National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ~ Golden, Colorado

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, is the only federal laboratory dedicated to clean energy, renewable energy, and energy efficient technologies.

NREL’s main campus is located on 327 acres in Golden, and the lab also runs a 305-acre National Wind Technology Center in Jefferson County.

The research and expertise at NREL focus on many areas that impact energy and the environment, including:

  • renewable fuels
  • renewable electricity
  • energy science
  • strategic energy analysis
  • biomass energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy, and wind energy

Fun Facts About National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL):

  • NREL is the principal research laboratory for the US Department of Energy.
  • The funding for NREL exceeds $500 million per year.
  • NREL employs more than 23,000 workers.
  • NREL offers extensive education resources, including programs and competitions for students, internships for undergraduate and graduate students, and resources for teachers.

Location of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL):

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is located at 21617 Cole Boulevard, in Golden, Colorado.

Other tourist attractions in Golden include: Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Coors Brewery Tours, Colorado Railroad Museum, and Heritage Square.

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