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June 5, 2024

News Release: NREL Names 2024 Executive Energy Leadership Program Participants

NREL has selected 18 leaders to participate in its 2024 Executive Energy Leadership program.

May 3, 2024

News Release: More Awards Given Out Than Ever Before at 2024 NREL Industry Growth Forum

NREL gave awards to eight top cleantech innovators at the 2024 NREL Industry Growth Forum on May 1–3, 2024, the most honors ever awarded during the annual event.

May 2, 2024

News Release: NREL Invites Robots To Help Make Wind Turbine Blades

Researchers at NREL have successfully leveraged robotic assistance in the manufacture of wind turbine blades, allowing for the potential to improve the consistency of the product.

April 25, 2024

News Release: NREL Proof of Concept Shows Path to Easier Recycling of Solar Modules

The use of femtosecond lasers to form glass-to-glass welds for solar modules would make the panels easier to recycle, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted by researchers at NREL.

Feb. 21, 2024

News Release: NREL-Led Workshop Points to Path for Clean Energy Future

Participants in a workshop organized by NREL agree on the importance of mitigating degradation rates for the continuing rollout of clean technologies.

Feb. 20, 2024

News Release: 40 Presenters for 2024 NREL Industry Growth Forum Aim To Break Ground in Cleantech

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced the list of 40 presenters for the 2024 NREL Industry Growth Forum today.

Feb. 12, 2024

News Release: Benefits of Heat Pumps Detailed in New NREL Report

Millions of U.S. households would benefit from heat pumps, but the cost of installing the technology needs to come down to make their use a more attractive proposition, according to researchers at NREL.

Jan. 16, 2024

News Release: NREL Selects JE Dunn Construction and SmithGroup as Design-Build Contractor for Newest Laboratory

NREL has chosen JE Dunn Construction with its design partner SmithGroup to design and build a new research facility on the east side of its South Table Mountain Campus in Golden, Colorado.

Jan. 9, 2024

News Release: Green Wheels, Bright Skies: NREL Analysis Unveils the Connection Between Electric Vehicles and Photovoltaics

People who own electric vehicles are more likely to go a step further and add solar panels to their home, according to an analysis of a behavioral study by researchers at NREL.

Jan. 5, 2024

NREL Researchers Produce First Macromolecular Model of Plant Secondary Cell Wall

A multidisciplinary approach has enabled researchers with NREL to quantitatively define the relative positioning and arrangement of the polymers in Populus wood and to create a computer model that details the findings.

Jan. 2, 2024

News Release: Heliostat Consortium Publishes Annual Report Highlighting Impactful Technical Projects, Partnerships With Industry

The HelioCon Annual Report: 2023 provides detailed information on progress the Heliostat Consortium team has made since its founding.


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