Stories with the tag: Energy Efficiency
PNNL will manage the newly formed Lightweight Materials National Lab Consortium or LightMAT – a network of nine national labs with technical capabilities that are highly relevant to lightweight materials development and use.
Release Date: 1/21/2016
PNNL and its partners are developing a unique way to balance the increasingly complex power grid: an incentive-based coordination and control system for distributed energy devices such as rooftop solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles.
Release Date: 12/15/2015
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington State University and the University of Washington are teaming develop and test transaction-based controls where buildings and equipment “speak” to each other to better manage energy use to save energy, money and be responsive to the needs of the power grid.
Release Date: 10/30/2015
New facility houses unique suite of capabilities in advanced power grid, buildings efficiency and renewable energy integration for research and industry demonstrations.
Release Date: 8/19/2015
Smart grid technologies and approaches can improve energy efficiency and possibly reduce power costs, according to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project’s final report.
Release Date: 7/9/2015
Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with additional research, according to new study.
Release Date: 3/4/2015
Heat pump water heaters are an energy-efficient alternative to conventional electric resistance water heaters. Now research shows heat pump water heaters can also reduce an entire home’s energy use — if they’re connected to the appropriate ducting.
Release Date: 1/6/2015
A wealth of natural gas replaces not just high-carbon coal, but power that is lower in greenhouse gas emissions as well.
Release Date: 10/15/2014
Commercial buildings could cut their heating and cooling electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy-efficiency controls, PNNL researchers found.
Release Date: 5/23/2014
Four southeast Washington leaders in advancing science education have formed the Mid-Columbia STEM Education Collaboratory.
Release Date: 5/13/2014