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Vehicles and Fuels Success Stories

These success stories highlight some of the effective licensing and partnership activity between laboratories and industry in the area of Vehicles and Fuels.

2 Success Stories
CategoryTitle and AbstractCompany / LaboratoriesDate
NREL + GOOGLE

Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society are working with NREL at the ESIF on the Little Box Challenge, an open competition challenging engineers to build smaller power inverters for use in photovoltaic (PV) power systems.

R&D STRATEGY

Up to 18 finalists in the Challenge will be invited to bring their inverter to the ESIF in 2015 for testing and evaluation against the contest parameters. NREL’s world-class researchers will use the state-of-the-art capabilities of the... read more

02/02/2015
Partnerships Drive New Transportation Solutions

Hybrid car sales have taken off in recent years, with a fuel-sipping combination of electric- and gas-powered technologies that simultaneously deliver energy efficiency, low emissions, and strong performance. The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)—which played a pivotal role in putting hybrids on the road—has applied a similar strategy to its talent base and partnerships, bringing together the best minds from the worlds of research and industry.

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10/23/2014