United States solar remains besieged by underperformance issues as capex costs increasing
Utility-scale solar in the US remains plagued by underperformance issues as capex expenses have actually increased for the "first time in decades".
Jun 15, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, USA, NREL, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, BloombergNEF, North America, pvel, kWh Analytics, lss usa, module degradation, p50 estimates
Researchers produce highest efficiency 1-sun solar cell
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) produced a solar cell with a record 39.5% performance under 1-sun global illumination. This is the highest possible effectiveness solar cell of any type, measured using typical 1-sun conditions.
May 23, 2022 // Technology, USA, NREL, solar cell, North America, Myles Steiner
Scientists progress renewable hydrogen manufacturing approach utilizing perovskite materials
Perovskite products may hold the potential to play an important duty in a procedure to create hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to an analysis from researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
May 11, 2022 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, hydrogen, perovskite
United States DOE announces 20 finalists for its American-Made Solar Prize, cash prizes as well as assistance supplied
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has revealed the 20 finalists moving forward in its American-Made Solar Prize Round 5, which will certainly see 10 hardware-focused and also 10 software-focused teams relocate via to the following round and also get cash prizes.
Apr 29, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, USA, NREL, North America, Hardware, doe, software, america-made solar prize
Scientists choose exactly how to prove out perovskite panels for space power
Perovskites, which have revealed enormous potential as a new semiconductor for solar cells, are gaining interest as well as a prospective next-generation technology to likewise power spacefaring objectives.
Apr 19, 2022 // Technology, NREL, solar cells, perovskites, Ahmad Kirmani
NREL's storage projections for 2050
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) last report on the future of storage provides "key learnings" from a series of six extensive research studies.
Apr 19, 2022 // Storage, Market Research, USA, NREL, North America, lithium-ion battery
Research reveals factors limiting the voltage of polycrystalline CdSeTe solar cells
So far, solar cells based on polycrystalline cadmium selenide telluride (CdSeTe) have actually shown some crucial constraints, despite their low construction costs as well as useful qualities. Most notably, these solar cells display higher voltage losses than other mature photovoltaic or pv innovations (crystalline silicon, for example) as well as this considerably hinders their efficiency and also performance.
Mar 30, 2022 // Technology, NREL, Arizona State University, Colorado State University, CSU, CdSeTe solar cells, ASU, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Arthur Onno
UL, NREL reveal DERs cybersecurity report, call for industry standards to protect against threats
Safety as well as certification company UL and the United States Division of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have actually released a report into the cybersecurity people interconnected grid side devices and inverter-based resources that requires safety criteria to be developed to counter potential threats.
Mar 9, 2022 // Grids, USA, NREL, North America, ders, cybersecurity, standards, Kenneth Boyce
United States Researchers Pursue 5 cents/ kWh Energy Cost Goal with New CSP System
The Department of Energy has granted $2 million to NREL to develop a prototype CSP system that can harness energy potentials of molten salts. This is the very first time that the federal government is leveraging the energy storing power of molten salts; besides proceeding research on particles.
Feb 17, 2022 // Technology, NREL, Renewable Energy, Concentrated solar power, department of energy, csp, molten salts, salt particles
NREL partners International Code Council to streamline property solar permitting in the United States
A new partnership in between the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the International Code Council (ICC) will certainly aim to enhance the adoption of software that instantly authorizes permits for rooftop solar systems.
Jan 13, 2022 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Rooftop PV, USA, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, North America, software, SolarAPP+, The International Code Council
Scientists discover method to improve perovskite performance and stability
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and affiliated organizations throughout the country have actually strengthened the performance of perovskite solar cells by as high as 16%.
Nov 30, 2021 // Technology, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, Kai Zhu
New Reports From NREL Document Continuing PV and PV-Plus-Storage Expense Declines
Prices Continue to Fall for Residential, Commercial, and also Utility-Scale Solar as well as Power Storage Systems
Nov 18, 2021 // Market Research, NREL, Vignesh Ramasamy
NREL scientists aim toward energy efficiency rather than lasting storage space
Incorporating energy performance procedures can minimize the amount of storage needed to power the nation's buildings completely with renewable energy, according to evaluation carried out by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Nov 4, 2021 // Technology, Storage, USA, NREL, North America, doe, efficiency
NREL: Cost of solar, energy storage in US dropped across all segments from 2020 to 2021
The installed cost of solar PV, solar-plus-storage and standalone battery energy storage in the US was minimized across all market segments in between 2020 and also 2021, with the largest decrease seen in the utility-scale segment.
Nov 4, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, USA, NREL, LCOE, solar-plus-storage, North America, modelling, benchmark cost, cost reduction, dc-coupling, levelised cost of energy, national labs
Researchers find another means to sequester lead in perovskite solar cells
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and North Illinois University (NIU) have successfully avoided lead from running away damaged perovskite solar cells. The research initiative is their most current work in resolving concerns concerning possible lead toxicity.
Nov 1, 2021 // Technology, NREL, solar cells, perovskite, Kai Zhu, Northern Illinois University, NIU, Fei Zhang, Jinhui Tong