Water Power News
Stay up to date on the latest water energy research and development news at the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Nov. 18, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office announced 15 intrepid collegiate teams to embark on the first-ever Marine Energy Collegiate Competition.
Nov. 14, 2019
NREL administers and executes both prizes on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office.
Oct. 30, 2019
NREL was named prime contractor for three projects within ARPA-E's Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter and Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) program.
Oct. 8, 2019
The FAST Prize competition sought ideas to reduce the time to commission pumped-storage hydropower.
Sept. 23, 2019
Its mission is to focus on early-stage research and development (R&D) for energy-efficient, cost-competitive desalination technologies.
Sept. 18, 2019
The Powering the Blue Economy: Ocean Observing Prize will provide a new opportunity for industry and technology developers to develop marine energy technologies at a scale that is more attainable than utility-scale power.
Aug. 1, 2019
Balancing the needs of food, water, and energy is becoming one of the most important trends in sustainability strategy, and we talked with one of its experts, Jennifer Daw, the group manager of strategy, policy, and implantation within NREL’s Integrated Application Center.
July 23, 2019
The nine winners of the Concept Stage were selected from a field of 22 finalists. They will now move on to the "incubation stage" of the competition, which will culminate in pitch presentations on Oct. 8.
July 19, 2019
Expanded training and education programs are needed to meet future hydropower industry workforce needs, according to a new report produced jointly by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Center for the New Energy Economy.
June 12, 2019
The Waves to Water Prize invites competitors to help accelerate early-stage technologies through a series of contests. Participants will demonstrate small, modular, cost-competitive desalination systems that use the power of ocean waves to supplement existing technologies that can provide drinking water to remote and coastal communities.
April 2, 2019
NREL is supporting a new water prize to fund innovators who are working to address the non-regulatory challenges pumped-storage hydropower developers face when deploying new projects. The team aims to shorten commissioning times and reduce both risk and required up-front investments.
Feb. 25, 2019
On May 8, investors, start-up companies, and industry leaders from around the world will convene in Denver, Colo., for the third Emerging Markets Day, a forum to discuss the most promising cleantech solutions to the pressing energy challenges faced by emerging economies.
Feb. 25, 2019
The 30 companies were selected after a competitive application and review process from more than 150 applicants.
Jan. 8, 2019
This upgrade will enable megawatt-scale research that generates nearly twice that amount of power to occur at the same time--increasing opportunities for more grid-connected technologies, including solar panels, batteries, and additional wind turbines.
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