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The NREL Publications Database contains bibliographic information about publications developed or written by NREL staff and subcontractors. Search the database for publications from 1977 to the present on subjects related to renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. Many publications are available electronically as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

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The NREL Library has extensive resources in renewable energy technologies and includes research in all of NREL’s technology program areas. The basic research components of the collection include:

  • Biological, biomolecular, and chemical sciences
  • Carbon-based nanosciences
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  • Solid state theory
  • Superconductivity

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