Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar cell achieves record-high efficiency

May 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A solar cell developed by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has achieved a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination — the highest efficiency solar cell of any type, measured under the same conditions. The accomplishment tops […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

NREL advances green hydrogen production method

May 6, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to analysis from scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL team analyzed an emerging water-splitting […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Maine to assess offshore wind port needs

April 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. offshore wind industry is off and running. While the industry remains in its infancy and virtually no commercial-scale offshore wind farms are in operation in U.S. waters, there appears to be enough committed capacity to reach President Joe […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EDP Renewables repowers wind farm with 2 MW turbines

January 24, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

EDP Renewables North America said it finished a repowering project at the Blue Canyon II Wind Farm in Carnegie, Oklahoma. The company said 73 of Blue Canyon II’s 84 turbines were repowered, along with each turbine’s nacelle, blades and top […]

News and Policies, State

Michigan bill may unlock community solar and your state should follow suit

April 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

There are 2,600 megawatts of solar power capacity installed in the U.S. today that can be considered community solar, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That is a little less than 5% of all […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Researchers Validate UV Light’s Use in Improving Semiconductors

August 25, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

A discovery by two scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could aid the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. The researchers, Kwangwook Park and Kirstin Alberi, experimented with integrating two dissimilar semiconductors into a heterostructure by using […]