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NREL research earns 3 prestigious R&D 100 Awards
Date:7/9/2013

A new energy-efficient approach to building occupancy detection, a better way to detect heat loss in electric-vehicle batteries and a high-efficiency silicon solar cell all developed or advanced at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been named among this year's most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.

"These R&D 100 awards honoring our work in solar, vehicles and energy efficiency demonstrate how NREL research produces results that can be moved to the marketplace," NREL Director Dan Arvizu said. "Investments in energy research and development create jobs in America while also advancing the goal of a clean energy future."

"My sincere congratulations to the winners of this year's R&D 100 Awards," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. "The scientists and engineers who developed these award-winning technologies at the cutting edge facilities across our national labs are keeping Americans at the forefront of the innovation community and assuring our nation's economic competitiveness and national security."

The three prestigious awards, known in the research and development community as "the Oscars of Innovation," bring to 55 the number of R&D 100 awards that NREL has won since 1982.

IPOS Adds Eyes and Brain to Occupancy Detection

NREL's Image Processing Occupancy Sensor (IPOS) hangs from ceilings in office buildings and retail stores, combining an inexpensive camera with computer vision algorithms that can recognize the presence of human occupants. It's the first fundamental change in occupancy detection in decades, adding optics to what had been merely motion detection.

IPOS can detect with greater accuracy the number of people in an area, spots where there are no people, the level of illuminance, and other variables.

"People have been playing with using image processing for occupancy detection for quite a while," said NREL Senior Engineer Larry Brack
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Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

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