National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.We focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges, from breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives. NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy. Our primary research and development areas are: Analysis, Bioenergy, Buildings, Geothermal, Grid Modernization, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Solar, Transportation, Water Power and Wind Energy.

Summaries of Available Technologies

Read the following summaries about the technologies available to license from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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Patents associated with this Lab are reviewed and updated quarterly. Some patents may no longer be maintained or available for licensing.

Number Date issued Title
10,256,093 04/09/2019 Selective area growth of semiconductors using patterned sol-gel materials
10,253,559 04/09/2019 Energy-harvesting chromogenic devices
10,253,338 04/09/2019 Conversion of biomass to useful intermediates
10,203,164 02/12/2019 Solar thermoelectricity via advanced latent heat storage
10,196,656 02/05/2019 Enzymes and methods for dealkylation of substrates
10,192,740 01/29/2019 High throughput semiconductor deposition system
10,167,628 01/01/2019 Surface coating incorporating phase change material
10,156,369 12/18/2018 Split heating and cooling systems
10,151,607 12/11/2018 Shield devices, systems, and methods for improved measurements and detection
10,148,092 12/04/2018 Real time voltage regulation through gather and broadcast techniques


The following experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are available to answer questions about technologies of interest to innovators and investors.

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Robert M. Baldwin
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Daniel Friedman
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Robert Tenent
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Judith Vidal