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Feature Stories

The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

April 2019

April 29, 2019

NREL Partnership Successes Help Transform National Energy Landscape

NREL, which already has some 850 active partnership agreements with more than 500 partners in industry, government, and academia, is helping change the clean energy landscape along with its partners.

April 24, 2019

Early-Stage Companies and Investors Agree: IGF is the Place to Be in Cleantech Startup Ecosystem

NREL's Industry Growth Forum helps move technology to market through increased funding opportunities, mentorship, networking, and investor-entrepreneur interaction.

April 22, 2019

Your Renewable Energy Technology is Growing Old--What's Next?

While hundreds of millions of tons of trash continue to be dumped into American landfills annually, a growing percentage has been diverted to recycling centers since the first Earth Day in 1970. But these centers aren't set up for renewable energy technologies.

April 1, 2019

Beneath Solar Panels, the Seeds of Opportunity Sprout

Low-impact development of solar installations can shelter vegetation and boost energy production, creating a win-win-win for food, water, and renewable energy.

February 2019

Feb. 25, 2019

Little Uncertainty Remains at NREL, Thanks to Improvements in PV Performance Measurement

NREL achieves the world's most accurate method to measure PV performance, with an uncertainty rate of only 1.1%.

Feb. 5, 2019

Energy Executive Leadership Academy Provides Tools to Transform Energy

Through its Energy Execs program, NREL invites leaders from across the country to learn about advanced energy research.

January 2019

Jan. 24, 2019

NREL, Eaton Mark One Year as Partners on Innovative Energy Solutions

Seventeen Eaton employees are co-located at NREL under a cooperative agreement signed last January between the laboratory and the multinational power management company.

Jan. 17, 2019

NREL Research Proves Switchable Solar Window Works, Now Focus Moves to Making it Work Better

A year after NREL Researcher Lance Wheeler attracted international attention for his research detailing a window that could both darken and generate electricity, he's starting over--almost from scratch.

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