U.S. launches initiative for offshore wind standards

The U.S. has launched a new initiative to develop a set of standards for the offshore wind sector. The three-year project is a collaboration between the the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Business Network for Offshore Wind and the

Industry leaders to create U.S. offshore wind energy standards

These standards and guidelines will form the basis for BOEM to establish transparent compliance requirements that will help industry, in turn, provide safe and reliable U.S. offshore wind facilities that serve the U.S. electric supply

Why wind-farm developers should care about measuring atmospheric turbulence

By Sonia Wharton, Atmospheric Scientist, Deputy Group Leader, Energy Group Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory & Jennifer F. Newman, Postdoctoral Fellow National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The role of atmospheric turbulence in influencing wind-turbine power production remains an unsolved mystery despite a growing number of researchers who have attempted to make sense of

Science-driven innovation can reduce wind energy costs by 50% by 2030

Research indicates that, if the United States continues to invest in wind research and development, wind energy can achieve costs competitive with the fuel-only cost of natural gas-fired electricity generation in less than 15 years.

Energy Department announces $13.4 million investment in community-based advanced transportation projects

Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funding is an investment in highly-innovative, highly-leveraged, and scalable projects that will provide real-world experience and generate knowledge and lessons learned to help improve our nation’s energy security.

Report: How to cut the cost of wind energy in half

Wind plants of the future will use a collection of technologies that allow wind power plants and the turbines within them to not only respond to the atmosphere as an efficient, integrated system, but also to control the airflow within the plant to maximize power production.

Five million commercial customers could cut costs with battery storage

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the U.S. NREL recently analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in 48 states, finding that more than five million of the 18

What’s the difference between the installed capacity and electricity generation of energy sources?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) refers to capacity as the maximum output of electricity that a generator can produce under ideal conditions.

Researchers study links across U.S. grids to move renewable energy & share capacity

This article was originally published by Iowa State University. Read it in its entirety here. The nearly 4,000 wind turbines all over the Iowa countryside, totaling more than 6,900 MW, provided almost 37% of all in-state electricity production in 2016. That’s enough to power about 1.8 million homes. But, on cool, windy days, when production

NREL study shows India can integrate 175 GW of renewables into its electric grid

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India’s grid by 2022. Working with the Ministry of Power and USAID — with co-sponsorship from the World Bank (ESMAP) and the 21st Century Power Partnership — NREL; Power