Today at Berkeley Lab

EETD’s Adam Weber Honored With Tobias Young Investigator Award

Presented by the Electrochemical Society, the award recognizes outstanding scientific or engineering work, or both, in fundamental or applied electrochemistry by a young scientist or engineer. More>

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IPO/EETD Collaboration Featured in Innovation Magazine

The combined efforts of the Innovation and Partnerships Office and the Environmental Energy Technologies Division to commercialize the Rapid Building Energy Modeler (RAPMOD) and develop a new prototype for demonstration were highlighted in the fourth quarter issue of Innovation Magazine. More>

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Ashok Gadgil Receives the 2015 APS Szilard Award

The American Physical Society award honors Environmental Energy Technologies Division Director Ashok Gadgil for “applying physics to a variety of social problems and developing sustainable energy, environmental and public health technologies, as well as demonstrating how these could be scaled up, thus contributing to improved life for millions.” More>

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Microgrid Version of Distributed Energy Resource Software Now Available

A new version of the Lab’s Distributed Energy Resources – Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) is now available that incorporates new features for modeling microgrids. The model’s purpose is to minimize the cost of operating on-site generation and combined heat and power systems, either for individual customer sites or on a microgrid. More>

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Searching for Real-Time Measurements of Electric Grid Health

A new project that includes researchers from the Environmental Energy Technologies Division aims to give grid operators a futuristic, microsecond-to-microsecond measurement of the distribution lines using “microshynchrophasors.” More>

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Video Highlights Genentech’s Use of FLEXLAB for New Building

The biotech company is using EETD’s rotating structure to test for user comfort and utility for new, 250,000-square-foot building at their South San Francisco headquarters. More>

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EETD’s Sila Kiliccote Honored for Energy Leadership

As part of the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) program, run by the Department of Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative, Sila Kiliccote, leader of the Grid Integration Group in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, was recognized for her accomplishments in the area of research leadership at the annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium. More>

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Report Looks at Financial Impacts of Photovoltaics on Utilities

Prepared by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, report examines the potential impacts of customer-sited solar photovoltaics on electric utility profitability and rates. More>

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EETD’s Cohen Comments on China Pollution Affecting Fresno

Ronald Cohen of the Sustainable Energy Systems group says San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s research on whether plumes of pollution from China is worsening the air quality there detracts from the fight against more significant and local sources, such as diesel engines. More>

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Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities

Lab scientists use aerial imagery to create an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. More>

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