Flex power storage combines wind & solar for utility, commercial, & industrial users

The Flex solution is a versatile, standardized energy storage platform for utility, commercial and industrial users.

SMA system selected for storage test at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will use SMA’s power-conversion system for a 1-MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) — a  premier wind-energy technology research facility. Using the proven RESolve energy storage system, the project will test various components of energy storage and educate

The manufacturing evolution of wind-turbine blades

By Michelle Froese Senior Editor, Windpower Engineering & Development Wind-turbine blade manufacturing has come a long way over the last couple decades. Just ask Derek Berry, a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, and the Director of the Wind Turbine Technology Area within the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

Funding for wind energy research may be on the line

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) need your help to find co-signers for their letter requesting funding for the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Program.

Transmission could reduce power generation costs

To overcome the chicken-and-egg conundrum around transmission and deployment of remote renewable energy, coordinated generation and transmission planning, which isn’t the practice in many regions today, is really critical.

A business case for wind farm lifetime extension

Industry experts believe, when carefully planned, the life of a wind farm can have a lifetime extension to 40 years.

Report assesses potential offshore wind energy in California for locations, technology, and costs

This 84-page document analyzes possible offshore wind farm locations in the state of California are examined, reference areas and potential wind plant technologies are selected, and the Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) to 2030.

Say hello to Daniel Laird, new director of NREL Wind Tech Center

Trained as a mechanical engineer, Laird began his career working with semiconductors.

NREL working with industry for higher levels of reliable wind generated power

Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working with industry partners toward an energy future that features significant levels of reliable, affordable, and sustainable wind energy.

NREL, Berkeley Lab unveil study: Prospective analysis of RE costs, benefits

Relying on well-vetted methods, the study evaluates the RE costs, benefits, and other impacts of renewable energy used to meet future RPS demand growth from 2015 to 2050.