Siting Solar & Wind Energy Projects: NREL Releases Comprehensive Databases of Local Ordinances on Solar & Wind Siting

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:40:21 +0000

New Machine-Readable Data Sets Compile State, Local Zoning Laws and Ordinances for Siting Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects To Inform Planning for Decarbonization Goals State and local zoning laws and ordinances influence how and where wind and solar energy projects can be sited and deployed — which can have a measurable impact on U.S. […]

Read more

Global Researchers Revisit Grand Challenges of Wind Energy Science

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:50:46 +0000

NREL Leads Article Series To Review Wind Energy Research Needs and Propose Actions To Help Reach Worldwide Decarbonization Goals Wind energy will play a central role in shifting the world’s electricity supply to renewable sources within the next two decades. For wind power to fulfill this role, critical challenges around the design, development, and deployment […]

Read more

Atlanta Area Using SLOPE To Plan For Electric Vehicle Adoption So All Will Benefit

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 13:50:09 +0000

SLOPE Platform Guides Equitable Clean Energy Planning In 2020, more than a quarter of all U.S. households reported keeping their homes at an unsafe temperature due to energy cost concerns or having difficulty paying energy bills, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration report. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) vision is a clean energy future […]

Read more

Mapping the Battery Data Genome for Better Batteries

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 03:15:25 +0000

Energy storage is the key to electrified transportation and the rapidly evolving power grid, cornerstones of a decarbonized future. An open exchange of battery data is integral to meeting energy goals.

Read more

Exploring Coexistence of Bats & Wind Turbines

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:50:11 +0000

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has awarded three industry teams funding to support research on bats and wind energy projects. Selected through the NREL Enabling Coexistence Options for Wind Energy and Wildlife (ECO Wind) program’s first competitive request for proposals, which was opened in October 2021, the awardees will receive a portion of the $1.1 million total to […]

Read more

Federal Aviation Administration Partners With NREL for Holistic Look at Energy Needs of Electrified Aircraft

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 06:01:24 +0000

NREL’s Analysis of Electric Charging Infrastructure Will Prepare Airports To Welcome Sustainable Aircraft While Boosting Grid Resilience and Connecting Communities

Read more

U.S. & Australia To Accelerate Zero-Emission Technology Together

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 06:47:34 +0000

On July 11, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Australia’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen signed the Australia–United States Net-Zero Technology Acceleration Partnership at the Sydney Energy Forum. The partnership will accelerate the development and deployment of zero-emissions technology, including long-duration energy storage, integration of renewable energy into power grids, and […]

Read more

$5.4 Million To Research Turning Buildings Into Carbon Storage Structures

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:50:19 +0000

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been selected to receive over $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the development of technologies that can transform buildings into carbon storage structures. The funding is part of ARPA-E’s Harnessing Emissions into Structures Taking Inputs from the Atmosphere (HESTIA) program, which […]

Read more

NREL OpenPATH Tool Enables Expanded E-Bike Pilot Program To Demonstrate Energy-Efficiency Benefits

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 00:19:27 +0000

The demand for e-bikes, which in urban and suburban settings can render cars unnecessary, was so high the first time vouchers in Denver, CO were distributed the application window was shut in just weeks. The next time, it overwhelmed Denver’s servers. ​​

Read more