The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
December 27, 2011
NREL is working with the nation's commercial building owners to discover new and innovative ways to reduce energy use.
December 14, 2011
Semprius is building a factory in North Carolina to make solar power modules after a fruitful partnership with NREL.
December 6, 2011
NREL tackles the challenge of keeping the decades old power grid running reliably while adding new clean technologies.
November 21, 2011
Secretary of Energy touts American innovation and invention in visit to NREL.
November 15, 2011
Companies, venture capitalists, and NREL join forces to help market-ready innovations speed the adoption of clean technology.
November 8, 2011
NREL is helping develop a process to cost effectively convert cellulosic biomass into a replacement for petroleum-based aviation fuel.
October 31, 2011
Annual pyrheliometer comparisons ensure that measurements of solar "fuel" are the same all over the globe.
October 21, 2011
Award-winning Optical Cavity Furnace takes advantage of photonic effects, using less energy to make more efficient solar cells.
October 18, 2011
DOE and NREL are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the AFDC, an ever evolving online resource for alternative transportation information.
September 28, 2011
Innovalight's "liquid gold" passes precision tests, wins R&D award and could boost solar cell efficiency 5-7 percent.
September 14, 2011
NREL is helping industry leverage the lab's research, technologies and intellectual property to bolster existing and start-up businesses.
September 6, 2011
Online Open Energy Information platform helps officials and consumers make better energy decisions.
August 25, 2011
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says renewable energy will create jobs, empower women and combat climate change.
August 17, 2011
National laboratory researchers put advanced vehicles through their paces and give consumers a taste of promising technologies.
August 8, 2011
Student interns at NREL have a unique opportunity for hands-on research and their mentors learn a thing or two along the way.
July 29, 2011
NREL and Semikron's new power block is poised to make connecting renewable energy to the electricity grid less expensive, more reliable.
July 18, 2011
NREL energy execs graduate spearheads the largest solar installation project in U.S. history on Prologis rooftops.
July 6, 2011
NREL's data center redefines world class in energy savings with strategies and techniques that can serve as a model for others.
June 23, 2011
Award-winning Flash QE, licensed and improved by Tau Science, could help manufacturers make less expensive, more efficient solar cells.
June 20, 2011
Jerry Olson's idea for a multi-junction solar cell now powers spacecraft and is the basis of today's photovoltaic concentrator industry.
June 15, 2011
showcases researchers and facilities at the forefront of renewable energy and energy efficiency discovery and deployment.
May 31, 2011
Fun and enthusiasm fuel competitions that are among the educational tools NREL and DOE provide to encourage students to pursue science.
May 24, 2011
New low licensing fees, partnerships between national labs and American entrepreneurs, are key, VP says during NREL visit.
May 13, 2011
Thermal management is crucial in the development of new car batteries; NREL's Large-Volume Calorimeter helps prepare for a surge in electric vehicles.
April 29, 2011
New 3 megawatt machine towering over the National Wind Technology Center could lead to more reliable turbines, less expensive power.