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News Archives - 2007

November 29, 2007

Assistant Secretary Announces New Solar Initiative

Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, today announced a new solar energy initiative designed to speed adoption of low-cost concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies into the marketplace.

November 8, 2007

Wakonda Technologies is the Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year

A small company commercializing a novel solar energy technology has been named the Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year at the 20th Industry Growth Forum sponsored by NREL.

October 30, 2007

Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Dramatically Increase Use of Clean, Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a highly efficient and “green” Research Support Facility, and announced two major renewable power projects at the Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

July 20, 2007

NREL/Boeing Spectrolab Team Wins Research and Development Award

A solar cell produced by Boeing Spectrolab under a subcontract with NREL is among this year's most significant innovations, as judged by Research & Development Magazine.

May 25, 2007

NREL Updates National Solar Radiation Database

NREL has updated the National Solar Radiation Database, a planning tool that provides critical information about the amount of solar energy that is available at any given location.

May 16, 2007

Community Leaders to Address Energy Solutions Through Leadership Program

Thirteen local community leaders were chosen to join NREL's Executive Energy Leadership program.

May 12, 2007

Students Recognized for Creativity and Skill in Energy Education Event

Sixty-seven teams from 25 Colorado schools participated in today's Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competitions hosted by NREL.

April 4, 2007

Science & Technology Facility Is First LEED Platinum Federal Building

A research facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been designated as one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly places to work in the United States by the U.S. Green Buildings Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building program.

March 9, 2007

PV Incubator Involving Small Business and non-Federal Research Institutes Is Proposed

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar America Initiative (SAI) work provides significant opportunities for collaboration and partnership among industry and university researchers to develop and improve solar energy technologies. Subject to Congressional appropriations, during 2007 DOE expects to issue an "incubator" solicitation. The responder to the solicitation must be a small business. The small business may team with a large company and/or university partner(s).

March 6, 2007

NREL Scientists Win Dan David Prize in Future Category

Two scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been named Dan David Prize Laureates for 2007.

February 28, 2007

NREL and PrimeStar Solar Sign $870,000 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

NREL and PrimeStar Solar, Inc. announced they have signed an $870,000 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to transition NREL's leading cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) technology to commercial module production.

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