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June 26, 2023

Their Powers Combined: NREL Postdocs Study Turbulent Winds To Boost Concentrating Solar Efficiency

As part of a two-year project, three NREL postdocs are working hard to understand the impact of turbulent wind conditions on a type of concentrating solar power technology that uses a tube positioned along a curved, mirrored structure to collect sunlight.

June 1, 2023

News Release: Heliostat Consortium Announces Funding Awards Aimed at Lowering Costs and Barriers to Widespread Heliostat Deployment

NREL and Sandia National Laboratories announced seven awardees from a request for proposals aimed at achieving DOE's goals for heliostat cost reduction, sustained multifaceted innovation, and improved solar field performance.

March 9, 2023

NREL-Led Team Explores Potential of Underground Geothermal Energy Storage for All Seasons

Renewable energy storage technologies with long-duration capabilities are essential as the U.S. power grid and wider energy economy move toward decarbonization.


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