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Science Daily
Claims for solar cell efficiency put to the testMore than anyone at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laborator
Claims for solar cell efficiency put to the test
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
More than anyone at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Emery has seen the lines on that chart move ever higher. Since joining what at the time was the Solar Energy Research Institute, Emery has made the process of... Read more
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U.S. Department of Energy
Enormous Blades for Offshore EnergyA new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bri
Enormous Blades for Offshore Energy
U.S. Department of Energy / Posted 2 days ago
A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the world. Sandia’s research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor is funded by the... Read more
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PhysOrg
NREL patents method for continuous monitoring of materials during manufacturingThe Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recentl
NREL patents method for continuous monitoring of materials during manufacturing
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently issued a patent for a novel method that rapidly characterizes specialized materials during the manufacturing process. This approach significantly improves on standard... Read more
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PhysOrg
Team explains the higher cellulolytic activity of a vital microorganismResearchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NR
Team explains the higher cellulolytic activity of a vital microorganism
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced... Read more
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PhysOrg
Claims for solar cell efficiency put to test at NRELA dual-junction solar cell jointly developed by NREL and the Swiss Center for E
Claims for solar cell efficiency put to test at NREL
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
A dual-junction solar cell jointly developed by NREL and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, which set a record with a conversion efficiency of 29.8%. Credit: Dennis Schroeder The sheet of paper taped to the door of Keith Emery's... Read more
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Science Daily
Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in USSandia National Laboratories' research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultraligh
Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in US
Science Daily / Posted 13 days ago
Sandia National Laboratories' research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) is funded by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program. The challenge: Design a low-cost offshore 50-MW... Read more
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PhysOrg
Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in USTodd Griffith shows a cross-section of a 50-meter blade, which is part of the p
Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in US
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Todd Griffith shows a cross-section of a 50-meter blade, which is part of the pathway to the 200-meter exascale turbines being planned under a DOE ARPA-E-funded program. The huge turbines could be the basis for 50-megawatt offshore wind energy... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Progress stalled on N.J. wind-farm projectsAlthough the federal government recently auctioned nearly 350,000 acres of ocea
Progress stalled on N.J. wind-farm projects
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 13 days ago
Although the federal government recently auctioned nearly 350,000 acres of ocean floor off the New Jersey coast to wind farm developers, it will be years before any turbines rise on the horizon. The two companies that won the auction rights — US... Read more
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Science Daily
Drivers for low-priced solar photovoltaic systems in the United StatesBerkeley Lab's Ryan Wiser, a co-author of the study, explains, "Despite impress
Drivers for low-priced solar photovoltaic systems in the United States
Science Daily / Posted 22 days ago
Berkeley Lab's Ryan Wiser, a co-author of the study, explains, "Despite impressive recent cost reductions, installed prices for small-scale PV systems in the United States continue to show wide pricing differences depending on the location of the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers pinpoint the drivers for low-priced PV systems in the United StatesCharacteristics of Low-Priced Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the United States.
Researchers pinpoint the drivers for low-priced PV systems in the United States
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
Characteristics of Low-Priced Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the United States. Credit: Berkeley Lab The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on homes and small businesses spans a wide range, and researchers from the U.S. Department of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Team theorizes defects could improve solar cellsSchematic of a ‘good’ defect (red cross), which helps collection of electrons f
Team theorizes defects could improve solar cells
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
Schematic of a ‘good’ defect (red cross), which helps collection of electrons from photo-absorber (n-Si), and blocks the holes, hence suppresses carriers recombination. Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Farmers in bind as biomass plants shutFRESNO, Calif. -- It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste in
Farmers in bind as biomass plants shut
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
FRESNO, Calif. -- It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste into electrons. A record-setting drought forced California growers to bulldoze thousands of acres of trees, and hardly anyone in the state's Central Valley has permission... Read more
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The Columbian
Solar in, biomass energy out amid droughtFRESNO, Calif. — It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste int
Solar in, biomass energy out amid drought
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
FRESNO, Calif. — It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste into electrons. A record-setting drought forced California growers to bulldoze thousands of acres of trees, and hardly anyone in the state’s Central Valley has permission to... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Report measures impact of renewable portfolio standardPhoto by Consumers Energy Co. Consumers Energy's Cross Winds Energy Park opened
Report measures impact of renewable portfolio standard
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 26 days ago
Photo by Consumers Energy Co. Consumers Energy's Cross Winds Energy Park opened in November 2014 in Tuscola County, in Michigan's Thumb area. “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Solar is in, biomass energy is out -- and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody wasteFRESNO -- It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste into elect
Solar is in, biomass energy is out -- and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody waste
Oakland Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
FRESNO -- It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste into electrons. A record-setting drought forced California growers to bulldoze thousands of acres of trees, and hardly anyone in the state's Central Valley has permission to light... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado becomes rising player in fuel cell use and developmentAccording to the "State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2015," Colorado is
Colorado becomes rising player in fuel cell use and development
Denver Post / Posted 27 days ago
According to the "State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2015," Colorado is "fast becoming a hot bed of energy and clean technology industries, including fuel cells and hydrogen." Fuel-cell activity in the state included food retailer Kroger,... Read more

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