Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

U.S. Invests $9.5 Million to Study the Social Dynamics of Large-Scale Solar Siting & Permitting

Research will identify innovative practices that benefit communities and facilitate solar deployment WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today invested $9.5 million in four new projects supporting social science research that examines the ways that siting practices can influence public attitudes toward and permitting of large-scale solar … [continued]

U.S. DOE Releases 1st-Ever Roadmap to Accelerate Connecting More Clean Energy Projects to the Nation’s…

Report Details Recommendations to Streamline Interconnection with Near- to Long-Term Solutions to Add Clean Energy Resources to the Transmission Grid and Boost Our Clean Energy Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new roadmap outlining solutions to speed up the interconnection of clean energy onto the nation’s transmission grid and … [continued]

NAWI Awarded Funding To Continue To Accelerate Research & Development For A Secure Water Future

A research consortium led by Berkeley Lab, along with three other national labs, will continue to lead a DOE desalination hub to drive innovation for sustainable water security The National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), which is led by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has … [continued]

NREL Collaborates on $15 Million Multilaboratory Efforts To Advance Commercialization of Carbon Dioxide Removal

Four DOE Projects Offer a Unified Approach to Measuring, Reporting, and Verifying the Removal of Carbon From the Atmosphere The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) tapped the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support a new $15 million research effort to improve the measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of carbon … [continued]

Solar On Businesses, Schools, & Other Non-Residential Buildings Affect Residential Adoption Trends

Previous research has shown that social influence can drive rooftop solar adoption. Research to date has primarily focused on influence between households, but certain forms of social influence may also exist between non-residential and residential installations. For example, an individual could decide to adopt after seeing solar panels installed at … [continued]

Sources/Usage: Public Domain. A screenshot of the US Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Database.

U.S. Department of Energy & U.S. Geological Survey Release Online Public Database of Large-Scale Solar…

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released the largest and most comprehensive database to date on large-scale solar energy projects in the United States. The U.S. Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Database (USPVDB) includes the location, size, and other characteristics of … [continued]

Berkeley Lab Launches The Power Reliability Event Simulator Tool

Accompanying technical brief demonstrates its use for evaluating the backup power performance of distributed solar+storage systems Most power interruptions are relatively short, typically lasting minutes to hours, but they are also unpredictable. Assessing the potential of solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage systems (PVESS) to mitigate these interruptions requires the … [continued]