NREL researchers, experts and representatives of companies collaborating with the laboratory celebrated accomplishments of NREL’s first 40 years, and considered avenues of progress for the next 40.
“You are all very important to where we want to go in our next 40 years,” laboratory director Martin Keller told the Partner Week audience at the September event. “We feel it is our job to take clean energy technology, partner up with industries, non-governmental organizations, and others, and then push it forward and bring it into the market. Can we make solar panels like newspapers? Can we make turbine blades on site? What does this do to our grid?”