Continuum Magazine is the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's quarterly publication that showcases the laboratory's latest and most impactful clean energy innovations and the researchers and unique facilities that make it all happen.

The Utility-Scale Future

Issue 1

Continuum Magazine

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New Facility to Transform U.S. Energy Infrastructure

New Facility to Transform U.S. Energy Infrastructure

The nation's electricity infrastructure needs an overhaul. NREL's newest research facility will lead the way.

Wind Innovation Enables Utility-Scale

Wind Innovation
Enables Utility-Scale

NREL research will enable wind energy to make major contributions to meeting the nation's electrical demand.

Leading Solar Expertise-A Launch Pad to the Future

Leading Solar Expertise—
A Launch Pad to the Future

NREL is speeding solar devices from the lab to utility-scale operation.

Paint it Black: One-Step Etch Cuts Solar Cell Costs

Paint It Black: One-Step Etch Cuts Solar Cell Costs

NREL's technique provides the solar cell manufacturing industry with a quicker, cheaper way to produce large volumes of high-performance PV devices.

Renewable Energy on the Front Lines

Renewable Energy on the Front Lines

In the war on energy waste and pollution, NREL is helping the military create new systems to power vehicles and base facilities with clean energy.

Integrating Wind and Solar on the Grid—NREL Analysis Leads the Way

Integrating Wind and Solar on the Grid—NREL Analysis Leads the Way

NREL studies confirm big wind, solar potential for grid integration.

Interoperability is Key to Smart Grid Success

Interoperability Is Key to Smart Grid Success

NREL engineers provide leadership and support in the development of interoperability standards.

Big Wind Turbines Require Infrastructure Upgrades

Big Wind Turbines Require Infrastructure Upgrades

National Wind Technology Center now home to three multi-megawatt wind turbines.