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2017 News Releases

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March 7, 2017

NREL Industry Growth Forum Connects Clean Energy Startups and Investors

Clean energy innovation will be on display April 13 and 14 in Denver, Colorado, as 30 small businesses present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts as the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum.

March 6, 2017

NREL Seeks Participants for 2017 National Executive Energy Leadership Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Executive Energy Leadership Program.

February 11, 2017

Fort Collins High School Wins 27th Colorado Science Bowl

Students from Fort Collins, Colo., dominated this year’s Colorado High School Science Bowl with Fort Collins High School emerging victorious over second-place finisher Ridgeview Classical. Students from Fort Collins High School will represent the state of Colorado at the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 27 - May 1, where they will compete for the national title against more than 400 students from 70 high schools.

February 3, 2017

NREL Research Pinpoints Promise of Polycrystalline Perovskites

A team of scientists from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells.

January 13, 2017

National Wind Technology Center Begins First Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility.

January 11, 2017

NREL Announces Third Round of Start-Ups to Participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Program

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help an additional 10 companies advance their technologies under the third round of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, a five-year, $10 million program designed to facilitate early-stage technologies that provide scalable solutions to reduce the energy impact of commercial buildings.

January 9, 2017

NREL Pioneers Better Way to Make Renewable Hydrogen

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices.

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