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Category: Press Releases

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Group NIRE in Partnership With Texas Tech Begins Testing for Wide Band Devices

Lubbock, TX, November 2018 — Group NIRE in partnership with Texas Tech University aims to improve the confidence in long-term reliability performance of Wide Band Gap (WBG) devices. Group NIRE’s strategy in making this improvement is through characterization, testing, and failure analysis. Read more

Group NIRE in Partnership with Texas Tech Researchers Gain Customer for Herold App

Herold Logo colorLubbock, TX, January 2018 — Crop Insurance Solutions begins using Herold weather forecasting application to better serve their farmers.

Larry Turner, Crop Insurance Solutions, said he’s most looking forward, “To be able to help my clients and farmers predict wind, hail and rain where they can better manage their crops and make better risk management decisions.”

Herold is an energy and weather forecasting application that was created by Dr. Read more

Energy Storage System Battery Commissioned
Group NIRE Commissions ESS Battery through ARPA-E Project Titled CHARGES

Lubbock, TX, November 15, 2017— Group NIRE installed Energy Storage System (ESS) battery at their field site located on Reese Technology Center on November 15. The ESS battery commissioning is in part of the Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-Scale Electricity Storage project that is funded by the Department of Energy. Read more


LUBBOCK, TX (November 9, 2017) – Group NIRE, hosted various industry partners, Texas Tech researchers and board members for a ribbon cutting event of the met tower commissioned at their field site located north of the Reese Technology Center. The event took place Thursday Nov. Read more

LUBBOCK, TX (August 1, 2017) – Group NIRE has selected Texas Tech University Graduate Student Shamsul Arefeen to help support them in a four-year project for the Department of Energy.

The DOE has selected Group NIRE and its partner DNV GL to test energy storage and distributed energy technologies. The project will be called “Cycling Hardware to Analyze and Ready Grid-Scale Electricity Storage (CHARGES).” Testing is expected to begin later this year. Read more

Gamesa wind turbine

Press Release by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind industry, has commissioned its first 60Hz G114-2.0 MW wind turbine prototype in the United States, in Texas.

The installation of the prototype was completed mid-March at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, triggering the start of the intensive process of validating and certifying the new turbine.

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GLEAMM wind turbine

LUBBOCK, TX (May 9, 2017) – The Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) has deployed a solar array at the Reese Technology Center to help students understand the relationship between solar energy and battery storage.

“Understanding this relationship will prepare students for the workforce as the electric grid becomes increasingly modernized,” Group NIRE CEO Mark Harral said. Read more

Energy Storage Systems

LUBBOCK, TX (January 31, 2017) – Energy Storage Systems is scheduled to test their breakthrough 400kWH Iron Flow Battery (IFB) this fall at Group NIRE’s facility.

Energy Storage Systems (ESS, Inc.) was launched in 2011 by a team with deep experience in fuel cells, electrochemistry, advanced material science, and renewable energy. Read more

Herold Logo colorLUBBOCK, TX (September 22, 2016) – Herold, a startup company founded by Texas Tech University and Group NIRE has won $100,000 in funding at the 2016 GLEAMM Challenge in Lubbock, TX.

The Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) Challenge is an energy technology competition where innovative Texas Tech University students, faculty and staff showcase their world-changing ideas to compete for funding. Read more

LUBBOCK, TX (September 1, 2016) – Texas Tech University and Group NIRE have partnered to create an energy weather forecasting application called Herold.

Herold uses state-of-the-art, high resolution spacing to provide customers in both the energy and agriculture industry with extremely detailed forecasts. What sets Herold apart is the spacing in which its forecasts are made. Read more

Hover Energy tested its transformative wind turbine technology in Lubbock, Texas at Group NIRE’s field site.

Press Release by Cision PRWeb

Group NIRE and Hover Energy, LLC (“Hover” or the “Company”) announced today that Hover tested its new wind turbine technology in real-world conditions with Group NIRE, in association with Texas Tech University.

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