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September 11, 2013
New Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to Help Modernize the Grid

Today, Secretary Moniz is at the opening of an exciting new NREL facility that will house multiple experimental labs and test beds, including an interactive grid testing system.

September 3, 2013
CX-011089: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Low-cost, Highly Transparent Flexible Low-e Coating Film to Enable Electrochromic Windows with Increased Energy Savings
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 09/03/2013
Location(s): Colorado
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

August 19, 2013
EERE Success Story—Colorado: Isothermal Battery Calorimeter Quantifies Heat Flow, Helps Make Safer, Longer-lasting Batteries

Partnered with NETZSCH, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an Isothermal Battery Calorimeter (IBC) used to quantify heat flow in battery cells and modules.

August 7, 2013
At the National Renewables Energy Laboratory (NREL), scientists use the Insight Center Collaboration Room to examine and interact with their data. In this simulation, the room is converted into a virtual wind tunnel, allowing scientists to study the complex, turbulent flow fields around wind turbines. 

Pictured here, NREL Senior Scientist Kenny Gruchalla examines the velocity field surrounding a wind turbine, using a 3-D model projected onto the center's 16-by-8 foot wall. The simulation helps scientists better understand flow patterns, and further, how turbines can better avoid gearbox failures. <a href="" target="_blank">Learn more about the Insight Center Collaboration Room</a>. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Photo of the Week: Eye-to-Eye with a Wind Turbine

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

July 29, 2013
View of the evaporation pond (right center) on the tailings pile with the forced-air evaporators running. The extraction wells are between the pile and the Colorado River, which can be seen in the lower left.
DOE Moab Site Cost-Effectively Eliminates 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Ground Water

Grand Junction, CO ― The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has extracted 200 million gallons of contaminated ground water from the Moab site in Utah as part of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project.

July 26, 2013
EERE Success Story—University of Colorado-Boulder Researches Solar-Thermochemical Hydrogen Production

Highly efficient hydrogen production technology with minimal water requirements.

July 24, 2013
Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda

Downoad the agenda for the Office of Indian Energy's Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop, which will be held September 18-20 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, Colorado.

July 24, 2013
Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Workshop to be Held in September

Tribal leaders and staff are invited to attend this interactive workshop that will walk through the five steps of developing and financing community- and facility-scale projects on tribal lands.

July 23, 2013
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently developed a new smart occupancy sensor that adds optics to what had only been a motion detection before. The new sensor combines an inexpensive camera with a high-speed microprocessor and algorithms to detect movement and human presence in a room with an accuracy of more than 90 percent -- an advancement that could lead to enormous energy savings in commercial buildings. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
R&D 100: Smart Sensors Mean Energy Savings

As part of our coverage on this year's R&D 100 awards, we're profiling a new smart sensor developed by NREL researchers that could help commercial buildings save on lighting and ventilation costs.

July 16, 2013
Workshop guest speaker Bill Cornelius of Oneida Seven Generations Corporation discussed the tribal renewable energy project development and finance process in action. Photo by John De La Rosa, NREL
Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project Development Decisions

Twenty participants from 13 Tribes participated in a Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop hosted by the Office of Indian Energy July 9-11.