$1.1 Billion Economic Impact
Jobs, partnerships, research accomplishments, and community activities—see how they
all add up to NREL's $1.1 billion economic impact nationwide.
Read more about NREL's economic impact in the March 2019 news release.
in the United States
in Jefferson County
STEM outreach events hosted for 11K+ students and 330 teachers
visitors to NREL's campus and Education Center
connections through community outreach
active partnership agreements
in new partnership value
in total economic activity
patents and patent applications to date
publications to date
employer in Jefferson County
full- and part-time employees
NREL's research contributed to a:
drop in solar energy costs related to improvements in cell design, module reliability,
decrease in cellulosic ethanol costs due to new efficiencies from biochemical processes
and fermentation catalysts
fall in wind energy costs from advances in blade design, turbine gearboxes, and controls
Based on a study by the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business
funded by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC. Data is for NREL's Fiscal Year
2017 unless otherwise noted.