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September 12, 2013
Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies

Following Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Energy Department today announced the unveiling of a one-of-its-kind national secure data center dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located at NREL in Golden, Colorado.

September 12, 2013
VIDEO: Secretary Moniz Dedicates Clean Energy Research Center

Watch Secretary Moniz's remarks at the opening of the new Energy Systems Integration Facility -- a site aimed at overcoming generation, transmission and distribution issues that will help support clean, renewable energy technologies.

September 11, 2013
DOE Community-/Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop

This interactive workshop will walk participants through five steps to help tribes understand the process for and potential pitfalls of developing community- and facility-scale renewable energy projects. Attendees will learn how the development of a renewable energy project could further a tribe’s goals, and hear from other tribes about their experiences.

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
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

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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
University of Colorado-Boulder Researches Solar-Thermochemical Hydrogen Production

Highly efficient hydrogen production technology with minimal water requirements.