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.

Laminations for electric machines characterized for contact and bulk thermal resistance

The ability to remove heat from an electric machine depends on the passive stack thermal resistances within the machine and the convective cooling performance of the selected cooling technology.

DOE says next generation drivetrain in final tests

According to project lead Jonathan Keller, senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory the technology is meeting design projections and working as researchers expected.

NREL program recognizes and funds its researchers’ ideas

The program, known simply as LDRD, promotes innovations in science and technology.

How eagles are making wind turbines safer for birds

Editor’s note: Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) teamed up with the wind industry at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) to study the flight patterns of two eagles. Data collected will lead to the development of systems to better detect birds and prevent collisions with turbines. Here is information from NREL Project Manager, Kelly Yaker, as

Impacts of federal tax credit extensions on renewable deployment and power sector emissions

The act extended the solar and wind tax credit deadlines by five years from their prior scheduled expiration dates, but included ramp downs in tax credit value during the latter years of the five-year period.