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About NREL

At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.

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NREL Quick Facts

13

Research Programs

13 programs

Funding

$380 million*

Funding history

800+

Technologies for Licensing

More than 800

R&D 100 Awards

57

Campus Size

327 acres — Golden campus

305 acres — National Wind Technology Center

Employment

1,721 fulltime employees

678 visiting researchers, interns, and contractors

College Degrees Held by Staff

2,634

Countries Represented on Staff

55

*Fiscal year 2014 forecast