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May 30, 2023

Delegation From Bangladesh, NREL's Longest-Running USAID Country Partner, Touches Down in Colorado

Visitors from the USAID Bangladesh mission, the longest running country-partner program in the USAID-NREL Partnership, visited NREL's world-class facilities.

May 23, 2023

NREL Adds Lab Space With New Building, Preps Other Projects

NREL's newest building, the Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL), which will house multipurpose lab space, is the first laboratory building to open at NREL's Golden, Colorado, campus since the fall of 2013.

May 22, 2023

News Release: Inflation Reduction Act Invests $150 Million in NREL Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that NREL will begin work on a series of additions and improvements to two of its campuses made possible by $150 million in funding provided by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA).

April 27, 2023

Q&A With Jen Kurtz: All In on Clean Energy and Social Connection

Jen Kurtz is not only focused on the research side of things at NREL, but she is also highly in tune with the people side and what it takes to support them.

April 27, 2023

NREL Researchers Reveal Concept To Curb Need for Battery Storage

A delicate balancing act between the generation of renewable energy and the demand for that power could reduce the need for as much short-duration storage, according to a new proof-of-concept paper authored by researchers at NREL.

April 20, 2023

NREL and Partners Build All-Data Approach for Automated Grid Recovery

Power outages are on the rise in the United States, but so are technologies that help systems recover, like distributed energy and sensors.

March 30, 2023

Combined 'SuperLab' Demonstrates Unique Hybrid Power Plant

For a 60-minute period in January 2023, a power plant like no other existed in the U.S. Mountain West.

March 28, 2023

Advanced Computing Powers 300-Plus Clean Energy Projects

In Fiscal Year 2022, NREL played a critical role in computing advancements for 300-plus clean energy research projects through high-performance computing (HPC), efficient data center operation, and state-of-the-art data visualization.

Feb. 27, 2023

Clean Energy for Healthy Communities: Q&A With Dana-Marie Thomas

NREL researcher Dana-Marie Thomas believes that all communities should have access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy and that energy resilience is essential for promoting health and well-being.

Feb. 27, 2023

Visualizing a Cyber-Secure Future

To strengthen their cyber defenses, six critical infrastructure companies convened for a two-day exercise hosted on Mastercard's cyber range. NREL provided a visualization to make the simulation easier to view for on-the-fly decision-making.

Jan. 30, 2023

Electric Aviation Is Arriving, and Cybersecurity Is High Priority

A new NREL report assesses potential cyber needs for electrifying aviation infrastructure and how key stakeholders like airlines, utilities, equipment suppliers, and regulators may implement a cybersecurity approach.

Jan. 30, 2023

Paul Denholm Distinguished as IEEE Fellow for Extraordinary Work in Renewable Energy

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has selected Paul Denholm from NREL to be a 2023 fellow based on his contributions to energy storage and renewable energy systems.

Jan. 18, 2023

Clean Energy to Communities Program Launches: Stakeholder-Informed Program Meets Communities Where They Are

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and NREL interviewed 164 stakeholders from 95 communities—representing 40 states and six tribes—to inform the creation of its new community technical assistance program: Clean Energy to Communities (C2C).

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