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Fast Company Recognizes Accela and NREL’s SolarAPP+ as a ‘World Changing Idea’

Cloud solutions provider Accela has announced that the online solar permitting platform launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) SolarAPP+ was selected by Fast Company for its World Changing Ideas Award 2022. SolarAPP+ implies ‘Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus.’ The Fast Company World Changing Idea Awards honors […]

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APTEL Asks GERC To Reconsider Decision To Adjust Dues From Wind Project Against Unrelated Default

In a rather interesting judgement, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has set aside an order passed by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) in 2019 to reject a wind developer’s claims for the payment of dues. APTEL has ordered GERC to review the matter with an “open mind” and “not feeling bound by any view […]

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NREL Study On Storage Requirements Finds High Alignment With PV, Over Wind

The United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) latest Storage Futures Study (SFS) reports is out. The SFS is a multiyear research project that explores the role and impact of energy storage in the evolution and operation of the U.S. power sector. Designed to examine the potential impact of energy storage technology advancement on the […]

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NREL Researchers Offer Guidance for Solar Systems To Last

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have laid out a cost-effective five-point plan to improve the reliability of solar panels in light of extreme weather, rapid innovation, and extremely competitive prices. In a commentary piece published in the journal Nature, Dirk Jordan, Teresa Barnes, Nancy Haegel, and Ingrid Repins urge the solar industry […]

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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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NREL Study Chalks Out Plan for Zero-carbon Grid Using Solar

By 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the USA’s electricity, drive deep decarbonisation of the grid, and employ as much as 1.5 million people—without raising electricity prices, finds a new study released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The study titled “Solar Futures Study” calls for massive and equitable deployment […]

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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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EPRI, NREL, and the University of Washington to Advance Electric Grid Decarbonization

On September 7, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the University of Washington announced the creation of the industry-wide Universal Interoperability for Grid-Forming Inverters (UNIFI) Consortium to advance research on grid-forming inverters supporting variable renewable energy growth across the power system. Funded through a $25 […]

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