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

NREL Research Investigates Inland Method for Transporting Larger Wind Turbine Blades

Wind turbine blades wind their way by train through Denver. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL / May 23, 2012) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have determined how to transport massive wind … Read More

National Consortium Unveils Offshore Wind Supply Chain Roadmap

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium has unveiled a comprehensive U.S. offshore wind supply chain project.  The purpose of the Supply Chain Roadmap is to present the collective benefits of a domestic supply chain and facilitate the acceleration … Read More

NREL Utilizing AnalySwift Simulation Tool to Evaluate Turbine Performance

AnalySwift LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, says the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is using its VABS blade simulation tool in two projects. The software is used … Read More

NREL: Los Angeles Can Reach Renewable Goals with Rapid Wind Deployment

Meeting Los Angeles’ ambitious goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045 – or even 2035 – is achievable with the rapid deployment of wind, solar, storage and other renewable energy technologies this decade, according to a years-long analysis by the … Read More

UL Releases New Analysis Service for Utility-Scale Renewable Systems

HOMER Energy by UL, a developer of standard-setting energy modeling software, has unveiled its newest service – HOMER Front + UL Analysis.  The new capability helps energy developers design and optimize the complexities of front-of-the-meter utility-scale renewable hybrid power systems … Read More

VCE: Eastern U.S. Could be Reliably Supported with Wind, Solar

By enabling more transmission across the Eastern U.S., there could be an almost entirely decarbonized electricity sector that employs 6 million more Americans and saves over $100 billion by 2050, according to a study recently released by Americans for a … Read More

International Consortium Addresses Mooring Components for Floating Wind Turbines

An international consortium led by Principle Power, a global energy technology and services company, and composed of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Aker Solutions, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Technology From Ideas (TfI), has been awarded a … Read More

NRG Systems Working with NREL on Bat Deterrent Tech

As wind energy installations increase, so does the potential impact on various wildlife species, including bats. Based on available data, migratory tree-roosting bats, such as the Eastern Red Bat and the Hoary Bat, are at the highest risk, though much … Read More

DOE Releases RFP for the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a request for proposals for student teams interested in competing in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC). The CWC prepares college students from a variety of academic backgrounds … Read More