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Wind is becoming the focal point of the global energy economy. It uses no water, no fuel and little land. No other energy source can match this combination of features.
Photo By Digital Vision
Solar Photovoltaic Cell
Founded 35 years ago as SERI,  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has grown from a single building to a modern campus featuring some of the most advanced renewable energy laboratories and one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world, the Research Support Facility, the 3 buildings on the right. The RSF's energy costs are offset by efficient design and PV panels on top of each wing, and parking garages. This photo is taken from the top of the Ingress/Egress Parking Facility on NREL's South Table Mountain campus.
Photo By Dennis Schroeder/NREL
Wind Turbine Construction
Wind turbine construction is a common sight on the Great Plains. Here, a rig hauls a turbine blade across Colorado.
Photo By Shawndra and Simon Hayes-Budgen
Wind Energy
Wind turbine construction is a common sight on the North American Great Plains.
Photo By Frederic Prochasson
U.S. Electricity Generating Capacity by Source
Wind is becoming the focal point of the new energy economy. It uses no water, no fuel and little land. No other energy source can match this combination of features.
Illustration Courtesy Earth Policy Institute
Wind Turbine Installation
Crews lift a blade assembly onto the nacelle of Gamesa's G9X-2.0 MW turbine at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The Gamesa G9X-2.0 turbine is the latest addition to the collection of multi-megawatt wind turbines at the National Wind Technology Center. 
Photo By Dennis Schroeder/NREL
Global Mean Wind Speed at 260 Feet
As this map of global mean wind speed at 260 feet illustrates, wind is abundant on the Great Plains of North America.
Illustration Courtesy 3Tier, INC.
Solar Panels on German Home
Solar panels on a German home. Germany leads the world in solar installations, with a generating capacity of 24,700 megawatts. 
Photo By Fotolia
Wind Power Capacity
We are investing in sources of energy that can last as long as the Earth itself.
Illustration Courtesy Earth Policy Institute/Global Wind Energy Council
Global Mean Solar Irradiance
Solar resources are strongest in desert regions, such as the U.S. Southwest, according to this map of global mean solar irradiance.
Illustration Courtesy 3Tier, INC.

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