Full Steam Ahead: Unearthing The Power of Geothermal

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 17:05:48 +0000

Geothermally heated water wellLesser Known Than Some of Its Renewable Energy Cousins, Geothermal Energy Is Now on the Rise Thanks to Its Ability To Provide 24/7 Power, Heat, Cooling, Critical Minerals, and More Geothermal energy — literally “heat from the Earth” — may be hard to see, but thanks to increasing public interest and outreach it is not […]

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Why Frankfort, Kentucky, Set A 2023 Clean Energy Goal

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 16:35:45 +0000

In October 2021, the city of Frankfort, Kentucky, set a very accelerated and ambitious clean energy goal: to supply 100% clean, renewable electricity to city government operations by the end of 2023. “We need that pressure to hold ourselves accountable,” Frankfort City Commissioner Kelly May said. “Had we not hired the National Renewable Energy Laboratory […]

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How Much Land Would It Require To Get Most Of Our Electricity From Wind & Solar?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2023 03:40:26 +0000

Critics of wind and solar routinely raise concerns about how much land would be required to decarbonize the US power sector. Fortunately, the answer is relatively little. A recent National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study shows that it would take less than 1 percent of the land in the Lower 48 — that’s an area […]

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NREL Removes Initial Barrier To Distributed Wind Turbine Certification

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 15:37:01 +0000

Certification of Small- and Medium-Sized Wind Turbines Helps Increase Consumer Confidence by Verifying Technology Meets International Standards Certification is an important step before wide commercial deployment of small- and medium-scale wind turbines that produce distributed wind energy, which is used in homes, schools, farms, and remote communities at or near where it is generated. But […]

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DOE, NREL, EPRI Announce Program to Support Grid Integration of DERs

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2023 15:27:13 +0000

The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) has announced a new competition designed to support the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the nation’s power grid. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm unveiled the program Feb. 7 during a presentation to attendees of the DISTRIBUTECH 2023 event at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The program […]

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Clean Energy To Communities Program Launched By Department Of Energy

Credit to Author: Jake Richardson| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 22:05:55 +0000

In January, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it launched the Clean Energy to Communities program, which will provide up to $50 million to support a range of communities and their clean energy development needs. Small communities might ‘’fall through cracks” when it comes to clean energy implementation. The new DOE program was created […]

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Thin, Lightweight Layer Provides Radiation Barrier for Perovskites in Space, Protection From Elements on Earth

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 12:00:13 +0000

An ultrathin protective coating proves sufficient to protect a perovskite solar cell from the harmful effects of space and harden it against environmental factors on Earth, according to newly published research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Operational Energy Capability Improvement Fund (OECIF), […]

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DOE & FEMA Release One-Year Progress Report on Joint Effort to Modernize Puerto Rico’s Grid With 100% Clean Energy

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 21:52:48 +0000

PR100 Update Provides Early Scenarios to Help Increase Renewable Energy Capabilities That Meet Electricity Demand, Improve Grid Reliability and Resilience, and Lower Energy Costs

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