Related Links: Best of the Best 2014 Best Overall Intermountain Project of 2014 NREL Energy Lab Could Help Expand U.S. Power Grid The 148,000-sq-ft Energy Innovation Laboratory houses Idaho National Laboratory's research and development programs. The three-story EIL provides reconfigurable, open-floor lab space and state-of-the-art equipment to encourage collaboration among INL researchers, students and partners who are working to modernize America's nuclear-energy systems. It also provides a venue for visiting scientists to work with INL researchers and engineers on innovative solutions to challenges in advanced clean energy.The EIL project team initially sought to achieve LEED Gold, but close collaboration with
Offshore wind seeks a place in the U.S. power mix, with the start-up imminent of a 30-MW Rhode Island wind farm, America’s first. European competitors and oil-sector veterans are bringing technology and cost efficiency.