R&D World magazine presented the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with two of its annual R&D 100 Awards for research innovations.
Given annually, the R&D 100 Awards honor the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year and are chosen by an independent panel of judges. WTWH Media LLC, the Cincinnati-based publisher that oversees the awards, announced the winning NREL technologies:
- The reV Model: Unmatched Wind and Solar Generation Detail at Scale
NREL’s open-source Renewable Energy Potential (reV) model provides new wind and solar generation detail at scale to inform future clean energy systems. Leveraging geospatial modeling and high-resolution data sets, reV produces optimal renewable generation estimates based on a location’s intersection with atmospheric conditions, economics, local regulatory environment, and technological limitations.
- Simulation and Emulation for Advanced Systems (SEAS): Bridging the Gap Between Energy Transition Planning and Implementation
NREL’s Simulation and Emulation for Advanced Systems (SEAS) is the only software that simulates and validates energy transmission and distribution solutions across the buildings, transportation, and renewables sectors and the grid. SEAS lets you test “what if” scenarios to de-risk your options, helping you confidently move from planning to implementation.
It is the 74th R&D 100 awards since 1982 for NREL.
More information about all of NREL’s: R&D 100 Award winning research.