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2013-11-04 23:23:02

Performance Systems Development is the first commercial organization approved by National Renewable Energy Lab to deliver OpenStudio® training courses for building professionals, software developers, and utility administrators. Funded by the US Department of Energy, OpenStudio is a collection of cloud based software tools that supports an iterative process of design, simulation, and analysis to help building professionals model the energy and water usage performance of buildings....

2013-09-25 23:19:19

Report Charts Course Towards Reaching DOE SunShot Targets by 2020 Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) recently released a report, written with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative, that examines how to substantially reduce solar photovoltaic (PV) “soft” costs over the next eight years. The report, Non-Hardware “Soft” Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential...

2013-09-18 08:58:35

Production scale, not lower labor costs, drives China’s current advantage in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, according to a new report released today by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Although the prevailing belief is that low labor costs and direct government subsidies for PV manufacturing in China account for that country's dominance in PV manufacturing, the NREL/MIT study...

2013-09-11 23:00:42

Designed-built by SmithGroupJJR, JE Dunn Construction, is the nation’s leading renewable energy research laboratory. Golden, Colorado (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Today, the design and construction team of SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction celebrates the dedication of the new $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado. A model in sustainable design and energy efficient...

Solar Panel Wars: Study Shows How US Could Compete With China
2013-09-05 14:45:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists, publishing a paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, say they have found a way for the US to be a cost-competitor to China in the field of solar panel manufacturing. China is currently the world's dominant manufacturer of solar panels because of its low labor costs and strong government support. However, researchers at MIT and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have...

2013-07-17 23:26:24

HOMER Energy will convene Microgrid Deployment Forum 2013 in Cancun, Mexico, November 8 and 9, 2013, for the purpose of examining the business models, optimal technology mix, and critical steps necessary for deploying microgrids that are both technically and economically successful. This international forum will be the first microgrid conference to focus on the hands-on reality of creating microgrid projects – from identifying needs to optimizing design to lining up financing. Boulder,...


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