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Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Phase 3 Gearbox 2 Test

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) was established by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2006; its key goal is to understand the root causes of premature gearbox failures and improve their reliability…
NREL
energy
data
GRC
NWTC
colorado
Boulder
turbines
Gearbox
Reiliability
Testing
Modeling
Dynamometer
analysis
fatigue
Submitted 05/02/2016 - 13:03 by Jonathan Keller

NREL Biomethane GIS Data

This dataset contains information about the biomass resources generated by county in the United States. It includes the following feedstock categories: crop residues, forest residues, primary mill residues, secondary mill residues, and urban wood waste. …
NREL
energy
data
Biomass
GIS
biomethane
shapefile
renewable energy
RE
United States
geospatial
Submitted 04/25/2016 - 14:49 by Nicholas Langle

India Direct Normal & Global Horizontal Irradiance Solar Resources

GIS data for India's direct normal irradiance (DNI) and global horizontal irradiance. Provides 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps and data for India. The 10-km hourly solar resource data were developed using weather satellite (METEOSAT) measurements…
NREL
energy
data
maps
India
renewable energy
RE
irradiance
GIS
solar
satellite
METEOSAT
solar modeling
analysis
direct solar irradiance
DNI
10-kilometer
shape files
Submitted 04/11/2016 - 11:53 by Anthony Lopez

Fleet DNA

Available online at www.nrel.gov/fleetdna the Fleet DNA clearinghouse of commercial fleet vehicle operating data helps vehicle manufacturers and developers optimize vehicle designs and helps fleet managers choose advanced technologies for their fleets…
NREL
energy
data
Fleet DNA
medium-duty vehicles
heavy-duty vehicles
commercial fleet vehicle operating data
vehicle manufacturers
vehicle operators
fleet managers
advanced vehicle technologies
data visualizations
commercial vehicle vocations
United States
on-line tool
transportation
analysis
Submitted 03/28/2016 - 16:51 by Julia Thomas

Transportation Secure Data Center

The Transportation Secure Data Center TSDC at https//www.nrel.gov/tsdc provides free access to detailed transportation data from travel surveys and studies conducted across the nation. It features millions of data points including second-by-second GPS…
NREL
energy
data
transportation
transportation data
transportation secure data center
global positioning system GPS data
travel studies
travel surveys
vehicle characteristics
road network
road grade
GPS
renewable energy
RE
Golden
colorado
spatial analysis
travel distance
speed
Department of Transportation
Submitted 03/28/2016 - 14:10 by Julia Thomas

Metering Best Practices Applied in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility: A Primer to the 2011 Measured and Modeled Energy Consumption Datasets

Modern buildings are complex energy systems that must be controlled for energy efficiency. The Research Support Facility (RSF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has hundreds of controllers -- computers that communicate with the building…
NREL
energy
data
energy conservation
consumption
utilization
mathematics and computing research
Research Support Facility
RSF
Golden
colorado
control strategy
energy modeling
electricity
resources
buildings
building systems
energy analysis
Submitted 03/25/2016 - 13:58 by Michael Sheppy

WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator

WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator) is an open-source wave energy converter (WEC) simulation tool. The code is developed in MATLAB/SIMULINK using the multi-body dynamics solver SimMechanics. WEC-Sim has the ability to model devices that are…
NREL
energy
data
MATLAB
SIMULINK
WEC-Sim
Wind and Water
SNL
Sandia
energy conversion
hydro
kenetic
simulation
simulation tool
software
wave energy
water power
power-take-off-system
Submitted 03/15/2016 - 10:20 by Michael J. Lawson

University of Oregon: GPS-based Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV)

A partnership with the University of Oregon and U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) data to compliment existing resource assessment data collection by the university.
NREL
energy
data
solar energy
wind energy
midc
meteorological
measurement
instrumentation
weather
outdoor
precipitable water vapor
PWV
water column
Oregon
Submitted 01/19/2016 - 16:45 by Afshin Andreas

Renewable Electricity Futures Study - Volume One

Renewable Electricity Futures Study - Volume One. This is part of a series of four volumes describing exploring a high-penetration renewable electricity future for the United States of America. This data set is provides data for the entire volume one…
NREL
energy
data
renewable energy
electricity
high-penetration of renewables
electricity future
Futures
bioenergy
geothermal energy
CSP
concentrating solar power
energy analysis
water power
wind energy
photovoltaics
Submitted 01/19/2016 - 16:01 by Debbie Brodt-Giles

Resource Reporting Methodology Analysis and Development of Geothermal Reporting Metric for GTO's Hydrothermal Program

The US Geological Survey (USGS) resource assessment (Williams et al., 2009) outlined a mean 30GWe of undiscovered hydrothermal resource in the western US. One goal of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is to accelerate the development of this…
NREL
energy
data
geothermal
RE
renewable
analysis
USGS
hydrothermal
geologic
geochemistry
case study
reporting
metric
geothermal links
Western United States
Drilling
power production
Submitted 01/19/2016 - 15:10 by Katherine Young