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NREL News Releases
News releases issued by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

  • NREL Partnerships to Help the Grid Accommodate More Renewable Energy
    The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation’s electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy.

  • NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities
    Two of our nation’s most advanced wind energy research and test facilities have joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate more effectively with the electrical grid.

  • NREL’s Economic Impact Tops $872 Million
    The economic impact of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was $872.3 million nationwide in fiscal year 2014, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

  • Winners for NREL’s 25th Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races
    Sixty-three teams from 17 Colorado middle schools gathered at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton today for the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions. The day’s event drew nearly 200 students eager to show and race the solar- and lithium ion-battery powered vehicles they designed and built. The trophy for fastest solar powered model car was given to students from Stargate School (Thornton), “SG Solar 2.” The trophy for fastest lithium-ion powered model car was given to students from Bell Middle School (Golden), “BMS 2 Battery.”

  • Colorado Middle School Students Head to the Races Saturday
    Middle school students from around Colorado will participate in the 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.

  • NREL Supports China PV Investment and Financing Alliance to Open Capital for Solar Deployment
    The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) have formed a collaboration with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic (PV) asset development in China.

  • NREL Staff Recognized for Top Innovations as Lab Celebrates Record Patent Year
    Today during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year. NREL also celebrated the 43 U.S. patents issued in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), which is the largest number in lab history—nearly three times more than the previous year.

  • INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance
    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a real-time connection to the unique facilities and capabilities available within the DOE national laboratory complex.


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