Department of Energy

Minerals firm ICL To Invest $400 Million in Lithium Battery Materials Facility in US

Global minerals conglomerate ICL has announced that it plans to build a $400 million lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode active material (CAM) manufacturing plant in St. Louis, USA. ICL held that this is expected to be the first large-scale LFP material manufacturing plant in the United States. ICL was awarded $197 million through the Bipartisan […]

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US Researchers Pursue 5¢/kWh Energy Cost Goal with New CSP System

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy (DoE) are working on a state-of-the-art concentrated solar power (CSP) facility as the government looks to reduce the energy cost to a mere 5 cents per kWh. The new technology is expected to have the potential to lower the cost of renewable energy […]

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US Energy Secretary Talks Up 90% Reduction In Storage Costs by 2030

US Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has indicated a target to reduce grid scale energy storage costs by 90 percent by 2030, to create conditions for the amount of storage that will be required by then to ensure stable grids and make the best use of renewable energy production by then. She was speaking as part […]

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US DOE Announces $28 Million for Offshore Wind Energy

ATLANTIS projects will develop new technologies for floating, offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS). ATLANTIS […]

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MicroLink Devices Hits 37.75% Solar Cell Power Conversion Efficiency

The device performance was officially certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and tested under the industry standard air mass 1.5 global (AM1.5G) simulated 1-Sun solar spectrum. US-based solar products maker MicroLink Devices has achieved 37.75 percent power conversion efficiency from a three-junction epitaxial lift-off (ELO) thin-film solar cell. The company said that, the […]

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NREL Analysis Presents Two Potential Paths to Meeting Residential Solar Cost Reduction Targets for 2030

Leveraging cost-reduction opportunities in the roof replacement or new construction markets for residential photovoltaic (PV) installations could help the United States meet the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) residential solar photovoltaic cost target by 2030, according to new research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL analysis presents […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells Achieve New Efficiency Breakthrough Says Research

A new study from researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Texas at Austin reveals information about how perovskite solar cells degrade, which could enable improvements in performance and durability. Highly efficient at converting sunlight to electricity, perovskite solar cells have emerged as a revolutionary new […]

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Scientists Elevate Quantum Dot Solar Cell World Record

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent. Colloidal quantum dots are electronic materials and because of their astonishingly small size (typically 3-20 nanometers in dimension) they possess fascinating optical properties. Quantum dot solar cells emerged […]

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