"The big benefit to all this is more production with lower feed and fuel costs," GeoSolarHeat CEO John Wolf said. "There are tremendous energy savings here, reduced ammonia, and happier and better quality birds. We pair our patent-pending monitoring and control system with NREL's TSC technology to constantly read data from multiple sensors (sunlight, temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, ammonia, motion, and sound and video) and control fans, dampers, and vents to optimize heat and provide readings and alerts to growers."
In a partnership recently honored with and R&D 100 award, NREL has teamed with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Intel to develop the innovative warm-water, liquid-cooled Peregrine supercomputer at the laboratory's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). The HP Apollo liquid-cooled supercomputing platform provides the foundation for numerical modeling and simulations, which allow scientists to gain new insights into a wide range of topics. With NREL's high performance computing (HPC) data center, 90% or more of the computer's waste heat is captured and reused as the primary heat source for ESIF offices and laboratory space. Read more about this highly successful partnership.
"When industry and NREL work closely together, great things happen," Farris said. "By partnering with NREL, commercial entities, along with other manufacturers, industry partners, and clean energy sector representatives, are able to reduce the risk of bringing innovative technologies to market faster and with more success."
Pilot Agreement Leading to More Partnerships with Industry Partners
NREL is making the partnership agreement process easier by serving as a
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