Research institute

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US

NREL is the U.S. national laboratory focused on renewable energy research. It encompasses 3 national centres, 3 collaborative research facilities, 16 research programmes, and has a total budget of about $410M. It has issued more than 800 patents to date and received approx. 63 R&D awards. It employs 2200 people and counts 817 active partnerships with industry, universities, foundations, and governments.