The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
May 4, 2010
Researching breakthroughs in energy now is easier thanks to a new Web site that quickly accesses patents for technologies developed by DOE laboratories.
April 26, 2010
A new initiative puts commercial building owners and operators together with technical experts to help save money and energy.
April 19, 2010
Early Laboratory Director Denis Hayes recalls roller coaster days of the past, says current generation gives him hope.
April 14, 2010
Information Technology in the new Research Support Facility subtracts watts, adding to the building's energy efficiency while showing others how.
April 5, 2010
Lab reverses solar cell process to create a long-sought-after deep green that could lead to cheaper, more efficient lighting.
March 22, 2010
Process Development and Integration Laboratory is faster, more precise, gives industry quicker answers.
March 12, 2010
NREL's new Open PV Web site lets users download information about installations, explore trends in photovoltaic markets.
March 8, 2010
High throughput system can analyze enzymes, poplars, switch grass, thousands at a time to help determine which plants are best suited for biofuels.
March 1, 2010
The use of daylighting drives the size of the NREL's new super energy efficient Research Support Facility as well as the features of its windows.
Feb. 22, 2010
Good-paying jobs in renewable energy are important to the nation's future and don't all require a college degree, high school students learn.
Feb. 12, 2010
NREL biologists test revegetation and wildlife protection strategies at new solar power array at the National Wind Technology Center.
Feb. 5, 2010
Recovery Act funding will be used to enhance battery testing equipment and facilities, helping NREL continue to support industry.
Jan. 22, 2010
Buildings consume 40 percent of our nation's energy. NREL is testing and researching electrochromic windows that could knock that back significantly.
Jan. 15, 2010
Thanks to a partnership with DOE and NREL, companies are getting the cash and expertise needed to jumpstart biofuels production scale-up.
Jan. 8, 2010
NREL launches a new Internet site to allow organizations around the world to both post their own energy data and download data, for free.