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 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 set to fast-track novel marine energy tech with new wave test tank

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has installed the first wave test tank at its Flatirons Campus in Colorado, which can help shepherd marine energy prototypes from abstract concepts to the market. NREL’s new wave tank being installed in Colorado … Read More

US launches competition to help build future workforce for marine energy industry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the fourth annual Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC), established to build the workforce to lead the development of marine energy industry. Illustration (Courtesy of Curtis Rusch; US Department of Energy) The competition, … Read More

Researchers revamp MHKiT software for marine energy industry

The Marine and Hydrokinetic Toolkit (MHKiT) has been updated to include data on tidal and river energy resources and various other factors to enable developers make greater use of this open-source knowledge hub. Illustration/Marine energy device concepts (Courtesy of US … 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 Enhances Wind Energy Analytics Software with Intertrust API

Intertrust has integrated its Planet OS weather data API into the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) OpenOA (Operational Assessment) software to enhance operational assessments of wind energy plants. OpenOA helps wind energy development planners more accurately … 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