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 Electricity Technology Report Offers Distributed Wind Data for First Time

A MW-class turbine in a behind-the-meter distributed wind application. (Image: Hank Doster, One Energy Enterprises LLC) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) 2022 Electricity Annual Technology Baseline (ATB) is now available, adding distributed wind and pumped storage hydropower supply curve … Read More

United States, Germany Sign Climate and Energy Partnership

Germany’s Federal Economics and Climate Action Minister, Robert Habeck, and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Annalena Baerbock, have signed a joint declaration on a climate and energy partnership between the United States and Germany with the U.S. President’s Special Envoy … 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

Kansas State University Earns Top Spot in DOE 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition

Kansas State University team (Photo by Werner Slocum / NREL) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) convened universities and wind energy experts from around the country in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC). Kansas State University rose above 11 other … Read More

DOE Requests Public Input for $505 Million Energy Storage Initiative

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on the structure of a $505 million, long-duration energy storage initiative to increase the availability of and … 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

DOE’s Equity Action Plan Includes Clean Energy Program Investments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm In support of President Biden’s Executive Order to advance racial equity, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its first-ever Equity Action Plan designed to ensure that the agency eliminates barriers to … 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