An image that says Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory Research Institutions with logos of the research institutions—Colorado School of the Mines, Colorado State University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of Colorado—around it. Through its partnership between four research institutions, the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory brings together broad and deep capabilities in researching, developing, and commercializing energy technologies. The research institutions include the:

Colorado School of Mines is a uniquely focused public research university dedicated to preparing exceptional students to solve today’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges. Mines has an international reputation for excellence in engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the earth’s resources. Through the Colorado Energy Research Institute, Mines brings industry, government, and academic interests together to maintain Colorado’s lead in energy-related research and development.

For more information, visit  Colorado School of Mines’ website 


Colorado State University (CSU) is internationally recognized for its research in clean energy technologies such as solar, wind, smart grid, hydrogen, and energy storage.  CSU’s goal is to quickly move cutting-edge technologies into the marketplace.  CSU also trains the next generation of energy researchers and entrepreneurs through its School of Global Environmental Sustainability and Energy Institute.

For more information, visit Colorado State University’s Energy Institute and School of Global Environmental Sustainability websites


The University of Colorado (CU) Boulder offers a world-class community of faculty, staff, scientists, students, and facilities. CU launched the Energy Initiative in early 2006 to become an international force in solving the energy challenge through research, education, and technology commercialization. The Energy Initiative integrates the university’s extensive research in renewable and sustainable energy with its strengths in climate and environmental science, behavioral studies, policy analysis, and entrepreneurship.

For more information, visit the University of Colorado Boulder’s energy website


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the only national laboratory dedicated solely to renewable energy and energy efficiency technology research and development. NREL’s world-class scientists, researchers, and analysts are devoted to a full range of R&D activities that move these technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace, and ultimately, into our homes, businesses, and vehicles.

For more information, visit National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s website