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National Renewable Energy Laboratory


The only federal laboratory dedicated to research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Mission and Programs

NREL advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies and provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems.

NREL Mission Focus

Sustainable Transportation:

  • Vehicle Technologies
  • Hydrogen
  • Biofuels

Energy Productivity"

  • Residential Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings

Renewable Electricity:

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Water Power
  • Geothermal

Systems Integration:

Grid Integration

  • Distributed Energy Systems
  • Batteries and Thermal Storage
  • Energy Analysis



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