The Clean Energy Collection

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As renewable energy gains momentum, engineers will play an important role in building sustainable clean energy solutions. This collection highlights the latest research in solar, wind, and nuclear power.

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6 Advances in Wind Energy

April 07, 2021

Wind energy is the fastest growing sector of energy production. Here are five advances for the technology.

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How 5 Countries Work Toward Decarbonization

March 10, 2021

Global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize are spotty, with European nations showing the most progress.

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Entrepreneurs Look to Small-Scale Nuclear Reactors

March 02, 2021

Nuclear power has traditionally been built in very large chunks. Some experts believe there are advantages to building small, modular reactors.

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Energy Blog: Hydrogen Straight from the Earth

February 16, 2021

It is the most abundant element in the universe but needs to be freed from chemical bonds before it can become a fuel. However, in some locations, hydrogen bubbles up naturally.

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QUIZ: What Do You Know About Rural Electrification?

February 05, 2021

We tend to take electricity for granted, but there was a time when most American farms lacked electric power. Test your knowledge of rural electrification.

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The Solar Explosion

January 21, 2021

How did photovoltaics transform from being an expensive, niche electricity source to the least costly power on the grid? It took a triumph of industrial engineering.

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Energy Blog: Clean Energy Infrastructure Can Be a Win for Rural Areas

January 06, 2021

A plan of action against climate change can bridge the rural-urban divide by bringing opportunities to places eager for jobs and economic growth while helping the nation meet decarbonization targets.

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Hydrogen Evolution or Revolution?

December 10, 2020

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. Engineers are working to overcome the challenges to producing hydrogen fuel at scale and adapting gas turbines to burn it.

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Podcast: NREL's Walt Musial Talks Offshore Wind

November 24, 2020

New market research shows offshore growth up 19 percent.

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Video: Technology Advances Solar Power

October 19, 2020

As the demand for cheaper and more sustainable energy grows, solar cell researchers are making technology breakthroughs that could lead to more efficient energy production.

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