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Researchers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory have designed a new air conditioner that uses both evaporative cooling and a liquid desiccant to remove moisture. Engineers believe it could use up to 90% less energy than conventional air conditioners in humid areas.
Date: 06/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: HVAC
NREL presents a new and potentially cheaper method for making electrochromic windows which can help reduce the energy use of buildings.
Date: 12/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Launches Four Partnership Projects to Move Solar Products to Commercial Scale
Date: 01/20/2010
Tags: ARRA, DOE, NREL, solar
The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010
Global Solar Energy is the first company to exceed 13 percent efficiency of thin film solar power modules.
Date: 02/25/2010
Type: News
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, have made a yellow-green LED that could be combined with other colored LEDs to yield white light, potentially increasing efficiency by 20 percent.
Date: 04/12/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, NREL
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced a study looking at available renewable energy sources and potential of all 50 states. Economic and market constraints will ultimately determine which renewable methods might be used.
Date: 08/08/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has selected Hewlett Packard and Intel to provide what it says will be the world’s most energy efficient data center.
Date: 09/07/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
The National Renewable Energy Lab has created a new site that tracks economic activity in clean energy and publishes the data transparently.
Date: 12/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Planar Energy has developed a printing method for solid-state lithium-ion batteries that could improve the stability and lifetime of batteries used in electric vehicles.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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