Celebrating 3 NREL Women Advancing Energy Storage

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:01:22 +0000

Energy storage research initiatives at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are as diverse as the individuals who support these projects. The technological innovation and commercialization of energy conversion and storage solutions span a range of research and development areas, including hydrogen, fuel cells, electrochemical batteries, thermal systems, and water power. Within these programs, women […]

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Lower Battery Costs, High Value of Backup Power Drive Distributed Storage Deployment

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 01:10:48 +0000

Fourth Report in NREL’s Storage Futures Study Uses Distributed Generation Market Demand Model To Estimate Behind-the-Meter Storage Capacity, Identify Drivers of Customer Adoption

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U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Seeks Public Feedback to Define Inadequate Electric Service Areas

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:33:42 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek stakeholder input on factors to consider in relation to defining “an area where there is inadequate electric service,” which will inform future eligibility criteria for WPTO’s […]

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11 Energy-Related Inventions From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Get More Funding

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:00:22 +0000

$9.6 million in federal and industry-matched funding will advance research projects

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What To Do With Food Waste? Well, That Depends

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 00:30:26 +0000

NREL Researchers Examine Disposal Methods as More Landfills Prepare To Shut Down

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Solar Desalination Prize Round 2 Seeks Innovative Desalination Technologies Combined With Storage

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 23:00:50 +0000

Second Round of Popular Prize Competition Open to Submissions Through July 15

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Electric Vehicles Have Much Lower Maintenance Costs

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 22:20:22 +0000

This has been something that electric vehicle fans have been telling people for years. Whoops, I should say: decades. (Actually, BEV fans were probably even saying this more than a century ago.) Unfortunately, if you’ve taken a few economics courses or studied public policy research on transportation topics, you know that we humans are not […]

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Technology Commercialization Fund Awards NREL $5 Million To Bring More Tech To Market

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 22:25:32 +0000

Article courtesy of NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy. This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded 16 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awards through its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The $5 million funded by DOE — roughly a third of the available TCF budget allocated to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]

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North American Renewable Integration Study Highlights Opportunities for a Coordinated, Continental Low-Carbon Grid

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 14:37:06 +0000

The North American electric power system is undergoing significant change, with renewable resources now contributing more generation than ever before — a transformation that is poised to continue given decreasing technology costs and ambitious decarbonization goals at the federal, state, local, corporate, and consumer levels. With a series of reports released today by the National […]

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The Challenge of the Last Few Percent: Quantifying the Costs & Emissions Benefits of a 100% Renewable U.S. Electricity System

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:49:44 +0000

Large-Scale Simulations Show U.S. Can Get Close to 100% Renewable Generation Cost-Effectively—But Final Few Percent Drive Nonlinear Increase in Total System Cost

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