind and Water Power Modeling and Simulation at the NWTC Researchers at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed ...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    of integrating up to 35% wind and solar energy in the WestConnect subregion and, more ... Development of Regional Wind Resource and Wind Plant Output Datasets This report ...

  8. NREL: International Activities - Philippines Wind Resource Maps and Data

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    A map depicting wind resources at 100 meters of the republic of the Philippines. Additional Resources Wind Prospector A web-based GIS applications designed to support resource assessment and data exploration associated with wind development. Philippines Wind Viewer Tutorial Learn how to navigate, display, query and download Philippines data in the Wind Prospector. Philippines Geospatial Toolkit EXE 926.5 MB Philippines Wind Resource Maps and Data In 2014, under the Enhancing Capacity for Low

  9. NREL: Technology Deployment - Collegiate Wind Competition Prepares Students

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    to Enter the Wind Energy Workforce Collegiate Wind Competition Prepares Students to Enter the Wind Energy Workforce News Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. Comeback Kids Win DOE's Collegiate Wind Competition Program Manager Jose Zayas talks about Penn State's come-from- behind victory in last

  10. Innovation Impact, Wind: NREL Collaborative Improves the Reliability...

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    Collaborative Improves the Reliability of Wind Turbine Gearboxes Gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. To help minimize gearbox failures, ...

  11. NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Eastern and Western Wind...

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    Eastern and Western Wind Integration Datasets These datasets were designed to help energy professionals perform wind ... Studies Glossary News Did you find what you needed? ...

  12. NREL Collaborates with SWAY on Offshore Wind Demonstration (Fact...

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    on an offshore wind energy demonstration project deployed off the coast of Bergen, Norway. ... SWAY's one-fifth scale prototype demonstration wind energy system installed off the coast ...

  13. Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-03-02

    Engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF) are developing strategies to address two separate but equally crucial areas of research: meeting the demands of electric vehicle (EV) grid integration and minimizing fuel consumption related to vehicle climate control. Dedicated to renewable and energy-efficient solutions, the VTIF showcases technologies and systems designed to increase the viability of sustainably powered vehicles. NREL researchers instrument every class of on-road vehicle, conduct hardware and software validation for EV components and accessories, and develop analysis tools and technology for the Department of Energy, other government agencies, and industry partners.

  14. NREL Uses Computing Power to Investigate Tidal Power (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-10-01

    Until now, wind turbine controls that reduce the impacts of wind gusts and turbulence were always reactive - responding to the wind rather than anticipating it. But with today's laser-based sensors that measure wind speed ahead of the turbine, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their industry partners are developing more intelligent controls. The world's first field tests of these controls are currently underway at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL, with plans for future commercialization.

  15. Tour NREL Facilities During Energy Awareness Month

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    NREL Facilities During Energy Awareness Month For more information contact: e:mail: Public Affairs Golden, Colo., Sept. 30, 1999 — Celebrate Energy Awareness Month in October by discovering the power of clean energy at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The nation's premier laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development and deployment, NREL offers guests a glimpse into a bright future powered by the sun, wind and plant

  16. Eastern and Western Wind Integration Data Sets | Grid Modernization | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    and Western Wind Integration Data Sets The Eastern Wind Integration Data Set and Western Wind Integration Data Set were designed to perform wind integration studies and estimate power production from hypothetical wind power plants in the United States. These data sets can help energy professionals such as transmission planners, utility planners, project developers, and university researchers: Perform spatial and temporal comparisons of sites, including: Geographic diversity Load correlation

  17. Western Wind and Solar Integration Study | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Can we integrate large amounts of wind and solar energy into the electric power system of the West? That's the question explored by the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study, one of the largest such regional studies to date. Phase 1 Research During its first phase, the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS) investigated the benefits and challenges of integrating up to 35% wind and solar energy in the WestConnect subregion and, more broadly,

  18. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Capabilities Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Laboratory (NREL) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Capabilities Overview 2014 Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition National Lab Showcase Keith Wipke, NREL Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Program Manager November 11, 2014 2 NREL Overview o Founded in 1977 o Location: Golden, Colorado o ~1,750 full-time staff o Full spectrum of RD&D, from basic science to deployment o Unique research and testing capabilities across multiple scales o Systems approach o Strong history of partnering with industry

  19. High Solids Enzymatic Hydrolysis Reactors (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Biorefinery Research Facility | NREL, Golden, Colorado | December 2011 | NREL/PO-5100-50150 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. * Designed for operation at total solids loadings greater than 20% (w/w) * Reactors are operated in a batch mode with a 36-hour turnaround time * Two reactors are staged to accept a continuous stream of pretreated biomass to achieve semi-

  20. Hydrogen Energy Storage (HES) Activities at NREL (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Activities at NREL HTAC Josh Eichman, PhD Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 4/21/2015 NREL/PR-5400-64137 2 Outline * Hydrogen and Energy Storage Overview o Hydrogen storage pathways o International Power-to-gas activities * Hydrogen energy storage activities o NREL - DOE storage analysis results (FY14) o NREL - DOE storage analysis tasks (FY15) o Energy Storage Workshop results o Clean Energy Dialogue - US/Canada * Update: INTEGRATE activities * Newly Proposed CARB-DOE

  1. Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS) (Revised)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    EnerNex Corporation REVISED FEBRUARY 2011 EASTERN WIND INTEGRATION AND TRANSMISSION STUDY PIX #16204 2 3 EASTERN WIND INTEGRATION AND TRANSMISSION STUDY Revised February 2011 Prepared for NREL by: EnerNex Corporation Knoxville, Tennessee NREL Technical Monitor: David Corbus Prepared under Subcontract No. AAM-8-88513-01 Subcontract Report NREL/SR-5500-47078 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of

  2. NREL

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    Secure & Sustainable Energy Future Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Wind Energy Water Power Supercritical CO2 Geothermal Natural Gas Safety, Security & ...

  3. Dynamic Impregnator Reactor System (Poster), NREL (National Renewable...

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    Dynamic Impregnator Reactor System Multifaceted system designed for complex feedstock impregnation and processing Integrated Biorefi nery Research Facility | NREL * Golden, ...

  4. NREL: Wind Research - Boise State University Wins Collegiate...

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    Boise State University Wins Collegiate Wind Competition 2015 A group of five men wearing blue shirts hold up their first place trophy in the center of the photo. Collegiate Wind...

  5. NREL: Wind Research - One Step Closer to the Marketplace for...

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    One Step Closer to the Marketplace for State-of-the-Art Wind Turbine Drivetrain Photo of ... drivetrain-the components of a wind turbine that convert the rotational energy of the ...

  6. File:NREL-afg-wind.pdf | Open Energy Information

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    afg-wind.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Afghanistan 50 m Wind Power (PDF) Size of this preview: 776 600 pixels. Full resolution (1,650 1,275...

  7. NREL: Wind Research - NWTC Researchers Recognized for Technology...

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    fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) and a second for their work with Siemens on blade aerodynamics. A third team received a patent award for their approach to wind turbine...

  8. NREL: Energy Systems Integration - Research Highlights

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    Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy: Grid Integration A video released by the NREL ... NREL Report Redefines Wind as a Grid Stabilizer, Not a Liability NREL transmission ...

  9. NREL: Wind Research - NREL to Play Pivotal Role in White House...

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    Colorado-based Wind Turbine Technology Area will focus on developing advanced composites manufacturing processes for turbine components, including blades, hubs, and nacelles. By...

  10. NREL Analysis: Reimagining What's Possible for Clean Energy, Continuum Magazine, Summer 2015 / Issue 8; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-08-01

    This issue of Continuum Magazine covers the depth and breadth of NREL's ever-expanding analytical capabilities. For example, in one project we are leading national efforts to create a computer model of one of the most complex systems ever built. This system, the eastern part of the North American power grid, will likely host an increasing percentage of renewable energy in years to come. Understanding how this system will work is important to its success - and NREL analysis is playing a major role. We are also identifying the connections among energy, the environment and the economy through analysis that will point us toward a 'water smart' future.

  11. DOE/NREL supported wind energy activities in Alaska

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    Drouilhet, S.

    1997-12-01

    This paper describes three wind energy projects implemented in Alaska. The first, a sustainable technology energy partnerships (STEP) wind energy deployment project in Kotzebue will install 6 AOC 15/50 wind turbines and connect to the existing village diesel grid, consisting of approximately 1 MW average load. It seeks to develop solutions to the problems of arctic wind energy installations (transport, foundations, erection, operation, and maintenance), to establish a wind turbine test site, and to establish the Kotzebue Electric Association as a training and deployment center for wind/diesel technology in rural Alaska. The second project, a large village medium-penetration wind/diesel system, also in Kotzebue, will install a 1-2 MW windfarm, which will supplement the AOC turbines of the STEP project. The program will investigate the impact of medium penetration wind energy on power quality and system stability. The third project, the Alaska high-penetration wind/diesel village power pilot project in Wales will install a high penetration (80-100%) wind/diesel system in a remote Alaskan village. The system will include about 180 kW installed wind capacity, meeting an average village load of about 60 kW. This program will provide a model for high penetration wind retrofits to village diesel power systems and build the capability in Alaska to operate, maintain, and replicate wind/diesel technology. The program will also address problems of: effective use of excess wind energy; reliable diesel-off operation; and the role of energy storage.

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

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    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 Univ of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory University of Oregon/SRML, Eugene, Oregon SOLRMAP: Southwest Solar Research Park (SSRP) Southwest Solar Technologies Inc, Phoenix,

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

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    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) University of Oregon (SRML) SOLRMAP Southwest Solar Research Park SOLRMAP University of Arizona (OASIS) SOLRMAP La Ola Lanai (RSR) SOLRMAP Kalaeloa Oahu (RSR) SOLRMAP Tri-State Escalante

  14. FY 2009 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Annual Report: A Year of Energy Transformation

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    Not Available

    2010-01-01

    This FY2009 Annual Report surveys the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) accomplishments in renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development, commercialization and deployment of technologies, and strategic energy analysis. It offers NREL's vision and progress in building a clean, sustainable research campus and reports on community involvement.

  15. Christopher Scarlata | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Professional Experience Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Bioenergy Center (NBC), Process Analysis, 2012-present Senior Engineer, NREL, Market ...

  16. Susan Habas | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Professional Experience Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Bioenergy Center (NBC), 2014-present Staff Scientist, NREL, NBC, 2013-2014 Staff ...

  17. NREL: Wind Research - New Study Reveals Potential 30% Penetration...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    New Study Reveals Potential 30% Penetration of Wind and Solar for the Eastern Interconnection An illustrated map of the U.S. northeast and midwest showing transmission lines...

  18. NREL: Distributed Grid Integration - Wind2Battery Project

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    system most economically for next-day forecasts Make wind energy consistent and available around the clock, while providing key grid ancillary services and being cost effective. ...

  19. NREL: Energy Analysis - Wind Power Results - Life Cycle Assessment...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation: Wind Energy OpenEI: Data, Visualization, and Bibliographies The median published life cycle GHG ...

  20. NREL Wind to Hydrogen Project: Renewable Hydrogen Production...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Hour-by-Hour Cost Modeling of Optimized Central Wind-Based Water Electrolysis Production Hydrogen Production by Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis-Spotlight on Giner ...

  1. Innovation Impact: Breakthrough Research Results (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    INNOVATION IMPACT Breakthrough Research Results NREL's campus in Golden, Colorado, is a model of sustainable energy and energy efficiency. INNOVATION IMPACT NREL has a rich history of scientific innovation and partnering with industry in research and development to bring new products and technologies into manufacturing production. In these pages we have captured key breakthrough results across our primary areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency research: solar, wind, bioenergy,

  2. NREL's DeBlasio honored by American National Standards Institute - News

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    Releases | NREL NREL's DeBlasio honored by American National Standards Institute Engineer led effort to standardize how distributed energy integrates with the electric grid September 15, 2011 Dick DeBlasio, a research engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been named the 2011 winner of the Finegan Standards Medal by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The award is given once a year by ANSI for extraordinary leadership in the

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2014-07-01

    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.

  4. 2013 News | Awards and Honors | NREL

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    2013 NWTC Wind Researcher's Article Named in "Top 25" List by ScienceDirect National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) post-doctoral researchers have a reputation for doing some...

  5. Sustainable NREL - Site Sustainability Plan FY 2016 (Management Publication), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Sustainable NREL S I T E S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y P L A N F Y 2 0 1 6 Nomenclature ..................................................................................................................................................iv Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................................... v Greenhouse Gas Reduction

  6. Thermochemical Conversion Pilot Plant (Fact Sheet), NREL (National...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Design and Economics for Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Ethanol: Thermochemical Pathway by Indirect Gasification and Mixed Alcohol Synthesis." 187 pp.; NREL Report No. ...

  7. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2007 Research Review

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    2008-08-01

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

  8. Fleet Tools (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

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    NREL Tools Help Fleets Reduce Fuel Consumption, Emissions, and Costs From beverage ... part- ners know the lab's portfolio of tools can pinpoint fuel efficiency and ...

  9. NREL: Workforce Development and Education Programs - Wind Career...

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    showing the various points on a chart that show different careers in the wind industry. ... The jobs are further divided by levels of education necessary for each position. Careers ...

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

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    ... Power Plant Cycling Costs This report examines wear-and-tear costs and impacts of cycling and ramping on fossil-fueled generators. Analysis of Cycling Costs in Western Wind and ...

  11. NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities...

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    that can help engineers better understand how wind turbines will react to grid disturbances. Supported by a 45.6 million DOE investment that is cost matched with over 70 million ...

  12. Offshore Wind Balance-of-System Cost Modeling (Poster), NREL...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    parameters, can yield a rise in BOS cost, such as the spike near 500 megawatts. Figure 4. Offshore wind fixed substructure BOS costs decrease as turbine rating increases, which is...

  13. NREL: Wind Research - Building 251 and High Bay

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    host international wind power specialists, ... develop state-of-the-art computer modeling software to analyze next-generation turbine designs, as well as the data collected from tests ...

  14. The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit (Presentation...

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    Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit Webinar Caroline Draxl and Bri-Mathias Hodge July 14, 2015 NRELPR-5000-64691 2 Content * Motivation * Creation of the WIND Toolkit ...

  15. The Utility-Scale Future - Continuum Magazine | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Spring 2011 / Issue 1 Continuum. Clean Energy Innovation at NREL The Utility-Scale Future Continuum showcases NREL's unique research capabilities and most impactful clean energy innovations. Dan Says From our director Dan says New Facility to Transform U.S. Energy Infrastructure 01 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 02 Wind

  16. Statistical Characterization of Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Drive Cycles; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Prohaska, R.; Duran, A.; Ragatz, A.; Kelly, K.

    2015-05-03

    With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts real-world performance evaluations of advanced medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Evaluation results can help vehicle manufacturers fine-tune their designs and assist fleet managers in selecting fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles that meet their economic and operational goals. In 2011, NREL launched a large-scale performance evaluation of medium-duty electric vehicles. With support from vehicle manufacturers Smith and Navistar, NREL research focused on characterizing vehicle operation and drive cycles for electric delivery vehicles operating in commercial service across the nation.

  17. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Creating a Sustainable Energy Future (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2010-06-01

    This fact sheet about NREL is a national version that can be distributed to visitors and any other interested parties. It provides general information about laboratory, its mission, and operations.

  18. Leading the Way to Energy Systems Research; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-04-09

    This brochure about NREL is a national version that can be distributed to visitors and any other interested parties. It provides general information about laboratory, its mission, and operations.

  19. Reimagining What's Possible: How NREL's Energy Analysis and Decision Support Capabilities are Guiding Energy Systems Transformation at Home and Around the World (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    REIMAGINING WHAT'S POSSIBLE How NREL's Energy Analysis and Decision Support Capabilities are Guiding Energy Systems Transformation at Home and Around the World 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. Table of Contents Reimagining What's Possible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  20. NREL Evaluates Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    researchers discover ways to increase accuracy in building energy simulations tools to improve predictions of potential energy savings in homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older U.S. homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are investigating ways to more accurately calculate heat transfer through building enclosures to verify the benefit of energy

  1. NREL Launches Collaborative Resource for Field Test Best Practices (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Dynamic portal documents and shares state-of-the-art residential field test tools and techniques. Field testing is a science and an art-a tricky process that develops through a lot of trial and error. Researchers in the Advanced Residential Buildings group at the National Renewable Energy Labora- tory (NREL) regularly conduct field experiments and long-term monitoring in occupied and unoc- cupied houses throughout the United States. The goal is to capture real-world performance of energy-

  2. NREL Particle Receiver Will Enable High-Temperature CSP (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Near-blackbody enclosed particle receiver can support high-temperature thermal energy storage and high- efficiency power cycles. National Renewable Energy Labora- tory (NREL) scientists are designing and developing an innovative high-temper- ature particle receiver and integrated heat-exchanger system to be used in high-efficiency concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. This configuration is addressing the temperature, efficiency, and cost barriers associated with current molten-salt CSP

  3. NREL Reduces Climate Control Loads in Electric Vehicles (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    demonstrates that zonal climate control can reduce air conditioning power and improve range while maintaining driver thermal sensation. When the climate control system in an electric-drive vehicle (EDV) is operating, the energy consumed has a significant impact on range. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are seeking to increase in-use EDV range by minimizing climate control energy requirements. The goal is to increase EDV range by 10% during operation of the climate

  4. NREL Study of Fielded PV Systems Demonstrates PV Reliability (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Photovoltaic module quality has remained high even as module prices have declined. Scientists at the National Renew- able Energy Laboratory (NREL) have analyzed the annual performance data from almost 50,000 photo- voltaic (PV) systems that total 1.7 gigawatts of capacity installed in the United States from 2009 to 2012. The overall conclusion is that the vast majority performed as expected. Since 2009, the price of PV modules has fallen dramatically-and with this drop has come concerns about

  5. Turbine Inflow Characterization at the National Wind Technology Center

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Clifton, A.; Schreck, S.; Scott, G.; Kelley, N.; Lundquist, J. K.

    2012-01-01

    Utility-scale wind turbines operate in dynamic flows that can vary significantly over timescales from less than a second to several years. To better understand the inflow to utility-scale turbines, two inflow towers were installed and commissioned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado, in 2011. These towers are 135 m tall and instrumented with a combination of sonic anemometers, cup anemometers, wind vanes, and temperature measurements to characterize the inflow wind speed and direction, turbulence, stability and thermal stratification to two utility-scale turbines. Herein, we present variations in mean and turbulent wind parameters with height, atmospheric stability, and as a function of wind direction that could be important for turbine operation as well as persistence of turbine wakes. Wind speed, turbulence intensity, and dissipation are all factors that affect turbine performance. Our results show that these all vary with height across the rotor disk, demonstrating the importance of measuring atmospheric conditions that influence wind turbine performance at multiple heights in the rotor disk, rather than relying on extrapolation from lower levels.

  6. Turbine Inflow Characterization at the National Wind Technology Center: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Clifton, A.; Schreck, S.; Scott, G.; Kelley, N.; Lundquist, J.

    2012-01-01

    Utility-scale wind turbines operate in dynamic flows that can vary significantly over timescales from less than a second to several years. To better understand the inflow to utility-scale turbines, two inflow towers were installed and commissioned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado, in 2011. These towers are 135 m tall and instrumented with a combination of sonic anemometers, cup anemometers, wind vanes, and temperature measurements to characterize the inflow wind speed and direction, turbulence, stability and thermal stratification to two utility-scale turbines. Herein, we present variations in mean and turbulent wind parameters with height, atmospheric stability, and as a function of wind direction that could be important for turbine operation as well as persistence of turbine wakes. Wind speed, turbulence intensity, and dissipation are all factors that affect turbine performance. Our results shown that these all vary with height across the rotor disk, demonstrating the importance of measuring atmospheric conditions that influence wind turbine performance at multiple heights in the rotor disk, rather than relying on extrapolation from lower levels.

  7. NREL and Partners to Compare High-Efficiency Solar Cells from Three Nations

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    at Sites in Colorado and Yokohama, Japan - News Releases | NREL and Partners to Compare High-Efficiency Solar Cells from Three Nations at Sites in Colorado and Yokohama, Japan April 4, 2011 Golden, Colo., April 4, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with major international industrial technology and solar research organizations to test how solar cells from three manufacturers perform in two geographic locations with different

  8. DR Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services in the West (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    DR Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services in the West EUCI: Western Energy Imbalance Market Demand Side and Transmission Solutions Marissa Hummon, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Sila Kiliccote, LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) August 13, 2013 NREL/PR-6A20-60165 Outline * Assessing the capabilities of DR * Potential of DR to provide reserves - Correlation of DR, reserve requirement, and reserve price * Modeling DR in Production Cost Model - What did we model? - Value

  9. Energy Storage Management for VG Integration (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Storage Management for VG Integration UWIG FALL TECHNIICAL WORKSHOP Brendan Kirby National Renewable Energy Laboratory Consultant October 13, 2011 NREL/PR-5500-53295 Photo by NREL/PIX 19498 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future Increases Value Through Optimized Ancillary Service (AS) Provision: Pumped Storage Generator Example (320 MW pump, 200-400 MW gen, 40 MW reg, 200 MW spin, 400 MW non) * Total profits increased 133%; * Energy profits reduced -48%; *

  10. NREL Overcomes Obstacles in Lignin Valorization (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Using a "funneling" pathway inherent in nature, NREL researchers show that lignin can be converted into renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials. It has long been known how to convert biomass-derived carbohydrates, such as glu- cose, into fuels and chemicals such as ethanol. However, plants also contain a significant amount of lignin, comprising up to 30% of their cell walls. Lignin is a heterogeneous aro- matic polymer that plants use for strength, for defense against pathogens, and

  11. NREL Improves Window Heat Transfer Calculations (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Analysis of algorithm discrepancies helps to promote market confidence in EnergyPlus and DOE-2. Heat loss through windows represents a significant amount of the overall energy use in homes. To address discrepancies in building simulation software-and market barriers impeding building energy use analysis-researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) identified and resolved window-related energy predictions of EnergyPlus and DOE-2, thereby improving the accuracy of both simulation

  12. Algal Pretreatment Improves Biofuels Yield and Value (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Science, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Advanced process for algal biofuel production captures the value of both the lipids and carbohydrates for conversion to biofuels. The major challenges associated with algal biofuels production in a biorefinery-type setting include improving biomass uti- lization, increasing the process energetic yields, reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and providing economically viable and scalable coproduct concepts. Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have dem-

  13. NREL Evaluates Performance of Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Vehicles (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the in-service performance of hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs) and comparable conven- tional diesel vehicles operated by Miami- Dade County's Public Works and Waste Management Department in Florida. Launched in March 2015, the study aims to improve understanding of the overall usage and effectiveness of HHVs in refuse operation. The study was designed to help Miami- Dade County determine the ideal routes for maximizing the fuel-saving

  14. NREL Photoelectrode Research Advances Hydrogen Production Efforts (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Scientists have created a high-performing photo- electrode that boosts the ability of solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have taken an innovative approach to solving a drawback in the photo- electrochemical (PEC) process, which uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The standard approach uses precious metals such as platinum, ruthenium, and iridium as catalysts attached to a semiconductor. The downside of

  15. Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team

  16. NREL Highlights Utility Green Power Leaders - News Releases | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Highlights Utility Green Power Leaders Annual assessment shows more consumers making clean power choices April 13, 2009 GOLDEN, CO. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its annual assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, consumers can choose to help support additional electricity production from renewable resources such as wind and solar. According to the NREL analysis, more than 850

  17. 2013 News | Buildings | NREL

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    ... September 3, 2013 Architects and Building Engineers Flock to NREL National ASHRAE and AIA conferences in Denver bring hundreds to NREL's energy-efficient buildings. August 23, 2013 ...

  18. National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study - Executive Summary

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study Executive Summary DOE Award No. EE-0005365 ABB, Inc. 12040 Regency Pkwy. Suite 200 Cary, NC 27518-7708 Project Period: 10/11 - 04/14 Authors: John P. Daniel Dr. Shu Liu Dr. Eduardo Ibanez (Principal Investigator) ABB, Inc. National Renewable Energy Laboratory ABB, Inc. 919-856-2473 303-384-6926 940 Main Campus Dr. shu.liu@us.abb.com eduardo.ibanez@nrel.gov Raleigh, NC 27606 919-856-3306 john.daniel@us.abb.com Ken Pennock Dr. Gregory Reed Spencer

  19. Cherokee Nation - Wind Development

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Cherokee Nation Enterprises Presented by: Carol Wyatt Cherokee Nation Enterprises Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program November 6, 2007 Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program November 6, 2007 HEROKEE HEROKEE C N E R G C N E R G ATION ATION NERGY by NERGY by ENEWABLE ENEWABLE ENERATION ENERATION 1 Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of an entity or corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect. 1 Cooperative

  20. Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    For utility companies, grid operators and other stakeholders interested in wind energy integration, collecting large quantities of high quality data on wind energy resources is vitally important....

  1. Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Fact Sheet...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Manufacturers of small and medium wind turbines are awarded cost-shared grants via a competitive process to optimize their ...

  2. DOE and NREL Announce Inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition Teams - News

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Park | Department of Energy Under Secretary Recognizes Residents who Helped Plan Manhattan Project Park DOE Under Secretary Recognizes Residents who Helped Plan Manhattan Project Park October 5, 2015 - 12:05pm Addthis DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance David Klaus discussed the Manhattan Project National Historical Park during the National Cleanup Workshop. DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance David Klaus discussed the Manhattan Project National

  3. Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Innovation National Bioenergy Center accelerates the pace to move biofuels into the ... News More News NREL's Bioenergy research supports the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy ...

  4. OSTIblog Articles in the NREL Topic | OSTI, US Dept of Energy Office of

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Scientific and Technical Information NREL Topic Wind Power Research Excitement by Kathy Chambers 06 Aug, 2012 in Science Communications 4310 Wind2.png Wind Power Research Excitement Read more about 4310 New simulation tools and data collection capabilities now available for wind power research are creating a lot of excitement and significant advances in the wind energy industry. For example, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) tripled previous estimates of U.S. wind power

  5. Davison Circulating Riser (DCR) Capabilities Postcard (Other Marketing Product), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Vapor Phase Upgrading With NREL's Davison Circulating Riser (DCR) Advancing technologies in biomass conversion to fuels and fuel intermediates 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. DCR System With Custom Biomass Prolyzer Highlights * Custom biomass pyrolyzer provides vapors to the DCR for upgrading to hydrocarbon fuel intermediates * 2 mass balance runs per 8 hrs: 3-6

  6. Analytic Methods for Benchmarking Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    NREL/PR-5400-64420 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. Analytic Methods for Benchmarking Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies 227 th ECS Meeting, Chicago, Illinois Marc Melaina, Genevieve Saur, Todd Ramsden, Joshua Eichman May 28, 2015 2 Presentation Overview: Four Metrics Analysis projects focus on low-carbon and economic transportation and stationary fuel cell

  7. Biochemical Conversion Pilot Plant (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Biochemical Conversion Pilot Plant A pilot-scale conversion plant for researchers, industry partners, and stakeholders to test a variety of biochemical conversion processes and technologies. 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. In the biochemical conversion pilot plant, NREL's engineers and scientists focus on all aspects of the efficiency and cost reduction of

  8. Device and Component Testing | Water Power | NREL

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    Device and Component Testing NREL houses the nation's premier laboratory facilities for testing offshore wind and water power devices and maintains a staff of offshore-trained test engineers and technicians that conduct a wide range of field measurements to verify system performance and dynamic responses. Applying 35 years of wind turbine testing expertise, NREL has the capabilities to obtain high-resolution measurements in the laboratory and open water test sites. With the support of the U.S.

  9. NREL Helps the National Park Service Celebrate Its Birthday with Clean

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    Energy - News Feature | NREL NREL Helps the National Park Service Celebrate Its Birthday with Clean Energy August 25, 2016 The National Park Service (NPS) marks its centennial on August 25, and to commemorate the milestone, NPS is arranging special events across the country. But as Americans head out to the national parks, they may be unaware of NPS' bold sustainability plan that aims to preserve the country's national wonders into the next century. In fact, a large part of that movement has

  10. Energy Systems Integration Partnerships: NREL + General Motors, Energy Systems Integration (ESI), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    GENERAL MOTORS NREL and General Motors Corporation (GM) are collaborating on multiple projects to improve the cost, performance, and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity to power vehicles without emitting pollutants. Hydrogen and oxygen gases are fed into PEM fuel cells via separate gas-diffusion layers and react on platinum-based catalysts, embedded in electrodes, to produce hydrogen and oxygen ions. The hydrogen ions

  11. NREL Highlight: Truck Platooning Testing (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    An NREL study found that platooning of long-haul trucks reduces fuel consumption at all tested highway speeds. Vehicle automation is a promising fuel-saving strategy; semiautomated platooning systems for heavy-duty vehicles represent a likely first step toward public acceptance. Platooning reduces aerodynamic drag by grouping vehicles and safely decreasing the distance between them via electronic coupling, which allows multiple vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously. Researchers at the

  12. Multidisciplinary Research on Wake Control in Wind Power Plants at NREL

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Gebraad, Pieter; Fleming, Paul; Wright, Alan; Dykes, Katherine; van Wingerden, Jan-Willem

    2015-07-08

    Presentation slides given at WINDFARMS 2015. The presentation gives an overview of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's work on wake control in wind power plants.

  13. NREL: Transportation Research - NREL's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Research: Year in Review NREL's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research: Year in Review Photo of two fuel cell vehicles parked next to NREL's hydrogen fueling station. FCEVs at NREL's Hydrogen Infrastructure Testing and Research Facility. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL 40155 October 7, 2016 This week the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) joins others across the United States to celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on Oct. 8-10.08-a date chosen to represent the atomic

  14. National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS...

    Energy Savers

    National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS) The National Offshore Wind Energy Grid ...

  15. NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    NREL Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Activities at NREL Name Climate Activities at NREL AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy...

  16. Nepal-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Nepal-NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Nepal-NREL Cooperation Name Nepal-NREL Cooperation AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

  17. Maldives-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Maldives-NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Maldives-NREL Cooperation Name Maldives-NREL Cooperation AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy...

  18. NREL International Program | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Website http:www.nrel.govapplyingt References NREL International Program 1 NREL teams with governments, private...

  19. Israel-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

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    NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Israel-NREL Cooperation Name Israel-NREL Cooperation AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector...

  20. NREL Advances Feedforward Control in Turbines (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Researchers use lidar and feedforward algorithms to improve rotor speed regulation and reduce costs of maintenance and operation. Controlling rotor speed in response to changes in wind conditions is imperative to capturing the maximum amount of energy with minimal structural loading for the least cost. Current technology uses a feedback controller on the turbine to sense wind conditions and make turbine adjustments accordingly. However, there may be a time delay between the controller sensing a

  1. New Facility to Shed Light on Offshore Wind Resource (Fact Sheet...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Photo by Rick Driscoll, NREL 25660 Chesapeake Light Tower facility will gather key data for unlocking the nation's vast offshore wind resource. According to the National Offshore ...

  2. NREL Wind Turbine Blade Structural Testing of the Modular Wind Energy MW45 Blade: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-09-354

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    Hughes, S.

    2012-05-01

    This CRADA was a purely funds-in CRADA with Modular Wind Energy (MWE). MWE had a need to perform full-scale testing of a 45-m wind turbine blade. NREL/NWTC provided the capabilities, facilities, and equipment to test this large-scale MWE wind turbine blade. Full-scale testing is required to demonstrate the ability of the wind turbine blade to withstand static design load cases and demonstrate the fatigue durability. Structural testing is also necessary to meet international blade testing certification requirements. Through this CRADA, MWE would obtain test results necessary for product development and certification, and NREL would benefit by working with an industrial partner to better understand the unique test requirements for wind turbine blades with advanced structural designs.

  3. 1.5 MW turbine installation at NREL's NWTC on Aug. 21

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Generating 20 percent of the nation's electricity from clean wind resources will require more and bigger wind turbines. NREL is installing two large wind turbines at the National Wind Technology Center to examine some of the industry's largest machines and address issues to expand wind energy on a commercial scale.

  4. NREL to Collaborate with Small Clean Energy Businesses as Part of DOE Pilot

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Program | Wind | NREL to Collaborate with Small Clean Energy Businesses as Part of DOE Pilot Program From testing fuel cell components to modeling wave energy technology, NREL experts will help firms reach the next level of success March 10, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help the first group of small clean energy businesses advance their products under the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot launched last July by DOE. NREL is one

  5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory program on lightning risk and wind turbine generator protection

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    Muljadi, E.; McNiff, B.

    1997-12-31

    In the early development of wind turbine generators (WTG) in the United States, wind farms were primarily located in California where lightning activity is the lowest in the United States. As such, lightning protection for wind turbines was not considered to be a major issue for designers or wind farm operators. However, wind turbine installations are expanding into the Midwest, Southwest and other regions of the United States where lightning activity is significantly more intense and lightning damage to wind turbines is more common. There is a growing need, therefore, to better understand lightning activity on wind farms and to improve wind turbine lightning protection systems. In support of the U.S. Department of Energy/Electric Power Research Institute (DOE/EPRI) Utility Wind Turbine Verification Program (TVP), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently begun to take steps to determine the extent of damage due to lightning and the effectiveness of various lightning protection techniques for wind power plants. Working through the TVP program, NREL will also perform outreach and education to (1) help manufacturers to provide equipment that is adequately designed to survive lightning, (2) make sure that operators are aware of effective safety procedures, and (3) help site designers and wind farm developers take the risk of lightning into account as effectively as possible.

  6. Ryan M. Ness | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Ryan M. Ness is a research technician in the Biomass Analysis group within the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) National Bioenergy Center. Ness has been with NREL ...

  7. Stefanie Van Wychen | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Research Scientist - Biomass Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Bioenergy Center (NBC), 2013-present Research Technician - Biomass Analysis, NREL, NBC, ...

  8. High Efficiency CdTe Ink-Based Solar Cells Using Nanocrystals (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Science, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    NREL researchers create a solution-processable "ink" to produce high-efficiency solar cells using low temperature and simple processing. Colloidal nanocrystals (NCs) provide a route toward simplified manufacturing of electronic devices compared to vacuum-based technology. Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with researchers at the University of Chicago on the colloidal synthesis of 5-10-nm crystals by using the solution as an ink to form large

  9. NREL, Gamesa to Collaborate on R&D Project - News Releases | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    NREL, Gamesa to Collaborate on R&D Project Venture serves to help develop next generation of wind turbines January 27, 2012 Golden, Colo., Jan. 27, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc. will study and test a variety of components and systems that will guide development of the next generation of wind turbines designed specifically for the U.S. marketplace. The public-private partnership expects to focus on

  10. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Evaluation; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Kurtz, Jennifer; Sprik, Sam; Ainscough, Chris; Saur, Genevieve

    2015-06-10

    This presentation provides a summary of NREL's FY15 fuel cell electric vehicle evaluation project activities and accomplishments. It was presented at the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2015 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on June 10, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia.

  11. Awards | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Awards NREL's innovative discoveries and exceptional staff are regularly recognized for national and global leadership in energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. Learn about NREL's outstanding researchers and scientists, high-performance buildings, and R&D 100 Award-winning technologies. News More News R&D 100 Awards R&D 100 Awards are presented to the 100 most important technological innovations of the year. Scientific and Organizational Awards NREL

  12. NREL: Wind Research - U.S. Virgin Islands Begins Collecting Wind...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    U.S. Virgin Islands Begins Collecting Wind Resource Data: A Wind Powering America Success Story March 25, 2013 In the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), electricity is so expensive that ...

  13. National Wind Technology Center: A Proven and Valued Wind Industry Partner (Fact Sheet), National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)

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    Not Available

    2010-10-01

    The fact sheet gives an overview of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  14. OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) This study was composed of several smaller studies done in cooperation ...

  15. Acoustic Array Development for Wind Turbine Noise Characterization...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Research Org: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO. Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies ...

  16. Liquid Hydrogen Production and Delivery from a Dedicated Wind...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Liquid Hydrogen Production and Delivery from a Dedicated Wind Power Plant Amgad Elgowainy and Marianne Mintz, Argonne National Laboratory Darlene Steward and Olga Antonia, NREL ...

  17. U.S. Virgin Islands Wind Resources Update 2014

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... the wind measurement equipment and helping ensure accurate data were collected. ... MIDC Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center MW megawatt NREL National Renewable ...

  18. Adaptive Pitch Control for Variable Speed Wind Turbines - Energy...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contact NREL About This Technology Technology Marketing Summary Wind energy is increasingly recognized as a viable option for complementing and ...

  19. Advanced Wind Turbine Controls Reduce Loads (Fact Sheet) (Conference...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Research Org: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO. Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Program Country ...

  20. Wind-To-Hydrogen Project: Electrolyzer Capital Cost Study

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    2008 Technical Report Wind-To-Hydrogen Project: NREL... H271.3730 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole ... hydrogen on a scale much greater than current production. ...

  1. NREL Announces Two New Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy NREL Announces Two New Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards NREL Announces Two New Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards September 12, 2014 - 10:39am Addthis A photo of a wind turbine from the point of view of looking upward at the blades and nacelle. In July, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced two new Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) awards. Northern Power Systems of Barre, Vermont, and Urban

  2. NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - Research Facilities

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Research Facilities Photo of person at work in laboratory setting. NREL researcher evaluates catalyst activity at the Electrochemical Characterization Laboratory. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL conducts hydrogen and fuel cell R&D at a variety of research facilities at our main 327-acre campus in Golden, Colorado, as well as the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. Industry, government, and university partners benefit from access to our state-of-the-art facilities and

  3. The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) toolkit (Presentation)

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    Caroline Draxl: NREL

    2014-01-01

    Regional wind integration studies require detailed wind power output data at many locations to perform simulations of how the power system will operate under high penetration scenarios. The wind datasets that serve as inputs into the study must realistically reflect the ramping characteristics, spatial and temporal correlations, and capacity factors of the simulated wind plants, as well as being time synchronized with available load profiles.As described in this presentation, the WIND Toolkit fulfills these requirements by providing a state-of-the-art national (US) wind resource, power production and forecast dataset.

  4. Understanding Energy Impacts of Oversized Air Conditioners; NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-06-01

    This NREL highlight describes a simulation-based study that analyzes the energy impacts of oversized residential air conditioners. Researchers found that, if parasitic power losses are minimal, there is very little increase in energy use for oversizing an air conditioner. The research demonstrates that new residential air conditioners can be sized primarily based on comfort considerations, because capacity typically has minimal impact on energy efficiency. The results of this research can be useful for contractors and homeowners when choosing a new air conditioner or heat pump during retrofits of existing homes. If the selected unit has a crankcase heater, performing proper load calculations to be sure the new unit is not oversized will help avoid excessive energy use.

  5. National Clean Fuels Inc National Wind Solutions Inc | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    developers, or with public utilities in their strategic and procurement plans for alternative energy contracts. References: National Clean Fuels Inc (National Wind...

  6. Yongsheng National Energy Wind Power Co | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    Yongsheng National Energy Wind Power Co Jump to: navigation, search Name: Yongsheng National Energy Wind Power Co Place: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Sector: Wind energy...

  7. 2015 Key Wind Program and National Laboratory Accomplishments

    Energy Savers

    Key Wind Program and National Laboratory Accomplishments 2015 Key Wind Program and National Laboratory Accomplishments | 1 | Powering the Energy Revolution through Wind Evolution ...

  8. Distributed Wind Resource Assessment: State of the Industry

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Distributed Wind Resource Assessment: State of the Industry Jason Fields, Heidi Tinnesand, and Ian Baring-Gould National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5000-66419 June 2016 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No.

  9. NREL to Lead One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others | Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Systems Integration | NREL to Lead One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others September 14, 2016 September 14, 2016 - Scientists at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead an effort to model the complex and turbulent flow of wind through large wind plants as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), which is gearing up U.S. computational capabilities to prepare for the next generation of supercomputers. NREL will also provide

  10. NREL to Lead One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others - News

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Releases | NREL One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others September 14, 2016 September 14, 2016 - Scientists at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead an effort to model the complex and turbulent flow of wind through large wind plants as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), which is gearing up U.S. computational capabilities to prepare for the next generation of supercomputers. NREL will also provide support to three projects

  11. So You Have Questions About...Value of Solar Tariffs: Resources & Technical Assistance (Postcard), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Value of Solar Tariffs Resources & Technical Assistance Fourth in a series of Policy Basics 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/MK-7A30-62902 * October 2014 Photos by: (front page) Dennis Schroeder, NREL 17848; iStock 4637317 (back page) Warren Gretz, NREL 10598 A value of solar (VOS) tariff is an example of a rate design that reflects the value of

  12. NREL in the Community | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    NREL in the Community NREL takes pride in its world-class research, talented staff, sustainable campus, and results that positively impact our local, national, and global communities. There are many ways for those in our community to discover what we're all about. A male and female cyclist For the 10th consecutive year, NREL has held on to first place in the Bike to Work Day Jefferson County Class D Business Challenge. Thanks to the participation of 261 NREL employees (up from 238 last year).

  13. NREL Publishes Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Findings Report

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published the first formal report on the efforts of the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) to address a major challenge for the wind energy industry—gearbox reliability. Gearbox failures require expensive and time-consuming replacement, significantly increasing the cost of wind plant operation while reducing the plant's power output and revenue.

  14. Applied wind energy research at the National Wind Technology Center

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    Robinson, M C; Tu, P

    1996-06-01

    Applied research activities at the National Wind Technology Center are divided into several technical disciplines. Not surprisingly, these engineering and science disciplines highlight the technology similarities between aircraft and wind turbine design requirements. More often than not, wind turbines are assumed to be a subset of the much larger and more comprehensive list of well understood aerospace engineering accomplishments and it is difficult for the general public to understand the poor performance history of wind turbines in sustained operation. Often overlooked are the severe environmental conditions and operational demands placed on turbine designs which define unique requirements beyond typical aerospace applications. It is the role of the National Wind Technology Center to investigate and quantify the underlying physical phenomena which make the wind turbine design problem unique and to provide the technology advancements necessary to overcome current operational limitations. This paper provides a brief overview of research areas involved with the design of wind turbines.

  15. NREL Announces Management Changes

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    Announces Management Changes For more information contact: Bob Noun (303) 275-3062 Golden, Colo., June 27, 1997 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Richard Truly announced a reorganization that creates two new management positions at the laboratory. Effective July 1, 1997, Dr. Stanley Bull becomes Associate Director for Research Operations. He will manage the research and development of more than 30 renewable energy technologies such as solar energy, wind energy, fuels

  16. China-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

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    Eastern Asia References NREL's Bilateral Partnerships 1 Abstract NREL supports biofuels, wind, rural electrification, photovoltaics (PV), and buildings projects in China....

  17. Office of Wind and Hydropower Technologies Wind Energy Program: 2006 Peer Review Report

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Wind Technology Development cover photo is courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Michael J. Okoniewski). Maple Ridge Wind Farm. http://images.nrel.gov/viewphoto.php?imageId=6327868 Wind Market Acceleration & Deployment photo is courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Dennis Schroeder). Visitors get an opportunity to go inside the 2.75 GE drive train connected to the new dynamometer at Dynamometer Test Facility at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) as

  18. Michelle L. Reed | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Michelle L. Reed Michelle L. Reed Biomass Research Technician Michelle.Reed@nrel.gov | 303-384-7887 Areas of Expertise National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Laboratory ...

  19. National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative

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    Dr. James B. Beddow

    2013-03-29

    Executive Summary The energy development assumptions identified in the Department of Energy's position paper, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, projected an exploding demand for wind energy-related workforce development. These primary assumptions drove a secondary set of assumptions that early stage wind industry workforce development and training paradigms would need to undergo significant change if the workforce needs were to be met. The current training practice and culture within the wind industry is driven by a relatively small number of experts with deep field experience and knowledge. The current training methodology is dominated by face-to-face, classroom based, instructor present training. Given these assumptions and learning paradigms, the purpose of the National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative was to determine the feasibility of developing online learning strategies and products focused on training wind technicians. The initial project scope centered on (1) identifying resources that would be needed for development of subject matter and course design/delivery strategies for industry-based (non-academic) training, and (2) development of an appropriate Learning Management System (LMS). As the project unfolded, the initial scope was expanded to include development of learning products and the addition of an academic-based training partner. The core partners included two training entities, industry-based Airstreams Renewables and academic-based Lake Area Technical Institute. A third partner, Vision Video Interactive, Inc. provided technology-based learning platforms (hardware and software). The revised scope yielded an expanded set of results beyond the initial expectation. Eight learning modules were developed for the industry-based Electrical Safety course. These modules were subsequently redesigned and repurposed for test application in an academic setting. Software and hardware developments during the project's timeframe enabled redesign providing for

  20. Controllable Grid Interface | Water Power | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Controllable Grid Interface NREL's controllable grid interface (CGI) test system at the National Wind Technology Center significantly reduces the time and cost of evaluating and refining energy system response. Photo of a man walking towards several long buildings. The CGI can simulate faults and allows manufacturers and system operators to conduct certification tests in a controlled laboratory environment. Capabilities The CGI test system is central to NREL's grid integration research, and it