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The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. You may subscribe to receive weekly news features by e-mail or via RSS feed. NREL Features RSS Feed (XML)

2015

June 2015

Battery Second Use Offsets Electric Vehicle Expenses, Improves Grid Stability

Battery Second Use Offsets Electric Vehicle Expenses, Improves Grid Stability

NREL researchers are identifying strategies capable of offsetting expenses while helping utilities support peak electricity demands.

Colorado Students Secure in Science Knowledge

Colorado Students Secure in Science Knowledge

Ridgeview Classical Schools captured a 4-3 record at this year's National Science Bowl.

NREL Innovates Today for the Homes of Tomorrow

NREL Innovates Today for the Homes of Tomorrow

Researchers and industry partners collaborate in the Smart Power Lab on energy-saving technologies for the smart homes of the future.

May 2015

Rain or Shine, Students Keep Their Race Cars Going

Rain or Shine, Students Keep Their Race Cars Going

Teams from 17 Colorado middle schools competed in annual solar- and battery-powered model car race.

April 2015

The (Scientific) Flight of the Falcon

The (Scientific) Flight of the Falcon

NREL and Laufer employ "Houdini" to teach radar how to detect birds near wind power plants.

Assuring Solar Modules Will Last for Decades

Assuring Solar Modules Will Last for Decades

NREL heads international effort to toughen standards, ensure reliability of solar PV systems.

March 2015

NREL's Newest PE-Licensed Engineers Commit to Sustainability

NREL's Newest PE-Licensed Engineers Commit to Sustainability

Engineers travel the globe to help save energy, improve lives.

February 2015

NREL Science Crucial to Success of New Biofuels Plants

NREL Science Central to Success of New Biofuels Projects: DuPont-NREL Partnership Delivered Key Innovations for Large Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Iowa

DuPont-NREL partnership lowered costs, proved success, paved way to 30-million-gallon facility opening in Iowa.

January 2015

NREL's CelA Catalyzes Plant Cell Walls Faster

NREL's CelA Catalyzes Plant Cell Walls Faster

Enzyme from bacteria could lower prices for biofuels.

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