The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
December 28, 2010
Researchers work with companies to evaluate the latest technology commercially available in the medium and heavy-duty truck markets.
December 22, 2010
Collaboration and diversity in the form of multi-disciplinary teams with complementary skills replace the solo scientist of old.
December 14, 2010
NREL uses wind energy to make the hydrogen fueling the lab's "green" shuttle.
November 23, 2010
Schoolyard wind turbines in 11 states propel interest in science and energy careers.
November 3, 2010
Fragile microorganisms hold a reservoir of potential oil, but are tough to crack.
October 26, 2010
NREL is helping Caribbean and Pacific islands plot energy plans in the face of soaring costs, pollution concerns.
October 19, 2010
Leadership program grads are taking great strides to implement ideas fostered at NREL. Solar energy is offering them many opportunities.
October 11, 2010
Five years after Hurricane Katrina wrecked the city's classrooms, New Orleans is taking advantage of the opportunity to build green schools that could save millions on energy bills. NREL is lending a helping hand.
September 29, 2010
A rooftop solar electric system on NREL's new office building embodies the ideals of energy efficiency and renewable energy advocated by the Lab.
September 22, 2010
Cleantech ventures are sharpening their business plans, polishing their presentations for NREL's 23rd Industry Growth Forum.
September 14, 2010
Innovative research laboratories get a facelift and infusion of new equipment to help researchers make environment friendly, economic biofuels.
September 2, 2010
Award-winning etching technique puts a trillion holes in a silicon wafer making it blacker and better able to absorb nearly all the colors of sunlight.
August 19, 2010
Home furnishings retailer to tap into Earth's steady temperature; NREL to collect data, monitor system with an eye toward helping save energy and money.
August 5, 2010
Participant in NREL's executive leadership class aims to bring solar and wind energy to Afghan farms; researchers advise military on powering bases.
July 30, 2010
Transpired solar collector technology developed at NREL boosts the efficiency of the new Research Support Facility on the Lab's campus.
July 22, 2010
Ten years ago, in the wake of tragedy, NREL set up a fund to help students at Columbine High School. The investment still pays dividends.
July 15, 2010
NREL researchers deploy renewable energy systems at National Science Foundation bases in forbidding, fragile Antarctica.
July 8, 2010
NASA and NREL combine experience and experiments to make safer more reliable batteries for outer space and Interstates.
July 1, 2010
The grounds of the Research Support Facility will help shape the nation's first rating system for green landscape design and construction.
June 14, 2010
NREL helps the Environmental Protection Agency find ways to generate renewable energy on blighted land.
June 11, 2010
NREL melds technologies to invent a better air conditioner that could mean more comfortable summers and lower energy bills.
June 3, 2010
Hydrogen fuel cells tested in forklifts provide data on performance and safety key to widespread use of the power plants in cars and trucks.
May 24, 2010
Beetle kill wood is just the latest example of the resources used to make the Research Support Facility a model for sustainability.
May 17, 2010
NREL's 2.5-megawatt dynamometer picks on a wind turbine its own size in largest U.S. drive-train test ever.
May 11, 2010
One of the nation's largest technology companies looks to NREL as it advances products in photovoltaics, concentrating solar power and biofuels.