Jennifer Logan Joins NREL’s Leadership Team as CFO

Jennifer Logan The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has named Jennifer Logan as CFO. She joins NREL from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Va., where she has served as … Read More

NREL Updates OpenOA Software for Wind Plant Performance, Layout

Image: Dennis Schroeder, NREL The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released version 2.3 of its Open Operational Assessment (OpenOA) software. This latest release includes an improved operational data quality-control toolkit, hourly energy production calculation and automated date selection for … Read More

NREL Predicts Wind Turbines Will Reach 130 Meters by 2035

Anticipating key features of wind plants a decade or more ahead of their installation can inform today’s investment, research and energy system planning decisions. Researchers Philipp Beiter and Eric Lantz from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with collaborators … Read More

NREL Studies Factors to Unlock Terawatt-Level Future for Distributed Wind

Credit: David Nevala Photography for CROPP Cooperative To explore opportunities for widespread deployment of distributed wind in 2035, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has completed the Distributed Wind Energy Futures Study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind … Read More

NREL Releases New Report on Clean Energy Resource Possibilities in Mexico

Martin Keller (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an in-depth report on the potential for clean energy development in Mexico. “The Mexico Clean Energy Report” concludes that, in … Read More

Latest NREL RFP Focuses on Distributed Wind Energy Turbine Technology

The Bergey Excel 15 wind turbine, developed through CIP, has reduced the cost of energy by 50% compared to the Bergey Excel 10 wind turbine. (Photo: Jordan Nelson, Nelson Aerial Productions) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy … Read More

NREL Researchers to Collect Data on Wind Movement Through Wind Power Plants

These smudges represent the many wind farms scattered across the wind-rich state of Oklahoma. The varying colors represent how powerful the wind turbines are, with blue indicating those that produce less energy and red representing larger wind turbines. Screenshot of … Read More

NREL, GE Test Grid-Forming Controls for Type-3 Turbines

In grid-forming mode, type-3 turbines can suppress an oscillation mode that has proven detrimental in real power systems. In this simulation, the oscillation, which is caused by interaction with certain transmission lines, begins at 35 seconds and is shown to … Read More

NREL Innovates with 3D Printing Manufacturing Approach for Wind Turbine Blades

Using the Composites Manufacturing Education and Technology Facility, an NREL research team built a 13-meter thermoplastic blade to innovate wind turbine blade manufacturing. Photo by Ryan Beach, NREL A team of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers are furthering their … Read More

Analysis Investigates Benefits and Costs of Uniting U.S. Coasts’ Power Systems

Illustration by Billy Roberts, NREL 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 across regions, according to the Interconnections Seam Study. Results of the … Read More