Alternative Energy

Novel, nontraditional, and emerging sources and technologies for harvesting, generating, storing, transmitting/transporting, and reusing energy.

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Operational Energy

Energy security and forward operating base self-sufficiency are not solely logistics issues; they also affect the safety of the Warfighter. Self-sufficient forward operating bases (FOBs) require fewer resupply convoys, which are vulnerable to insurgent attacks…

Articles

NREL, First Solar Celebrate Nearly 30 Years of Collaboration on Cadmium Telluride Solar Cell Research

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has more than 550 unique, active partners. One such partner is First Solar Inc.—a relationship that dates back to the early 1990s. NREL and First Solar, then called Solar…

Department of Energy Seeks Public Input Regarding Energysheds

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a request for information (RFI) regarding the concept of an “energyshed” and energyshed management systems. Given that the term “energyshed” is relatively new, DOE is seeking feedback on its…

Centrus Becomes First U.S. Licensed HALEU Production Facility

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved Centrus Energy’s request to make high-assay, low-enriched uranium fuel (HALEU) at its enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio. The plant is now the only licensed HALEU production facility in the United States. The U.S. Department…

Webinars

Energy Security

This webinar describes the sophisticated global setting where energy security, national security, and geopolitics intersect. People everywhere want abundant, reliable, clean, and affordable energy. Nation-states have a geopolitical identity and geopolitical aspirations for influence. Energy…

Small Nuclear Reactors – Project Pele

The Defense Science Board has identified energy as one of the main enablers of future military operations and has noted that military energy usage could grow significantly in the near future, outpacing improvements to alternative…

Power Beaming & Space Solar Innovation

Wireless power beaming is the transmission of electrical energy without a physical link. In a wireless power transmission system, a transmitter device, driven by electric power from a power source, transmits power across space to…

Events

3rd Annual Department of Defense (DoD) Energy and Power Summit

The 3rd Annual DoD Energy and Power Summit will focus on the technologies and policies necessary to support greater energy efficiency, resiliency, affordability, and environmental sustainability for the DoD for both fixed and mobile environments…

Technology Requirements and Innovation Awareness Days

At TRIAD events, companies will link directly to U.S. Combatant Commands Science & Technology Scouts who are tasked with finding solutions to the needs of the U.S. Warfighter and socializing those solutions with decision-makers in…

2021 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Technology Expo

The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting is an informative, educational, and networking event for attendees from every facet of nuclear science and technology. The Technology Expo will provide a glimpse into the applications of new technology…