Stories with the tag: Energy Efficiency
Highly insulating triple-pane windows keep a house snug and cozy, but it takes two decades or more for the windows to pay off financially based on utility-bill savings.
Release Date: 12/4/2013
Putting new super-efficient rooftop HVAC units in broad use would be about equal to taking 700,000 cars off the road each year in terms of saved energy and reduced pollution, according to a new PNNL study.
Release Date: 10/28/2013
PNNL is leading a $2.7-million project to develop a novel process to extract the lightweight metal magnesium from seawater. The process could ultimately make fuel-efficient transportation more affordable and expand the American magnesium market.
Release Date: 9/19/2013
A single advanced building control now in development could slash 18 percent – tens of thousands of dollars – off the overall annual energy bill of the average large office building, with no loss of comfort, according to a report by PNNL researchers.
Release Date: 6/18/2013
A licensing agreement may help speed up adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.
Release Date: 3/6/2013
PNNL will present some of its ARPA-E projects related to solar power, electric and natural gas vehicles, magnets, and heating and cooling at the 2013 Energy Innovation Summit, Feb. 25-27.
Release Date: 2/22/2013
Vorbeck Materials has licensed an enhanced battery technology that was developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and could reduce the time it takes to charge cell phones and other battery-powered devices.
Release Date: 1/30/2013
PNNL has been awarded $2.8 million to adapt its energy-efficient adsorption chilling system for field military bases. The system could use up to half as much diesel as today’s technology, which could also save soldiers’ lives by reducing attacks on troops who transport fuel in the battlefield.
Release Date: 1/24/2013
Today the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project will begin a two-year period of collecting energy use data from its 11 participating utilities, in order to evaluate how a smarter grid can help deliver electricity more efficiently to the region.
Release Date: 10/24/2012
A technology that has potential for integrating energy from wind and solar power onto the electricity grid has been licensed to a Washington state firm.
Release Date: 10/2/2012