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CTREC: Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center

DRI Renewable Energy CenterThe 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.

Partnerships

NSWEP PartnershipsThe 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.

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS


Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
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Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
NEWS • WHAT WE DO


Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
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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
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.