DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

Wind power in the country took off in 2016, according to the new annual Wind Technologies Market Report prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and published by the US Department of Energy this month. The US added 8,203 megawatts of wind power last year … Read more…

3 Projects at Lawrence Berkeley Lab Could Save $2B Annually

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory this week announced three research projects that aim to reduce the energy consumption of electrical devices, according to The Daily Californian. The goal of the projects are to increase plug load efficiency which, the story says, represent 25 percent of … Read more…

Solar Energy Research Center Opens at Berkeley Lab

Solar Energy Research Center Opens at Berkeley Lab

The Solar Energy Research Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is officially open. Dubbed Chu Hall in honor of former US Department of Energy Secretary and Berkeley Lab director Steven Chu, the $59 million research center is Berkeley Lab’s latest addition to a … Read more…

US Wind Capacity Rebounds in 2014

US Wind Capacity Rebounds in 2014

After a lackluster year in 2013, cumulative wind power capacity in the United States grew by nearly 8 percent in 2014, bringing the total to nearly 66 GW, according to the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report released by the DOE and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. … Read more…

PNNL to Provide Technology Assistance to Small Clean Energy Firms

PNNL to Provide Technology Assistance to Small Clean Energy Firms

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been tapped as one of five national laboratories to lead the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV will help small clean energy firms get technology assistance from scientists, engineers and facilities within the … Read more…

8 DC Buildings Use BuildingIQ Energy Management

BuildingIQ has been selected by the District of Columbia Department of General Services (DGS) to deploy its cloud-based technology within eight of the District’s public buildings. BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization platform will automatically create a custom thermal model for each building and predict energy consumption, cost … Read more…

Applied Solar-Control Films Recommended for Single-Pane Clear Windows

Applied Solar-Control Films Recommended for Single-Pane Clear Windows

Solar-control retrofit films can provide significant cooling savings in commercial buildings, particularly when used in buildings that have single-pane clear windows and are located in warm climates with mild winters. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) was commissioned in 2012 by the General Services Administration (GSA) … Read more…

Lawrence Livermore Lab Gets 3MW Onsite Solar

Lawrence Livermore Lab Gets 3MW Onsite Solar

The US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) finalized a license agreement with Juwi Solar for an onsite solar electrical generation system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Juwi will design, engineer, install and finance a 3 MW fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic array on 10 acres … Read more…

On-Bill Energy Financing Boasts Low Default Rates

On-Bill Energy Financing Boasts Low Default Rates

As of January 2014, on-bill energy financing programs are operating or preparing to launch in the United States in at least 25 states, according to a new report “Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills: Market Updates and Key Program Design Considerations for Policymakers and Administrators.” … Read more…

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