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January 2021

Jan. 12, 2021

After Four Decades of Photovoltaic Research, NREL Is Just Getting Started

In the 43 years since, the Solar Energy Research Institute—now known as NREL—has been a driving force in the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy. A new video shows why NREL researchers envision a future where PV is everywhere.

Jan. 12, 2021

Strength in Numbers: I AM Hydro Prize Partnerships

Learn about the I AM Hydro Prize and the advanced-manufacturing partners supporting it.

Jan. 11, 2021

NREL Positions for Growth in Cybersecurity for Renewables, Launches New Program Office

NREL recently announced the launch of the new Cybersecurity Program Office, established to accelerate NREL's leadership in securing renewable energy technologies and distributed energy systems.

Jan. 8, 2021

Solar Prize Marks Milestone with Round 3 Winner and Round 4 Semifinalist Announcements

The sun has set on another round of the American-Made Solar Prize, awarding two new solar startups for their innovations.

Jan. 5, 2021

A Float Through the Past: CCHRC Founder Revisits His Iglu on the River

It had been almost 30 years since Jack Hébert visited his old home site in Northern Alaska's Brooks Range. In that time, Jack had become an award-winning home builder and founded the Cold Climate Housing Research Center to come up with more sustainable ways to build. Today, he is a senior advisor at NREL.

Jan. 5, 2021

NREL and Project Partners Team-Up To Advance Species Conservation and Wind Energy Deployment

NREL and Defenders of Wildlife launched Wildlife and Wind Energy: Considerations for Monitoring and Managing Impacts, a nine-part webinar series to help familiarize stakeholders with the nuances of land-based wind energy development in the context of species conservation.


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