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Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, uses power generated by a 1.65-MW Vestas wind turbine. Photo from Harvest the Wind Network.

Remote & Rural Communities Boosted By Distributed Wind Energy

Four-Year, Multilab Project Evaluates How Communities Can Safely, Effectively, and Efficiently Benefit from Distributed Wind Energy No roads lead to St. Mary’s, Alaska. To get there, most people boat down the nearby Yukon River, which is almost as wide as the village itself. That same route is used to bring … [continued]

Roasting Green Chile with the Power of the Sun

Greener approach to a New Mexican staple opens possibilities for sustainable food roasting By Mollie Rappe Article courtesy of Sandia LabNews Every August and September the unmistakable pungent aroma of roasting green chile permeates the air across New Mexico and neighboring states. This delectable staple of regional cuisine is green in color, … [continued]

Argonne Study On Costs & Benefits Of New Transportation Technologies The Most Comprehensive To Date

A new Argonne study offers the most complete understanding yet of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle and how those costs vary by powertrain, from the conventional to the cutting-edge. Advanced vehicle technologies are sometimes more expensive to purchase than conventional technologies but often pay for themselves in reduced … [continued]

Meet The Marine Energy Atlas

The promise of marine energy is seemingly boundless — and thanks to a recently upgraded tool powered by new high-resolution data sets, users can pinpoint promising sites. Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) resource characterization team and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies … [continued]