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December 15, 2011

NREL Scientists Report First Solar Cell Producing More Electrons In Photocurrent Than Solar Photons Entering Cell

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited with photons from the high energy region of the solar spectrum.

December 13, 2011

NREL Employees Recognized by Industry Peers

Trade media and industry groups recently have honored several employees at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for contributions to advancing renewable energy research and furthering their professions.

August 4, 2011

NREL Director Dan Arvizu Appointed to National Science Board

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's appointment of Dan Arvizu, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, to a seat on the National Science Board.

June 20, 2011

NREL's Jerry Olson Wins Prestigious Cherry Award from IEEE

A physicist from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) who was a pioneer in multi-junction solar cells for use in outer space and on Earth has been awarded the prestigious Cherry Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

June 7, 2011

Ruth Douglas Miller Named One of the Top 150 Scientists in Kansas' History

Ruth Douglas Miller, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and Wind Powering America's Wind Applications Center lead at Kansas State University, was added to the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative's list of the state's top 150 scientists.

May 6, 2011

NREL Employees Honored for Advancing Industry

Professional organizations recently honored four employees from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for advancing renewable energy research and furthering their professions

May 2, 2011

NREL Earns Federal Technology Transfer Accolades

A technology from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for depositing crystalline silicon onto inexpensive substrate materials has been recognized with a 2011 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium

April 4, 2011

Stantec Receives Engineering Industry's Highest Honor for DOE/NREL's Research Support Facility

Stantec's engineering design and sustainability consulting for one of the country's largest highly efficient buildings—the Research Support Facility (RSF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. —was recognized with a national Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) on Friday, April 1.

March 29, 2011

NREL Fellow Honored for 'Chemistry in the Public Interest'

Dr. Arthur J. Nozik, senior research fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will be awarded the Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest, from the American Chemical Society's Northeastern Section at Harvard University on April 14.

March 1, 2011

NREL Engineer Honored with Distinguished Speaker Award

NREL's John Rugh is one of five recipients of the 2011 Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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