National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401-3393
United States

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Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) primary Laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. Established in 1974, NREL began operating in 1977 as the Solar Energy Research Institute. It was designated a DOE national Laboratory in September 1991 and its name changed to NREL. NREL also provides research expertise for DOE's Office of Science, and the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. NREL is managed for DOE by Midwest Research Institute and Battelle.

Mission

NREL's mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's and our nation's energy goals. The Laboratory's scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions. At the core of this strategic direction are NREL's research and technology development areas. These areas span from understanding renewable resources for energy, to the conversion of these resources to renewable electricity and fuels, and ultimately to the use of renewable electricity and fuels in homes, commercial buildings, and vehicles. The Laboratory thereby directly contributes to our nation's goal for finding new renewable ways to power our homes, businesses, and cars. NREL's R&D areas of expertise are:

  • Renewable Electricity - solar, wind, biomass, geothermal;
  • Renewable Fuels - biomass, hydrogen;
  • Integrated Energy System Engineering and Testing - buildings, electric systems and transportation infrastructures;
  • Strategic Development and Analysis - economic, financial, and market analysis, planning and portfolio prioritization.

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Technologies
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Improved Concentrating Solar Power Systems
Improved Concentrating Solar Power Systems
Improved method for forming metal contacts
Improved Semiconductor Electrode for Photo-electrochemistry
Improving the Performance of Wide-Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells via Non-Stoichiometric Solution Chemistry
In Situ Optical Diagnostic for Monitoring or Control of Sodium Diffusion in Photovoltaics Manufacturing
In-situ method to remove iron and other metals from solution in groundwater down gradient from permeable reactive barrier
Inexpensive Below Air Temperature Passive Cooling of Photovoltaic Modules
Integrated membrane-pyrolysis systems and methods
Interface Layer Enabling High Performing OPV Devices on Rough Metallic Substrates

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Facilities
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Advanced Research Turbines
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research (ARM)
Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility
Energy Systems Integration Facility
Field Test Laboratory Building
High-Flux Solar Furnace
Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility
Large Payload Solar Tracker
Outdoor Test Facility
Renewable Fuels and Lubricants Laboratory

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