National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Common Wind Turbine Can Provide Fundamental Grid Stability: NREL

US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partner General Electric (GE) have operated a common class of wind turbines in grid-forming mode, which is when the generator can set grid voltage and frequency and, if necessary, operate without power from the electric grid. The demonstration showed that the popular type-3 turbine technology can supply fundamental […]

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Eaton, NREL, Ballard to Develop Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel Cell Technology

Dublin-based power management company Eaton’s Vehicle Group has partnered with fuel system manufacturer Ballard Fuel Cell Systems, and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to develop heavy-duty truck fuel cell technology. The partnership is the result of a grant Eaton’s Vehicle Group received from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop highly […]

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NREL Researchers Use Silica Sand to Store Renewable Power

Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are changing how we power our buildings, industries, and grid; however, they are intermittent, giving rise to the need for energy storage to ensure continuous power. Lithium-ion batteries are great for short-duration energy storage, but our buildings, businesses, industries, and grid need more storage, at lower cost, for longer […]

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US Utility-scale Solar PV to Cost $16.89/MWh by 2030, Expects NREL

A new report published by research institute National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that the prices of utility-scale solar PV in the US could down as much as $16.89/MWh by 2030. US Department of Energy‘s NREL specializes in the research and development of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy systems integration, and sustainable transportation. Its 2021 […]

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New Consortium US-MAC aims to Raise CdTe PV Efficiency to 30%

A timely response to the global need for clean energy has come from universities and research centres like Colorado State University (CSU), the Wright Center for Photovoltaics at the University of Toledo, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), as well as US-based commercial solar companies working with Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar panel manufacturing, which […]

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Energy Storage Can Reduce Variable Energy Generation Up to a 55%: Report

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a global research organizaiton recently released a report titled ‘Timescales of Energy Storage Needed for Reducing Renewable Energy Curtailment.’ This report talks the importance of integrating large quantities of variable generation (VG) energy, such as wind and solar energy, into regional power grids while minimizing curtailments. Achieving this integration demands […]

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