National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Education Center

Location & Contact Information


As the nation's leading center for renewable energy research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing new energy technologies to benefit both the environment and the economy. Technologies that can make a world of difference The Education Center at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory showcases technologies that can save energy, create jobs, and generate clean electricity and fuels from plentiful domestic, carbon-free sources. The Education Center itself is a model for energy-efficient design and takes advantage of the sun for heating and lighting. Energy exhibits Visitors of all ages can take a self-guided tour through the interactive exhibit hall and learn about energy from the sun, wind, biomass, hydrogen, and other sources of renewable energy. Find out how scientists capture alternative energy resources to produce electricity and fuels. Investigate advanced vehicles. Explore NREL's sustainable "Campus of the Future" using an interactive digital display. Outside, see utility-scale wind turbine components and learn more about small-scale wind and solar power in your yard. Information resources NREL's Information Station is an interactive kiosk that provides news and relevant consumer information about renewable energy research and technologies. The NREL information kiosk provides information in a searchable database on the Laboratory's research and development programs, as well as technology-specific reports and studies. Group programs are available for all ages at no charge. Knowledgeable volunteers are always happy to answer questions and provide assistance. Directions NREL's Education Center is located on the South Table Mountain Site in Golden, Colorado. Travel on Interstate-70 to Exit 263, Denver West Boulevard, and turn north. Travel toward the Denver West Marriott Hotel and turn left at the traffic light on to Denver West Parkway. The Education Center is the first building on your right past NREL's entrance sign.