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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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.


At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.

Working among NREL’s three national centers, multiple collaborative research facilities, and 16 research programs are approximately 3,300 employees, postdoctoral researchers, interns, visiting professionals, and subcontractors.

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