Simplify: Cut 2.3 Billion Gallons of Gasoline a Year in USA

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 04:40:29 +0000

In what feels like another lifetime, I was once a hardcore professional advocate of biking for transportation. I also lived car-free for 15 years. I know the pitch well. It’s better for your health, better for your state of mind, much cheaper, cuts pollution tremendously, preemptively wins oil wars (by not starting them), and is […]

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NREL Researchers Point Toward Energy Efficiency Instead of Long-Term Storage

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 21:44:05 +0000

Incorporating energy efficiency measures can reduce the amount of storage needed to power the nation’s buildings entirely with renewable energy, according to analysis conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). As more communities plan to eventually rely on 100% renewable energy, the researchers offer a strategy that […]

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NREL Explores Innovative Manufacturing Approach for Next-Generation Wind Turbine Blades

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 21:18:00 +0000

Three-Dimensional Printing of Thermoplastic Blades Enables Thermal Welding, Improves Recyclability

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Researchers Discover Another Way To Sequester Lead In Perovskite Solar Cells

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 20:52:39 +0000

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have successfully prevented lead from escaping damaged perovskite solar cells. The research effort is their latest work in addressing concerns about potential lead toxicity. The light-absorbing layer in perovskite solar cells contains a small amount of lead. Simply encapsulating solar cells does […]

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Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Costs in 2021 — 87% Lower Than in 2008

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:57:59 +0000

The electric vehicle market has transformed immensely in the past dozen years. Most of that transformation comes down to one thing: dropping battery prices. As battery prices have come down, various electric vehicle models have gotten more range for the same price, and many more models have come to market with a competitive mix of […]

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Wind Energy Technologies Office: Happy New (Fiscal) Year!

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:21:52 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) provides global leadership in fundamental wind energy science research, development, and validation activities that enable low-cost wind energy. The Office pursues opportunities across all U.S. wind sectors — land-based utility-scale wind, offshore wind, distributed wind — as well as addressing market barriers and system […]

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Breakthrough Research Makes Battery Recycling More Economical

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 02:01:20 +0000

How do we make battery recycling cost effective? Scientists at the ReCell Center have taken another step towards that goal.

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NREL Pinpoints Way to Move Large Wind Turbine Blades Across USA

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 02:50:56 +0000

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have determined how to transport massive wind turbine blades to parts of the country at a lower cost than segmented blades, but the solution will require some flexibility on the part of industry. Manufacturing blades that can bend with “controlled flexing” will […]

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U.S. DOE Signs Up 125+ Local Governments to Fast-Track Solar Permits

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:29:59 +0000

After Successful SolarAPP+ Challenge, DOE Surpasses Initial Goal and Sets Ambitious New Target for Communities to Increase Solar Access in Less Than Six Months  

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The Future of Agriculture Combined With Renewable Energy Finds Success at Jack’s Solar Garden

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 20:10:14 +0000

A 24-acre family farm purchased by Jack Stingerie in 1972 that grew hay, wheat, and hosted cattle over time has now evolved into a model for how to produce energy and food in tandem. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) InSPIRE project partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Colorado State University, University of […]

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