Water Research News
Stay up to date on the latest water energy research and development news at the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory.
April 8, 2021
Two winning teams claimed top honors in the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize with their creative concepts to help support hydropower's continued trajectory of growth.
April 5, 2021
Ready to dive in? The 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition is now open for applications!
March 22, 2021
NREL researchers work to transform seawater into drinking water as we commemorate World Water Day 2021.
March 17, 2021
Don’t be blue: the launch of the 2022 MECC is just around the corner. Learn more.
March 16, 2021
A new NREL report provides a snapshot of U.S. marine energy potential at the national, state, and regional levels.
Feb. 9, 2021
NREL revealed 10 winners of the third stage of the Waves to Water Prize. These teams will walk away with a cash prize and an invitation to advance to the next stage of the prize, CREATE, where they will bring these ideas to life with proofs of concepts and prototyping of their novel wave-energy-powered desalination systems.
Feb. 1, 2021
Techno-economic analysis just got a bit easier for the marine renewable energy industry. Learn more about the updates to the wave and tidal SAM tool.
Jan. 25, 2021
In collaboration with PNNL and Sandia, NREL has released a high spatial resolution, publicly-accessible ocean surface wave hindcast dataset.
Jan. 25, 2021
In the upcoming Waves to Water Prize CREATE Stage, competitors will transform their wave-powered desalination system ideas from concept to reality, vying for a shared prize pool of $500,000 and the chance to move on to the final stage of the prize: DRINK.
Jan. 14, 2021
Take a bird's-eye view of WPTO's 2019–2020 hydropower and marine energy accomplishments, and learn about the NREL projects highlighted within this comprehensive publication.
Jan. 13, 2021
Could the secret to unlocking wave energy's potential be found in shape-shifting control? NREL researcher Nathan Tom and his team think so.
Jan. 12, 2021
Learn about the I AM Hydro Prize and the advanced-manufacturing partners supporting it.
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