The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, specializes in
renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL's areas of research and
development expertise are renewable electricity, energy productivity, systems integration, and
sustainable transportation. It is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research,
development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency
technologies, and the first CCST Federal Laboratory Affiliate not situated in California.
NREL analysis informs policy and investment decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy
technologies advance from concept to commercial application to market penetration. With objective,
technology-neutral analysis, NREL aims to increase the understanding of energy policies, markets,
resources, technologies, and infrastructure and connections between these and economic,
environmental, and security priorities.