National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

U.S. Department of Energy Announces 1st Round of Community Energy Innovation Prize Winners for the…

23 Teams Will Move Forward in the American-Made Challenge Focused on Community-Based Innovation Leer en Español The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced 23 teams have won the CONCEPT Phase of the American-Made Community Energy Innovation Prize in the Clean Energy Ecosystem and Manufacturing Ecosystem Tracks. Each team has been awarded … [continued]

EV Chargers in front of Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, NC. Image by CleanTechnica.

Level 1 & Level 2 EV Charging Is Expected To Account For 80% Of All…

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory expects Level 1 and Level 2 charging to handle 80% of all EV charging duties by 2030. Sufficient energy from the electric grid may be needed to support 33 million EVs on the road by 2030. The majority (64%) of EV charging is estimated to … [continued]

This offshore wind consortium will help foster the education and training needed to equitably achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2023.

U.S. DOE Reports Chart Path for East Coast Offshore Wind to Support a Reliable, Affordable…

Study Finds Interregional Offshore Transmission Network Would Support Long-Term Growth of Atlantic Offshore Wind, Action Plan Identifies Immediate Steps and Extended Efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday released findings from the Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Study, a two-year study evaluating transmission options to support offshore … [continued]

NREL’s rail optimization software, ALTRIOS, is demonstrating how autonomous, battery-electric rail vehicles built by Parallel Systems reduce the energy and greenhouse gas emissions required to move freight by rail. Photo from Parallel Systems

NREL’s Rail Optimization Software Is Putting Freight Electrification on the Fast Track

Collaboration With Parallel Systems Quantifies Benefits of Autonomous, Battery-Electric Rail Vehicles For more than a century, American freight trains—responsible for moving a fifth of the nation’s cargo—have run nearly exclusively on carbon-based fuels. But that could change in the coming decade, as railways eye ambitious federal clean-energy goals that call for investment … [continued]