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 2011

April 26, 2011

Antarctica's Ice Puts Electric Vehicles to Test

If these electric vehicles can survive in Antarctica, they could help establish a fleet to offset fossil fuel use in an environmentally sensitive research area.

April 7, 2011

NREL Helping the Army Be as Green as it Can Be

NREL is helping the U.S. Army with a new program that will have installations across the country "greening" all the way to net zero.

March 2011

March 30, 2011

Algorithm Positions Solar Trackers, Movie Stars

NREL researchers work out a way to predict the sun's position with unmatched precision over 8,000 years.

March 22, 2011

PV Incubator Pushes Solar Innovations

NREL is helping the U.S. Army with a new program that will have installations across the country "greening" all the way to net zero.

March 8, 2011

OpenStudio Visualizes Energy Use in Buildings

NREL's free software tools help industry drive down energy use in new and retrofit building projects.

February 2011

Feb. 28, 2011

NREL Expands Biofuels Partnerships

Companies on the path to commercialization can leverage the lab's new Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility.

Feb. 16, 2011

Super-Efficient Cells Key to Low-Cost Solar Power

Record-breaking multi-junction solar cells combined with cheap lenses and Amonix's two-axis sun tracker cut the price of solar electricity.

Feb. 8, 2011

Colorado School Headed to Science Super Bowl

Students stretch their knowledge of math and science through Science Bowl competition. Many find career path.

January 2011

Jan. 26, 2011

Small Improvements to Make Big Difference

Research Support Facility expansion provides a rare opportunity to apply efficiency lessons right away.

Jan. 14, 2011

Searching for a Diamond in the Muck

Prospecting for elusive fast-growing, oily microalgae is a soggy, muddy, rewarding job for NREL researcher.

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