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Energy Sciences Technology Analysis

To help meet the nation's needs for clean energy, inexpensive alternative fuels, and a healthy environment, researchers in NREL's Energy Sciences are improving our understanding of the science behind renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. These technologies include photovoltaics (solar cells), fuels and energy systems made from biomass (plants and waste products) and hydrogen, and advanced energy storage and transmission systems.

In this work, our scientific NREL staff conducts fundamental and theoretical research in advanced materials and processes that:

  • Convert the energy in light to electricity
  • Create new chemicals, fuels, and energy-efficient consumer products
  • Remove pollutants from earth, air, and water

Learn more about our Energy Sciences capabilities and current projects in these areas:

  • Advanced Concepts
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Crystal Growth and Devices
  • Energy Storage
  • Solid State Spectroscopy
  • Solid State Theory
  • Superconductivity

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Nate Blair

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