NREL's innovative discoveries and exceptional staff are regularly recognized for national and global leadership in energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. Learn about NREL's outstanding researchers and scientists, high-performance buildings, and R&D 100 Award-winning technologies.

R&D 100 award winners

R&D 100 Awards

R&D 100 Awards are presented to the 100 most important technological innovations of the year.

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Scientific and Organizational Awards

NREL researchers and staff regularly receive honors recognizing contributions to science and outstanding community engagement.

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Buildings Awards

NREL campus buildings garner awards for design, efficiency, and sustainability.