in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

During a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., on Wednesday, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz dedicated the new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).

According to the DOE, the new research facility will focus on helping manufacturers, utilities, and public- and private-sector researchers overcome the challenges of integrating clean energy and energy efficiency technologies into the nation's energy infrastructure. The ESIF will tackle generation, transmission, distribution and end-use challenges to advance renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy storage batteries, microgrids and next-generation building technologies.

In addition, the new ESIF data center will house Peregrine, the newest DOE supercomputer. The DOE says Peregrine will further strengthen NREL’s modeling and simulation capabilities to support fully integrated energy systems. By pairing this capability with the facility’s interactive hardware-in-the-loop system, the DOE says researchers and manufacturers can test their products at full power and real grid load levels.







Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Canwea_id1984
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Renewable NRG_id1934