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NREL Research Earns Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:00
A growth system that can produce thin solar cells quickly and at low cost, and an ultra-efficient supercomputer platform – both developed or advanced by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.

NREL and General Motors Announce R&D Partnership to Reduce Cost of Automotive Fuel Cells

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 03:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Motors (GM) are partnering on a multiyear, multimillion dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction of automotive fuel cell stack costs through fuel cell material and manufacturing research and development (R&D).

NREL Recommended for Prestigious Safety and Environmental Certifications

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 03:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been recommended for recertification to three significant international standards demonstrating the laboratory’s commitment to the environment, safety, and quality excellence. The management system certifications include: ISO 14001:2004 (environment); OHSAS 18001:2007 (health and safety), and ISO 9001:2008 (quality, limited scope).

NREL Finds Up to 6-cent per Kilowatt-Hour Extra Value with Concentrated Solar Power

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 03:00
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects would add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California where 33 percent renewables will be mandated in six years, a new report by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found.