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Water Power News

Stay up to date on the latest water energy research and development news at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.


September 12, 2017

Wind and Wave Energy Pioneer Finds Freedom in Research

Research Fellow Bob Thresher likes to venture into the unknown, a quality that spurred his pioneering career at NREL.

June 14, 2017

NREL Deploys Wave and Tidal Measurement Buoys

Researchers at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently deployed two sets of buoys off the shores of Oregon and Maine, each equipped with a variety of high-accuracy sensors that can detect wave and tidal movement.

April 18, 2017

NREL Researchers Present at Waterpower Week in Washington

National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) researchers will share their water power expertise at Waterpower Week in Washington, a three-day, co-located conference held in Washington, D.C., from May 1-3.

January 13, 2017

National Wind Technology Center Begins First Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility.


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