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NREL in the Community

NREL takes pride in its world-class research, talented staff, sustainable campus, and results that positively impact our local, national, and global communities. There are many ways for those in our community to discover what we’re all about.

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NREL staff gives back to the community in a number of ways including volunteering for local organization such as Grid Alternatives. Grid Alternatives installs solar electric systems for low-income families throughout the state, providing families with needed savings and training Colorado workers for jobs in the growing solar industry. In 2015, NREL staff donated more than 200 hours of their time installing solar electric systems which saved 59 families more than $890,000. Photo courtesy of Grid Alternatives


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Information on Public Tours and Group Programs

Visit NREL's Education Center or call (303) 384-6565.

Community Access and Campus Maps

View the South Table Mountain main campus map to see the east entrance location for visitors.

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Education Center

Education Center

Through our group programs, we offer school programs, adult community programs and public tours to explore energy topics in depth.

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Corporate Responsibility

Community Involvement

We're passionate about our mission, living and working sustainably, and making positive contributions in our community. NREL's main campus is a model for environmental protection and sustainable building practices.

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Economic Impact

Economic Impact

NREL has a strong track record of providing economic benefits to our community through employment, business opportunities, and leadership programs.

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Questions or Comments?

Contact NREL Public Affairs
(303) 275-4090