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News Archives - 2011

December 30, 2011

St. Thomas Airport Installs Largest Solar Project in U.S. Virgin Islands

Solar energy is making its mark in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), as evidenced by the large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.

December 13, 2011

NREL Employees Recognized by Industry Peers

Trade media and industry groups recently have honored several employees at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for contributions to advancing renewable energy research and furthering their professions.

December 5, 2011

Helping Cleantech Start-ups with Strategic Messaging

The Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED) at U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invites cleantech entrepreneurs to attend the next event in its Entrepreneur Series.

November 21, 2011

Secretary Chu: We Can Win Clean Energy Battle

Secretary of Energy touts American innovation and invention in visit to NREL.

October 20, 2011

The Industry Growth Forum's Partnership Accelerator

Plan to attend the Partnership Accelerator portion of NREL's Industry Growth Forum on November 10, 2011.

September 19, 2011

NREL Earns Federal Award for Sustainable IT Practices

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has earned a 2011 Platinum-level Award from the Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) recognizing NREL's efforts to help the federal government improve its sustainable practices.

September 6, 2011

Nationwide Utility Rates Now on Open EI

Online Open Energy Information platform helps officials and consumers make better energy decisions.

August 31, 2011

NREL Releases Important Review of Variable Generation and Reserves Needs

This report presents a comprehensive review of current strategies, studies, and fundamental research on the impact that increased penetration of variable renewable generation has on power system operating reserves.

August 8, 2011

NREL Seeks Industry Input to Illuminate Trends in Renewable Energy Financing

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking input from energy developers and financiers as part of an ongoing effort to collect and share quantitative data on renewable energy financing terms and to assess barriers to renewable energy development.

July 27, 2011

NREL, Verizon to Explore Energy-Saving Technologies, Techniques

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Verizon signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that could lead to the development of new innovative ways to reduce energy use in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

July 22, 2011

NREL Launches Energy Execs Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces its inaugural Energy Execs Institute a premier executive education program focused on delivering clean energy solutions.

July 7, 2011

NREL Supports Industry to Develop Computer-Aided Engineering Tools for Car Batteries

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently awarded three industry teams, after a competitive procurement process, a total of $7 million for the development of computer-aided software design tools to help produce the next generation of electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries.

June 29, 2011

NREL's Research Support Facility Certified LEED® Platinum

The Research Support Facility (RSF) located on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been certified LEED® Platinum for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

May 9, 2011

NREL Highlights 2010 Utility Green Power Leaders

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its annual assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, consumers can choose to help support additional electricity production from renewable resources such as wind and solar.

May 6, 2011

NREL Employees Honored for Advancing Industry

Professional organizations recently honored four employees from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for advancing renewable energy research and furthering their professions

April 25, 2011

State Policies Key to Clean Energy Development, Report Says

States' policies are important to solar and wind energy development and in reducing energy use says a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The findings are in report, State of the States 2010: The Role of Policy in Clean Energy Market Transformation.

April 4, 2011

Stantec Receives Engineering Industry's Highest Honor for DOE/NREL's Research Support Facility

Stantec's engineering design and sustainability consulting for one of the country's largest highly efficient buildings—the Research Support Facility (RSF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. —was recognized with a national Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) on Friday, April 1.

April 4, 2011

NREL and Partners to Compare High-Efficiency Solar Cells from Three Nations at Sites in Colorado and Yokohama, Japan

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with major international industrial technology and solar research organizations to test how solar cells from three manufacturers perform in two geographic locations with different lighting conditions.

February 11, 2011

Lab's Impact on Colorado's Economy Triples

The presence of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado is a $714 million annual boost to the state's economy, according to data compiled in a soon to be released analysis by the University of Colorado.

January 11, 2011

Stan Bull, Long-Time NREL Leader, Named AAAS Fellow

Stanley R. Bull, former associate director for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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