|Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center|
The DRI Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center (CTREC) is a credible, independent authority regarding the benefits and limitations of renewable energy systems and their impacts upon the environment. The current focus of DRI’s renewable energy research is on wind energy, hydrogen applications, and biomass-to-energy systems.
The CTREC is the organizational umbrella under which all of DRI's renewable energy research is conducted. The CTREC promotes and coordinates renewable energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities by DRI faculty members and their partners.
The DRI CTREC concept began within the Nevada Southwest Energy Partnership (NSWEP).
NSWEP is a collaboration among the Nevada State Office of Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, UNLV, UNR, and DRI. NSWEP funding is provided by DOE, and is managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Our mission is to promote and coordinate renewable energy research development, demonstration, and deployment activities. View our fact sheet for more information and highlighted projects.
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