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NREL Engineer Sheila Hayter Installed as ASHRAE Officer

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 03:00
Sheila Hayter, a group manager in the Integrated Applications Center at the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been officially installed as treasurer of ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) at its 2016 annual conference in St. Louis, Mo.

NREL Names Mark Davis to Lead Biosciences Center

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 03:00
Dr. Mark Davis is the new director of the Biosciences Center at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

NREL Receives $1.38 Million from DOE to Help Commercialize Promising Clean Energy Technologies

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 03:00
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be receiving $1.38 million from DOE to lead four projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The funds will be used to advance promising renewable energy-related technologies with commercial potential and help strengthen the partnerships between the national labs and private-sector companies. Total value for the four projects including industry and NREL cost share is $2.78 million.

NREL Announces Participants for 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 03:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 22 leaders to participate in its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.

NREL Names New Executives to Lead Scientific Research and Lab Operations

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 03:00
The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently made two key hires to lab leadership positions. NREL has named Peter Green as the new Deputy Laboratory Director for science and technology and Julie Baker as Associate Laboratory Director for facilities and operations.

NREL’s Kurtz, Tegen Honored for Clean Energy Leadership

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 03:00
The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program has honored Sarah Kurtz and Suzanne Tegen of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for their leadership and achievement in the field of renewable energy.

NREL Announces Innovation Challenge for Crowdsourced Ideas for Energy-Efficiency in Residential Buildings

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 03:00
The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May 22.

NREL Helps DOE Assess Progress “On the Path to SunShot”

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 03:00
Analysts and researchers at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) played a significant role in a suite of studies released today by DOE’s SunShot Initiative that identify the progress made by the U.S. solar energy industry toward SunShot’s goal of achieving cost parity with traditional energy sources by 2020.

Winners for NREL’s 26th Solar and Lithium-Ion Car Races

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 03:00
Fifty-seven teams from 15 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton today for the 26th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery car competitions. The day’s event drew nearly 200 students ready to compete and race the solar- and lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles they designed and built. Ken Caryl Middle School (Littleton) swept the top speed awards winning trophies for the fastest solar-powered model car and the fastest lithium-ion battery-powered model car.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Checkered Flags Ready as Colorado Middle School Students Head to the Racetrack Saturday

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 03:00
On Saturday, May 14, nearly 200 middle school students from around Colorado will participate in the Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.

NREL Distributes Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Round Four Funding

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 03:00
The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP).