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Nov. 16, 2023
After two years of robust modeling and gathering input from over 100 community members, 14 community-based organizations, and 31 additional stakeholder organizations in Los Angeles, NREL has synthesized its findings into equitable clean energy transition strategies for the city.
Nov. 1, 2023
The rapid adoption of zero-emission electric vehicles will move the nation close to an 80% or more drop in transportation greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 from the 2019 level according to NREL.
Oct. 24, 2023
NREL is preparing to unveil a publicly available Solar Mirror Materials Database (SMMD) database containing the results of exposure experiments on solar reflectors conducted over more than four decades.
Oct. 9, 2023
As much as 20% of regional power needs along the Atlantic coast could be served by offshore wind farms by 2050, according to NREL.
Sept. 18, 2023
Consumer confidence in driving hydrogen-fueled vehicles could be improved by having station operators adopt a predictive model that helps them anticipate maintenance needs, according to researchers at NREL and Colorado State University.
Sept. 11, 2023
Perovskite solar cells should be subjected to a combination of stress tests simultaneously to best predict how they will function outdoors, according to researchers at NREL.
Aug. 22, 2023
R&D World magazine presented NREL with two of its annual R&D 100 Awards for research innovations.
Aug. 17, 2023
Closed-loop pumped storage hydropower systems rank as having the lowest potential to add to the problem of global warming for energy storage when accounting for the full impacts of materials and construction, according to analysis conducted at NREL.
Aug. 3, 2023
The number of local zoning ordinances governing renewable energy deployment is growing in the United States, according to new research by NREL. The amount of land available to deploy renewables depends on the characteristics of the ordinances.
July 17, 2023
A bifacial perovskite solar cell, which allows sunlight to reach both sides of the device, holds the potential to produce higher energy yields at lower overall costs, according to scientists at NREL.
June 29, 2023
The Electrochemical Society has selected two researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's NREL among this year's class of its fellows: Bryan Pivovar and Jeff Blackburn.
June 22, 2023
NREL has awarded $2 million to fund six projects to support the Cadmium Telluride Accelerator Consortium (CTAC).
June 14, 2023
Eighteen leaders from around the country have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's NREL to participate in the 2023 Executive Energy Leadership program.
June 1, 2023
NREL and Sandia National Laboratories announced seven awardees from a request for proposals aimed at achieving DOE's goals for heliostat cost reduction, sustained multifaceted innovation, and improved solar field performance.
May 22, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that NREL will begin work on a series of additions and improvements to two of its campuses made possible by $150 million in funding provided by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA).
May 3, 2023
NREL gave awards to six top cleantech innovators at the sold-out 2023 NREL Industry Growth Forum on May 1–3, 2023. In its 28th year, the event provides a forum for cutting-edge technologies aiming to catapult the world forward with clean energy solutions.
April 6, 2023
Global experts on solar power strongly urge a commitment to the continued growth of photovoltaic manufacturing and deployment to power the planet, arguing that lowballing projections for PV growth while waiting for a consensus on other energy pathways or the emergence of technological last-minute miracles "is no longer an option."
March 6, 2023
Students from Fossil Ridge will represent the state of Colorado at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., to compete for the national title.
Feb. 23, 2023
NREL announced the list of 40 presenters for the 2023 NREL Industry Growth Forum (IGF). The selected companies represent a wide range of clean and sustainable technology startups from around the world.
Feb. 9, 2023
The use of thermochromic windows in office buildings improves energy efficiency across all climate zones in the United States by modulating the temperature inside, leading to a massive savings, according to a research effort led by NREL.
Jan. 26, 2023
An ultrathin protective coating proves sufficient to protect a perovskite solar cell from the harmful effects of space and harden it against environmental factors on Earth, according to newly published research from NREL.
Jan. 17, 2023
Researchers at NREL examined the benefits and trade-offs of current and emerging technologies for recycling certain types of plastics to determine the most appropriate options.