2013 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.
Five-megawatt dynamometer will accelerate the development of next-generation wind energy technologies.
Annual Industry Growth Forum sponsored by NREL is where green technology seeks greenbacks.
NREL earns new LEED-equivalent designation for sustainable landscaping.
NREL-developed test can detect tiny amounts of moisture and measure reliability, durability of water vapor barriers used in phones, solar panels, and organic light-emitting diodes.
Innovation by NREL and First Solar acquisition TetraSun wins a 2013 R&D 100 Award.
Energy audit tool developed with concept3D spots more energy savings for commercial buildings.
Lab teams with Energy Department and industry to bring consistency to the weatherization workforce.
A more resilient, cleaner, integrated system crucial for America's future, says Secretary Moniz.
National ASHRAE and AIA conferences in Denver bring hundreds to NREL's energy-efficient buildings.
Prestigious recognition goes to Keith Emery, whose testing and measurement lab sets the standard for credibility of solar efficiency claims.
Fifty-four students from across the country are tackling real-world problems in a summer internship program that benefits the nation, the lab, and the students.
NREL scientists join others to explore tiny crustacean's unique ability to turn wood into sugars in harsh environments.
Three-dimensional human-sized views give scientists clearer look at atoms, molecules, polymers.
Cooperative agreement with Toyota will enhance NREL's capability to support hydrogen and fuel cell research.
NREL's sustainability program supports the lab and community in leading the nation toward a clean energy future.
Image Processing Occupancy Sensor combines camera and microprocessor to save money, relieve occupant frustration.
Solar and lithium-ion powered vehicles blaze down the tracks despite clouds overhead.
Middle East kingdom poised to devote billions of dollars to embracing renewable energy.
In her 'spare' time she skis, hikes with family, and embraces green living.
NREL is on a mission to help provide energy security and reduce energy costs for the U.S. Navy.
NREL collaborations with industry partners result in more widely deployed wind energy at lower cost.
Software helps molecular scientists design super enzymes to process biofuels faster.
In addition to housing much-needed high performance computing (HPC) power for NREL researchers, the new facility will be the most energy-efficient HPC data center in the world.
NREL invention quickly and accurately determines cell wall chemistry traits that can lower feedstock costs for biofuels industry.
Lakewood High School scores dramatic victory in final round of Colorado Science Bowl to secure trip to challenge for national title.
Commission report says greater energy efficiency good for economy, environment; NREL leads the way.
Improved electric vehicle charging, increased range, and grid integration are focal points of research at the Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility.
Changing the way U.S. commercial buildings are constructed was a goal from day one.
System uses focused light to find weak silicon wafers before money is spent making them into solar cells.