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NREL’s Economic Impact Tops $872 Million

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 03:00
The economic impact of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was $872.3 million nationwide in fiscal year 2014, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Winners for NREL’s 25th Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:00
Sixty-three teams from 17 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton today for the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions. The day’s event drew nearly 200 students eager to show and race the solar- and lithium ion-battery powered vehicles they designed and built. The trophy for fastest solar powered model car was given to students from Stargate School (Thornton), “SG Solar 2.” The trophy for fastest lithium-ion powered model car was given to students from Bell Middle School (Golden), “BMS 2 Battery.”

Colorado Middle School Students Head to the Races Saturday

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:00
Middle school students from around Colorado will participate in the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.

NREL Supports China PV Investment and Financing Alliance to Open Capital for Solar Deployment

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 03:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) have formed a collaboration with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic (PV) asset development in China.

NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations as Lab Celebrates Record Patent Year

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 03:00
Today during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year. NREL also celebrated the 43 U.S. patents issued in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), which is the largest number in lab history—nearly three times more than the previous year.

INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 03:00
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a real-time connection to the unique facilities and capabilities available within the DOE national laboratory complex.

NREL Announces Participants for Executive Energy Leadership Program

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 03:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in its 2015 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities.

NREL Report Estimates Market Potential of Shared Solar and Discusses Relevant Securities Regulations

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:00
Analysis from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020.

NREL Releases Report Describing Guidelines for PV Manufacturer Quality Assurance

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 03:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an updated proposal that will establish an international quality standard for photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. The document is intended for immediate use by PV manufacturers when producing modules on an industrial scale so they can increase investor, utility, and consumer confidence in PV system performance.