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March 27, 2019

Patent Protection Awarded to NREL's EcoSnap-AC Technology

The patented device eliminates leaking air that comes with a window-mounted unit, reduces noise, and operates with more efficiency.

March 13, 2019

News Release: NREL's Economic Impact Tops $1 Billion

The new study estimates NREL's impact on Colorado's economy at nearly $748 million.

Feb. 25, 2019

News Release: NREL Industry Growth Forum Announces 2019 Presenting Start-Ups

The 30 companies were selected after a competitive application and review process from more than 150 applicants.

Feb. 20, 2019

Bundling Strategies Offer Solutions to Microgrid Challenges

A new report examines novel approaches to microgrid financing and deployment in sub-Saharan Africa, where about 600 million people live without electricity.

Feb. 19, 2019

DISCOVR Algae Consortium Launches Call for Collaboration to Lower Cost of Algae Biofuels and Bioproducts

Driving down costs for algae-based biofuels and bioproducts involves enhancing algae productivity through selection of the most promising algae strains and implementation of effective cultivation strategies. To support this effort, NREL and its national laboratory partners formed a consortium project called Development of Integrated Screening, Cultivar Optimization, and Verification (DISCOVR).

Feb. 14, 2019

Scientific Collaboration Investigates Creative and Sustainable Bioenergy Solutions for Mining Industry

When industry, government laboratories, and universities work together, creative solutions can arise to environmental challenges. The latest example of this originated when NREL partnered with BHP--a global mining, metals, and petroleum company--to research sustainable ways to clean up legacy mining impacts and develop feedstocks for biofuels.

Feb. 11, 2019

Wind Turbines Get Social To Improve Wind Power Plant Output

A partnership between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the wind solutions company WindESCo, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy's Small Business Voucher Project, aims to improve wind plant performance by applying solutions that facilitate communication among turbines.

Feb. 5, 2019

Energy Executive Leadership Academy Provides Tools to Transform Energy

Through its Energy Execs program, NREL invites leaders from across the country to learn about advanced energy research.

Jan. 29, 2019

Data to Decisions: NREL's Latest Cities-LEAP Work Provides Unique Solutions to Local Governments

The Department of Energy's Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project published three new pathways to use data to inform more strategic energy decisions at the local government level.

Jan. 24, 2019

NREL, Eaton Mark One Year as Partners on Innovative Energy Solutions

Seventeen Eaton employees are co-located at NREL under a cooperative agreement signed last January between the laboratory and the multinational power management company.

Jan. 23, 2019

News Release: NREL Seeks Participants for 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program

Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits, and government are eligible to participate in the program

Jan. 8, 2019

NREL's New Supercomputer, Eagle, Takes Flight

Now in production use, the ultra-efficient Eagle high-performance computer will power scientific insights to accelerate our energy system transformation.

Jan. 8, 2019

New Substation Will Double Generating Capacity at National Wind Technology Center

This upgrade will enable megawatt-scale research that generates nearly twice that amount of power to occur at the same time--increasing opportunities for more grid-connected technologies, including solar panels, batteries, and additional wind turbines.

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