NREL Study Uncovers Counterintuitive Relationship Between Flexibility Options & Curtailment in Power Systems with High Solar Penetration

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 03:40:08 +0000

Rising penetrations of variable renewable energy (VRE) in power systems are expected to increase curtailment — the reduction of renewable energy delivered due to oversupply or lack of system flexibility. But while curtailment may be the new normal in the evolving grid, and can even be managed in a way that makes the grid more […]

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USU Team Develops Solar Energy Storage Systems Using “Retired” Batteries from Electric Vehicles, Named Finalist in National Solar Tech Competition

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 18:25:24 +0000

Technology Could Dramatically Reduce Cost of Solar Energy Storage

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Pilot Program Sheds Light On E-Bike Use Patterns, Energy-Efficiency Benefits

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 01:31:16 +0000

Analysis Shows E-Bikes Are an Effective, Energy-Saving Alternative to Other Travel Modes

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International Power System Leaders Signal Commitment to Decarbonization Solutions During Launch Event

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000

System Operator CEOs and Energy Leaders from Around the World Discussed Paths to Net-Zero Emissions During Launch Event for Global Power System Transformation Consortium

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Rethinking Hydropower for Energy & Environmental Sustainability

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 02:30:30 +0000

A California company, Natel Energy, is hard at work developing a low-head, low-impact hydropower approach that addresses one of the leading concerns of new deployment — impacts to natural stream flows. Of course, if environmental mitigation strategies take too big a bite out of revenues, the effort is a nonstarter. At the same time, the company […]

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11 Communities to Chart Paths to a More Resilient & Equitable Energy Future

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:32:41 +0000

NREL Helps Identify and Implement Energy and Infrastructure Solution Pathways through the Multi-Partner Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project

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Google & NREL Collaborate To Incorporate Energy Optimization Into Google Maps Route Guidance

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:51:49 +0000

To take a bite out of transportation energy use and emissions and combat climate change, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with Google to develop more eco-friendly routing in Google Maps. “Google approached us after learning about our sustainable mobility research and transportation energy analysis capabilities,” said Jeff Gonder, who manages NREL’s mobility, […]

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Offshore Wind Data Release Propels Wind Prospecting

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:31:40 +0000

At first glance, today’s atmospheric scientists and mining prospectors of the past seem quite different. Look closer and you will find some striking similarities. Notably, a willingness to sift through volumes of information to dig up resource nuggets worth their weight in gold. Unlike the past, however, today’s wind resource prospectors share their findings with the world. […]

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What It Takes To Realize A Circular Economy For Solar Photovoltaic System Materials

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:27:27 +0000

NREL Analysts Advance Understanding of Options, Opportunities To Repair, Reuse, or Recycle Solar Photovoltaic System Materials

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ARIES: Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 23:27:37 +0000

Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) is a new research platform that can match the complexity of the modern energy system and conduct integrated research to support the development of groundbreaking new energy technologies. ARIES represents a substantial scale-up in experimentation capability from existing research platforms, allowing for research at the 20-MW level. The […]

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