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Community Outreach

NREL supports our community in creating a clean energy future. We are committed to being a good neighbor in the local, national, and global community.

Photo of people touring an outdoor PV facility. Training Community Leaders About Clean Energy

We train community leaders in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing.

Photo of elementary students celebrating after a solar car race victory Inspiring Students to Solve Global Issues

From elementary school to advanced research, NREL's educational programs link students to the new energy future.

Photo of two people in business suits shaking hands. Boosting Small Businesses

We support small businesses with subcontracting and vending opportunities for small, disadvantaged, women-owned, HUBZone, and veteran-owned businesses.

Photo of a program occurring in the NREL Education Center Sharing Knowledge About Clean Energy

Open to the public, the NREL Education Center exhibits showcase technologies that generate clean electricity and fuels from domestic energy sources. We present public programs every month.