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News Archives - 2013

December 17, 2013

Bright Ideas Chase Investor Dollars at Forum

Annual Industry Growth Forum sponsored by NREL is where green technology seeks greenbacks.

December 5, 2013

NREL’s Industry Growth Forum Brings Together Energy Innovators

The Industry Growth Forum hosted by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and thought leaders to Denver. Last night, three companies where honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards.

October 24, 2013

NREL Researcher Honored with Hispanic STEM Award

A national organization devoted to getting more Hispanics into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), has honored a scientist at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with its annual Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

October 11, 2013

NWTC Wind Researcher’s Article Named in “Top 25” List by ScienceDirect

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) post-doctoral researchers have a reputation for doing some incredible, high-caliber work. One name in particular has been circulating around the research world like wildfire: Yi Guo.

August 28, 2013

NREL Battery Calorimeters Win R&D 100 Award

The award-wining Isothermal Battery Calorimeters, developed by NREL in collaboration with NETZSCH, are the only calorimeters in the world capable of performing the precise thermal measurements needed to make safer, longer-lasting, and more cost-effective lithium-ion batteries.

August 20, 2013

Deadline for NREL Director's Fellowships Approaching

The September 30 application deadline for scientists and engineers interested in participating in the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director's Fellowships program is quickly approaching.

August 19, 2013

Third Consecutive IEEE Cherry Award for NREL

Prestigious recognition goes to Keith Emery, whose testing and measurement lab sets the standard for credibility of solar efficiency claims.

August 5, 2013

Two New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently named Dr. Maria Ghirardi and Dr. Angelo Mascarenhas to its Research Fellows Council, the laboratory's top advisory council comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers.

July 8, 2013

NREL Research Earns Three Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

A new energy-efficient approach to building occupancy detection, a better way to detect heat loss in electric-vehicle batteries and a high-efficiency silicon solar cell – all developed or advanced at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.

June 24, 2013

NREL Reports 31.1% Efficiency for III-V Solar Cell

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Lab has announced a world record of 31.1% conversion efficiency for a two-junction solar cell under one sun of illumination.

June 19, 2013

NREL’s Keith Emery Awarded Prestigious Cherry Award

An engineer from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) whose testing and characterization laboratory brings credibility to the measurement of efficiency of solar cells and modules has been awarded the prestigious William R. Cherry Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

May 21, 2013

Energy Department Awards NREL Staff for Exceptional Achievement

At this year's Annual Merit Review, the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program honored four NREL staff for their outstanding achievements and technical contributions.

May 20, 2013

Baring-Gould Receives Champion Award from Women of Wind Energy

The award honors "an individual who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the field of renewable energy…as well as advocating for workplace practices that support women in a manner that fosters a path forward."

May 3, 2013

NREL Staff Recognized for Breakthrough Technologies

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year during its Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Awards.

April 17, 2013

Denver Post Names NREL as a Top Work Place

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been recognized by the Denver Post as a “2013 Top Work Place.” NREL is one of only 15 large Denver-area employers selected this year.

April 8, 2013

NREL Employees Lauded by Industry Peers

Employees of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) were recently recognized by industry peers for their work in grid integration, industry advancement and electrochemistry. NREL was also named an Outstanding Large Company by IEEE.

February 21, 2013

NREL Employees Honored by Industry Associations

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its employees have garnered new awards and recognition from industry groups for advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy research.

January 30, 2013

NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy 2013

Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a leadership program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and financing. Leaders in government, communities, non-profits and the private sector are eligible.

January 14, 2013

NREL Research Fellow Howard Branz Named Fellow of American Physical Society

A solar energy scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory who has done pioneering and breakthrough work on thin films and nanostructures, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

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