The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
November 14, 2014
At annual event, inverter technology takes top honor—and two new programs are announced to push clean energy innovations to the marketplace.
October 31, 2014
NREL's cryogenic tank holds 500 dormant algae samples, and each must ease back into life.
October 23, 2014
Hybrid of research and industry know-how steers NREL transportation RD&D.
October 13, 2014
Supercomputer that uses waste heat to warm its building wins R&D 100 award.
September 29, 2014
Simulator for Wind Farm Applications — SOWFA — can help developers boost capacity of wind farms.
September 19, 2014
Forty-four interns spend summer at NREL researching topics from genetic engineering to technologies for hydrokinetic turbines.
August 27, 2014
"Gas to wafer" approach, 100 times faster than typical methods, wins R&D 100 award.
August 14, 2014
NREL's Wendy Dafoe works closely with the Energy Department to advance the Clean Cities sustainable transportation mission.
August 1, 2014
The next generation of scientific superstars shines at NREL.
July 28, 2014
NREL is accelerating the availability of next-generation technologies by making it easier for industry partners to work with the lab.
July 17, 2014
NREL's algorithms and models predict performance and financial risk of renewable energy systems.
June 26, 2014
As "big data" plays an increasing role in the renewable energy industry, NREL's Peregrine supercomputer is ready to take flight.
June 11, 2014
Approach boosts performance, safety, and durability for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, soon to be a $14 billion market.
June 9, 2014
NREL buildings demonstrate the effective execution of energy-efficient design and operation.
May 28, 2014
NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility is the hub for testing devices that can power through outages.
May 12, 2014
Twenty-eight teams from U.S. and Canadian universities convene at NREL for student design competition.
April 21, 2014
Laboratory and aspiring scientists both benefit from Research Participant Program.
April 15, 2014
Perovskite, a semiconducting cube-like mineral, is jumping up efficiency charts faster than any other solar-cell material.
March 24, 2014
As fuel cell cars get ready for the road, industry turns to NREL for help improving cost and reliability.
March 10, 2014
Boulder's Fairview High School beats out 47 other teams to claim victory in this year’s state competition.
March 4, 2014
Revamped facility and programming bring renewable energy and energy efficiency knowledge to students, adult groups, and the community.
February 18, 2014
Bioreactor simulates precise climates, uncovers how to get maximum fuels from algae.
January 23, 2014
Computer simulations show that a part of an enzyme, once thought unimportant, is useful in breaking down cellulose.
January 16, 2014
Unique microbe gobbles methane and turns it into liquid diesel.