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News Release Archives 2003

News releases covering laboratory activities, scientific discoveries, projects and more are archived below, chronologically. For more information about NREL and its research in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, e-mail

December 22, 2003

Renewable Energy a Smart Choice for Farmers and Ranchers

December 10, 2003

Georgia Tech's Rohatgi Wins Second Annual Rappaport Award

December 9, 2003

Acclaim for Three Leaders at Annual NREL Stakeholders Reception

November 14, 2003

World Renewable Energy Congress Provides International Forum

November 12, 2003

NREL and Company Researchers Team Up on Thin-Film Solar Cells

October 30, 2003

NREL's Art Nozik Elected AAAS Fellow

October 21, 2003

Workshop Tackles Biological Hydrogen Production

October 21, 2003

EPA Honors NREL-Sponsored Habitat For Humanity Home

October 6, 2003

Research To Develop Both Fuels And Value-Added Chemicals From Corn & Other Renewable Resources

September 12, 2003

NREL Research Team Wins R&D 100 Award

July 23, 2003

University of Missouri - Rolla Wins American Solar Challenge

The University of Missouri - Rolla won a highly competitive 2003 American Solar Challenge today, crossing the finish line at 11:39 a.m. using only the energy of the sun. The team set a record for U.S. solar car racing by completing 2,300 miles in 51 hours, beating the 2001 American Solar Challenge record by more than 4 hours.

July 1, 2003

Energy Secretary Abraham Promotes Smart Energy Use in Tour of National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Touring the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory today, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham encouraged Americans to use energy efficient technologies and practices in their homes and businesses in the wake of rising natural gas prices this year.

June 27, 2003

Texas Middle School Wins National Science Competition

Four middle school students from College Station Middle School in College Station, Texas, showed their mastery of science today, winning the National Middle School Science Bowl by a landslide (geologic phenomena).

June 18, 2003

Middle School Science Bowl 2003

Sixteen teams of some of the brightest sixth through eighth grade students from around the United States will test their mental agility in the National Middle School Science Bowl June 25-28.

June 13, 2003

Energy Expo Offers Latest In Renewable Energy, Efficiency

May 28, 2003

Consumer Energy Expo

May 10, 2003

Students Recognized for Creativity During Energy Education Event

May 7, 2003

Model Car Race, Building Competition Illuminate Solar Energy

April 24, 2003

Appointments Announced for NREL Advisory Group

April 18, 2003

Energy Lab Reduces Impact on Environment

March 7, 2003

Jefferson County honors NREL with Genesis Award

February 21, 2003

DOI and DOE Announce Availability of New Report that Evaluates Renewable Energy Resources on Public Lands

February 21, 2003

NREL Highlights Leading Utility Green Power Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its annual ranking of leading utility "green pricing" programs.

February 8, 2003

Students from Smoky Hill High School Triumph in Colorado Science Bowl

February 3, 2003

High School Students Gear Up for Battle of the Brains


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