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2016 Feature Stories

The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

April 2016

Researcher's Love for Science Starts with a Bang and Continues to Sizzle

Researcher's Love for Science Starts with a Bang and Continues to Sizzle

NREL research fellow and chief scientist Dave Ginley's passion for science began at an early ageā€”and continues to burn.


March 2016

NREL Supports Native American Tribes in Clean Energy Transformational Leadership

NREL Supports Native American Tribes in Clean Energy Transformational Leadership

From the subzero tundra in Alaska to the Southwest, NREL is partnering with Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages to advance clean energy goals.

LDRD Program Gives NREL Researchers Path Toward Innovation

LDRD Program Gives NREL Researchers Path Toward Innovation

Funding source provides scientists with method to propel progress forward.

Colorado School Earns Return Trip to National Science Bowl

Colorado School Earns Return Trip to National Science Bowl

Ridgeview Classical Charter School scores convincing victory at Colorado Science Bowl to secure trip to national competition.


February 2016

Claims for Solar Cell Efficiency Put to Test at NREL

Claims for Solar Cell Efficiency Put to Test at NREL

Record numbers carefully vetted by scientists to assure accuracy.


January 2016

NREL Launches Sustainable Mobility Initiative, Joins CDOT Partnership

NREL Launches Sustainable Mobility Initiative, Joins CDOT Partnership

NREL initiative approaches sustainable transportation as an integrated system, where travelers and transportation resources are viewed as a dynamic network.

NREL's Cybersecurity Initiative Aims to Wall Off the Smart Grid from Hackers

NREL's Cybersecurity Initiative Aims to Wall Off the Smart Grid from Hackers

NREL is working with two-way power grid communications technologies, which can act like an independent "electricity-only Internet."


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