Innovative discoveries and exceptional scientists and staff are recognized nationally and globally for NREL's premier research and development in renewable energy and energy efficiency. From science and technology to sustainability and leadership, NREL has garnered more than 100 awards, honors, and appointments in recent years demonstrating the laboratory's wide range of pioneering capabilities. This energy excellence fuels NREL's efforts to lead the nation toward a clean energy future.
Award-winning Science Known in the research and development community as "the Oscars of Innovation," NREL has won 52 R&D 100 Awards since 1982. R&D 100 Awards are presented to the 100 most important technological innovations of the year. The DOE and other government agencies and organizations also frequently recognize NREL for scientific and technical achievements.
Transferring scientific ideas into innovations and technologies are lauded for research impacts. Technology Transfer Awards honor excellence in transferring government-sponsored technologies to the public and private sectors.
Award-winning Scientists and Initiatives NREL researchers and staff receive prominent honors and appointments recognizing their contributions to science, professional associations, or to society. NREL's outreach and collaborative energy initiatives also gain honors for outstanding engagement with communities and organizations.