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NREL Project Investigates Wind Condition Impacts on Solar Power Structures

High wind loads increase structural design costs of concentrating solar power (CSP) collector structures, such as heliostats and parabolic troughs. In a new two-year...

New Consortium Researches Use of High-Tech Mirrors 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...

NREL Solar Permitting Tool Speeds Up Residential Solar Projects

Since its launch in July, the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) tool has processed over 2,800 residential solar permits for more than 20 MW...

NREL Offers U.S. Power Sector Scenarios with Grid Impacts and Uncertainties

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 2021 Standard Scenarios Outlook is a suite of annually released future scenarios for U.S. power sector evolution through...

NREL, U.S. Navy Deploy Clean Energy Microgrid in Hawaii

For more than a decade, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has partnered with the U.S. Department of the Navy to support clean energy...
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NREL Report Shows Continued Declines in PV and PV-Plus-Storage Costs

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its annual cost breakdown of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage systems. U.S. Solar Photovoltaic...

NREL Report Highlights Growth and Current Trends in Community Solar

The authors of a new market report, Sharing the Sun: Community Solar Deployment, Subscription Savings, and Energy Burden Reduction, say a handful of states...

Multi-Model Analysis Explores Benefits and Costs of Uniting Eastern and Western Grids

Uniting the Eastern and Western U.S. electric grids could offer significant value in strengthening the power system's ability to share generation resources and flexibility...

NREL, Mines Research Could Indicate Ways to Manufacture Better Silicon Solar Panels

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Colorado School of Mines are applying a new technique to identify...

DOE Launches Cyber Solutions Deployment Program for Threats to Power Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) are launching the Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator, a technology partnership of...

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