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.
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.
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.
Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
Expanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.
DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.
Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Combining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.