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NREL Quantifies Significant Value in CSP

May 8th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid


First Solar Sets New World Record for CdTe Solar Cell Efficiency

February 27th, 2013 | by pressroom

First Solar, Inc. today announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 18.7 percent cell efficiency in tests confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The record-setting cell was constructed at the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio factory and R&D center using processes and materials – including the glass substrate – that are designed for commercial-scale manufacturing


New Energy Technologies and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Develop ‘Invisible Wires’ for Transporting Electricity on SolarWindow

March 15th, 2012 | by pressroom

New Energy Technologies, Inc., a developer of innovative technologies for generating sustainable electricity, announces that scientists collaboratively developing New Energy's SolarWindow technology - capable of generating electricity on see-through glass - have successfully collected and transported electricity using a virtually 'invisible' conductive wiring system developed for SolarWindow


Utility and Renewable Energy Leaders Plan Ahead

February 26th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

The California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) ran the first of a series of forums to outline a viable business model for U.S. renewable electricity in the 21st century Wednesday, bringing together leaders from utility, development, regulation, and financial institutions to define an actionable strategy for U.S. renewable electricity development by


Green Building 101: Tapping into Geothermal Riches

March 23rd, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

If using a banking analogy for the untapped and clean geothermal energy our planet provides, we discover that the world lives on top of a remarkable energy safe deposit vault. In 2008, geothermal power supplied less than one percent of the world's energy. However by 2050 it is anticipated that geothermal power will meet between 10 and 20 percent of the world’s energy requirements, according to a report from Renewable Energy World


On the Inside of Building Energy Performance

January 26th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

This week, a committee created by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the Mayor’s Task Force on Existing Commercial Buildings, voted to send the “Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance” as a way to transform the city’s commercial buildings from enormous energy users into energy savers


NREL Report Measures Offshore Wind Potential

September 20th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

Some sustainable resources are simply ripe for the harvest. According to Wind Energy News, a September 10 report from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) offshore wind resources have a total potential of 4,150



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