Solar Scientists Explore How To Make PV Even Greener

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 13:43:08 +0000

“Green technologies are awesome, but as we are working to scale them up to an incredible magnitude, it makes sense to take a close look to see what can be done to minimize the impact,” said Samantha Reese, a senior engineer and analyst in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

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NREL Analysis Highlights Strategies Beyond Recycling To Bolster Circular Economy For Solar & Battery Technologies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:31:58 +0000

In a new comprehensive literature review, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered that alternatives to recycling may have untapped potential to build an effective circular economy for solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery technologies. These alternative strategies, such as reducing the use of virgin materials in manufacturing, reusing for […]

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Autonomous Energy Systems Expand Into Real-World Applications

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 17:10:38 +0000

With Strategic Partnerships, NREL’s Bid for Intelligent, Self-Organizing Energy Systems Spreads Outside the Lab. What started as a vision paper and skillful controls for power flow is now influencing all fronts of the transition to clean and secure energy systems. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Autonomous Energy Systems work has been used commercially, applied in cross-cutting demonstrations, and is […]

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River-Powered Villages to Hydropower Water Power Successes: WPTO Accomplishments Report

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 01 May 2022 20:54:08 +0000

From River-Powered Villages to Hydropower Regulations, NREL Projects Earn Spotlight in Water Power Technologies, WPTO, Office 2020–2021 Accomplishments Report This year, several of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) recent water power successes earned spots in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office’s (WPTO) 2020–2021 Accomplishments Report. “This report highlights numerous achievements and results […]

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More Power to the Women — Renewable Energy Leaders

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 02:26:07 +0000

For Women’s History Month, Let’s Celebrate the Powerful Women of Water Power Again This article is the second of two in a Women’s History Month series that showcases a handful of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) outstanding women researchers in water power. “Why do women need renewable energy?” asked an NREL report published in 2000. From sophisticated mud stoves […]

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Creativity & Exploration Drive Marine Energy Research

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2022 22:34:48 +0000

NREL’s Marine Energy Team Lead Believes 2022 Will Be Defined By Collaboration With Current and Future Industry Leaders Mike Lawson leads the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) marine energy team, which focuses on wave and water current energy research and development. We asked him where he sees marine energy going in the near future. The entire NREL water […]

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Scientists Show Controlling Humidity Has Big Impact of on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 23:00:25 +0000

Research Effort by NREL and Xerox PARC Offers Predictions for 2050. It Suggests New Technologies are Needed: Controlling Humidity on Greenhouse Gas

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News Release: Scientists Show Large Impact of Controlling Humidity on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 23:00:25 +0000

Research Effort by NREL and Xerox PARC Offers Predictions for 2050. It Suggests New Technologies are Needed: Controlling Humidity on Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse gas emissions from air conditioners are expected to climb as economic growth drives efforts to control both temperature and humidity, according to an analysis by scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory […]

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Small City Sets Example for Floating Solar, Empowered by NREL Data Set

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2022 04:10:20 +0000

A First-Ever Approach to Municipally Owned Floating Solar Emerges in Upstate New York Two city employees of Cohoes, New York, were brainstorming how to power the city’s municipal buildings with renewable energy, but few options made sense. Cohoes does not have acres of unused land for solar panels, and the slate-topped buildings cannot hold rooftop […]

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