U.S Department of Energy

Redwood Materials Gets $2 Billion Federal Funds For EV Battery Materials Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) has announced a loan of $2 billion to Redwood Materials for the construction and expansion of a battery materials campus in Nevada. This is to support the growing EV market in America. DOE said that the Redwood Materials project will be the first facility in […]

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Mexican Multinational Laboratory Sandia Labs Reimagines Wind Turbine Designs

Brandon Ennis, the technical lead for offshore wind at Sandia National Laboratories has claimed to have designed a new concept that looks to change in the installations of turbines in the offshore wind farms. Sandia Labs is a multinational laboratory based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sandia Labs had filed for the patent for the design […]

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USA To Give $56 Million For Solar Manufacturing & Recycling

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) will be funding new initiatives with $56 million which includes $10 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to spur innovation in solar manufacturing and recycling in the country. The government said that the funding will help make clean energy more affordable and reliable. Also, developing more solar power […]

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US scientists discover way to improve battery efficiency for grid, transportation

Battery-powered vehicles have made a significant dent in the transportation market. But that market still needs lower cost batteries that can power vehicles for greater ranges. Also desirable are low-cost batteries able to store on the grid the intermittent clean energy from solar and wind technologies and power hundreds of thousands of homes. To meet […]

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New Intl Consortium to Advance High-Tech Mirrors Used in Solar Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), joined by partners at Sandia National Laboratories and the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute, has announced the launch of the Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon): an international effort to drive down the cost of heliostats. HelioCon seeks to emphasise the significance of heliostats as a key […]

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Fast Charging Degrades Performance of Li-ion Batteries in EVs: Study

Haste makes waste, as the saying goes. Such a maxim may be especially true of batteries, thanks to a new study that seeks to identify the reasons that cause the performance of fast charged li-ion batteries to degrade in electric vehicles. In new research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists […]

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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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Wind Energy Could Go The Solar Way With Huge Cost Reductions by 2050

After a decade when it has been left playing catch up with Solar, thanks to the swift reduction in costs seen with Solar, Wind energy might yet see better days, as costs come down further. According to an article published in the journal Nature Energy, a recent global survey of 140 wind energy experts conducted […]

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