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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a government-owned research facility established in 1977 by the US Department of Energy. NREL is dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies through research, development, and deployment.

NREL’s technical infrastructure includes a variety of hardware and software systems used for research, development, and data analysis. NREL also operates several websites, including, which serves as the agency’s main online hub.

NREL provides several APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to support developers in creating applications and services using NREL data. These APIs include:

Renewable Energy Data Explorer API: This API provides access to a variety of renewable energy data, including solar, wind, and geothermal resources.

Alternative Fueling Station Locator API: This API provides data on alternative fueling stations throughout the United States, including electric vehicle charging stations, natural gas stations, and hydrogen fueling stations.

National Solar Radiation Database API: This API provides access to data on solar radiation levels throughout the United States.

The performance of NREL’s APIs is generally considered to be good, with developers praising their ease of use and reliability.

Over the years, NREL has evolved to keep pace with changes in technology and the shifting priorities of renewable energy research. NREL’s future plans include continued research and development of renewable energy technologies and promoting the adoption of these technologies in the market.

NREL has made news on numerous occasions, including for breakthroughs in solar cell technology, advancements in wind energy, and research on alternative fuels.

Developers generally have positive opinions of NREL and its APIs, citing their usefulness in developing renewable energy applications and services.

Overall, NREL plays a significant role in advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, and its APIs are a valuable resource for developers working in this field.

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