Daily Archives: December 21, 2015

Texas Tech University mobile doppler radars provide unique wind measurements to multi-instrument DOE Field Campaign

By Paul Dvorak Over the past few years, Texas Tech University researchers have been collecting and analyzing dual-Doppler wind speed and direction data from operating wind plants using their unique Ka-band (TTUKa) mobile Doppler radars. Researchers have documented features of complex flow including turbine wakes, turbine-to-turbine interaction, wind speed ramps and small-scale gust/lull Read Full…

New Flow Battery Offers Lower-Cost Energy Storage

By U.S. DOE Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology that is projected to cost 60 percent less than today’s standard flow batteries. The post New Flow Battery Offers Lower-Cost Energy Storage appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Related posts: For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Research Tracking Nanoparticles Could Lead to Better Fuel Cell Technology

By McMaster University Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., have taken atomic-level images of individual nanoparticles during heating that could lead to improved fuel cell technologies at lower cost The post Research Tracking Nanoparticles Could Lead to Better Fuel Cell Technology appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Related posts: For more great articles: Solar…

NREL research advances photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen using molecular catalyst

By mmillikin Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. A paper on their work is published in Nature Materials. The PEC process uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The process requires special semiconductors, the Read Full Article Here…

U.S. Wind Power Passes The 70 GW Mark

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced a milestone for installed wind power in the U.S.: The country has passed the 70 GW mark. […] Read Full Article Here For more great articles: North American Windpower

SunPower Raises $400 Million In Debentures Offering

By Smiti Mittal Financial offerings by renewable energy companies are quite a hit globally these days. The latest example of the success that companies have been able to secure in raising funds is from the US-based solar panels manufacturer SunPower. SunPower recently raised $400 million by offering debentures. The financial instruments were offered Read Full…

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