What might be the financial impact of a new wind farm on your community? The Jedi tells

By Paul Dvorak | Editor Windpower Engineering & Development With interest in the wind industry growing nationwide, localities in which the farms are considered would probably like to know their financial impact. You could hire an accountant for a few guesstimates, but the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory might have better answer and sooner

NREL readies new wind-turbine drivetrain for commercialization

The drivetrain sports a single-stage gearbox designed by Romax Technology, a medium-speed permanent-magnet generator, and a power converter developed by DNV Kema with high-efficiency modules developed by Cree (now Wolfspeed).

California’s Foothill Transit tests an electric bus

Foothill Transit has fully electrified one route in its service area and is investigating the feasibility of electrifying other routes as well.

NREL distributes round four funding for wind competitiveness improvement project

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project.

New funding at national labs aims to partner with industry, strengthen clean energy manufacturing

TIR teams up senior lab technologists with industry professionals in “technologist pairs” for a period of up to two years.

Innovator: Palmer Carlin, NREL wind energy pioneer

The man who assisted in establishing what is now the National Wind Technology Center in 1977, now part of NREL, still comes to work at the Center most days.

NREL measures the public’s attitude about plug-in electric vehicles

A new report by NREL’s Mark Singer highlights what consumers really think about plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) — including pure electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) — and what is needed to overcome widespread barriers to adoption.

NREL study shows great advantage of natural gas and EVs

Did you know that the average gasoline-powered vehicle produces roughly 4.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year?

Put a fence around It: Project finance explained

While it has certain limitations and requirements, project finance can be used to raise a large amount of funds in an efficient manner.

U.S. Department of Energy regional resource centers report on state of the wind Industry by region

Significant expansion of wind energy deployment will be required to achieve the goal of doubling renewable energy production in the United States by 2020.