USA’s Group14 Rockets Into EV Batteries With Slovakia Mashup

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 20:45:47 +0000

With a little assist from the US Department of Energy, new EV batteries featuring silicon are about to hit the road.

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Getting To 40% Solar Energy In The US By 2035 Is A Piece Of Cake, Kind Of

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 15:15:57 +0000

The US Department of Energy to US legislators: Damn the potholes, full speed ahead to 40% solar energy by 2035.

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NREL & First Solar Celebrate Nearly 30 Years of Collaboration on Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Solar Cell Research

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:00:43 +0000

By Josh Rasmussen The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has more than 550 unique, active partners. One such partner is First Solar Inc. — a relationship that dates back to the early ‘90s. NREL and First Solar, then called Solar Cells Inc., have been collaboratively breaking ground on thin film solar technology for more than […]

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New Recycling & Energy Storage Plan Claps Back At Wind Turbine Critics

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 16:35:02 +0000

A new wind turbine blade recycling strategy deploys gravity-based energy storage technology for maximum circular economy impact.

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Red Hot Perovskite Solar Cell Field Just Got Way Redder & Hotter

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 18:05:00 +0000

A new perovskite solar cell venture is proof that legacy energy stakeholders can pivot to renewables — if they really want to.

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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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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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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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