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DGAP-News: Sona Nanotech Engages MRIGlobal for COVID-19 Test Validation Studies

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:03pm

Founded in 1944 as an independent, non-profit organization, we perform contract research for government, industry, and academia.

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  • Founded in 1944 as an independent, non-profit organization, we perform contract research for government, industry, and academia.
  • MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, for the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • For more information, visit mriglobal.org
    Sona Nanotech Inc. is a nanotechnology life sciences firm that has developed multiple proprietary methods for the manufacture of various types of gold nanoparticles.
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Hunt Announces Founding Membership In NREL Perovskite Consortium

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 7:50pm

DALLAS, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT) announced today that it is a founding member of the new United States Manufacturing Advanced Perovskite (US-MAP) Consortium led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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  • DALLAS, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT) announced today that it is a founding member of the new United States Manufacturing Advanced Perovskite (US-MAP) Consortium led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
  • On April 29, 2020, NREL announced the formation of a US-based consortium for the development of metal halide perovskite manufacturing technologies known as US-MAP.
  • HPT has been engaged in metal halide perovskite solar cell development since 2013 and has partnered with NREL since 2014.
  • Hunt Perovskite Technologies specializes in the development of highly-stable and efficient metal halide perovskite materials for use in single-junction PV solar panels for the utility-scale market.

Three startups with solar and energy storage technologies selected for Shell GameChanger Accelerator™ Powered by NREL

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Shell GameChanger AcceleratorTM Powered by NREL (GCxN) today announced three new startups to participate in the program following a multistage competitive evaluation.

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  • The Shell GameChanger AcceleratorTM Powered by NREL (GCxN) today announced three new startups to participate in the program following a multistage competitive evaluation.
  • The new companies represent the programs third cohort, and are focused on enabling more efficient and effective solar and storage solutions.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200501005096/en/
    Three startups with solar and energy storage technologies selected for Shell GameChanger Accelerator(TM) Powered by NREL (Photo: Business Wire)
    The selected startups are developing perovskite solar panel materials, hybrid solar-thermal systems and large-scale energy storage solutions.
  • The Shell GameChanger AcceleratorTM powered by NREL (GCxN) is a multi-million dollar, multi-year program developed in collaboration between Shell GameChanger and the U.S. Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to discover and advance emerging clean technologies with the potential to dramatically alter the future global energy landscape.

News Release: NREL Helps Found Consortium to Boost Solar Perovskite Commercialization

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 2:46pm

Perovskite solar cells are a type of thin-film solar cell that have proven to be highly efficient at harnessing sunlight to generate electricity.

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  • Perovskite solar cells are a type of thin-film solar cell that have proven to be highly efficient at harnessing sunlight to generate electricity.
  • Perovskites have the potential to become a game-changer for solar and many other fields, said Martin Keller, director of NREL.
  • By combining our research efforts, this new consortium will bring this technology to market sooner than if we were all operating alone.
  • US-MAP has six major U.S.-based industry players as founding members: BlueDot Photonics, Energy Materials Corporation, First Solar, Hunt Perovskites Technologies, Swift Solar, and Tandem PV.

Beckett Solar Energy to offer Terra Pave high-albedo soil binding solution for Solar Industry that reduces dust-control costs in solar farms and produces albedo of snow

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

The albedo effect when applied to the Earth is a measure of how much of the Sun's energy is reflected back into space.

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  • The albedo effect when applied to the Earth is a measure of how much of the Sun's energy is reflected back into space.
  • Terra Pave is the WINNER of the AMERICAN-MADE SOLAR PRIZE ROUND 2 SEMIFINALIST from NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Energy USA).
  • He brought the idea to Yetkin Yildirim (President/CTO of Terra Pave International) who said, "we've got something like you're describing"!
  • Sharon Bailey Beckett is Managing Partner of Beckett Solar Energy, a six-year-old manufacturers' representative firm, marketing such brands as Mission Solar, RenewSys India and Terra Pave.

NREL Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:24pm

The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites.

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  • The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites.
  • The problem is known as light-induced phase-segregation, which occurs when the alloys that make up the solar cells break down under exposure to continuous light.
  • Boyd and co-author Jixian Xu are associated with University of Colorado-Boulder Professor Michael McGehees research group, which investigates perovskites at NREL.
  • But putting perovskites atop a silicon solar cell to create a multijunction solar cell could boost efficiency and bring down the cost of solar electricity.

NREL Industry Growth Forum Announces 2020 Presenting Start-Ups

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 5:48pm

Golden, CO, March 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 500 cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry representatives are expected to attend this years Industry Growth Forum, April 2930, in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Golden, CO, March 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 500 cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry representatives are expected to attend this years Industry Growth Forum, April 2930, in Denver, Colorado.
  • This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Industry Growth Forum.
  • Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the event has grown into the nation's premier clean energy investment forum.
  • The 2020 Industry Growth Forum presenting companies are:

NREL Helps Launch Geothermal Manufacturing Prize — Newest of American-Made Challenges

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:28pm

Golden, CO, Jan. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, with support from its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize , also known as the Geothermal Prize.

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  • Golden, CO, Jan. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, with support from its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize , also known as the Geothermal Prize.
  • The ninth prize in the NREL-administered American-Made Challenges series, the Geothermal Prize is a first-of-its-kind competition designed to spur innovation and address the manufacturing challenges of operating in geothermal environments.
  • As part of the American-Made Challenges series, the Geothermal Prize unites the worlds best-in-class research base with the unparalleled entrepreneurial support system of the American-Made Network.
  • Like other American-Made Challenges, the Geothermal Prize is a series of four progressive competitions that harness the rapid advances that additive manufacturing can provide in tool design, fabrication, and functionality.

Scottsdale Firm Saves Millions of Gallons of Water, Setting New Treatment Standard at LA City Hall East

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 1:58pm

NREL established pilot programs at a variety of facilities, including LA City Hall East.

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  • NREL established pilot programs at a variety of facilities, including LA City Hall East.
  • The East Hall, named James K. Hahn City Hall East after former mayor James K. Hahn, is home to the HVAC plant that supplies cooled water to East City Hall and the adjacent city hall building.
  • In the LA City Hall study, NREL reported a 19 percent reduction in make-up water and a nearly 66 percent decrease in blowdown.
  • Clients worldwide include NASA, Roche Molecular Systems, Los Angeles City Hall, Banner Health, Transwestern commercial real estate company and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Eaton Awarded $3 Million Solar Research and Development Grant by US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to Advance Solar Power and Clean Energy

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:22pm

Power management company Eaton today announced it has been awarded a $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to pursue research and development initiatives that enable more widespread adoption of solar power and energy storage.

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  • Power management company Eaton today announced it has been awarded a $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to pursue research and development initiatives that enable more widespread adoption of solar power and energy storage.
  • Thanks to this grant, we and our research partners can help make tomorrows energy systems more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable.
  • Eatons partners in this research project include: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, Pecan Street, Provo City Power and Commonwealth Edison.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office supports early-stage research and development to improve the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid.