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NREL’s Interaction of Renewable Energy Sources on the Grid

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At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., Power Systems Engineering Department researchers like Mike Simpson and Adarsh Nagarajan have access to advanced immersive visualization technology for unprecedented data analytics. For example, in the 3D visualization room at NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), they can study data on a 3D power system profile timeline, depicting the interaction of renewable energy resources on the grid.

ESIF houses an unparalleled collection of state-of-the-art capabilities that support the development, evaluation, and demonstration of innovative clean energy technologies. Its specialty research capabilities include systems integration, prototype and component development, manufacturing and material diagnostics, and high-performance computing and analytics.

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