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  1. Village Power Exhibit Featured at NREL's Visitors Center

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

    Village Power Exhibit Featured at NREL's Visitors Center "Powering Our Lives, Powering Our World Energy" Expo Slated for February-April For more information contact: Gary Schmitz, 303-275-4050 email: Gary Schmitz Golden, Colo., Feb. 16, 2001 - An exhibit that demonstrates how renewable energy sources can bring needed electricity to developing nations worldwide opens Feb. 20 at the Visitors Center of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Village Power

  2. Village Power `97. Proceedings

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    Cardinal, J.; Flowers, L.; Taylor, R.; Weingart, J.

    1997-09-01

    It is estimated that two billion people live without electricity and its services. In addition, there is a sizable number of rural villages that have limited electrical service, with either part-day operation by diesel gen-sets or partial electrification (local school or community center and several nearby houses). For many villages connected to the grid, power is often sporadically available and of poor quality. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, has initiated a program to address these potential electricity opportunities in rural villages through the application of renewable energy (RE) technologies. The objective of this program is to develop and implement applications that demonstrate the technical performance, economic competitiveness, operational viability, and environmental benefits of renewable rural electric solutions, compared to the conventional options of line extension and isolated diesel mini-grids. These four attributes foster sustainability; therefore, the program is entitled Renewables for Sustainable Village Power (RSVP). The RSVP program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-technology, multi-application program composed of six key activities, including village application development, computer model development, systems analysis, pilot project development, technical assistance, and an Internet-based village power project database. The current program emphasizes wind, photovoltaics (PV), and their hybrids with diesel gen-sets. NREL`s RSVP team is currently involved in rural electricity projects in thirteen countries, with U.S., foreign, and internationally based agencies and institutions. This document contains reports presented at the Proceedings of Village Power, 1997. Individual projects have been processed separately for the United States Department of Energy databases.

  3. NREL: Technology Deployment - Alaska Native Village Benefits from NREL

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    Technical Assistance with Strategic Energy Planning Alaska Native Village Benefits from NREL Technical Assistance with Strategic Energy Planning News Rampart Proactively Addresses Expansion Challenges with Strategic Energy Planning DOE Supports Renewable Energy Deployment Projects for Forest County Potawatomi Community Publications Geospatial Analysis of Renewable Energy Technical Potential on Tribal Lands Solar Energy Prospecting in Remote Alaska: An Economic Analysis of Solar Photovoltaics

  4. Village power options

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    Lilienthal, P.

    1997-12-01

    This paper describes three different computer codes which have been written to model village power applications. The reasons which have driven the development of these codes include: the existance of limited field data; diverse applications can be modeled; models allow cost and performance comparisons; simulations generate insights into cost structures. The models which are discussed are: Hybrid2, a public code which provides detailed engineering simulations to analyze the performance of a particular configuration; HOMER - the hybrid optimization model for electric renewables - which provides economic screening for sensitivity analyses; and VIPOR the village power model - which is a network optimization model for comparing mini-grids to individual systems. Examples of the output of these codes are presented for specific applications.

  5. Research | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    Research Research and development (R&D) capabilities in concentrating solar power (CSP) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) span the entire electricity system-from ...

  6. Facilities | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides industry, government, and university staff who are researching concentrating solar power (CSP) with access to ...

  7. NREL: Water Power Research - Projects

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    Projects NREL's water power R&D projects support industry efforts to develop and deploy cost-effective water power technologies and to better understand the value and potential of...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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

  10. Village Power Technical Assistance | Department of Energy

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    Technical Assistance » On-Request Technical Assistance » Village Power Technical Assistance Village Power Technical Assistance Village power technical assistance is designed to address the unique needs of remote Alaska Native villages. Below is a list of the various options for this type of technical assistance. To apply for village power technical assistance, complete the online technical assistance request form. Village Power Technical Assistance Options Power Cost Equalization (PCE) support

  11. Water Power Publications | Water Power | NREL

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    Publications NREL disseminates its research and development accomplishments in marine and hydrokinetic energy and hydropower through technical publications. Featured Publications Read some of the featured water power publications from NREL researchers. Image of a report Development of a Nearshore Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter with Variable Geometry Image of a report cover Balancing Power Absorption and Fatigue Loads in Irregular Waves Image of a report Spectral Modeling of an

  12. 2014 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    4 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. September 16, 2014 NREL Forges Foundation for Advanced Concentrating Solar Power Receivers ...

  13. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Staff Biographies

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    Learn more about the expertise and technical skills of NREL's concentrating solar power ... Victor primarily works with the Concentrated Solar Power group but also works with several ...

  14. NREL: Water Power Research Home Page

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    Water Power Research NREL's water power technologies research leverages 35 years of experience developing renewable energy technologies to support the U.S. Department of Energy ...

  15. NREL Highlights Utility Green Power Leaders - News Releases | NREL

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    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

  16. Village power in Thailand

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    Bergey, M.

    1997-12-01

    This paper presents an overview of the electric power system in Thailand. 99% of the country is electrified, but much of this is with diesel generators which leaves high costs but a high level of service. The paper discusses renewable energy projects which have been sited in the country, and examples of hybrid systems which have been retrofit into existing diesel generator systems. Photovoltaic and hydroelectric power projects are described. Dedicated systems have been installed for water pumping and battery charging applications.

  17. Water Power Research | Water Power | NREL

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    Research NREL conducts water power research; develops design tools; and evaluates, validates, and supports the demonstration of innovative water power technologies. Photo of a buoy designed around the oscillating water column principle wherein the turbine captures the wave energy and the generator converts it into electrical power. Marine and Hydrokinetic Research Marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy technologies extract power from moving water-whether waves, tidal flow, or ocean and river

  18. NREL: Transportation Research - Power Electronics Packaging Reliability

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    Packaging Reliability A photo of a piece of power electronics testing equipment. NREL power electronics packaging reliability research investigates the performance and reliability of emerging interconnection, interface, and packaging materials. Findings help improve reliability and durability of emerging technologies. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL Power electronics packaging around a semiconductor switching device determines the electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties of a power

  19. 2012 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    2 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. November 30, 2012 NREL Analysis Calculates Value of Thermal Energy Storage for ...

  20. Field Characterization | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) also uses its high-flux solar furnace to test and evaluate concentrating solar power (CSP) components and investigate advanced ...

  1. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Projects

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    in its CSP deployment efforts in the following areas: Collectors Receivers Power block Thermal energy storage Analysis. NREL received funding from DOE for concentrating solar...

  2. Materials Science | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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

    Materials Science National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers develop and support others in developing materials for use in concentrating solar power (CSP). These ...

  3. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Laboratory Capabilities

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    To research, develop, and test a variety of concentrating solar power technologies, NREL features the following laboratory capabilities: Concentrated Solar Radiation Facility Large ...

  4. Water Power Research Facilities | Water Power | NREL

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    Water Power Research Facilities NREL is a partner in advancing the marine and hydrokinetic industry by leveraging its vast experience gained in wind and water power research and development, along with established testing capabilities and facilities. Photo of a drivetrain undergoing testing on a dynamometer system. Dynamometer Facilities Our dynamometers can test a variety of drivetrain components and subsystems, including generators, gearboxes, mechanical or electronic brakes, power

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

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    Power block research at NREL focuses on assessing the potential of advanced power cycles to integrate with concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. This research increases the ...

  6. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Collector R&D

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    Thermal energy storage (TES) research at NREL focuses on reducing the costs of thermal storage and electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. NREL's TES effort ...

  7. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - News Release Archives

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    4 September 16, 2014 NREL Forges Foundation for Advanced Concentrating Solar Power Receivers NREL's Thermal Systems Group is performing research and development on components for ...

  8. NREL Highlights Leading Utility Green Power Programs - News Releases...

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    NREL Highlights Leading Utility Green Power Programs March 4, 2004 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released ...

  9. NREL Highlights 2012 Utility Green Power Leaders - News Releases | NREL

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

    Highlights 2012 Utility Green Power Leaders Top 10 programs support more than 4.2 million MWh of voluntary green power June 5, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, residential and commercial consumers can choose to help support additional electricity production from renewable resources - such as wind and solar - that diversify our nation's energy portfolio

  10. Institutional issues in Village Power

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Orozco, R.

    1997-12-01

    This paper presents a view on renewable energy resource projects from one much closer to recipient of the services. The author argues that such programs aimed at development of village power situations need to keep certain points clearly in focus. These include the fact that electricity is not the goal, technology is not the problem, site selection involves more than just resource potential, the distinction between demonstration and pilot programs, and that such programs demand local involvement for success. The author recommends coordinating such projects with programs seeking competing funds such as health, education, and transportation. The projects must demonstrate a high economic benefit to justify the high economic cost, and one must use the benefits to leverage the program funding.

  11. NREL: Transportation Research - Power Electronics Thermal Management

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    Power Electronics Thermal Management A photo of water boiling in liquid cooling lab equipment. Power electronics thermal management research aims to help lower the cost and improve the performance of electric-drive vehicles. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL investigates and develops thermal management strategies for power electronics systems that use wide-bandgap technology, which enables the development of devices that are smaller than those based on other materials, demonstrating

  12. 2015 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    5 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. November 19, 2015 NREL Estimates Economically Viable U.S. Renewable Generation Analysts at ...

  13. NREL: Water Power Research - Resource Characterization Projects

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    Resources are represented by a color range from blue to red depending on the intensity of the waves. NREL's Marine and Hydrokinetic Atlas displaying the wave power density for ...

  14. Data and Tools | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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

    Data and Tools The following data and tools with respect to concentrating solar power (CSP) include databases, maps, and tools produced almost exclusively by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Data SolarPACES Database of CSP Projects Around the World NREL, in conjunction with the Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES), maintains a database of CSP projects around the world with plants that are either operational, under construction, or under development. CSP

  15. NREL: Water Power Research - News

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

    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 ...

  16. Powering Remote Northern Villages with the Midnight Sun

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    POWERING REMOTE POWERING REMOTE NORTHERN VILLAGES WITH NORTHERN VILLAGES WITH THE MIDNIGHT SUN THE MIDNIGHT SUN Lance Whitwell, Lance Whitwell, Tribal Energy Manager Tribal Energy ...

  17. 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.

  18. Work with Us | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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

    Work with Us The interaction of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with industrial, university, and government partners is the key to moving advanced concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies into the marketplace and the U.S. economy. We provide opportunities to use our facilities, develop technology partnerships, and license our technology. On the NREL campus, South Table Mountain (upper right) provides testing with the High-Flux Solar Furnace and the Outdoor Optical Efficiency

  19. NREL: Technology Deployment - Kaupuni Village: The First Net-Zero

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    Affordable Housing Community in Hawaii Kaupuni Village: The First Net-Zero Affordable Housing Community in Hawaii Photo of a a family standing in front of solar panels The Young family, shown here, was one of 19 families given the opportunity to purchase a home in Kaupuni Village. Today, they are passionate about net-zero living, growing their own fish and vegetables among many other activities. May 21, 2012 When 85% of the energy is supplied by imported petroleum and the average homeowner's

  20. 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 ...

  1. NREL Ranks Leading Utility Green Power Programs - News Releases...

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

    NREL Ranks Leading Utility Green Power Programs Pricing programs give consumers clean power choices April 3, 2007 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy ...

  2. NREL Highlights Leading Utility Green Power Programs - News Releases...

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

    Utility Green Power Programs Pricing programs give consumers clean power choices April 22, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ...

  3. 2006 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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

    6 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. December 6, 2006 CSP's Promise in Colorado Colorado's San Luis Valley picked as potential spot for concentrating solar power project. July 21, 2006 NREL Solar Researcher Honored with ASES Abbot Award The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) honored Dr. Chuck Kutscher with the Charles Greeley Abbot Award during the recent ASES SOLAR 2006 conference. April 1, 2006 Economic, Energy, and Environmental Benefits

  4. 2008 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    8 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. November 13, 2008 NREL and Private Industry Begin Nationwide Solar Measuring Network The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and IBERDROLA RENEWABLES have jointly deployed the first of several solar resource measuring stations as part of a planned instrumentation network throughout the United States. September 19, 2008 DOE to Invest $35 Million in Concentrating Solar Power

  5. 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 ...

  6. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - NREL Handbook Helps...

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    NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect and Interpret Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications Comprehensive handbook is a valuable resource for the solar industry on the ...

  7. 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: ...

  8. Economic and Power System Modeling and Analysis | Water Power | NREL

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    Economic and Power System Modeling and Analysis NREL has a long history of successful research to understand and improve the cost of renewable energy technologies, their possible deployment scenarios, and the economic impacts of this deployment. 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 renewable energy projects. Deployment and Economic Impact

  9. Concentrating Solar Power Basics | NREL

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    of power plants with concentrating solar power systems uses the sun as a heat source. ... Linear concentrator systems collect the sun's energy using long rectangular, curved ...

  10. 2010 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    0 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. December 21, 2010 DOE Finalizes $1.45 Billion Loan Guarantee for One of the World's Largest Solar Generation Plants A $1.45 billion loan guarantee has been finalized for Abengoa Solar Inc.'s Solana project, the world's largest parabolic trough concentrating solar plant. October 26, 2010 NREL Scientists Lauded as Industry Pioneers At the recent World Renewable Energy Congress/Network (WREN) in Abu Dhabi,

  11. SolTrace | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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

    SolTrace SolTrace is a software tool developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to model concentrating solar power (CSP) systems and analyze their optical performance. Although ideally suited for solar applications, the code can also be used to model and characterize many general optical systems. The creation of the code evolved out of a need to model more complex solar optical systems than could be modeled with existing tools. More information is available. Background Download

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  13. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Collector R&D

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

    Collector research at NREL focuses on developing and testing the next generation of concentrating solar power (CSP) collectors that reduce delivered electricity costs by 50%. ...

  14. Testing at NREL Aids Solar Power in Hawaii - News Releases |...

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

    Testing at NREL Aids Solar Power in Hawaii Utility poised to double solar rooftop capacity based on tests of inverter reliability February 12, 2015 Inverter load rejection ...

  15. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - News Release Archives

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    2 November 30, 2012 NREL Analysis Calculates Value of Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrating Solar Power A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an ...

  16. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Modeling and Analysis

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    NREL has the following capabilities, which include software development, for modeling and analyzing a variety of concentrating solar power technologies: Solar Resource Maps Optical ...

  17. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Data and Resources

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    Data and Resources For concentrating solar power technologies, NREL features the following online solar radiation resource data and solar resource maps, as well as data for ...

  18. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Working with Us

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    Licensing Our Technology Your company can license any available patented concentrated solar power technology. For more information, see NREL's technologies available for...

  19. Publications | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    develops publications-including technical reports, journal articles, and conference papers-about its research and development (R&D) activities in concentrating solar power (CSP). ...

  20. NREL: News - Energy Secretary Abraham Opens Solar Village on National Mall

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    in Washington, DC Opens Solar Village on National Mall in Washington, DC Thursday, September 26, 2002 14 University Teams Competing in DOE's First Solar Decathlon Washington, D.C.-This morning, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham officially opened the first Solar Decathlon on the National Mall. Standing in front of the nation's Capitol building and a Solar Village, composed of 14 solar-powered, highly energy efficient homes, Abraham congratulated the students for their creative labor and

  1. NREL: Water Power Research - Capabilities

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    and hydrokinetic technologies and hydropower R&D through the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Program. Our activities span a wide spectrum of disciplines, including fluid...

  2. Grid Integration | Water Power | NREL

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

    Research & Development » Grid Integration Grid Integration Grid Integration The Wind Program works with electric grid operators, utilities, regulators, and industry to create new strategies for incorporating increasing amounts of wind energy into the power system while maintaining economic and reliable operation of the grid. Utilities have been increasingly deploying wind power to provide larger portions of electricity generation. However, many utilities also express concerns about wind

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

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    Power Electronics and Electric Machines A photo of a researcher using testing equipment in a lab. NREL R&D is making wide-scale adoption of electric-drive vehicles more feasible by developing technologies and components with superior reliability, efficiency, and durability, while dramatically decreasing costs. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL NREL's power electronics and electric machines research focuses on systems for electric-drive vehicles (EDVs) that control the flow of electricity

  4. Perspectives on renewable energy and Village Power

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hoffman, A.R.

    1997-12-01

    The author provides a brief overview of the role the Department of Energy has been playing in the area of renewable energy sources and their applications at a village level. Energy demand is rising sharply, and shortages are becoming more acute. Developing countries will present a large demand, and market opportunity over the next 40 years. Environmental concerns are a factor in the choice for what sources to promote and develop. The author touches on the features of renewable sources which makes them attractive to DOE for some applications, and what the goals of the department are in supporting this technology. Examples of applications at the level of village power are presented for both the US and abroad.

  5. Hydropower Research | Water Power | NREL

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

    Basics Hydropower Basics Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player Most people associate water power with the Hoover Dam-a huge facility harnessing the power of an entire river behind its walls-but hydropower facilities come in all sizes. Some may be very large, but they can be tiny too, taking advantage of water flows in municipal water facilities or irrigation ditches. They can even be "dam-less," with diversions or run-of-river

  6. Dynamometer Facilities | Water Power | NREL

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

    Dynamometer Facilities The National Wind Technology Center features dynamometers that can test water power-take-off systems for turbines and some wave devices over a wide range of capacity ratings-from 1 kilowatt (kW) to 5 megawatts (MW). Photo of a man wearing a hardhat and standing on one of the largest dynamometers in the world at the Dynamometer Test Facility. Capabilities Dynamometers can test water turbine drivetrains by replacing the rotor and blades of a turbine with a powerful motor.

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

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

    Facilities and Electric Machines Facilities NREL's power electronics and electric machines thermal management test facilities feature a wide range of equipment and enable world-class experimental and modeling capabilities. NREL researchers excel at testing and measurement in the areas of heat transfer, reliability characterization, and thermal and thermomechanical modeling. The following list describes NREL's innovative testing capabilities and equipment. A photo of four researchers in

  8. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Research Staff

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    303-384-7470 Judith Gomez, Engineer IV judith.gomez@nrel.gov 303-275-4290 Matthew Gray, Scientist IV matthew.gray@nrel.gov 303-275-3917 Will Huddleston, Undergraduate Intern...

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

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

    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

  10. NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids...

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

    Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids (Text Version) This is a text version of the video "NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids." RYAN HANLEY: The ...

  11. Lighting: The Killer App of Village Power

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1997-12-01

    This paper looks at lighting systems as the major market for village level power generation. To the consumer it is something which is needed, could come from a much friendlier source, and the issues of affordability, convenience, and reliability are important. To the supplier lighting has an enormous range of potential customers, it opens the opportunity for other services, and even small demand can give big returns. Because the efficiency of the light source is critical to the number of lights which a fixed power supply can drive, it is important to pick the proper type of bulb to use in this system. The paper discusses test results from an array of fluorescent and incadescent lamps, compared with a kerosene lamp. Low wattage fluorescents seem to perform the best.

  12. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - News

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

    February 24, 2015 NREL Handbook Helps Industry Collect and Interpret Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications Comprehensive handbook is a valuable resource for the solar ...

  13. NREL SBV Pilot Water Power Technologies

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    performance and reliability and lower the cost of energy of marine energy and hydropower technologies. With NREL, partners can: * Collaborate with experts to develop...

  14. NREL Supports Development of World's Largest Solar Electric Power...

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    NREL Supports Development of World's Largest Solar Electric Power Plant Project in 14 Years October 19, 2005 Golden, Colo. - Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ...

  15. 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.

  16. NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - NREL Power Systems Engineering...

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    ... Energy storage can improve the operating capabilities of ... installation of solar and wind power generation exceeding that ... and (re)active power reserves, the concept of ...

  17. NREL Takes "Green Powered" To Next Level - News Releases | NREL

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    Takes "Green Powered" To Next Level Comprehensive Efforts Shrink Laboratory's ... By installing on-site solar and wind power systems and purchasing renewable energy ...

  18. Controllable Grid Interface | Water Power | NREL

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    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

  19. NREL: Energy Systems Integration - NREL Power Systems Engineering...

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    ... Results are validated through a case study based on the IEEE first benchmark model for SSR studies as well as with transient computer simulations. Power Quality Surveys of ...

  20. NREL: News - NREL Researchers Use Sunlight to Power Laser

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    influence laser performance, space-based applications (space communication and space power systems) may hold the most promise for solar lasers. Other potential applications ...

  1. NREL Power Systems Engineering Researchers Publish 33 Articles in Last Year

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    | Grid Modernization | NREL NREL Power Systems Engineering Researchers Publish 33 Articles in Last Year February 18, 2016 NREL's Power Systems Engineering Center published 33 journal and magazine articles in the past year highlighting recent research in integrating renewable energy into power systems. NREL would like to acknowledge the U.S. Department of Energy for the funding support that made this research possible. Integrated Devices and Systems Research Lab Tests: Verifying that Smart

  2. Marine and Hydrokinetic Research | Water Power | NREL

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    and Hydrokinetic Research NREL conducts and supports research and development on marine and hydrokinetic technologies ranging from design and simulation to resource characterization and energy analysis to grid integration and market acceleration. Photo of a large, horizontal-axis turbine generator unit being prepared for lowering into the water using a crane. Capabilities Marine and hydrokinetic energy-or ocean energy as it's sometimes called-is a burgeoning industry in the United States, and

  3. Work with Us | Water Power | NREL

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    Work with Us Flexibility is the key to government-industry collaborations at the National Wind Technology Center, 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. Companies partner with NREL to help solve specific R&D problems, reduce risks, and advance technologies to commercialization. Partner with

  4. Structural Test Laboratory | Water Power | NREL

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    Structural Test Laboratory NREL engineers design and configure structural test laboratory plans and apply representative forces, moments, and torques needed to properly simulate in-water loading. Photo of a small marine and hydrokinetic device blade in a large yellow testing device. Component and full-scale structural testing of marine and hydrokinetic blades and other structural components can validate models, demonstrate system reliability, inform design margins, and assess structure

  5. NREL: Water Power Research - Economic and Power System Modeling...

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    The model represents the initial capital investment of offshore projects, considering project size, water depth, distance from shore, and turbine technology. NREL also develops ...

  6. Lessons Learned: NREL Village Power Program | Open Energy Information

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    Laboratory Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Renewable Energy, Biomass, Solar, - Solar Pv, Wind Phase Bring the Right People Together, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, "Evaluate...

  7. NREL: POWER-UP: Potential of Widespread Electrification for Reducing

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    Unwanted Pollution POWER-UP: Potential of Widespread Electrification for Reducing Unwanted Pollution Through the POWER-UP study, NREL is leading a research team to explore a pathway toward deep decarbonization through mass electrification of the entire U.S. energy system. The study will identify the investments in zero-carbon generation sources-including renewables and nuclear-needed to support an electrified economy and the implications for emissions, consumers, and electric system

  8. Power Systems Design and Studies | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Design and Studies NREL develops new tools, algorithms, and methods for designing and studying the electric power system at all scales. This includes market design and performance evaluations; and planning, operations, and protection studies. Photo of two researchers looking at a screen showing a distribution grid map Current design and planning tools for the electric grid cannot handle uncertainty, rely on simplifying the underlying physics of power systems, and are typically run on desktop

  9. Overview of village scale, renewable energy powered desalination

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    Thomas, K.E.

    1997-04-01

    An overview of desalination technologies is presented, focusing on those technologies appropriate for use in remote villages, and how they can be powered using renewable energy. Technologies are compared on the basis of capital cost, lifecycle cost, operations and maintenance complexity, and energy requirements. Conclusions on the appropriateness of different technologies are drawn, and recommendations for future research are given.

  10. NREL Uses Computing Power to Investigate Tidal Power (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.

  11. 2011 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    1 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. December 20, 2011 Thermal Energy Storage Included in California Power Purchase Agreements ...

  12. Conference to Focus on Vast Need for 'Village Power'

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    to Focus on Vast Need for 'Village Power' Solar, Wind Power Seen as Solutions for Developing World For more information contact: Gary Schmitz, 303-275-4050 email: Gary Schmitz Golden, Colo., Nov. 10, 2000 - It is a stunning paradox of the new millennium: Amid a myriad of technological marvels, more than a third of the Earth's population remains without a reliable source of electricity. A reality, that, in turn, limits access to clean water, healthcare, education and modern communications. More

  13. 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 ...

  14. NREL Power Systems Engineering Researchers Publish 33 Articles in Last Year

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    | Energy Systems Integration | NREL Power Systems Engineering Researchers Publish 33 Articles in Last Year February 18, 2016 NREL's Power Systems Engineering Center published 33 journal and magazine articles in the past year highlighting recent research in integrating renewable energy into power systems. NREL would like to acknowledge the U.S. Department of Energy for the funding support that made this research possible. Integrated Devices and Systems Research Lab Tests: Verifying that Smart

  15. Financing renewable energy for Village Power application

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    Santibanez-Yeneza, G.

    1997-12-01

    When one talks of rural development, no doubt, the issue of rural energy is not far behind. As a significant component of any development strategy, rural energy is seen as the engine for growth that can bring about economic upliftment in the countryside. Many approaches to rural energy development have been tried. These approaches differ from country to country. But regardless of structure and approach, the goal remain essentially the same: to provide rural communities access to reliable energy services at affordable prices. In recent years, as global concern for the environment has increased, many governments have turned to renewable energy as a more environment friendly alternative to rural electrification. Technological advances in renewable energy application has helped to encourage this use. System reliability has improved, development costs have, to some extent been brought down and varied application approaches have been tried and tested in many areas. Indeed, there is huge potential for the development of renewable energy in the rural areas of most developing countries. At the rural level, renewable energy resources are almost always abundantly available: woodwaste, agricultural residues, animal waste, small-scale hydro, wind, solar and even sometimes geothermal resources. Since smaller scale systems are usually expected in these areas, renewable energy technologies can very well serve as decentralized energy systems for rural application. And not only for rural applications, new expansion planning paradigms have likewise led to the emergence of decentralized energy systems not only as supply options but also as corrective measures for maintaining end of line voltage levels. On the other hand, where renewable energy resource can provide significant blocks of power, they can be relied upon to provide indigenous power to the grids.

  16. Remote power systems with advanced storage technologies for Alaskan villages

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    Isherwood, W.; Smith, R.; Aceves, S.; Berry, G.; Clark, W.; Johnson, R.; Das, D.; Goering, D.; Seifert, R.

    1997-12-01

    Remote Alaskan communities pay economic and environmental penalties for electricity, because they must import diesel as their primary fuel for electric power production, paying heavy transportation costs and potentially causing environmental damage with empty drums, leakage, and spills. For these reasons, remote villages offer a viable niche market where sustainable energy systems based on renewable resources and advanced energy storage technologies can compete favorably on purely economic grounds, while providing environmental benefits. These villages can also serve as a robust proving ground for systematic analysis, study, improvement, and optimization of sustainable energy systems with advanced technologies. This paper presents an analytical optimization of a remote power system for a hypothetical Alaskan village. The analysis considers the potential of generating renewable energy (e.g., wind and solar), along with the possibility of using energy storage to take full advantage of the intermittent renewable sources available to these villages. Storage in the form of either compressed hydrogen or zinc pellets can then provide electricity from hydrogen or zinc-air fuel cells when renewable sources are unavailable.The analytical results show a great potential to reduce fossil fuel consumption and costs basing renewable energy combined with advanced energy storage devices. The best solution for our hypothetical village appears to be a hybrid energy system, which can reduce consumption of diesel fuel by over 50% with annualized cost savings by over 30% by adding wind turbines to the existing diesel generators. When energy storage devices are added, diesel fuel consumption and costs can be reduced substantially more. With optimized energy storage, use of the diesel generatorss can be reduced to almost zero, with the existing equipment only maintained for added reliability. However about one quarter of the original diesel consumption is still used for heating purposes

  17. 2007 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    7 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. December 7, 2007 Southwestern Energy Service Providers Work Together to Get Large-Scale Solar Project Built A multi-state consortium of southwestern energy service providers is issusing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a utility-scale concentrating solar power plant. The plant would be owned by a third party, with consortium members each signing long-term purchase power agreements. The plant, with size,

  18. 2009 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    9 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. October 21, 2009 Solar Technology Acceleration Center is Powering Up Members of the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and supporters convened in Aurora, Colo., today, to mark a milestone in "Powering Up" one of the world's largest solar test and demonstration facilities. Since announcing the initial launch of SolarTAC one year ago, the site infrastructure development has progressed to

  19. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Southwest Concentrating...

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    of deployment, combined with research and development to reduce technology component costs, could help reduce concentrating solar power electricity costs to 0.07kilowatt-hour. ...

  20. NREL Establishes New Center for Distributed Power

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    Golden, Colo., Jan. 8, 2001 - The nation's straining electrical generation system can be ... Electrical generation technologies that are well suited for the emerging distributed power ...

  1. Research Staff | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    ... departments, such as Human Resources, Information ... Robert helps to develop low-cost, high-performance, ... Power Tower layout and optimization tool called SolarPILOT ...

  2. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Research Expertise

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    ... Exploration of advanced components and technologies also provide a means for expanding ... Printable Version Concentrating Solar Power Research Home Projects Research Staff Working ...

  3. 2013 News | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    3 News Below are news stories related to Concentrating Solar Power. RSS Learn about RSS. November 5, 2013 Solar Working Group Releases Standard Contracts A working group ...

  4. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Webmaster

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

  5. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Technology Basics

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

  6. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Concentrating Solar...

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    Concentrating Solar Power Resource Maps These direct-normal solar radiation maps-filtered by solar resource and land availability-identify the most economically suitable lands ...

  7. NREL: Learning - Concentrating Solar Power Basics

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    Many power plants today use fossil fuels as a heat source to boil water. The steam from the boiling water spins a large turbine, which drives a generator to produce electricity. ...

  8. Lab Characterization | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    houses the parabolic-trough receiver test stand, which researchers use to analyze the steady-state, off-sun thermal losses of receivers used in solar parabolic trough power plants. ...

  9. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Partnerships

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    in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through SunLab-a partnership developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to administer its concentrating solar power R&D and analysis activities. ...

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

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    Particle Receiver Integrated with a Fluidized Bed-Novel Components to Overcome Existing Barriers Advancing concentrating solar power (CSP) systems to the target cost of 0.06 per...

  11. INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance - News

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    Releases | NREL INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance Capability makes national laboratory assets accessible to grid researchers worldwide May 4, 2015 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater

  12. NREL's Education Center Programs | NREL

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    NREL's Education Center Programs There are a variety of educational programs offered through NREL's education center to inspire our community to explore sustainable energy solutions to meet our future needs. Find out more about our scheduled programs for 4th grade-college-aged students, community group tours, and power lunch lectures. Visit NREL in the community for the latest news for NREL neighbors, campus and trail maps, and more. A photo of the NREL Education Center exterior. Programs for

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

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    Solar power prices are dropping fast, NREL says Home > Groups > Buildings Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(266) Contributor 21 October, 2014 - 16:03 The price of solar power panels...

  14. 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.

  15. NREL's Hydrogen-Powered Bus Serves as Showcase for Advanced Vehicle Technologies (AVT) (Brochure)

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    2010-08-01

    Brochure describes the hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (H2ICE) shuttle bus at NREL. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding the lease of the bus from Ford to demonstrate market-ready advanced technology vehicles to visitors at 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 & ...

  17. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Become Part of SOLRMAP

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    Become Part of SOLRMAP The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is inviting additional participation in SOLRMAP-the Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project. In...

  18. 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. ...

  19. 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

  20. NREL Helps Cool the Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-07-01

    Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are developing and demonstrating innovative heat-transfer technologies for cooling power electronics devices in hybrid and electric vehicles. In collaboration with 3M and Wolverine Tube, Inc., NREL is using surface enhancements to dissipate heat more effectively, permitting a reduction in the size of power electronic systems and potentially reducing the overall costs of electric vehicles.

  1. 2015 Feature Stories | NREL

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    Inventive Thinkers at NREL Reach Record Number Researchers register ideas on everything from wave power to methane use. NREL's Min Zhang Keeps Her "Bugs" Happy, Leading to Biofuel ...

  2. Research | NREL

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    the science behind them-for a future powered by clean energy. Subscribe Stay connected with the latest news and research breakthroughs from NREL. Sign up now Photo...

  3. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Report Targets Data...

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    Report Targets Data on Avian Issues at Solar Energy Facilities May 4, 2015 Understanding how birds are affected by utility-scale solar facilities is the focus of a new NREL report ...

  4. Concentrating Solar Power Projects | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    Projects SolarPACES Snapshot SolarPACES, an international program of the International Energy Agency, furthers collaborative development, testing, and marketing of concentrating solar power plants. Activities include testing large-scale systems and developing advanced technologies, components, instrumentation, and analysis techniques. Founded in 1977, SolarPACES now has 13 members: Algeria, Australia, Egypt, the European Commission, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea,

  5. Powering Remote Northern Villages with the Midnight Sun

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    We face high energy costs: 0.51 per kWh electricity 6.75 per gallon gasoline 5.75 per ... Appendices Appendices YUKON FLATS SCHOOL DIST Billed kWh Percentage of Village Total ...

  6. Effects of Village Power Quality on Fuel Consumption and Operating Expenses

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    Richard Wies; Ron Johnson

    2008-12-31

    Alaska's rural village electric utilities are isolated from the Alaska railbelt electrical grid intertie and from each other. Different strategies have been developed for providing power to meet demand in each of these rural communities. Many of these communities rely on diesel electric generators (DEGs) for power. Some villages have also installed renewable power sources and automated generation systems for controlling the DEGs and other sources of power. For example, Lime Village has installed a diesel battery photovoltaic hybrid system, Kotzebue and Wales have wind-diesel hybrid systems, and McGrath has installed a highly automated system for controlling diesel generators. Poor power quality and diesel engine efficiency in village power systems increases the cost of meeting the load. Power quality problems may consist of poor power factor (PF) or waveform disturbances, while diesel engine efficiency depends primarily on loading, the fuel type, the engine temperature, and the use of waste heat for nearby buildings. These costs take the form of increased fuel use, increased generator maintenance, and decreased reliability. With the cost of bulk fuel in some villages approaching $1.32/liter ($5.00/gallon) a modest 5% decrease in fuel use can result in substantial savings with short payback periods depending on the village's load profile and the cost of corrective measures. This project over its five year history has investigated approaches to improving power quality and implementing fuel savings measures through the use of performance assessment software tools developed in MATLAB{reg_sign} Simulink{reg_sign} and the implementation of remote monitoring, automated generation control, and the addition of renewable energy sources in select villages. The results have shown how many of these communities would benefit from the use of automated generation control by implementing a simple economic dispatch scheme and the integration of renewable energy sources such as wind

  7. Starting Small, Thinking Big - Continuum Magazine | NREL

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    Photo of two long cabins with a view of one roof, which is covered with solar panels. In the background are forest-covered mountains. New rules for interconnecting solar power systems to the grid in the U.S. Virgin Islands have led to a significant growth in installed solar power in the territory. Photo by Don Buchanan, VIEO Starting Small, Thinking Big NREL helps communities of all sizes and types-from islands and tribes to rural villages and cities-transition to clean energy. NREL is fostering

  8. PV-hybrid village power systems in Amazonia

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    Warner, C.L.; Taylor, R.W.; Ribeiro, C.M.

    1996-05-01

    The Brazilian Amazon region is an ideal location for isolated mini-grid systems. Hundreds of diesel systems have been installed to supply electricity to this sparsely populated region. However, the availability of renewable energy resources makes the Amazon well-suited to renewable energy systems. This paper describes the technical aspects of two hybrid systems being installed in this region through the cooperative effort of multiple partners: U.S. Department of Energy, through NREL, and Brazilian CEPEL/Eletrobras and state electric utilities.

  9. SolTrace Background | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    SolTrace Background Since the late 1980s, a number of different optical design codes have been developed at NREL for designing and modeling solar concentrating systems. Each of these codes was written to model a very specific optical geometry, and each one built upon the others in an evolutionary way. Examples of such codes include: OPTDSH, a code written to model circular aperture parabolic dish concentrators; ODMF, a code based on OPTDSH that modeled multifaceted parabolic dish concentrators;

  10. SolTrace Publications | Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    Publications The following publications are related to SolTrace. Jorgensen, G. (1991). "Comparison of Predicted Optical Performance with Measured Results for Dish Concentrators." National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. NREL/TP-257-4245. Wendelin, T. (2003). "SolTRACE: A New Optical Modeling Tool for Concentrating Solar Optics." Proceedings of the ISEC 2003: International Solar Energy Conference, 15-18 March 2003, Kohala Coast, Hawaii. New York: American Society of

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

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    2011-07-01

    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.

  12. NREL: Continuum Magazine - A Closer Look: NREL's Analysis Helps...

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    Closer Look: NREL's Analysis Helps Enable the Energy System of the Future Putting efficient methods for operating power systems into the hands of industry NREL's science and...

  13. Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF

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    Harrison; Kevin

    2013-12-05

    With auto manufacturers expected to roll out fuel cell electric vehicles in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe, the need for a reliable hydrogen fueling infrastructure is greater than ever. That's why the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is using a robot in its Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to assess the durability of hydrogen fueling hoses, a largely untested-and currently costly-component of hydrogen fueling stations. The automated machine mimics the repetitive stress of a human bending and twisting the hose to refuel a vehicle-all under the high pressure and low temperature required to deliver hydrogen to a fuel cell vehicle's onboard storage tank.

  14. Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF

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    Harrison; Kevin

    2016-07-12

    With auto manufacturers expected to roll out fuel cell electric vehicles in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe, the need for a reliable hydrogen fueling infrastructure is greater than ever. That's why the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is using a robot in its Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to assess the durability of hydrogen fueling hoses, a largely untested-and currently costly-component of hydrogen fueling stations. The automated machine mimics the repetitive stress of a human bending and twisting the hose to refuel a vehicle-all under the high pressure and low temperature required to deliver hydrogen to a fuel cell vehicle's onboard storage tank.

  15. NREL + SolarCity: Maximizing Solar Power on Electrical Grids

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    Hannegan, Bryan; Hanley, Ryan; Symko-Davies, Martha

    2015-06-03

    Learn how NREL is partnering with SolarCity to study how to better integrate rooftop solar onto the grid. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) to analyze high-penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) on NREL’s campus. Results to date have been so promising that HECO has more than doubled the amount of rooftop solar it allows on its grid, showing utilities across the country that distributed solar is not a liability for reliability—and can even be an asset.

  16. Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF

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    Harrison, Kevin

    2013-12-05

    With auto manufacturers expected to roll out fuel cell electric vehicles in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe, the need for a reliable hydrogen fueling infrastructure is greater than ever. That's why the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is using a robot in its Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to assess the durability of hydrogen fueling hoses, a largely untested—and currently costly—component of hydrogen fueling stations. The automated machine mimics the repetitive stress of a human bending and twisting the hose to refuel a vehicle—all under the high pressure and low temperature required to deliver hydrogen to a fuel cell vehicle's onboard storage tank.

  17. NREL: News - Advisor 2002-A Powerful Vehicle Simulation Tool Gets Better

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    Advisor 2002-A Powerful Vehicle Simulation Tool Gets Better Golden, Colo., June 11, 2002 A powerful tool for the analysis of advanced and conventional vehicles just got better with the release of ADVISOR 2002. ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) was created by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems. It's a flexible modeling tool that rapidly assesses the performance and fuel economy of conventional,

  18. Renewable Energy in China: Xiao Qing Dao Village Power Wind/Diesel Hybrid Pilot Project

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    2006-01-01

    In 2000, DOE/NREL and the State Power Corporation of China (SPCC) developed a pilot project to electrify Xiao Qing Dao, a small island located in China's Yellow Sea. The project demonstrates the practicality of renewable energy systems for medium-scale, off-grid applications. It consists of four 10 k-W wind turbines connected to a 30-kW diesel generator, a 40-kW inverter and a battery bank.

  19. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Advanced Optical Materials...

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    Today, the solar collectors used in concentrating solar power systems account for approximately 50% of the total capital cost of power plants. The solar reflector costs for these ...

  20. NREL Highlights 2010 Utility Green Power Leaders - News Releases...

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    green power sales as a percentage of total utility retail electricity sales, and the lowest price premium charged for a green power program using new renewable resources. ...

  1. NREL Highlights Utility Green Power Leaders - News Releases ...

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    green power sales as a percentage of total utility retail electricity sales, and the lowest price premium charged for a green power program using new renewable resources. ...

  2. NREL Names Santiago Grijalva Director for Power Systems Engineering...

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    existing electric power system and to provide improved management strategies for demand response and transportation electrification. "Santiago is a pioneer in distributed power ...

  3. NREL Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary...

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    "Grid operators have always cycled power plants to accommodate fluctuations in electricity demand as well as abrupt outages at conventional power plants, and grid operators use the ...

  4. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - News Release Archives

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    1 December 20, 2011 Thermal Energy Storage Included in California Power Purchase Agreements The value of thermal energy storage in concentrating solar power plants has become ...

  5. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - TroughNet Home Page

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    Steam is coming out of the generation system building. Power Plant Systems Parabolic Trough Data and Resources Industry Partners Solar Data Power Plant Data Models and Tools System ...

  6. NREL: Water Power Research - Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology...

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    ... Renewable Energy Laboratory An Empirical Demonstration of Deterministic Sea Wave Prediction on Power Output: Jim Eder, Ocean Power Technologies Sea Wave Prediction Using Upstream ...

  7. NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Solar Power Data for Integration...

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    Studies are synthetic solar photovoltaic (PV) power ... are intended for use by energy professionals such as ... Alert The solar power datasets are modeled data, not actual ...

  8. NREL Highlights Leading Utility Green Power Programs - News Releases...

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    Green Power Programs Pricing Programs give Consumers Clean Power Choices February 21, 2003 Golden, CO. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory ...

  9. NREL Highlights Leading Utility Green Power Programs - News Releases...

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    Green Power Programs Pricing programs give consumers clean power choices March 15, 2006 Golden, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory ...

  10. 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.

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

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    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.

  12. NREL: Sustainable NREL - News

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    News Below are news stories related to NREL's sustainability efforts. February 22, 2016 NREL analysis finds tax credit extensions can impact renewable energy deployment and ...

  13. NREL: Sustainable NREL - About

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    About Sustainable NREL NREL proactively pursues sustainability in all its operations to ... Sustainability Integrated in Mission and Operation Fully integrated in the lab's mission ...

  14. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Transportation

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    occupant vehicles trips throughout the day. Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Greenhouse Gases Water Waste & Pollution Green Purchasing...

  15. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Webmaster

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    email address: Your message: Send Message Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Buildings Community Outreach Did you find what you needed?...

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

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    To fully harvest the nation's bountiful wind and solar resources, it is critical to know how much electrical power from these renewable resources could be integrated reliably into the grid. To inform the discussion about the potential of such variable sources, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched two key regional studies, examining the east and west sections of the U.S. power grid. The studies show that it is technically possible for U.S. power systems to integrate 20%-35% renewable electricity if infrastructure and operational improvements can be made.

  17. 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 ...

  18. NREL: Technology Deployment - NREL's Federal Fueling Station...

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    was experiencing similar problems as retail fueling stations, namely lack of power and supply. ... in petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions," said NREL's Navid Ahdieh. ...

  19. NREL: TroughNet - Parabolic Trough Power Plant Market, Economic...

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    Market Overview The primary market for parabolic trough technology is large-scale bulk power. Because trough plants can be hybridized or can include thermal energy storage, they ...

  20. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Receiver R&D

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    power conversion systems must operate at high temperatures without depending on water and fluids. And advanced receivers will need to be developed to integrate with these...

  1. NREL-Third-Party Financing and Power Purchasing Agreements for...

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

    to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Third-Party Financing and Power Purchasing Agreements for Public Sector PV Projects AgencyCompany Organization: National...

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

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    Advancing concentrating solar power (CSP) systems ... CSP plants are typically located in hot, dry climates where water is scarce. ... CSP goal of 50% net thermal-to-electric ...

  3. 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

  4. NREL: Energy Storage - News

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    Energy Storage News Keep up-to-date with NREL energy storage activities, research, and developments. November 4, 2016 NREL Technologies Honored at R&D 100 Awards Ceremony Research teams honored for advances in residential buildings, energy storage testing and power inverters November 1, 2016 NREL Issued Patent for Award-Winning Isothermal Battery Calorimeters The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently issued a patent for its R&D 100 Award-winning Isothermal Battery

  5. NREL Quantifies Significant Value in Concentrating Solar Power...

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    - or power that can be turned on or off on demand -- and another CSP plant providing both energy and operating reserves." ... sources on the grid, such as wind and photovoltaics." ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. NREL: Wind Power Research - NWTC Researchers Develop Wave Energy...

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    turbines generate power, electricity can be generated by capturing the energy of waves. ... The simplest type is a device that, as the waves hit, pulls on a line attached to a ...

  8. NREL/PG&E Condensation System Increases Geothermal Power Plant...

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    NRELPG&E Condensation System Increases Geothermal Power Plant Efficiency For more information contact: Howard Brown 303-275-3682 or Kerry Masson 303-275-4083 Golden, Colo., June ...

  9. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - Parabolic Trough Thermal...

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    of solar power Help reduce the cost of solar electricity. Parabolic trough technology currently has one thermal energy storage option-a two-tank, indirect, molten-salt system. ...

  10. NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - News Release Archives

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    ... plant in the world to use molten-salt as a heat transfer fluid and to store ... integrate a combined-cycle gas facility and a solar thermal power plant for electricity generation. ...

  11. Solar Technology Acceleration Center is Powering Up - News Releases | NREL

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    Solar Technology Acceleration Center is Powering Up October 21, 2009 Members of the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and supporters convened in Aurora, Colo., today, to mark a milestone in "Powering Up" one of the world's largest solar test and demonstration facilities. Since announcing the initial launch of SolarTAC one year ago, the site infrastructure development has progressed to the point where members can now break ground for their planned solar technology

  12. 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)

  13. Market definition study of photovoltaic power for remote villages in developing countries

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    Ragsdale, C.; Quashie, P.

    1980-10-01

    The objective of this market definition study is to assess the market potential for the use of photovoltaic power systems for remote villages in developing countries. The approach used was to conduct an in-depth literature search followed by in-country surveys of selected developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The purpose of these surveys was to determine the current energy situation in these countries, the level of rural electrification activity, their knowledge and interest in solar and specifically photovoltaics, their financial resource capability, and the probability of development of a market for photovoltaics based on these and other factors. Findings are presented. The conclusion reached by the survey is that there is a significant market potential for photovoltaics in village power applications in developing countries. Extrapolation of the number of unelectrified villages results in an estimated potential of as much as 20,000 MWp, a potential similar in magnitude to previous UN and World Bank estimates. Recommendations for market stimulation are presented. (WHK)

  14. 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 ...

  15. Modeling Photovoltaic Module-Level Power Electronics in the System Advisor Model; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-07-01

    Module-level power electronics, such as DC power optimizers, microinverters, and those found in AC modules, are increasing in popularity in smaller-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems as their prices continue to decline. Therefore, it is important to provide PV modelers with guidelines about how to model these distributed power electronics appropriately in PV modeling software. This paper extends the work completed at NREL that provided recommendations to model the performance of distributed power electronics in NREL’s popular PVWatts calculator [1], to provide similar guidelines for modeling these technologies in NREL's more complex System Advisor Model (SAM). Module-level power electronics - such as DC power optimizers, microinverters, and those found in AC modules-- are increasing in popularity in smaller-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems as their prices continue to decline. Therefore, it is important to provide PV modelers with guidelines about how to model these distributed power electronics appropriately in PV modeling software.

  16. 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.

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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.

  19. NREL: Transportation Research - Transportation News

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    Transportation News The following news stories highlight transportation research at NREL. November 4, 2016 NREL Technologies Honored at R&D 100 Awards Ceremony Research teams honored for advances in residential buildings, energy storage testing and power inverters November 1, 2016 NREL Issued Patent for Award-Winning Isothermal Battery Calorimeters The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently issued a patent for its R&D 100 Award-winning Isothermal Battery Calorimeters

  20. Hydrogen Energy Storage (HES) and Power-to-Gas Economic Analysis (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    and Power-to-Gas Economic Analysis CHBC Summer Summit Josh Eichman, PhD Downey, California 7/30/2015 NREL/PR-5400-64833 2 Outline * Opportunity for HES / P2G * Markets considered * Market valuation results * Future market expectations * Additional projects 3 Complementary Hydrogen Systems Electric Grid Hydrogen Pipeline Injection Water Water Electrolyzer Reformer Fuel Cell or Turbine Chemical and Industrial Processes Hydrogen Storage Natural Gas Grid Source: (from top left by row), Warren Gretz,

  1. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Sustainable Buildings

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    ... Renewable Energy Part of NREL's sustainability approach is to maximize on-site renewable energy generation. Renewable energy projects installed on campus include: Solar NREL's ...

  2. Energy Systems Integration: NREL + Raytheon (Fact Sheet), NREL...

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    to successfully demonstrate an advanced microgrid system that draws on batteries and solar ... NREL delivered a test environment for Raytheon's microgrid power and control system that ...

  3. NREL: Energy Analysis - Stuart Cohen

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    operation at retrofitted coal-fired power plants in the Texas and Great Britain electric grids." ... Full list of Stuart Cohen publications (NREL) Personal interestshobbies Running, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. NREL: Distributed Grid Integration - Projects

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    NREL's distributed energy projects support the integration of new technologies into the electric power grid. This work involves industry, academia, other national laboratories, and ...

  6. 2014 News | Energy Systems Integration | NREL

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    ... NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility is the hub for testing devices that can power through outages. May 22, 2014 NREL Offers up to 6.5 Million for INTEGRATE Projects at the ...

  7. Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Photo of an engineer working with grid hardware in a laboratory NREL conducts high-impact research and development of technologies and strategies to modernize the nation's electrical infrastructure, making it more flexible, resilient, and sustainable. The 21st century needs a 21st-century grid. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Grid Modernization Initiative, NREL researchers work with industry, government, and academia to solve the challenges of integrating renewable power sources and

  8. Solar Research | NREL

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    Photo of a city landscape with a sun in the background. Solar energy research at NREL includes photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, solar grid and systems integration, and market acceleration and soft costs. Photovoltaic Research NREL's capabilities in photovoltaics (PV) range across fundamental and applied research and development (R&D), including theory and modeling, materials deposition, device design, measurements and characterization, and reliability testing and engineering. Our PV

  9. 2009 News | PV | NREL

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    9 News Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. July 30, 2009 NREL Names Director for National Center for Photovoltaics Dr. Ryne P. Raffaelle has been named director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Raffaelle most recently has been Academic Director for the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and Director of the NanoPower Research Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

  10. Solar Newsletter | Solar Research | NREL

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    September 2016 Hot Topics NREL Researchers Leading Perovskite Research A method was developed to improve perovskite solar cells, making them more efficient and reliable with higher reproducibility. Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Solar Generation NREL Super Computing model provides insights from higher wind and solar generation in the Eastern Power Grid. How Much Storage to Achieve 50% PV in California? NREL analysis examines the role of flexibility and storage in new report.

  11. 2016 News | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    2016 News Below are news stories related to Grid Modernization. RSS Learn about RSS. October 21, 2016 IEEE Spectrum: Can Smarter Solar Inverters Save the Grid? NREL's Ben Kroposki writes about how smart solar inverters and a new technique called virtual oscillator control can help stabilize the power grid in a new article. October 11, 2016 NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory Offers a Mesa-Top Home for Global Measurement Accuracy The NREL Pyrheliometer Comparisons help ensure that the

  12. 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

  13. NREL: Department of Defense Energy Programs - News

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    News August 19, 2015 NREL Helps Federal Agencies Reach New Efficiency Targets Recent executive order puts increased importance on NREL's expertise. May 4, 2015 INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables

  14. 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

  15. NREL and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Support of Ocean Renewable Power Company's TidGen™ Power System Technology Readiness Advancement Initiative Project

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    LiVecchi, Al

    2015-05-07

    This document summarizes the tasks identified for National Laboratory technical support of Ocean Renewable Power Corporation (ORPC) DOE grant awarded under the FY10 Industry Solicitation DE-FOA-0000293: Technology Readiness Advancement Initiative. The system ORPC will deploy in Cobscook Bay, ME is known as the TidGen™ Power System. The Turbine Generator Unit (TGU) each have a rated capacity of 150 to 175 kW, and they are mounted on bottom support frames and connected to an onshore substation using an underwater power and control cable. This system is designed for tidal energy applications in water depths from 60 to 150 feet. In funding provided separately by DOE, National Laboratory partners NREL and SNL will provide in-kind resources and technical expertise to help ensure that industry projects meet DOE WWPP (Wind and Water Power Program) objectives by reducing risk to these high value projects.

  16. Newsroom | NREL

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    Newsroom Search News Search Connect Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Featured Video More videos YouTube News Releases View all news releases Feature News View all feature stories Subscribe Receive NREL feature stories, news releases, and Continuum Magazine. Name*: Organization*: Email*: * Indicates a required field. Submit Unsubscribe Tweets by @NREL Resources for Media Media Contacts Heather Lammers 303-275-4084 David Glickson 303-275-4097 Wayne Hicks 303-275-4051 NREL Corporate Fact Sheet

  17. Sustainability | NREL

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    Sustainability NREL is a leader in sustainability. Our goal is to minimize the use of energy, materials, and water while carrying out the laboratory's mission of clean energy research. Energy and Water NREL strives to minimize the environmental, economic, and social impacts of doing business. We embrace the best in energy, water, and ecological conservation practices, setting the standard for the responsible use of natural resources. Learn more. Environment NREL sustainability programs protect

  18. Awards | NREL

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    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

  19. Bioenergy | NREL

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    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 ...

  20. NREL: Technology Deployment - Technical Assistance for Tribes

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    Tribes NREL's State, Local, and Tribal program partners with Native American Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal agencies, non-profits, and intertribal organizations to provide resources and direct assistance that support clean energy technology delivery and connect motivated tribal governments with NREL's world-class science and analytics. American Indian land comprises approximately 2% of the total U.S. land base, representing an estimated

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

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    2011-09-01

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

  2. NREL's Hydrogen Program

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    2011-01-01

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

  3. NREL in the Community | NREL

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    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).

  4. NREL: Sustainable NREL -Green Purchasing

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

  5. R[ CIPIENT:NREL U.S. DEPARThLFNT OF ENERGY EER E PROJECT MANAGEMENT...

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    em Number NREl* 12-OO7 0 Based on my review oftbe ... (CPV) and Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) programs are ... and provide working space for NREL CPV personnel. ...

  6. 1997 News Releases | NREL

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    ... Bellows Joins NREL Staff as Associate Director - (42197) NREL Helps Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Build Earth-Smart House - (41497) NREL Employee Appointed to ...

  7. NREL: Technology Transfer - Contacts

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    you may have about NREL's technology transfer opportunities. Partnering with NREL Anne Miller, 303-384-7353 Licensing NREL Technologies Eric Payne, 303-275-3166 Printable Version...

  8. Publications | NREL

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    Publications The NREL Publications Database contains bibliographic information about publications developed or written by NREL staff and subcontractors. Search the database for publications from 1977 to the present on subjects related to renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. Many publications are available electronically as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. The database includes technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, presentations, books, fact sheets, and brochures.

  9. Opportunities for renewable energy technologies in water supply in developing country villages

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    Niewoehner, J.; Larson, R.; Azrag, E.; Hailu, T.; Horner, J.; VanArsdale, P.

    1997-03-01

    This report provides the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with information on village water supply programs in developing countries. The information is intended to help NREL develop renewable energy technologies for water supply and treatment that can be implemented, operated, and maintained by villagers. The report is also useful to manufacturers and suppliers in the renewable energy community in that it describes a methodology for introducing technologies to rural villages in developing countries.

  10. NREL Reduces Climate Control Loads in Electric Vehicles (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-08-01

    NREL demonstrates that zonal climate control can reduce air conditioning power and improve range while maintaining driver thermal sensation.

  11. NREL: Energy Systems Integration - NREL Teams with Southern California...

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    NREL Teams with Southern California Gas to Launch First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S. April 14, 2015 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the Energy ...

  12. NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Solar PV Recycling Identified...

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    The report, co-authored by NREL, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS), is the ...

  13. NREL: Electricity Integration Research Home Page

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    Electricity Integration Research Photo of power lines with sky and clouds in the background. Electricity integration at NREL enables renewable energy technologies to be fully ...

  14. NREL: Technology Transfer - Popular Mechanics: Scientists Break...

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    Popular Mechanics: Scientists Break This Virtual Power Grid to Save the Real One July 27, 2015 Popular Mechanics describes how NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)...

  15. 2015 News | Energy Systems Integration | NREL

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    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 ...

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

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    Power Systems Modeling and Control Get the full list of job postings and learn more about working at NREL. Smarter Grid Solutions to Demonstrate Active Network Management System ...

  17. NREL: Distributed Grid Integration Home Page

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    NREL is working to modernize the electric power system by making it more resilient to outages and disturbances ... includes detailed electrical modeling and simulation, ...

  18. NREL: Energy Analysis - Andrew Weekley

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    2014. Variability of Photovoltaic Power in the State of Gujarat Using High Resolution Solar Data. NRELTP-7A40-60991. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US). ...

  19. NREL: Energy Analysis - Jim Leyshon

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    303-384-7317 E-mail: jim.leyshon@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Data visualization Internet copywriting and editing Green power markets Measuring return on impact HTML, CSS, CMS...

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. NREL: Energy Analysis - Owen Zinaman

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    Owen Zinaman Photo of Owen Zinaman Owen Zinaman is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. International Policy and Regulatory Specialist On staff since March 2012 Phone number: 303-275-4589 E-mail: owen.zinaman@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Executes program of international collaboration with South Africa power sector stakeholders under the 21st Century Power Partnership Coordinates NREL support for the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Grid

  3. NREL: Technology Deployment - NREL's Long-Term Relationship with GSA Stands

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    the Test of Time NREL's Long-Term Relationship with GSA Stands the Test of Time News NREL Helps Federal Agencies Reach New Efficiency Targets Publications Plug-Load Control and Behavioral Change Research in GSA Office Buildings Sponsors U.S. General Services Administration Related Stories Strengthening Homeland Security through Sustainable Energy Alaska Native Village Benefits from Strategic Energy Planning Assistance U.S. Navy Yielding Valuable Results in Hawaii and Guam Fossil Fuel

  4. Reducing Idle Power Consumption in Office Spaces Saves U.S. Navy in Energy Costs (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Reducing Idle Power Consumption in Office Spaces Saves U.S. Navy in Energy Costs As part of a two-year project to demonstrate energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has identified advanced plug load controls as a promising technology for reducing energy use and related costs in the U.S. Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) office spaces. The demonstration was one of eight

  5. NREL: Transportation Research - News Release Archives

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    0 December 28, 2010 NREL Helps Corporate Fleets Go Green Researchers work with companies to evaluate the latest technology commercially available in the medium and heavy-duty truck markets. December 14, 2010 Hydrogen Bus Lets Lab Visitors Glimpse Future The hydrogen bus uses the same basic technology as a conventional gasoline-powered engine but runs on renewable hydrogen. October 18, 2010 NREL's Hydrogen-Powered Bus Serves as Showcase for Advanced Vehicle Technologies NREL uses its

  6. 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

  7. Work with Us | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Work with Us Work with NREL's grid modernization researchers to help shape the future of our nation's electric power system. Photo of three researchers working with inverter hardware in a lab. Contact Us Benjamin Kroposki CENTER DIRECTOR, POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING benjamin.kroposki@nrel.gov 303-275-2979 Partner with Us NREL offers industry, universities, and other government agencies opportunities to leverage our grid modernization research expertise and the cutting-edge capabilities of the

  8. Procurement | NREL

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    Procurement The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) offers numerous procurement opportunities to help commercialize renewable energy technologies and supply the laboratory with essential products and services. NREL acquires a variety of products and services, all of which helps federally funded research and technologies reach the marketplace. The following types of goods or services are typically procured: Laboratory supplies/office supplies Scientific equipment and periodicals

  9. Transportation | NREL

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    Transportation NREL's transportation infrastructure and programs are designed to significantly reduce petroleum use campus-wide. This infographic shows NREL's FY2015 fleet performance and fleet vehicle history compared to baseline FY 2005 and FY 2014. Petroleum fuel use decreased 28% from 2014 and increased 17% from baseline 2005. Alternative fuel use increased 53% from 2014 and increased 127% from baseline 2005. In baseline 2005, the fleet used 6,521 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) of E-85, in

  10. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Water Efficiency

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

  11. NREL Leads Energy Systems Integration - Continuum Magazine | NREL

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    Continuum showcases NREL's unique research capabilities and most impactful clean energy innovations. Dan Says From our director Dan says More than a Dream-a Renewable Electricity Future 01 More than a Dream-a Renewable Electricity Future With improved grid flexibility, storage, and transmission infrastructure, renewable energy can power the grid. A Living Laboratory for Energy Systems Integration 02 A Living Laboratory for Energy Systems Integration NREL is collecting, storing, analyzing, and

  12. NREL: Transportation Research - NREL to Showcase Fuel Cell Electric

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    Vehicles at Two National Electric Drive Week Events September 14 NREL to Showcase Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles at Two National Electric Drive Week Events September 14 September 12, 2016 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will showcase fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) at two National Electric Drive Week ride and drive events on Sept. 14. Like battery electric vehicles, FCEVs have an electric motor, but they produce electricity onboard using a hydrogen-powered fuel cell rather

  13. Using Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Deployment at Universities (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Using Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Deployment at Universities Solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) have facilitated more than 100 megawatts (MW) of solar deployment on campuses around the country. This brochure provides guidance to universities on the process of using PPAs and how PPAs can make economic sense for campus solar deployment. This document can support university stakeholders charged with the fnancial planning of campus solar projects. What is a Power Purchase Agreement? In a

  14. NREL Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical...

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    Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical Grids Both are working together ... issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. ...

  15. Multidisciplinary Research on Wake Control in Wind Power Plants at NREL

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    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.

  16. NREL + GOOGLE - Energy Innovation Portal

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    Vehicles and Fuels Vehicles and Fuels Solar Photovoltaic Solar Photovoltaic Energy Storage Energy Storage Electricity Transmission Electricity Transmission Early Stage R&D Early Stage R&D Return to Search NREL + GOOGLE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Success Story Details Partner Location Agreement Type Publication Date Google CA User Facility February 2, 2015 Summary Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society are working with NREL at the ESIF on the Little Box Challenge, an open

  17. NREL + SOLECTRIA - Energy Innovation Portal

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    Solar Photovoltaic Solar Photovoltaic Return to Search NREL + SOLECTRIA National Renewable Energy Laboratory Success Story Details Partner Location Agreement Type Publication Date Solectria Massachusetts Other February 2, 2015 Summary NREL is partnering with solar inverter manufacturer Solectria at the ESIF to develop 500- and 750-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) inverters with advanced features that can support the electric grid. R&D STRATEGY The ESIF's utility-scale power hardware allows

  18. NREL: Energy Analysis - Key Activities

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    Key Activities NREL conducts a broad range of energy analysis in support of the laboratory's programs and initiatives, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), technology transfer, and the greater energy analysis community. NREL's recent analysis activities include: Analysis of Project Finance Electric Sector Integration Energy-Water Nexus Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Manufacturing Analysis Resource Assessment POWER-UP Study North American Renewable Integration Study

  19. Power Electronics Thermal Management R&D; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Waye, Scot

    2015-06-10

    Presentation containing an update for the Power Electronics Thermal Management project in the Electric Drive Train task funded by the Vehicle Technology Office of DOE. This presentation outlines the purpose, plan, and results of research thus far for cooling and material selection strategies to manage heat in power electronic assemblies such as inverters, converters, and chargers.

  20. NREL: Transportation Research - Thermal Performance Benchmarking

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    Thermal Performance Benchmarking A photo of the internal components of an automotive inverter. NREL thermal performance benchmarking of state-of-the-art power electronics and electric motors helps guide future R&D efforts as well as industry product-development efforts. Photo by Scot Waye, NREL NREL's thermal performance benchmarking research focuses on state-of-the-art technologies used in electric-drive vehicle (EDV) systems. Benchmarks are shared with industry so that systems can be

  1. NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - Publications

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    Publications NREL researchers document their findings in technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, and fact sheets. The following online resources provide publications about hydrogen and fuel cell R&D. NREL Publications Database The NREL publications database offers a wide variety of documents related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Search the database or find publications according to these popular keywords: Fuel cell electric vehicles | fuel cell backup power | fuel

  2. NREL: Energy Systems Integration - ESIF Workshop on Frontiers...

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    Nonlinear Oscillators and Self-Organizing Power Electronics Systems Brian Johnson, NREL Representing Storage and Demand Response in Power System Operations Josh A. Taylor, ...

  3. NREL Researchers Receive Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

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    Recently, geothermal power plant operators using the NREL technology in California ... The technology was demonstrated at the Geysers, a geothermal power plant in California ...

  4. Disclaimer | NREL

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    Disclaimer The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC ("Alliance"). As such the following rules apply: Copyright Status NREL-authored documents are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, with respect to such documents, the U.S. Government and others acting on its behalf retain a paid-up nonexclusive, irrevocable world-wide license to

  5. NREL: Transportation Research - NREL's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

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    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

  6. NREL helps to bring renewable energy to Brazil

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    Pitchford, P.

    1994-12-31

    The US DOE, through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is working with Brazilian government agencies and several utilities to bring adequate electric power to remote rural areas. These organizations are collaborating on a joint venture, begun in 1992, designed to bring photovoltaic- and wind-generated electricity to the Brazilian countryside. Rural homes in eight Brazilian states, rather than just the initial two states targeted in the original plan, will be provided with electric lighting powered by renewable energy systems. The project is also bringing much-needed electricity for refrigeration and water pumping to many village schools, community centers and medical clinics. The primary objective of the cost-shared, joint US/Brazilian project is to assess the efficiency, operability, and reliability of renewable energy-based rural electrification.

  7. NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - NREL Teams with Southern

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    California Gas to Launch First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S. NREL Teams with Southern California Gas to Launch First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S. April 14, 2015 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the United States. The technology converts

  8. NREL: Technology Deployment - NREL Teams with Southern California Gas to

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    Launch First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S. NREL Teams with Southern California Gas to Launch First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S. April 14, 2015 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has joined with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the United States. The technology converts electricity into

  9. 2012 News Releases | NREL

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    2 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search News Search December 21, 2012 NREL Names New Executive The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory today named Barbara Goodman as Associate Laboratory Director for Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Systems to replace Dale Gardner who is retiring at the end of the year. December 20, 2012 Concentrated Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage Can Help Utilities'

  10. NREL: Innovation Impact - Manufacturing

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    Buildings Menu Home Home Solar Solar Wind Wind Analysis Analysis Bioenergy Bioenergy Buildings Buildings Transportation Transportation Manufacturing Manufacturing Energy Systems Integration Energy Systems Integration Buildings Use 40% of U.S. Energy Close Americans spend $400 billion annually to power homes and commercial buildings. An estimated $80 billion could be saved through energy efficiency. Close NREL's net-zero-energy Research Support Facility employs cutting-edge energy efficiency

  11. Implementation Scenarios for Electric Vehicle Roadway Wireless Power Transfer (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Implementation Scenarios for Electric Vehicle Roadway Wireless Power Transfer A. Meintz, T. Markel, E. Burton, L. Wang, J. Gonder, A. Brooker, and A. Konan Work sponsored by United States Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicles Technologies Office, Vehicle Systems Program The information contained in this poster is subject to a government license. 2015 IEEE PELS Workshop on

  12. Hydrogen Energy Storage (HES) and Power-to-Gas Economic Analysis; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Eichman, Joshua

    2015-07-30

    This presentation summarizes opportunities for hydrogen energy storage and power-to-gas and presents the results of a market analysis performed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to quantify the value of energy storage. Hydrogen energy storage and power-to-gas systems have the ability to integrate multiple energy sectors including electricity, transportation, and industrial. On account of the flexibility of hydrogen systems, there are a variety of potential system configurations. Each configuration will provide different value to the owner, customers and grid system operator. This presentation provides an economic comparison of hydrogen storage, power-to-gas and conventional storage systems. The total cost is compared to the revenue with participation in a variety of markets to assess the economic competitiveness. It is found that the sale of hydrogen for transportation or industrial use greatly increases competitiveness. Electrolyzers operating as demand response devices (i.e., selling hydrogen and grid services) are economically competitive, while hydrogen storage that inputs electricity and outputs only electricity have an unfavorable business case. Additionally, tighter integration with the grid provides greater revenue (e.g., energy, ancillary service and capacity markets are explored). Lastly, additional hours of storage capacity is not necessarily more competitive in current energy and ancillary service markets and electricity markets will require new mechanisms to appropriately compensate long duration storage devices.

  13. Implementation Scenarios for Electric Vehicle Roadway Wireless Power Transfer; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Meintz, A.; Markel, T.; Burton, E.; Wang, L.; Gonder, J.; Brooker, A.

    2015-06-05

    Analysis has been performed on the Transportation Secure Data Center (TSDC) warehouse of collected GPS second-by-second driving profile data of vehicles in the Atlanta, Chicago, Fresno, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) to understand in-motion wireless power transfer introduction scenarios. In this work it has been shown that electrification of 1% of road miles could reduce fuel use by 25% for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) in these CSAs. This analysis of strategically located infrastructure offers a promising approach to reduced fuel consumption; however, even the most promising 1% of road miles determined by these seven analysis scenarios still represent an impressive 2,700 miles of roadway to electrify. Therefore to mitigate the infrastructure capital costs, integration of the grid-tied power electronics in the Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) system at the DC-link to photovoltaic and/or battery storage is suggested. The integration of these resources would allow for the hardware to provide additional revenue through grid services at times of low traffic volumes and conversely at time of high traffic volumes these resources could reduce the peak demand that the WPT system would otherwise add to the grid.

  14. NREL Analysis: Reimagining What's Possible for Clean Energy - Continuum

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    Magazine | NREL Summer 2015 / Issue 8 Continuum. Clean Energy Innovation at NREL NREL Analysis: Reimagining What's Possible for Clean Energy Continuum showcases NREL's unique research capabilities and most impactful clean energy innovations. Dan Says From our director Dan says Making a Computer Model of the Most Complex System Ever Built 01 Making a Computer Model of the Most Complex System Ever Built The eastern part of the North American power grid will likely host an increasing percentage

  15. Chickaloon Native Village- 2010 Project

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    Chickaloon Native Village's (CNV's) Uk'e koley Project will conduct a feasibility study to assess the potential of producing green energy to heat and power all tribally owned buildings.

  16. 2016 Feature Stories | NREL

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    advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. January 2016 NREL's Cybersecurity Initiative Aims to Wall Off the Smart Grid from Hackers NREL's Cybersecurity...

  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. 2016 News | PV | NREL

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    June 6, 2016 NREL Scientists Use In-Situ Characterization to Explain Perovskite Solar Cell Growth and Processing NREL scientists have helped to establish research capabilities to ...

  19. Partnering with NREL

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    Private andor Federal Collaborate: Leverages research efforts and funding by NREL and Partner Inventions: NREL and Partner may own their respective inventions ...

  20. 2011 News | Bioenergy | NREL

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    1 News Below are news stories related to Bioenergy. RSS Learn about RSS. October 3, 2011 NREL Issues RFI on Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility Services and Capabilities NREL ...

  1. Christopher Scarlata | Bioenergy | NREL

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

  2. 2012 News | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Below are news stories related to Bioenergy. RSS Learn about RSS. December 14, 2012 NREL ... Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different ...

  3. Susan Habas | Bioenergy | NREL

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

  4. NREL: Transportation Research - New Funds to Help NREL Commercialize

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    Compact, Power-Dense Inverters for Electric-Drive Vehicles New Funds to Help NREL Commercialize Compact, Power-Dense Inverters for Electric-Drive Vehicles August 2, 2016 As part of the new Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded funding to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to lead a vehicle research and development (R&D) project in collaboration with John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES). The funds will be used to apply

  5. NREL: Sustainable NREL - South Entrance Building

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    South Entrance Building A photo of a grey building with a red and white security checkpoint to the right. NREL's South Entrance Building NREL's South Entrance Building on the South ...

  6. Native Village of Port Graham- 2006 Project

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    In Alaska, Port Graham Village, a community of 140 members primarily of Aluiig descent, will assess construction of a biomass facility to power their cannery.

  7. Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) - Deploying Renewables...

    Energy Savers

    Lower Forty Eight System Information * 48 power plants * 4 wind systems serving 7 villages * 160+ diesel generators * 500+ fuel tanks * 5 million gallons fuel burned * 7,500 ...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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, ...

  9. NREL: Biomass Research - Research Staff

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    Thomas.Foust@nrel.gov Bratis, Adam Management, Biomass Laboratory Program Manager Adam.Bratis@nrel.gov Chum, Helena Management, Biomass Fellow Helena.Chum@nrel.gov Pienkos,...

  10. Waverly Light and Power | Open Energy Information

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

    and Power Jump to: navigation, search Name: Waverly Light and Power Place: Waverly, IA Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Other...

  11. World Power Technologies | Open Energy Information

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

    Power Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Name: World Power Technologies Place: Edison, NJ Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type...

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

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

    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

  13. Three NREL Technologies Named as Finalists for R&D 100 Awards - News

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    Releases | NREL Three NREL Technologies Named as Finalists for R&D 100 Awards NREL led technologies include battery Internal Short-Circuit Device, EcoSnap-AC heat pump September 21, 2016 Two technologies developed by researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a third developed through a collaboration between Wolfspeed, NREL, Toyota, and the University of Arkansas' National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission, have been named

  14. NREL to Test Inverters for the "Little Box Challenge" Presented...

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    Test Inverters for the "Little Box Challenge" Presented by Google and IEEE September 22, 2014 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power ...

  15. NREL to Advance Technologies for Microgrid Projects - News Releases...

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

  16. 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. ...

  17. NREL: Energy Analysis - Ocean Energy Results - Life Cycle Assessment...

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    To better understand ocean energy systems, NREL completed a comprehensive review and analysis of life cycle assessments on wave and tidal power systems published between 1980 and ...

  18. Sandia, NREL Release Wave Energy Converter Modeling and Simulation...

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    NREL Release Wave Energy Converter Modeling and Simulation Code: WEC-Sim - Sandia Energy ... Secure & Sustainable Energy Future Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar ...

  19. Options Impacting the Electric System of the Future (ESF); NREL...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Sponsoring Org: USDOE; Internal NREL SI funds Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION Electricity; Electric system; ...

  20. Fuel Cell Vehicles Enhance NREL Hydrogen Research Capabilities...

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    The vehicles are fueled with hydrogen produced by renewable electrolysis at NREL's Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility-wind turbines and solar panels power electrolyzers ...

  1. NREL Success Stories - SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future

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    Jorgensen, Gary; Gee, Randy

    2016-07-12

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

  2. 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...

  3. Water Power | NREL

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    Water Heating Water Heating Low-flow fixtures will help you reduce your hot water use and save money on your water heating bills. | Photo courtesy of Huntington Veterans Medical Ctr. Low-flow fixtures will help you reduce your hot water use and save money on your water heating bills. | Photo courtesy of Huntington Veterans Medical Ctr. Water heating accounts for about 18% of your home's energy use. Reducing your hot water use, employing energy-saving strategies, and choosing an energy efficient

  4. Concentrating Solar Power | NREL

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    These technologies capture sunlight to produce heat that drives today's conventional thermoelectric generation systems or future advanced generation systems. The unique feature of ...

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

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    ... 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, ...

  6. Solectria | Energy Systems Integration | NREL

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    Solectria NREL is partnering with Solectria at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to develop photovoltaic inverters with advanced features that can support the electric grid. Photo of two men standing in a laboratory behind power inverter equipment Photo by Dennis Schroeder To get more solar power onto the grid, researchers are working to find ways to tame solar power's variable nature. Solar inverters offer a lot of potential to help with this, and manufacturers like Solectria are

  7. Hydrogen Basics | NREL

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    Hydrogen Basics Hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel, and when combined with oxygen in a fuel cell, it produces heat and electricity with only water vapor as a by-product. But hydrogen does not exist freely in nature: it is only produced from other sources of energy, so it is often referred to as an energy carrier, that is, an efficient way to store and transport energy. A photo of a Ford hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (H2ICE) bus at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). A

  8. 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

  9. Optimal Sizing of Energy Storage and Photovoltaic Power Systems for Demand Charge Mitigation (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    FUTURE WORK CONCLUSIONS 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 00.0% Facility 1 Facility 2 Facility 3 Facility 4 Facility 5 $100/kW, $100/kWh $300/kW, $100/kWh $300/kW, $300/kWh This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confi dential, or otherwise restricted information NREL/PO-5400-60291 * This activity is funded by the DOE Vehicle Technologies Offi ce, Energy Storage Technology * We appreciate the support provided by DOE program managers - David Howell - Brian Cunningham * Technical questions

  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: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - News Release Archives

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    09 December 28, 2009 NREL Experiments Advance Hydrogen-Production Technology Recent experiments mark a significant step forward for the photoelectrochemical hydrogen-production process. December 16, 2009 NREL Spearheads Development of Fuel Cell Power Model The Fuel Cell Power Model is a financial tool for analyzing high-temperature, fuel cell-based tri-generation systems. December 11, 2009 Workshop Highlights Near-Term Applications for Renewable Hydrogen Technologies Co-hosted by NREL, the

  14. AVEC's Village Wind Projects

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    Village Wind Projects By Meera Kohler Alaska Village Electric Cooperative Tribal Energy Conference Denver, Colorado October 28, 2010 New turbines in Hooper Bay AVEC is a ...

  15. NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information

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    NREL Climate Activities (Redirected from Climate Activities at NREL) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Activities at NREL Name Climate Activities at NREL AgencyCompany...

  16. NREL: News - NREL Wins Research and Development Awards

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    Wins Research and Development Awards Golden, Colo., July 15, 2002 Three technologies developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are among this year's 100 most significant innovations, as judged by Research & Development (R&D) Magazine. The laboratory's three R&D 100 Awards for 2002 are for a new material that protects and extends the life of key components in geothermal power plants; a solar power system that produces electricity while

  17. NREL: Transportation Research - NREL Evaluates Propane-to-Electricity

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    Shuttle Bus Conversion at Zion National Park Evaluates Propane-to-Electricity Shuttle Bus Conversion at Zion National Park July 14, 2016 Photo of shuttle buses in mountain setting. NREL is evaluating the drive-cycle characteristics of a fleet of propane-powered shuttle buses operating at Zion National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) originally deployed the propane buses in 2000 to reduce congestion along the park's main traffic corridor. As the propane-powered fleet ages and associated

  18. NREL: Geothermal Technologies - News Release Archives

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    3 July 8, 2013 NREL Research Earns Three Prestigious R&D 100 Awards A new energy-efficient approach to building occupancy detection, a better way to detect heat loss in electric-vehicle batteries and a high-efficiency silicon solar cell - all developed or advanced at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - have been named among this year's most significant innovations by R&D Magazine. July 1, 2013 NREL Names Santiago Grijalva Director for Power Systems

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

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    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...

  20. 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...

  1. NREL: Biomass Research - News

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    News Below are news stories related to NREL biomass research. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. June 3, 2015 NREL Cyanobacteria Ramps Up Photosynthesis-and New...

  2. NREL: Buildings Research - Events

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    Events Below are upcoming events related to buildings research. March 2016 Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour March 18, 2016, 9:30 - 11:15 am Golden, CO Contact: NREL Education...

  3. 2012 News | Solar | NREL

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    NREL and Solar Junction outsmart the solar spectrum and set a world record with a 44%-efficient solar cell. December 4, 2012 NREL Teams with Berkeley Lab to Analyze Solar Pricing ...

  4. 2013 News | Solar | NREL

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    November 8, 2013 New Solar Cell Is More Efficient, Less Costly Innovation by NREL and First Solar acquisition TetraSun wins a 2013 R&D 100 Award. November 6, 2013 NREL's Energy ...

  5. 2012 News | PV | NREL

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    NREL and Solar Junction outsmart the solar spectrum and set a world record with a 44%-efficient solar cell. December 4, 2012 NREL Teams with Berkeley Lab to Analyze Solar Pricing ...

  6. 2015 News | Bioenergy | NREL

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    5 News Below are news stories related to Bioenergy. RSS Learn about RSS. June 3, 2015 NREL Cyanobacteria Ramps Up Photosynthesis-and New Challenges In a recent project, an NREL ...

  7. NREL: Energy Analysis - Clayton Barrows

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    Clayton Barrows Photo of Clayton Barrows Clayton Barrows is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Electric System Modeler On staff since January 2013 Phone number: 303-275-3921 E-mail: clayton.barrows@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Power system modeling Primary research interests Power and energy systems Complex system optimization Network science Education and background training Ph.D. in energy and mineral engineering, Penn State, 2013 B.S.

  8. NREL: Energy Analysis - Greg Brinkman

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    Greg Brinkman Photo of Greg Brinkman Greg Brinkman is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Energy Analysis Engineer On staff since May 2009 Phone number: 303-384-7390 E-mail: gregory.brinkman@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Unit commitment and dispatch modeling of electric power systems Emission estimation from electric power systems Air quality modeling Primary research interests Integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and

  9. NREL: Energy Analysis - Jennie Jorgenson

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    Jennie Jorgenson Photo of Jennie Jorgenson Jennie Jorgenson is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Energy Systems Modeling Engineer On staff since September 2012 Phone number: 303-275-3103 E-mail: jennie.jorgenson@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Energy systems modeling with SAM Unit commitment and dispatch modeling Integrating concentrating solar power, energy storage, and demand response into power grid models Quantitative/statistical

  10. Raytheon | Energy Systems Integration | NREL

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    Raytheon Raytheon and NREL collaborated to validate an advanced microgrid system that draws on batteries and solar energy for its power for installation at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. Photo of two men looking at microgrid technology in a laboratory Photo by Dennis Schroeder Microgrids can work independently of the traditional grid, making them effective sources of backup power. Validation at the Energy Systems Integration Facility has shown that Raytheon's microgrid system

  11. NREL: Energy Storage - Publications

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    Publications Explore NREL's most recent and popular publications. A complete collection of NREL's transportation and energy storage publications can be found in the NREL Publications Database. Papers, Presentations, and Posters Fact sheets Papers, Presentations, and Posters 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 2016 NREL Multiphysics Modeling Tools and ISC Device for Designing

  12. News Unsubscribe | NREL

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    contact public.affairs@nrel.gov. Mission & Programs Impact Leadership Community Education Center Community Involvement Economic Impact Sustainability Environment, Health, &...

  13. Partnering with NREL

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

  14. 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

  15. 2004 News Releases | NREL

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    4 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search News Search December 21, 2004 NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor November 23, 2004 NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor November 17, 2004 Basalt Middle School Teacher Recognized for Renewable Energy Efforts October 5, 2004 NREL Theorist Recognized for Highest Citation Impact September 24, 2004 NREL Selects Contractor for New Science & Technology

  16. NREL: Transportation Research - News

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    News NREL provides a number of transportation and hydrogen news sources. Transportation News Find news stories that highlight NREL's transportation research, development, and deployment (RD&D) activities, including work on vehicles and fuels. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells News Find news stories that highlight NREL's hydrogen RD&D activities, including work on fuel cell electric vehicle technologies. Transportation and Hydrogen Newsletter Stay up to date on NREL's RD&D of transportation and

  17. Innovation Impact Publications | NREL

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    Innovation Impact Publications NREL has a rich history of scientific innovation and partnering with industry in research and development across our primary areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency research: analysis, bioenergy, buildings, manufacturing, solar, transportation, and wind technologies. Learn more about NREL's Innovation Impact by viewing the fact sheets below on our key breakthrough results. Analysis NREL Case Study Leads to International Partnership In 2012, NREL analysts

  18. 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

  19. NREL: Geothermal Technologies - News Release Archives

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    0 October 18, 2010 First National Geothermal Student Competition Announced As many as 10 collegiate teams will be awarded $10,000 each to participate in this first-ever competition. Apply today! September 3, 2010 NREL Staffer Helping to Design Geothermal Power Course at University of Nevada - Reno NREL Geothermal team member and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) engineering professor, Masami Nakagawa, will be designing an eight-week intensive accredited course with other geothermal energy experts.

  20. NREL: North American Renewable Integration Study

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    North American Renewable Integration Study Subscribe Stay up to date on NREL's North American Renewable Integration Study with periodic emails regarding progress and reports. Name*: Organization*: Email*: * Indicates a required field. Submit NREL's North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS) will analyze pathways to modernize the North American power system through the efficient planning of transmission, generation, and demand. As wind, solar, hydropower, and natural gas continue to grow,

  1. Grid Modernization Research | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Grid Modernization Research NREL addresses the challenges of modernizing the electric grid through high-impact research and development in power systems engineering and resource assessment. The future electric grid must deliver reliable, affordable, and clean electricity to consumers where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it. As part of NREL's energy systems integration activities, grid modernization researchers work with the electricity industry, academia, and other research

  2. @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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. NREL Partners with California to Accelerate Advanced Energy Communities |

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    Buildings | NREL Partners with California to Accelerate Advanced Energy Communities June 1, 2016 The California Energy Commission has selected NREL to be part of a team that will complete a major applied research project to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AEC). Team members also include the Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), the City of Huntington Beach, and Altura Associates, Inc. NREL will use advanced analytics

  7. NREL Releases BioEnergy Atlas - a Comprehensive Biomass Mapping

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    Application - News Releases | NREL NREL Releases BioEnergy Atlas - a Comprehensive Biomass Mapping Application September 28, 2010 BioEnergy Atlas, a Web portal that provides access to two bioenergy analysis and mapping tools, was released today by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The visualization screening tools, BioPower and BioFuels Atlas, allow users to layer related bioenergy data onto a single map to gather information on biomass feedstocks,

  8. NREL Releases New Version of Energy Evaluation Software - News Releases |

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    NREL NREL Releases New Version of Energy Evaluation Software January 4, 2005 Golden, Colo. - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released Version 2.1 of HOMER, a micropower optimization software model that simplifies the task of evaluating design options for both off-grid and grid-connected power systems. Users supply information about electrical loads, renewable resources and component costs and HOMER simulates multiple designs

  9. 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

  10. NREL Announces Two New Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards |

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    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

  11. NREL Economic Impact Summary and Clean Energy Case Studies 2015

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    LEADING CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION August 20, 2014 - Participants take a ride in a Mercedes-Benz B Class F- Cell car at a Ride and Drive Event held at the NREL. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL) NREL NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY The world turns on energy; it powers everything from computers to rockets, and its availability, generation, and use have become international concerns. What are the environmental implications? What does a clean, sustainable energy future look like? As one of the

  12. 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.

  13. Progress & Frontiers in PV Performance, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    & Frontiers in PV Performance Chris Deline, Nick DiOrio, Dirk Jordan, NREL Fatima Toor, University of Iowa September 12, 2016 Solar Power International 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada NREL/PR-5J00-67174 2 Outline 8:00 Workshop introduction Chris Deline (NREL) 8:15 SAM introduction and battery modeling Nick DiOrio (NREL) 9:15 Bifacial modules and modeling Fatima Toor (University of Iowa) 10:00 Break 10:15 Shade modeling and MLPE Chris Deline (NREL) 11:00 Degradation rates Dirk Jordan (NREL) 11:30

  14. Transportation and Stationary Power Integration Workshop Attendees...

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    Melaina Marc NREL Moreland Greg Sentech Novachek Frank Xcel Energy Patel Pinakin FuelCell Energy Penev Michael NREL Petri Randy Versa Power Systems Remick Bob NREL Remick Bob ...

  15. NREL Center for Photovoltaics

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

  16. NREL Center for Photovoltaics

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

  17. Energy Systems Integration: NREL + Google (Fact Sheet)

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    This fact sheet describes the collaboration between NREL, Google, and the IEEE Power Electronics Society at the ESIF to work on the Little Box Challenge, an open competition challenging engineers to build smaller power inverters for use in photovoltaic power systems.

  18. Publications | NREL

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    Bioenergy Buildings Efficiency Chemistry & Nanoscience Computational Science Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Integration Energy Analysis Energy Systems Integration Geothermal ...

  19. NREL: Energy Analysis - Aaron Bloom

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    Bloom Photo of Aaron Bloom Aaron Bloom is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Project Manager/Engineer - Electricity Section Supervisor On staff since 2012 Phone number: 303-384-7032 E-mail: aaron.bloom@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Stakeholder engagement Project management Primary research interests Market design under high penetrations of renewable energy Operational impacts of renewable technologies on the power system Evaluating market

  20. NREL: Energy Analysis - Dheepak Krishnamurthy

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    Dheepak Krishnamurthy Photo of Dheepak Krishnamurthy Dheepak Krishnamurthy is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Developer of Agent-Based Models On staff since January 2015 Phone number: 303-384-7394 E-mail: dheepak.krishnamurthy@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Power System Operation, Optimization and Control High performance computing Computer programming and software development Primary research interests Integrated Retail and Wholesale

  1. NREL: Energy Analysis - Jenny Heeter

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    Jenny Heeter Photo of Jenny Heeter Jenny Heeter is a member of the Market and Policy Impact Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Senior Energy Analyst On staff since August 2009 Phone number: 303-275-4366 E-mail: jenny.heeter@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Market analysis Policy analysis Utility regulation and analysis Primary research interests Voluntary green power market Renewable energy certificate markets and pricing Solar renewable energy certificate markets Renewable

  2. NREL: Energy Analysis - Nate Blair

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    Nate Blair Photo of Nate Blair. Nate Blair is the group manager of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Group Manager On staff since September 2002 Phone number: 303-384-7426 E-mail: nate.blair@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Linear programming with General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) Building and system simulation tools, especially the TRaNsient SYstem Simulation Program (TRNSYS) EES Concentrating solar power system modeling Experimental solar

  3. NREL: Energy Analysis - Paul Denholm

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    Denholm Photo of Paul Denholm Paul Denholm is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Senior Analyst On staff since October 2004 Phone number: 303-384-7488 E-mail: paul.denholm@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Modeling of electric power systems, including interaction of renewable and conventional energy technologies Analysis of energy storage including thermal energy storage Primary research interests Effects of large-scale renewable energy

  4. NREL: Energy Analysis - Scott Jenne

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    Jenne Photo of Scott Jenne Scott Jenne is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Multidisciplinary Energy Engineer On staff since 2011 Phone number: 303-384-7248 E-mail: scott.jenne@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Techno-Economic Analysis Mechanical design 3D modeling and finite element analysis (FEA) Wave energy conversion Geothermal power cycles Primary research interests Cost reduction pathways of RE systems Integration of RE

  5. NREL: Energy Analysis - Venkat Kirshnan

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    Venkat Krishnan Photo of Venkat K. Krishnan Venkat Krishnan is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Energy System Analyst On staff since August 11, 2014 Phone number: 303-275-3237 E-mail: Venkat.Krishnan@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Interdependent infrastructure planning Power system operational planning and stability assessment Statistical simulation and data mining Primary research interests Co-optimization of transmission and supply

  6. NREL: Geothermal Technologies - Neil Popovich

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    Popovich Chemical Engineer-Multi Discipline On staff since 2010 Phone number: 303-275-3074 E-mail: Neil.Popovich@nrel.gov General Profile Neil Popovich is a member of the Systems Engineering and Program Integration Office (SEPIO). Areas of expertise Low temperature geothermal power production systems Mineral recovery from geothermal brines Data and instrumentation systems Fuel cell systems, manufacturing and engineering Education and background training M.S. in chemical engineering, University

  7. Abengoa | Energy Systems Integration | NREL

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    Abengoa Abengoa is working with NREL researchers to develop a new and more cost-effective manufacturing process for critical components of concentrating solar power systems. Photo of a person standing in front of a large 3D visualization screen. Photo by Abengoa Engineers usually need to wait until a prototype is built before they can test their design at actual scale. With the immersive three-dimensional environment at the Energy Systems Integration Facility's (ESIF's) Insight Center, however,

  8. NREL: Transportation Research - Energy Storage

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    Energy Storage Transportation Research Cutaway image of an automobile showing the location of energy storage components (battery and inverter), as well as electric motor, power electronics controller, and heat exchangers. Blowout shows the image of an individual battery pack. NREL research is pointing the way toward affordable, high-performing, long-lasting batteries for the next generation of electric-drive vehicles. Researcher holding cables and standing in front of an open equipment chamber.

  9. Staff | Energy Systems Integration | NREL

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    Staff NREL's Energy Systems Integration directorate includes the Power Systems Engineering Center, Computational Science Center, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience Center, and Energy Systems Integration Facility operations staff. Photo of Bryan Hannegan Bryan Hannegan Associate Lab Director, Energy Systems Integration Dr. Bryan Hannegan leads the lab's global initiative to optimize links among electricity, fuel, thermal, water, and communication networks to enable a more sustainable

  10. Systems Integration | Photovoltaic Research | NREL

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    Integration The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at NREL provides grid integration support, system-level testing, and systems analysis for the Department of Energy's solar distributed grid integration projects supported by the SunShot Initiative. These projects address technical issues and develop solutions for high-penetration grid integration of solar technologies into the electric power system to meet the goal of reducing cost and market barriers. PV Research Other Reliability &

  11. 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...

  12. NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges - News Feature | NREL

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    NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges June 26, 2014 Photo of NREL's Peregrine supercomputer. Enlarge image "Big data" is playing an increasing role in the renewable energy ...

  13. NREL: Technology Transfer - 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...

  14. 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...

  15. NREL: Education Center - Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

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    Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors to our main South Table Mountain campus will learn about ...

  16. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Videos of the Research Support Facility

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    Management Instructional Video (YouTube) Printable Version Sustainable NREL Home About Sustainable NREL Environment Buildings Community Outreach Did you find what you needed?...

  17. NREL's Cybersecurity Initiative Aims to Wall Off the Smart Grid from

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    Hackers - News Feature | NREL NREL's Cybersecurity Initiative Aims to Wall Off the Smart Grid from Hackers January 4, 2016 Photo of a group of people working on computers From left to right, NREL's Brian Miller works with David Cronin of DC Systems, Duane Petersen (then with Scitor Corporation), Brandon Hjella of FireEye, and NREL's Erfan Ibrahim to build the Test Bed for Secure Distributed Grid Management, a hardware system that mimics the communications, power systems, and cybersecurity

  18. Wisdom Way Solar Village

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    This article gives an overview of Wisdom Way Village, a community of affordable, sustainable solar homes in Greenfield, MA.

  19. NREL: Energy Analysis - Parthiv Kurup

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    Parthiv Kurup Photo of Parthiv Kurup Parthiv Kurup is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. CSP Cost Analyst and Engineer On staff since January 5, 2015 Phone number: 303-275-4013 E-mail: Parthiv.kurup@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) as a large scale power generation technology Worked on and developed CSP projects for the Indian power market Market knowledge of global CSP markets such as South

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

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

  1. NREL Buildings Research Video

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

  2. NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Bill Marion

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    NREL Publications View NREL publications for this staff member. Printable Version Photovoltaics Research Home Silicon Polycrystalline Thin Films Multijunctions New Materials,...

  3. NREL: Buildings Research Home Page

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    Buildings Research Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. NREL's buildings research teams lead efforts in developing cutting-edge...

  4. Ryan M. Ness | Bioenergy | NREL

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    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 ...

  5. Stefanie Van Wychen | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Research Scientist - Biomass Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Bioenergy Center (NBC), 2013-present Research Technician - Biomass Analysis, NREL, NBC, ...

  6. Michelle L. Reed | Bioenergy | NREL

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    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 ...

  7. NREL Names New Executive - News Releases | NREL

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    Names New Executive December 21, 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today named Barbara Goodman as Associate Laboratory Director for Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Systems to replace Dale Gardner who is retiring at the end of the year. Goodman will join NREL's executive leadership team and be responsible for the laboratory's transportation and fuels research and development programs, including hydrogen technologies, vehicle systems and biomass research.

  8. Innovation and Entrepreneurship | NREL

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    Innovation and Entrepreneurship Connect Contact us for more information or sign up to receive updates via email. NREL supports the clean energy innovation pipeline by accelerating the transfer of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies into the marketplace. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center helps connect emerging clean energy businesses with the financial community, NREL technical expertise and facilities, and the broader clean energy ecosystem. NREL's commitment to

  9. Working With Us | NREL

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    Working With Us Join us in building a clean energy future. NREL offers many opportunities to industry, organizations, government, researchers, businesses, students, educators, and vendors. At NREL, we work with organizations large and small through research partnerships, licensing of NREL technologies, support for cleantech stakeholders, and fostering the clean energy economy. Join us to accelerate the movement of renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions into practical applications.

  10. Publications | Buildings | NREL

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    Publications NREL publishes a variety of documents related to its research, including technical reports, brochures, and presentations. Read the information below to find out how to find a publication about buildings research at NREL. Accessing Research Papers Buildings Technical Highlights Research Papers - Commercial Research Papers - Residential Accessing Buildings Research Documents Documents produced by NREL related to buildings technologies may be accessed online in several different ways.

  11. 2014 News | Buildings | NREL

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    4 News Below are news stories related to Buildings. RSS Learn about RSS. December 23, 2014 NREL Receives Editors' Choice Awards for Supercomputer Research Two prestigious scientific magazines have awarded the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with Editors' Choice awards for the Peregrine high-performance computer and the groundbreaking research it made possible. December 18, 2014 Three New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research The Energy Department's National

  12. 2015 News | Buildings | NREL

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    5 News Below are news stories related to Buildings. RSS Learn about RSS. April 29, 2015 NREL Announces Participants for Executive Energy Leadership Program The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in its 2015 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities. April 27, 2015 NREL Report Estimates Market Potential of Shared Solar and Discusses

  13. 2015 News | PV | NREL

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    5 News Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. December 17, 2015 NREL Records Progress Toward Understanding of Nanotubes Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made progress towards answering a fundamental question about single-walled carbon nanotubes: do absorbed photons create only neutral excitations (excitons) or are some free charges created also? December 11, 2015 NREL Reveals Benefits of O2 Contact with Defects in 2D

  14. Laboratory History | NREL

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    Laboratory History The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has a rich history of renewable energy and energy efficiency research and innovation that spans decades. NREL's Roots: The Creation of SERI NREL was designated a national laboratory by President George Bush on September 16, 1991. But the birth of the organization began more than two decades before. Learn about the global politics, energy landscape, and environmental drivers that led to the creation of NREL's predecessor, the Solar

  15. NREL: Geothermal Technologies - News

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    Geothermal News Below are news stories involving geothermal research. May 16, 2016 NREL Helping the Bureau of Land Management Dive Further into Hot Water Geothermal program boosted by greater access to data. March 10, 2016 NREL's Geothermal Experts Present at the 41st Annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop NREL geothermal experts attend the 41st Annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop--one of the world's longest-running technical meetings on the topic of geothermal energy. March 2, 2016 U.S. Bureau of

  16. NREL: Geothermal Technologies - Publications

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    Publications NREL's geothermal team develops publications, including technical reports and conference papers, about geothermal resource assessments, market and policy analysis, and geothermal research and development (R&D) activities. In addition to the selected documents available below, you can find resources on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office website or search the NREL Publications Database. Learn more about how research at NREL is accelerating

  17. NREL: Technology Deployment - News

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    News The following news items represent work being done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to apply renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies worldwide. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. Market Impact Newsletter Features news on NREL's partnerships and their impact on real-world applications of clean energy technologies Subscribe May 16, 2016 NREL Helping the Bureau of Land Management Dive Further into Hot Water Geothermal program boosted by greater

  18. NREL: Transportation Research - Facilities

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    Facilities NREL conducts vehicles and fuels research in laboratories and test sites on its 327-acre main campus in Golden, Colorado, and at specialized facilities within the region. Industry, government, and university partners benefit from access to NREL equipment and facilities tailored to analyze a broad spectrum of energy-efficient vehicle and fuel technologies and innovations. NREL engineers and researchers work closely with a wide variety of partners to research and develop advanced

  19. NREL: Transportation Research - Projects

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    Projects Illustration of aerodynamic light-, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles. NREL research helps optimize the energy efficiency of a wide range of vehicle technologies and applications. NREL's innovative transportation research, development, and deployment projects accelerate widespread adoption of high-performance, low-emission, energy-efficient passenger and freight vehicles, as well as alternative fuels and related infrastructure. The following NREL transportation projects are propelling

  20. Small Business Commitment | NREL

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    Small Business Commitment Central to NREL's mission is our commitment to small business through a comprehensive and mature outreach program that combines proven techniques with the latest technology and best business practices. For More Information Contact Us Please email Rexann Dunn or call 303-275-4322 for more on NREL's small business commitment and opportunities. NREL's focus on small, small-disadvantaged, women-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned, and disabled veteran-owned businesses extends far

  1. Community Events | NREL

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    Events and Activities See below for a list of upcoming NREL events and activities planned for our local community and Colorado visitors. Join our email list for campus events and information. November 2016 Upcoming Education Center Closures November 24 - 25, 2016 Golden, CO Contact: NREL Education Center 303-384-6565 The NREL Education Center will close for the Thanksgiving holiday November 24 and November 25. The Education Center is scheduled to reopen at 9 a.m. on November 28. January 2017

  2. Kim Magrini | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Kim Magrini Kim Magrini Catalysis and Thermochemical Sciences Group Manager, Principal Scientist Kim.Magrini@nrel.gov | 303-384-7706 Research Interests Kim Magrini is a principal research scientist and group manager in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Bioenergy Center (NBC). She manages NREL's Catalysis and Thermochemical Sciences Group, which focuses on the development of catalytic approaches to biofuels production from syngas and pyrolysis. She has 25 years of

  3. NREL Evaluates UPS Hybrid-Electric Van Performance - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Evaluates UPS Hybrid-Electric Van Performance New trucks deliver more than 28% fuel savings December 22, 2009 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has collected and analyzed fuel economy, maintenance and other vehicle performance data from UPS's first generation hybrid diesel step delivery vans powered by an Eaton Corp. electric hybrid propulsion system. The diesel hybrid delivery vans improved the on-road fuel economy by 28.9 percent resulting

  4. NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - NREL to Showcase Fuel Cell

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    Electric Vehicles at Two National Electric Drive Week Events September 14 NREL to Showcase Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles at Two National Electric Drive Week Events September 14 September 12, 2016 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will showcase fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) at two National Electric Drive Week ride and drive events on Sept. 14. Like battery electric vehicles, FCEVs have an electric motor, but they produce electricity onboard using a hydrogen-powered fuel cell

  5. NREL Innovates Today for the Homes of Tomorrow - News Releases | NREL

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    NREL Innovates Today for the Homes of Tomorrow June 15, 2015 This video provides an overview of NREL's smart homes and buildings research at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. Text Version Shaping our energy future into one that is efficient, reliable, affordable, and sustainable is a significant undertaking. Much of this effort is focused around the energy industry, utilities, and power grids-which can seem intangible to the average consumer. But the performance and integration of the

  6. NREL: Energy Storage - Awards

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    Awards R&D 100 2016 - 54 Years of Invention NREL's energy storage innovation has been recognized with numerous awards. R&D 100 Awards R&D 100 Awards are known in the research and development community as "the Oscars of Innovation." The work of NREL's energy storage team has been recognized with three of these top honors. Battery Internal Short-Circuit Device (2016) NREL Team: Matthew Keyser, Eric Darcy (NASA), Ahmad Pesaran, and Dirk Long Industry Partner: NASA NREL's

  7. Publications | Photovoltaic Research | NREL

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    The scientists in the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at NREL publish a variety of documents related to photovoltaic and related research, including journal articles, ...

  8. Research | Photovoltaic Research | NREL

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    Research From photovoltaic (PV) materials to PV modules to PV systems, the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) pursues ...

  9. Measurements | Photovoltaic Research | NREL

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    The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at NREL has world-leading capabilities in characterizing photovoltaic (PV) materials and devices. Spectral responsivity measurement ...

  10. 2013 News | Bioenergy | NREL

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    fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, e85 Ethanol, propane and hydrogen. ... NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality The latest national ...

  11. 2014 News | Bioenergy | NREL

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    ... February 18, 2014 Unique Bioreactor Finds Algae's Sweet Spot Bioreactor simulates precise climates, uncovers how to get maximum fuels from algae. February 10, 2014 NREL Scientists ...

  12. NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Events

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    success. The following events and meetings are of interest to partners of NREL Photovoltaics (PV) Research and the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV). Printable Version...

  13. Archived Appendices | NREL

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    January 18, 2010, through October 8, 2010. For questions, email the contact person listed in the subcontract or NREL Procurement. Appendix B-1 (011810) Standard Terms and...

  14. Christopher Kinchin | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Prior to joining NREL, Kinchin worked on biomass gasification and solid oxide fuel cell research at the Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ...

  15. Ryan Davis | Bioenergy | NREL

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    ... Process Design and Economics for Biochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Ethanol, NREL Technical Report (2011) "Pilot-Scale Gasification of Corn Stover, Switchgrass, ...

  16. Min Zhang | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Min.Zhang@nrel.gov | 303-384-7753 Research Interests Using a systems biology approach to ... Areas of Expertise Metabolic engineering Molecular biology Microbial physiology Systems ...

  17. Contact Us | NREL

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    Contact Us Find mailing addresses, phone numbers, and contact information for NREL staff. Mailing Address and Phone Numbers Golden, Colorado Laboratories and Offices National...

  18. 2010 News | Buildings | NREL

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    October 22, 2010 John Wohlgemuth Brings PV Reliability, Standards Expertise to NREL The ... who specializes in documenting failures in silicon and thin-film photovoltaic modules. ...

  19. 2010 News | PV | NREL

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    October 22, 2010 John Wohlgemuth Brings PV Reliability, Standards Expertise to NREL The ... who specializes in documenting failures in silicon and thin-film photovoltaic modules. ...

  20. NREL: Education Center - Programs

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    Education Center Printable Version Programs NREL's Education Center in Golden, Colorado, offers a variety of program topics and experiences for students and adult groups addressing...

  1. NREL: Education Center - Events

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    Education Center Printable Version Events Unless otherwise notified, events listed here will be held at the NREL Education Center, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO. The...

  2. NREL International Programs

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    ... NREL has assisted in bringing these basic services to clinics in Mexico, Ecuador, and Haiti, among others. For example, one Haitian hospital's surgery, dental clinic, lavatory, and ...

  3. NREL: Technology Transfer - Ombuds

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    Technology Transfer Ombuds NREL's Technology Transfer Ombuds offers an informal process to help resolve issues and concerns regarding the laboratory's technology partnership,...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 1995 News Releases | NREL

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    energy efficiency technologies. Search NREL Funding Reductions to Further Impact Lab's Work Force (122295) World Renewable Energy Congress To Be Held In Denver In 1996 (1218...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 1999 News Releases | NREL

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    Columbine Spirit Scholarship Announced - (9899) NREL Report Says Insurance Industry Can ... Mountain Retail Stores Become Showcase for Solar Energy - (6799) Natural Gas Vans To ...

  8. NREL: Biomass Research - Facilities

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    Facilities At NREL's state-of-the-art biomass research facilities, researchers design and optimize processes to convert renewable biomass feedstocks into transportation fuels and...

  9. NREL: Biomass Research - Capabilities

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    is then separated, purified, and recovered for use as a transportation fuel. NREL biomass researchers and scientists have strong capabilities in many facets of biomass...

  10. NREL: Biomass Research - Projects

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

  11. Employment Policies | Careers | NREL

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    Colorado Amendment 64 does not change NREL's policy on marijuana. Marijuana is considered a controlled substance under federal law and its possession and use are not permitted by ...

  12. 2014 News | PV | NREL

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    of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). ...

  13. Building Awards | NREL

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    NREL's high-performance buildings are sustainability models for the use of energy ... the HP Apollo 8000 System 2014 DOE Sustainability Award 2014 Finalist for Project ...

  14. 2011 News Releases | NREL

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    Search News Search December 20, 2011 NREL Licenses Technology to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory ...

  15. 2014 News | Solar | NREL

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    RSS Learn about RSS. December 16, 2014 NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for Concentrator Solar Cell The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced the ...

  16. 2014 News Releases | NREL

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    December 16, 2014 NREL Demonstrates 45.7% Efficiency for Concentrator Solar Cell The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced the demonstration of a ...

  17. 1996 News Releases | NREL

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    World Renewable Energy Congress Comes to Denver June 15-21 - (6696) NREL Achieves World Record Performance For Thin Film Solar Cell Technology - (51096) Community Meeting to ...

  18. Algal Biofuels | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Biofuels NREL is developing technologies and helping prepare a new generation workforce to enable the commercialization of algal biofuels. Photo of bright green algae in flasks in ...

  19. 2008 News Releases | NREL

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    ... Handbook Outlines Proper Handling, Storage and Distribution of E85 NREL recently updated the "Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85," a comprehensive booklet that ...

  20. Nancy Dowe | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Nancy Dowe is the section manager of NREL's National Bioenergy Center Bioprocess ... Validation activities for the Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office ...

  1. Laura Berstis | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Photo of Laura Berstis Laura Berstis Postdoctoral Researcher Laura.Berstis@nrel.gov | 303-384-6221 Research Interests Berstis's research interests focus on the computational design ...

  2. Michael Griffin | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Griffin Michael Griffin Research Engineer Michael.Griffin@nrel.gov | 303-384-6205 Research Interests Development of catalytic materials for the conversion of biomass into fuels and ...

  3. Lauren Magnusson | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Lauren Magnusson Research Associate Lauren.Magnusson@nrel.gov | 303-384-7725 Research Interests Lauren Magnusson received her Master of Science in Biosystems Engineering from the ...

  4. Markus Alahuhta | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Markus Alahuhta Markus Alahuhta Research Scientist Petri.Alahuhta@nrel.gov | 303-384-7850 Research Interests Enzymatic deconstruction of lingocellulosic biomass Renewable ...

  5. Bioenergetics | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Bioenergetics NREL works at the molecular and cellular level to understand and optimize microbial production of biofuels and bioproducts. We are developing biological hydrogen ...

  6. Chris Golubieski | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Chris Golubieski Research Technician Christopher.Golubieski@nrel.gov | 303-384-6341 Areas of Expertise Instrumentation Soldering Electrical (AC and DC) Rigging and Fall Protection ...

  7. Cindy Gerk | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Management of communications projects for the NREL Biomass program and Bioenergy Technologies Office communications team Experience interacting frequently with internal and ...

  8. Christopher Urban | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Urban Research Scientist Chris.Urban@nrel.gov | 303-384-7917 Research Interests Chris Urban's experience includes directed organic synthesis for the Liquid Crystal Materials ...

  9. Wei Wang | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Wang Wei Wang Senior Scientist Wei.Wang@nrel.gov | 303-384-7945 Research Interests Yeast strain development for production of hydrocarbon via metabolic engineering CBP yeast, ...

  10. Matt Wecker | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Matt Wecker Subcontractor Matt.Wecker@nrel.gov | 303-384-6381 Research Interests Matt Wecker is currently working with Maria Ghirardi on the optimization of hydrogenases and ...

  11. Facilities | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Facilities At NREL's state-of-the-art bioenergy research facilities, researchers design ... facility to develop, test, evaluate, and demonstrate bioenergy processes and technologies. ...

  12. Patricia Fitzsimmons | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Patricia Fitzsimmons Patricia Fitzsimmons Center Director Assistant Patricia.Fitzsimmons@nrel.gov | 303-384-7695 Research Interests Patricia Fitzsimmons is the senior assistant to ...

  13. Wendy Zamudio | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Wendy Zamudio Wendy Zamudio Business Support II - Administrative Associate Wendy.Zamudio@nrel.gov | 303-384-7750 Areas of Expertise Wendy Zamudio joined the National Renewable ...

  14. Richard Bolin | Bioenergy | NREL

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    He also develops winning proposals, manages projects, and markets NREL's bioenergy ... Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Bioenergy Center (NBC), 2013-present Senior ...

  15. NREL 2016 Standard Scenarios Outlook Shows Continued Growth in Renewables

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    and Gas in the U.S. Power Sector - News Releases | NREL 2016 Standard Scenarios Outlook Shows Continued Growth in Renewables and Gas in the U.S. Power Sector Webinar on December 6 November 16, 2016 Graph of Renewable Energy Penetration by NREL. Renewable energy penetration in the U.S. power sector as projected by a subset of the Standard Scenarios, where the dashed line shows historical values. Penetration is defined as the fraction of load met by renewable energy. Source: NREL. The Energy

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

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    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

  17. Village of Campbell, Nebraska (Utility Company) | Open Energy...

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    Village of Campbell, Nebraska (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name: Campbell Municipal Power Place: Nebraska Phone Number: 402.756.8111 Website: www.campbellne.com...

  18. Project Reports for Native Village of Port Graham- 2006 Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In Alaska, Port Graham Village, a community of 140 members primarily of Aluiig descent, will assess construction of a biomass facility to power their cannery.

  19. NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information

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    NREL Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Activities at NREL Name Climate Activities at NREL AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy...

  20. Nepal-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

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    Nepal-NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Nepal-NREL Cooperation Name Nepal-NREL Cooperation AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

  1. Maldives-NREL Cooperation | Open Energy Information

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    Maldives-NREL Cooperation Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Maldives-NREL Cooperation Name Maldives-NREL Cooperation AgencyCompany Organization National Renewable Energy...

  2. NREL International Program | Open Energy Information

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    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Website http:www.nrel.govapplyingt References NREL International Program 1 NREL teams with governments, private...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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...

  5. 2014 News | Community | NREL

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    2014 News Below are news stories related to Community. RSS Learn about RSS. September 19, 2014 NREL Interns Look Toward the Future Forty-four interns spend summer at NREL researching topics from genetic engineering to technologies for hydrokinetic turbines. Archives Current News | 2014

  6. NREL 2009 Video

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    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located in Golden, Colo., is charting the course with an aggressive plan to position the lab as the pivotal contributor to a new energy economy. NRELs work focuses on advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies from concept to commercialization. The laboratory partners with industry to move technologies to the marketplace.

  7. NREL: Transportation Research - Publications

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    Publications NREL researchers document their findings in technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, and fact sheets. Visit the following online resources to find publications about sustainable transportation research, development, and deployment. Capabilities Overviews These recent publications highlight some of our capabilities, facilities, and projects: Image of fact sheet cover. Sustainable Transportation This overview fact sheet describes NREL's sustainable transportation

  8. Staff Directory | NREL

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    Staff Directory This name directory includes phone numbers and email addresses for all NREL staff. SEARCH: Search Select a search type Select your criteria Enter your search term Search Hints This directory includes phone numbers and email addresses for all NREL staff. Search by first or last name; this search is not case-sensitive. Contact us for questions or comments

  9. Non-Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Options to Financing Solar Deployment at Universities, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Financing solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) has facilitated total solar deployment of more than 100 megawatts (MW) at universities- compared to 50 MW using fnancing models not using PPAs (as of June 2016). This overview summarizes existing fnancing models and funding mechanisms available for solar procurement, focusing on non-PPA fnancing models. For more information on solar deployment at universities using PPAs, refer to Using Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Deployment at

  10. NREL: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research - NREL's Hydrogen Fueling

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    Infrastructure 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

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

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

    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

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    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.

  13. NREL-Led Efforts Help Bring Financing to Solar Projects - Continuum...

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    NREL is helping remove barriers that prevent pension and mutual funds from investing in solar power. From examining the source of costs and estimating specific project costs, to ...

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

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    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...

  15. Sandia-NREL Wave Energy Converter (WEC)-Sim Development Meeting

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    NREL Wave Energy Converter (WEC)-Sim Development Meeting - Sandia Energy Energy Search ... Secure & Sustainable Energy Future Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar ...

  16. PEV Grid Integration Research - Vehicles, Buildings, and Renewables Working Together; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-07-29

    This presentation will discuss current research activities in PEV grid integration at NREL. Presented at the 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Systems General Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

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

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    Not Available

    2014-01-01

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

  18. Native Village of Kongiganak – 2014 Project

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Native Village of Kongiganak, governed by the Kongiganak Traditional Council, and its electric utility, Puvurnaq Power Company (PPC) operate a cutting-edge hybrid wind-diesel power plant. Five 95-kilowatt (kW) refurbished Windmatic turbines contribute renewable power to their diesel grid.

  19. Email Contact for NREL.gov | NREL

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    Email Contact for NREL.gov Use this form to send us your comments and questions, to report problems with the site, or to ask for help in finding information on our site. To contact the Webmaster, please provide your name, e-mail address, and message below. When you are finished, click "Send Message." NOTE: If you enter your e-mail address incorrectly, we will be unable to reply. Your message has been sent. Thank you for your interest in NREL. We're sorry. Something went wrong. Please

  20. NREL's Building-Integrated Supercomputer Provides Heating and...

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    reliability. It's a complex problem involving systems within systems and leveraging Big Data-and the Peregrine serves as a powerful new tool in NREL's ongoing work to find a...

  1. 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...

  2. File:NREL-BioMap.pdf | Open Energy Information

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    File Edit with form History File:NREL-BioMap.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Biomass Power Potential (GW) on Federal Lands by County Size of this...

  3. Energy Systems Integration: NREL + Advanced Energy (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2015-02-01

    This fact sheet describes the collaboration between NREL and Advanced Energy Industries at the ESIF to test its advanced photovoltaic inverter technology with the ESIF's power hardware-in-the-loop system and megawatt-scale grid simulators.

  4. River Turbine Provides Clean Energy to Remote Alaskan Village | Department

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

    of Energy River Turbine Provides Clean Energy to Remote Alaskan Village River Turbine Provides Clean Energy to Remote Alaskan Village August 18, 2015 - 10:36am Addthis River Turbine Provides Clean Energy to Remote Alaskan Village Alison LaBonte Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Manager To date, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is the only company to have built, operated and delivered power to a utility grid from a hydrokinetic tidal project, and to a local microgrid from a hydrokinetic

  5. Sensing, Measurement, and Forecasting | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Sensing, Measurement, and Forecasting NREL measures weather resources and power systems, forecasts renewable resources and grid conditions, and converts measurements into operational intelligence to support a modern grid. Photo of solar resource monitoring equipment Modernizing the grid involves assessing its health in real time, predicting its behavior and potential disruptions, and quickly responding to events-which requires understanding vital parameters throughout the electric

  6. 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.

  7. NREL: Technology Deployment - Distributed Generation Interconnection

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    Collaborative Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative Become a Member DGIC members are included in quarterly informational meetings and discussions related to distributed PV interconnection practices, research, and innovation. For more information, contact Kristen Ardani. Subscribe to DGIC Updates Learn about upcoming webinars and other DGIC announcements. NREL facilitates the Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative (DGIC) with support from the Smart Electric Power

  8. Data and Tools | Grid Modernization | NREL

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    Data and Tools NREL develops data and tools for the analysis of grid modernization technologies and strategies, including renewable resource data sets and models of the electric power system. Renewable Resource Data A library of resource information to inform the design of efficient, integrated renewable energy systems for central and distributed power production. Solar Integration Data Sets Modeled data points for the United States to estimate photovoltaic power production from hypothetical

  9. Energy Systems Integration Partnerships, NREL + Wyle (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2015-03-01

    This fact sheet describes the partnership between NREL and Wyle Labs at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. Under a research agreement with Wyle Labs, NREL is working with the U.S. Army to complete development and testing of the Consolidated Utility Base Energy (CUBE) System - a power distribution device that delivers power from solar, battery, and diesel generators to loads on forward operating bases.

  10. NREL: Energy Systems Integration - News Release Archives

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    NREL to Advance Technologies for Microgrid Projects The ... Impacting Innovation and Commercialization: NREL's ... solar energy in California where 33 percent ...

  11. NREL: Energy Analysis - Aron Dobos

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    Aron Dobos Photo of Aron Dobos Aron Dobos is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Programming Engineer On staff since August 2008 Phone number: 303-384-7422 E-mail: aron.dobos@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Detailed modeling of PV, CSP, and solar water heating systems Flat-plate PV and HCPV modeling and engineering Systems simulation using TRNSYS and SAM Economic analysis of renewable energy systems Power system scheduling and economics

  12. NREL: Energy Analysis - Thomas Jenkin

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    Thomas Jenkin Photo of Thomas Jenkin. Thomas Jenkin is a member of the Washington D.C. Office in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Senior Energy Analyst On staff since August 2004 Phone number: 202-488-2219 E-mail: thomas.jenkin@nrel.gov Areas of expertise Valuation and risk management Market structure and operation of natural gas and power markets Economic analysis of storage technologies Research and development (R&D) Primary research interests R&D and commercialization of energy

  13. Google | Energy Systems Integration | NREL

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    Google Rules of Behavior Form Google Rules of Behavior Form Google Rules of Behavior Form Google Drive for Work Rules of Behavior Form (46.01 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: DOE-OIG-16-12 April 2014 Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign - Malware Front Burner - Issue 16

    Google Google's Little Box Challenge offered $1 million to the team that built the best kilowatt-scale solar inverter with a power density greater than 50 watts per cubic inch. To help determine the winner, NREL

  14. Fuel Savings Potential from Future In-motion Wireless Power Transfer (WPT); NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Burton, E.; Wang, L.; Gonder, J.; Brooker, A.; Konan, A.

    2015-02-10

    This presentation discusses the fuel savings potential from future in-motion wireless power transfer. There is an extensive overlap in road usage apparent across regional vehicle population, which occurs primarily on high-capacity roads--1% of roads are used for 25% of the vehicle miles traveled. Interstates and highways make up between 2.5% and 4% of the total roads within the Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs), which represent groupings of metropolitan and/or micropolitan statistical areas. Mileage traveled on the interstates and highways ranges from 54% in California to 24% in Chicago. Road electrification could remove range restrictions of electric vehicles and increase the fuel savings of PHEVs or HEVs if implemented on a large scale. If 1% of the road miles within a geographic area are electrified, 25% of the fuel used by a 'fleet' of vehicles enabled with the technology could be displaced.

  15. Success Stories | NREL

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    a gentleman showing smart grid analysis on a large computer screen to the group. ... Asetek Liquid-Cooling System Saves Energy at NREL Photo of a house with solar panels ...

  16. NREL: Technology Transfer - Webmaster

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    Webmaster To report any problems on or ask a question about the NREL Technology Transfer Web site, you may contact the Webmaster using the online form below. If you have a question...

  17. NREL Sustainability Analysis

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Date: March 25, 2015 Technology Area: Sustainability PIs: Daniel Inman and Garvin Heath ... NREL Sustainability Analysis WBS 4.2.1.30 2 Goal - Air Emissions from Bioenergy Systems ...

  18. 2012 Feature Stories | NREL

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    NREL and Solar Junction outsmart the solar spectrum and set a world record with a 44%-efficient solar cell. Award-Winning AC Uses Old Idea, New Materials Award-Winning AC Uses ...

  19. 2011 Feature Stories | NREL

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    NREL is working with the nation's commercial building owners to discover new and innovative ways to reduce energy use. Tiny Solar Cell Could Make a Big Difference Tiny Solar Cell ...

  20. 2013 News | PV | NREL

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    Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. November 8, 2013 New Solar Cell Is More Efficient, Less Costly Innovation by NREL and First Solar acquisition TetraSun ...

  1. 2011 News | PV | NREL

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    Below are news stories related to PV. RSS Learn about RSS. December 20, 2011 NREL Licenses Technology to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy's National ...

  2. 2011 News | Solar | NREL

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    Below are news stories related to Solar. RSS Learn about RSS. December 20, 2011 NREL Licenses Technology to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy's National ...

  3. NREL: Technology Transfer - News

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    non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction III-VSi solar cell. January 4, 2016 NREL's Cybersecurity Initiative Aims to Wall Off the Smart Grid...

  4. Community Unsubscribe | NREL

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    Unsubscribe Unsubscribe here to stop receiving emails related to the local community. Email (required) Unsubscribe Subscribe If you have any questions about this online subscription service, please contact public.affairs@nrel.gov.

  5. Todd Vinzant | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Vinzant Senior Scientist Todd.Vinzant@nrel.gov | 303-384-7760 Research Interests Todd Vinzant is a senior scientist in the Biosciences Center at the National Renewable Energy ...

  6. Amie Sluiter | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Amie Sluiter Amie Sluiter Scientist Amie.Sluiter@nrel.gov | 303-384-6281 Research Interests Amie Sluiter began research in the biomass-to-ethanol field in 1996. She joined the ...

  7. Melissa Cano | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Melissa Cano Postdoctoral Researcher Melissa.Cano@nrel.gov | 303-384-6826 Research Interests Dr. Melissa Cano obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Aix-Marseille, France, in ...

  8. Larry Taylor | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Larry Taylor Research Scientist Larry.Taylor@nrel.gov | 303-384-7784 Research Interests Larry Taylor received his Ph.D. in Environmental Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from ...

  9. Michael Ratzloff | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Michael Ratzloff Scientist II Mike.Ratzloff@nrel.gov | 303-384-7861 Research Interests Michael Ratzloff received his B.S. in Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines in 2008, ...

  10. Todd Shollenberger | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Shollenberger Research Technician Todd.Shollenberger@nrel.gov | 303-384-7943 Research Interests Todd Shollenberger graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology. His background is in ...

  11. 2009 News | Bioenergy | NREL

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    09 News Below are news stories related to Bioenergy. RSS Learn about RSS. November 5, 2009 NREL's Clean Energy Forum Attracts National Investment Community The U.S. Department of ...

  12. Sharon Smolinski | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Sharon Smolinski Sharon Smolinski Scientist II Sharon.Smolinski@nrel.gov | 303-384-6275 Education Ph.D. Candidate, Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver, 2012-present ...

  13. NREL Appointments Announced

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    Appointments Announced Golden, Colo., Oct. 19, 2001 Two authorities on energy issues have been appointed to the panel that provides expert advice and independent guidance to the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Named to serve on the NREL National Advisory Council were Merribel S. Ayres, president of Lighthouse Energy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based energy and environmental consulting firm, and Father John M. Staudenmaier, a professor at University of Detroit,

  14. Internships | Careers | NREL

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    Internships NREL offers many different internship opportunities to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to NREL-sponsored internships, the laboratory works with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science to provide the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, Community College Internship, and Visiting Faculty Programs. Learn more about each program below and how to apply. Undergraduate Internship Program Program Offered Application Deadlines Internship

  15. Research Collaborations | NREL

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    Research Collaborations NREL leverages its leadership role in clean energy through research collaborations with academia. Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory This consortium commercializes technologies, supports economic growth, and educates the workforce. NREL partners with the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Learn more JISEA - Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis JISEA (pronounced jye-SEE-uh) provides leading-edge,

  16. 2012 News | Buildings | NREL

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    2 News Below are news stories related to Buildings. RSS Learn about RSS. November 20, 2012 NREL's Research Support Facility Garners Second LEED® Platinum The Research Support Facility (RSF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. has earned its second LEED® Platinum designation for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and

  17. NREL's Sustainable Campus Overview

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    Rukavina, Frank; Pless, Shanti

    2015-04-06

    The high-performance buildings across the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) South Table Mountain campus incorporate a number of state-of-the art energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, making them models for sustainability. Each building, designed to meet the Gold or Platinum standards of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program, brings NREL closer to developing the campus of the future.

  18. Licensing Process | NREL

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    Licensing Process Through licensing of its intellectual property rights, NREL provides industry with an opportunity to commercialize NREL-developed energy technologies and products. Our licensing opportunities are available to both small and large businesses-from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Step-by-Step Process 1. Identify and Qualify Opportunity To identify a licensing opportunity, a company can browse the Energy Innovation Portal. From the Portal, the company can review publically

  19. 2007 News Releases | NREL

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    7 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search News Search December 4, 2007 Energy Lab Sets Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent from 2005 to 2009. The new goal is part of NREL's participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program. November 8, 2007

  20. 2010 News Releases | NREL

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    0 News Releases Access news stories about the laboratory and renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Search News Search December 17, 2010 NREL Employees Significantly Increase Their Community Support For the second year in a row, employees of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) pledged significantly more to community organizations during its annual charitable giving campaign this holiday season. December 2, 2010 Scientists Generate Two