NREL earns two R&D 100 Awards for innovative research in solar energy and supercomputers

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday July 15, 2014 0 comments Tags: Dan Arvizu, Ernest Moniz, Golden, NREL, R&D 100 Awards


NREL logoGOLDEN - Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has earned the Department of Energy facility two R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine.

An NREL growth system that can produce thin solar cells quickly and at low cost and an ultra-efficient supercomputer platform have been named among this year's most significant innovations by the magazine.

"We at NREL are gratified that our innovative work in energy and renewable energy continues to be honored with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry," said Dan Arvizu, NREL director.

"Investments in energy research and development not only create jobs in America but help advance the goal of a clean energy future."

"These awards recognize the tremendous value of our national labs," added U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. "Research and development at the national labs continues to help our nation address the energy challenges and pursue the scientific and technological innovations necessary to remain globally competitive."

The two awards bring to 57 the number of R&D 100 awards NREL has earned since 1982.

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