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NREL publishes Landmark Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage Cost Breakdown

NREL publishes Landmark Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage Cost Breakdown

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a landmark report extensively detailing component and system-level cost breakdowns for residential PV solar systems equipped with energy storage. Though costs of solar systems are steadily decreasing while the economic viability of energy storage systems has increased significantly over the last several years, gaps remain in developing an in-depth understanding of...
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ERIGrid on Co-simulation and Integrated Laboratory Based Validation Methods

ERIGrid on Co-simulation and Integrated Laboratory Based Validation Methods

Smart grids link various types of energy technologies such as power electronics, machines, grids, and markets via communication technology, which leads to trans-disciplinary, multi-domain system. Simulation packages for assessing system integration of components typically cover only one sub-domain, while terribly simplifying the others. Co-simulation overcomes this by coupling sub-domain models that are described and solved within their native environments, using...
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NREL aiming for Superefficient Solar

NREL aiming for Superefficient Solar

  NREL researchers found a winning combination of materials to create a high-efficiency solar cell: a bottom layer of gallium arsenide and a top layer of gallium indium phosphide, the first practical III-V solar cell (referring to columns in the periodic table). With each layer capturing a different part of the solar spectrum, NREL pushes the boundaries with four and...
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VITO contributes to detailed Solar Map of Flanders

VITO contributes to detailed Solar Map of Flanders

Many owners of buildings could benefit from a sunny roof by using solar panels or a solar boiler, yet do not realise the opportunity they are passing up. The Solar Map of Flanders, one of the regions in Belgium, shows how well a roof is ranked as a source of solar energy and how much a solar installation would cost...
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DERlab General Assembly Welcomes TNO as New Member and Prof. Graeme Burt as New Spokesperson of the Association

The DERlab Association held its annual General Assembly on 22 March, 2017, in Arnhem (NL) to report on the work of the association, consider members’ advances in their laboratory capabilities, and discuss key areas of future activity through international opportunities and the association’s working groups. The event provided a vibrant programme with lab tours to the facilities of DERlab members...
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ETIP SNET selects over 200 Experts to take an Active Part to its Working Groups

ETIP SNET selects over 200 Experts to take an Active Part to its Working Groups

ETIP SNET launched a call for experts in January and has attracted over 400 applicants. 200 experts were selected as direct and full members and another 200 as observer by the Working Group Chairs and the Executive Committee (ExCo) to define Europe´s RD&I priorities towards Energy Transition. The experts come from a wide range of organisations and research institutions with...
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