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August 7, 2013
At the National Renewables Energy Laboratory (NREL), scientists use the Insight Center Collaboration Room to examine and interact with their data. In this simulation, the room is converted into a virtual wind tunnel, allowing scientists to study the complex, turbulent flow fields around wind turbines. 

Pictured here, NREL Senior Scientist Kenny Gruchalla examines the velocity field surrounding a wind turbine, using a 3-D model projected onto the center's 16-by-8 foot wall. The simulation helps scientists better understand flow patterns, and further, how turbines can better avoid gearbox failures. <a href="http://www.nrel.gov/news/features/feature_detail.cfm/feature_id=2254" target="_blank">Learn more about the Insight Center Collaboration Room</a>. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Photo of the Week: Eye-to-Eye with a Wind Turbine

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July 29, 2013
View of the evaporation pond (right center) on the tailings pile with the forced-air evaporators running. The extraction wells are between the pile and the Colorado River, which can be seen in the lower left.
DOE Moab Site Cost-Effectively Eliminates 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Ground Water

Grand Junction, CO ― The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has extracted 200 million gallons of contaminated ground water from the Moab site in Utah as part of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project.

July 24, 2013
Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop Agenda

Downoad the agenda for the Office of Indian Energy's Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop, which will be held September 18-20 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, Colorado.

July 24, 2013
Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Workshop to be Held in September

Tribal leaders and staff are invited to attend this interactive workshop that will walk through the five steps of developing and financing community- and facility-scale projects on tribal lands.

July 23, 2013
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently developed a new smart occupancy sensor that adds optics to what had only been a motion detection before. The new sensor combines an inexpensive camera with a high-speed microprocessor and algorithms to detect movement and human presence in a room with an accuracy of more than 90 percent -- an advancement that could lead to enormous energy savings in commercial buildings. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
R&D 100: Smart Sensors Mean Energy Savings

As part of our coverage on this year's R&D 100 awards, we're profiling a new smart sensor developed by NREL researchers that could help commercial buildings save on lighting and ventilation costs.

July 16, 2013
Workshop guest speaker Bill Cornelius of Oneida Seven Generations Corporation discussed the tribal renewable energy project development and finance process in action. Photo by John De La Rosa, NREL
Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project Development Decisions

Twenty participants from 13 Tribes participated in a Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop hosted by the Office of Indian Energy July 9-11.

July 12, 2013
Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop

Presented by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program with support from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this interactive workshop will walk participants through five steps to help Tribes understand the process for and potential pitfalls of developing community- and facility-scale renewable energy projects. Attendees will learn how the development of a renewable energy project could further a Tribe’s goals, and hear from other Tribes about their experiences.

June 28, 2013
EIS-0450: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

TransWest Express 600 kV Direct Current Transmission Project in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada

June 21, 2013
This week, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) opened the Energy Systems Integration Facility, a new research center in Golden, Colorado, that will help boost the integration of clean energy technologies into the electricity grid. In the photo, NREL scientists Michael Crowley and Antti-Pekka Hynninen display some of the formulas they developed to speed calculations done by the software tool CHARMM by several orders of magnitude. Using NREL's new petascale supercomputer housed in the Energy Systems Integration Facility, they can simulate the motions of thousands of atoms, leading to greater understanding of how molecular models work. Want to learn more about the new research center? <a href="/articles/slideshow-tour-national-renewable-energy-lab-s-latest-research-center" target="_blank">Take a tour of the Energy Systems Integration Facility here</a>. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Photo of the Week: The Energy Systems Integration Facility

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June 20, 2013
Energy Department, NREL Announce New Research Center to Boost Clean Energy Technologies on a Smarter Grid

First Industry Partner, Advanced Energy Industries, Begins Testing Next Generation Solar Inverters