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“Little Box Challenge” Inverters Arrive at NREL

Today, 18 finalist teams for the Little Box Challenge, presented by Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society, converged at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to have their power inverters tested as part of a $1 million competition to build smaller devices for use in solar power systems.

NREL Partnerships to Help the Grid Accommodate More Renewable Energy

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy

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

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.

NREL Announces Participants for Executive Energy Leadership Program

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 Fills Key Leadership Role for Energy Systems Security and Resilience

Dr. Erfan Ibrahim has joined the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory as director of Cyber Physical Systems Security and Resilience for NREL's Energy Systems Integration directorate. This critical area of research and development addresses the challenges of integrating clean energy sources into the national energy infrastructure

NREL Director Announces His Retirement Photo of Dr. Dan E. Arvizu Dr. Dan...

Dr. Dan E. Arvizu today announced that he intends to retire at the end of September from his role as the Director and Chief Executive of the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado

NREL Tool Finds Effective Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Configurations

The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool (BLAST) to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. The analysisPDF paired recent utility rate structures with historic data on solar photovoltaic electricity generation and commercial facility loads to evaluate 6,860 unique scenarios.

NREL Refines Method to Convert Lignin to Nylon Precursor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 2, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals

NREL Assembles Industry Group to Explore Solar Lending Potential

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 8, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Increasingly, banks, credit unions, and other lenders are beginning to offer loan products to homeowners and businesses for the installation of rooftop solar systems. However, barriers to accessing this growing market still remain. The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently convened the Banking on Solar working group to engage lenders and other stakeholders to address these barriers.

NREL, DOE Release New Job Task Analyses for Home Energy Upgrade Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the availability of four multifamily Job Task Analyses (JTAs) for the home energy upgrade industry

NREL’s Research Support Facility Certified LEED® Platinum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Research Support Facility (RSF) located on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been certified LEED® Platinum for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

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