National Lab Opens New Systems Engineering Building

National Lab Opens New Systems Engineering Building

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) opened a new Systems Engineering Building, which will make possible more capabilities for researchers to tackle challenges in grid modernization, buildings efficiency and renewable energy integration. The LEED Gold-certified facility houses power grid and buildings control … 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…

Grid Forecasting Tool Combines 5 Different Models

Grid Forecasting Tool Combines 5 Different Models

A new tool that forecasts future electricity needs has been developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Performance of the Power Model Integrator tool was tested against five commonly used forecasting models processing a year’s worth of historical power … 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…

DOE Finds Illuminance Degradation at Border Patrol Lighting Retrofit

DOE Finds Illuminance Degradation at Border Patrol Lighting Retrofit

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released an updated report on its lighting evaluation project along the US-Mexican border in Yuma, Arizona, LEDs Magazine reports. In February 2014, DOE installed six LED-based area luminaires on three poles to evaluate their performance in an environment … Read more…

Building Software Created by National Lab is Licensed to Private Firm

Building Software Created by National Lab is Licensed to Private Firm

An un-named Connecticut firm recently licensed Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Volttron software platform for managing building energy use, according to the PNNL. The open source software was created to meet the need to integrate renewable energy generation, energy storage and electric vehicles into building energy … Read more…

PNNL: China Building Codes Could Cut Energy Use by 22%

PNNL: China Building Codes Could Cut Energy Use by 22%

China can build its way to a more energy efficient future — one house, apartment and retail store at a time — by improving the rules regulating these structures, according to a study by the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL scientists at … Read more…

Energy Department Unveils Fuel Cell Analysis Data Center

Energy Department Unveils Fuel Cell Analysis Data Center

The Energy Department has unveiled a national secure data center dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the its Energy Systems Integration Facility located at NREL in Golden, Colo. The National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center allows industry, academia, … Read more…

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