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Electricity Transmission and Distribution Success Stories

These success stories highlight some of the effective licensing and partnership activity between laboratories and industry in the area of Electricity Transmission and Distribution.

2 Success Stories
CategoryTitle and AbstractCompany / LaboratoriesDate
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

NREL has joined forces with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop a plug-and-play technology that will result in newly connected solar generation being automatically "discovered" and configured by the main generation control system. NREL will perform a review of communications protocols to identify important protocols that the plug-and-play solar microgrid controller must be compatible with. CSIRO will also collaborate with... read more


Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society are working with NREL at the ESIF on the Little Box Challenge, an open competition challenging engineers to build smaller power inverters for use in photovoltaic (PV) power systems.


Up to 18 finalists in the Challenge will be invited to bring their inverter to the ESIF in 2015 for testing and evaluation against the contest parameters. NREL’s world-class researchers will use the state-of-the-art capabilities of the... read more