The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently awarded DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) $2.8 million to develop a grid electricity storage and power generation system. The system includes a charging device, thermal energy storage modules, a heat exchanger, and a closed-loop Brayton cycle turbine. “When electric power is cheapest, electric […]
For the first time, building owners and energy managers will be able to easily evaluate the costs and benefits of solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems (solar+storage) to power critical building loads when grid outages occur, with the latest released features of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) online solar+storage optimization […]
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) teamed up with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to create the Electric Charging and Alternative Fueling Stations Locator, a Canadian version of the lab-developed Alternative Fueling Station Locator. The tool, which is part of a significant investment by the Canadian government to expand the country’s electric and alternative fueling infrastructure, ensures drivers and […]
Under agreement with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), KULR Technology will be the exclusive manufacturing, distribution, and marketing partner for the patented, award-winning Battery Internal Short Circuit (ISC) Device to industrial, research, and design clients. Developed by NREL and NASA, the Battery ISC Device revolutionizes the way lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are evaluated so designs can be improved […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States. NREL analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in 48 states, finding that more than five million of the 18 […]
Berkeley Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a new study, Exploring Demand Charge Savings from Commercial Solar. This study is the second in a series addressing demand charge reductions from solar photovoltaic systems. It focuses specifically on commercial customer demand charges and follows an earlier studyabout residential demand charges. Commercial retail electricity rates commonly include […]
The Flex solution is a versatile, standardized energy storage platform for utility, commercial and industrial users.
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will use SMA’s power-conversion system for a 1-MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) — a premier wind-energy technology research facility. Using the proven RESolve energy storage system, the project will test various components of energy storage and educate […]
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential photovoltaic (PV) solar systems equipped with energy storage and quantifying previously unknown soft costs for the first time. The report, titled “Installed Cost Benchmarks and Deployment Barriers […]
NODES project teams will develop technologies that coordinate load and generation on the electric grid to create a virtual energy storage system.