Energy Production & Efficiency
PNNL researchers have developed technologies that are advancing the safe, reliable, and efficient production of power from renewable resources, such as geothermal, hydropower, marine hydrokinetics, solar, and wind. Inventions range from improving the efficiency of geothermal power plants, while simultaneously extracting minerals and critical materials, to developing better materials and usage models for solar panels. We’re also helping to make our nation’s buildings smarter and less expensive to operate. One example is the Retro-Commissioning Sensor Suitcase technology. This award-winning innovation offers up to 10 percent of energy cost-savings opportunities annually. Check out our entire portfolio of available technologies.