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About NREL

At NREL, 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.

NREL Quick Facts

Research Programs

16 programs

Business Volume

$410.4 million*


More than 1,000 scientific and technical materials published annually



817 active partnerships with industry, universities, foundations, and governments

Technologies for Licensing

More than 550 patents issued for NREL technologies to date

Campus Size

327 acres Golden campus

305 acres National Wind Technology Center


2,200 employees, postdoctoral researchers, interns, visiting professionals, and subcontractors

College Degrees Held by Staff

More than 2,700

Countries Represented by Staff

More than 70

The Picture is of the NREL campus in summer 

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