Group NIRE, welcomes our new Control Engineer, Sanka Liyanage. Sanka is a control and robotic engineer. He specializes in industrial network control systems and mobile robots. He will be working in our growing, Wide Bandgap Testing facility, located at the Reece Center in Lubbock, Texas. We are so honored to have him join our team! Read more
Power electronics have taken an interesting turn toward the adoption of wide bandgap (WBG) devices such as GaN and SiC. While silicon still dominates the market, the emergence of GaN and SiC devices will soon direct technology toward new, more efficient solutions. Yole Développement (Yole) estimates that revenue from SiC devices will account for more than 10% of the market by 2025, while revenue from GaN devices will be more than 2% of the market by 2025. Read more
On September 28, 2018, President Donald J. Trump declared October to be National Energy Awareness Month.
During National Energy Awareness Month, we recognize the remarkable role American energy plays in producing more abundant, affordable, and reliable power for our Nation and the world. My Administration is reducing regulatory burdens on the energy sector, developing innovative energy technologies, and building new energy-related infrastructure. Read more
August will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start thinking about #AmericanWindWeek 2020! The week-long celebration of #windpower will showcase how wind is building a future powered by a strong economy and clean energy.
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Lubbock, TX (March 2020)
HackWesTX, a hackathon event run by Texas Tech University’s student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, took place over the weekend of March 7th. The event, which was held at the TTU Innovation Hub in Lubbock, TX, was sponsored by several companies local to Lubbock, including Group NIRE. Read more
Lubbock, TX (November 2019)
Group NIRE in partnership with Michigan Technological University and Sandia National Laboratories has been awarded the DOE – SETO Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS).
Michigan Technological University’s proposal titled “The Energizer Bunny: Dual-Use Photovoltaic and Pasture-Raised Rabbit Farms” has been granted funds by the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). Read more
LUBBOCK, TX (October 2019)
Group NIRE hosted over twenty industry leaders at their testing facility to highlight their current capabilities and encourage future collaboration. Key partners were also in attendance including individuals from Texas Tech University, South Plains College and General Electric.
The event took place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 11 AM to 2 PM at their field office within the Reese Technology Center. Read more
LUBBOCK, TX (June 2019)
Group NIRE’s team has developed an Energy Management system to monitor and control distributed energy resources (DERS) at their field site.
This system was created to assist in managing the Network Optimized Distributed Energy Resources (NODES) program that Group NIRE was awarded through ARPA-E in partnership with DNV GL. Read more
LUBBOCK, TX (May 2019) Together with Texas Tech University and PowerAmerica, Group NIRE has begun the research and development of a Wide Band Gap (WBG) dV/dt testbed. This testbed will increase the availability of dV/dt testing and will improve future testbeds for commercial use at the Group NIRE testing facility. This effort has been focused on pushing the limits of dV/dt testing in order to test these WBG devices at the extremes that they are capable of. Read more
LUBBOCK, TX (June 2018) General Electric completed testing at Group NIRE’s field site and calibrated their LiDAR.
Group NIRE Director of Project Development, Destiny Rosales said, “Group NIRE is excited that GE in partnership with DNV-GL have been utilizing our Remote Sensing Device Test Facility to calibrate equipment being used in the field. Read more
Dallas-Fort Worth news station, WFAA begins using the Herold application to assist their weather team.
Lubbock, TX (October 2018) WFAA is a Dallas—Fort Worth based news station that covers local news and produces weather forecasts for the area. Recently they have purchased a customized subscription package with Herold to assist their weather team. Read more
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