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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
NATIONAL RENEWABLE
ENERGY LABORATORY

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was established by the Solar Energy Research Development and Demonstration Act of 1974. Originally called the Solar Energy Research Institute, NREL began operating in July 1977 and was designated a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in September 1991.

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NREL brings precision, savings to energy audits

NREL brings precision, savings to energy audits

An energy audit tool that more accurately pinpoints potential energy savings while potentially costing 35 percent to 75 percent less than traditional audits is set to hit the multi-billion-dollar energy retrofit industry next year.

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Third consecutive IEEE Cherry Award for NREL

Keith Emery always had amazing computer programming skills, but he lacked that special gift for creating solar cells. So, 30 years ago he switched to something more in his wheelhouse -- characterizing and measuring the efficiency of solar cells and modules.

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Third consecutive IEEE Cherry Award for NREL

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Lab Contact Info

Contact: George Douglas
Phone: 303-275-4096
Email: george.douglas@nrel.gov
Location: Golden, CO

Lab News Releases
21-Oct-2014
Solar energy prices see double-digit declines in 2013; Trend expected to continue
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

21-Oct-2014
HP supercomputer at NREL garners top honor
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

7-Oct-2014
NREL software tool a boon for wind industry
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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