NAWI Awarded Funding To Continue To Accelerate Research & Development For A Secure Water Future

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 00:06:33 +0000

A research consortium led by Berkeley Lab, along with three other national labs, will continue to lead a DOE desalination hub to drive innovation for sustainable water security The National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), which is led by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has … [continued]

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In A Warming World, Climate Scientists Consider Category 6 Hurricanes

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2024 00:57:39 +0000

For more than 50 years, the National Hurricane Center has used the Saffir-Simpson Windscale to communicate the risk of property … [continued]

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Solar On Businesses, Schools, & Other Non-Residential Buildings Affect Residential Adoption Trends

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 03:01:29 +0000

Previous research has shown that social influence can drive rooftop solar adoption. Research to date has primarily focused on influence … [continued]

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Energy Storage, VPPs Accelerate Growth in Hybrid Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 17:30:00 +0000

The need for flexibility, sustainability, reliability, and resiliency in the electricity sector is bringing varied technologies together in the power generation mix. Hybrid power plants are increasingly part

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Berkeley Lab’s Latest “Utility-Scale Solar” Report Analyzes Record Deployment & Higher Value in 2021

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:00:31 +0000

We are pleased to release the 2022 edition of Berkeley Lab’s Utility-Scale Solar report, which presents analysis of empirical plant-level data from the U.S. fleet of ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV), PV+battery, and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants with capacities exceeding 5 MWAC. While focused on key developments in 2021, this report explores trends in deployment, technology, capital […]

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Can Meteorological Models Correctly Characterize Daily Cycles in Wind Generation?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:50:20 +0000

In the United States, the towers of new wind plants often measure greater than 90 meters in height and the rotors themselves can extend another ~60 meters up. The tremendous height of these structures means that wind speeds far above the surface can impact wind generation. The ability to accurately characterize wind speeds at these […]

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New Ultrathin Capacitor Could Enable Energy-Efficient Microchips

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:10:13 +0000

Scientists turn century-old material into a thin film for next-gen memory and logic devices The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information technology is projected to consume around 25% of all primary energy produced by 2030. Researchers in the microelectronics and materials sciences […]

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Grid Interconnection Queue Filled with Solar and Energy Storage Projects

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 18:42:08 +0000

A study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows more than 1.1 TW of solar and energy storage capacity were in the U.S. power grid’s interconnection queue at the end of 2021. Notably, that total is more than the currently existing capacity in the U.S. power fleet. Additionally, Berkeley Lab researchers found […]

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