Water Research Publications

NREL disseminates its research and development accomplishments in hydropower, marine energy, and integrated water systems through technical publications.

NREL water power research continues to investigate challenges and develop solutions that help advance the hydropower and marine energy industries through fundamental research, technology development, economic analysis, and workforce stimulation.

Annual Highlights

The following fact sheets give a quick glimpse at some of NREL's Fiscal Year 2022 water power achievements and their impacts:


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NREL Publications Database

Browse or search a list of all water research publications.