National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awarded a 1-MW/1-MWh energy storage test project to Renewable Energy Systems, the UK-based firm with offices in Broomfield, Colorado, announced on February 22.

Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

The Stapleton neighborhood in Denver has the largest concentration of rooftop solar in the city. That’s why Xcel Energy is using its North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods for a $4 million, two-year pilot program  that will test the value of storing solar energy in banks of batteries, according to a February 15 report by the ABC-TV news affiliate, The Denver Channel.

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple has seen the future – and it involves both green energy and artificial intelligence. The Cupertino, California mega-tech company made two moves this past week that will drive its business forward more efficiently and cost-effectively.

‘Miniature’ Nuclear Plant Could Be Used for Energy Storage

In a major step toward the deployment of the next generation of advanced nuclear technology, Portland-Oregon-based NuScale Power has asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to approve (PROJ0769) the company’s small modular reactor (SMR) commercial power plant design – a nuclear reactor compact enough to be transported by a flatbed truck, according to a January 16 report by Futurism.

Idaho National Lab Goal Is to Improve U.S. Manufacturing Efficiency by 50 Percent

The Idaho National Laboratory has announced that it will help operate a new U.S. Department of Energy institute – the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute, or REMADE – which will investigate how to increase manufacturing efficiency, according to a January 5 report by the Idaho Falls Post Register.

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